Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup

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Blancpain Sprint Series
Blancpain endurance series logo.jpg
Category Grand tourer
Country International
Inaugural season 2013
Tyre suppliers Pirelli
Drivers' champion France Vincent Abril
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Teams' champion Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT
Official website www.blancpain-gt-series.com
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup, formerly the FIA GT Series in 2013 and the Blancpain Sprint Series in 2014 and 2015, is a sports car racing series organized by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) with the approval of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The championship is mostly concentrated in Europe, but will visit other continents including Asia. The series continues the sprint format for GT-cars carried out by the defunct FIA GT1 World Championship.[1]

Regulations[edit]

The Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup is contested with GT3-spec cars. Each event consists of two races over a weekend with two drivers per car and a mandatory pit stop.

Races[edit]

The schedule of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup consists of races in Europe and Asia. The majority of the races is held on mid-size European circuits.

History[edit]

In 2013, the FIA GT Series was created after the demise of the FIA GT1 World Championship and the FIA GT3 European Championship. The series was supposed to form the FIA GT World Series in conjunction with the Blancpain Endurance Series. This plan was abandoned before the start of the 2013 season.

The name of the FIA GT Series resembles the FIA GT Championship (1997-2009) that was known for its endurance races all over the world. Except for the mandatory driver changes the two championships differ highly in sporting and technical regulations.

In 2014, the competition changed the name for Blancpain Sprint Series.[2]

After developing their partnership, Blancpain and the SRO have decided that 2016 will see both the Sprint and Endurance Series further integrated into the Blancpain GT Series, putting the emphasis on the prestigious overall drivers' and manufacturers' titles causing the Sprint Series name to change from Blancpain Sprint Series to Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup.[3]

Champions[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Year Pro Cup Pro-Am Trophy Gentlemen Trophy (2013)
Silver Cup (2014–)
FIA GT Series
2013 Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
(Audi)- WRT
Russia Sergey Afanasyev
Sweden Andreas Simonsen
( Mercedes)- HTP Gravity Charouz
Czech Republic Petr Charouz
Czech Republic Jan Stoviček
( Mercedes)- HTP Gravity Charouz
Blancpain Sprint Series
2014 Germany Maximilian Götz
( Mercedes)-HTP Motorsport
United Kingdom Alessandro Latif
Germany Marc Basseng
(Audi)-Phoenix Racing
Poland Mateusz Lisowski
France Vincent Abril
(Audi)- WRT
2015 France Vincent Abril
Germany Maximilian Buhk
(Bentley)- HTP
Russia Aleksey Karachev
( Mercedes)-GT Russian
Netherlands Jules Szymkowiak
(Bentley)- HTP

Teams[edit]

Year Pro Cup Pro-Am Trophy Gentlemen Trophy (2013)
Silver Cup (2014–)
FIA GT Series
2013 Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Germany HTP Gravity Charouz Germany HTP Gravity Charouz
Blancpain Sprint Series
2014 Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Germany Phoenix Racing Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT
2015 Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Russia GT Russian Team Germany Bentley Team HTP

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