British GT Championship

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British GT Championship
British GT Championship logo Wiki.png
Category Gran Turismo
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Inaugural season 1993
Tyre suppliers Pirelli
Drivers' champion GT3:
United Kingdom Jonathan Adam
United Kingdom Andrew Howard
GT4:
United Kingdom Jamie Chadwick
United Kingdom Ross Gunn
Teams' champion GT3: Barwell Motorsport
GT4: Academy Motorsport
Makes' champion GT3: BMW
GT4: Aston Martin
Official website britishgt.com
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The Avon Tyres British GT Championship (previously known as the BRDC GT Championship) is a sports car racing series based in the United Kingdom, although selected races do take place outside of the country. The series was originally created by the British Racing Drivers' Club in 1993 and, for its first two seasons, was known as the National Sports GT Challenge. The series is currently run by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation, while Pirelli will begin its first season as the championship's official sole tyre supplier in 2016.

Two classes currently compete in the championship: GT3 and GT4.

A consolidation of GT regulations and significant manufacturer support saw British GT first introduce a GT3 class in 2005. The category later mirrored that of the FIA GT3 European Championship and has used near-identical regulations from 2006 onwards. GT3 rules include extensive performance balancing and handicap weights to make cars artificially more equal. Cost-saving measures saw the series' previous premier class, GT2, phased out at the end of 2006.

The FIA GT4 class was adopted in 2008 as a stepping stone towards GT3. Regulations governing GT4 ensure the cars more closely resemble their road-going counterparts than GT3 machines. This replaced the unique GTC category that was previously a part of British GT.

British GT has featured a number of other classes since its inception, including the likes of GT1.

Champions[edit]

The following drivers have previously won the British GT championships in their respective classes. An overall championship for all classes combined was also awarded until 1998, and those champions are marked with italics.

Year Class Champion Car
1993 A Australia Charlie Cox Ford Escort RS Cosworth
B United Kingdom Nigel Barrett Porsche 911 Carrera SC
C United Kingdom John Greasley Porsche 935 Replica
D Denmark Thorkild Thyrring Lotus Esprit S300
1994 A United Kingdom Ross Hyett Porsche 935 Replica
B Denmark Thorkild Thyrring Lotus Esprit S300
C United Kingdom Nigel Barrett Porsche 911 Carrera SC
Porsche 911 Carrera RS
1995 GT1 Denmark Thorkild Thyrring De Tomaso Pantera
GT2 United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts Marcos LM600
1996 GT1 United Kingdom Ian Flux
United States Jake Ulrich
McLaren F1 GTR
GT2 United Kingdom David Warnock
United Kingdom Robert Schirle
Marcos LM600
GT3 United Kingdom Ken Thompson Darrian T90
1997 GT1 United Kingdom John Morrison
United Kingdom John Greasley
Porsche 911 GT1
GT2 United Kingdom Steve O'Rourke
United Kingdom Tim Sugden
Porsche 911 GT2
GT3 United Kingdom Simon Tate Marcos LM500
1998 GT1 United Kingdom Steve O'Rourke
United Kingdom Tim Sugden
McLaren F1 GTR
GT2 United Kingdom Kurt Luby
United Kingdom Richard Dean
Chrysler Viper GTS-R
1999 GT1 United Kingdom Julian Bailey
United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter
Lister Storm GTL
GT2 United Kingdom David Warnock Porsche 911 GT2
Lister Storm
2000 GT United Kingdom Calum Lockie Marcos LM600
GTO United Kingdom Mark Sumpter Porsche 911 GT3-R
2001 GT United Kingdom David Warnock
United Kingdom Mike Jordan
Lister Storm
GTO United Kingdom Kelvin Burt
United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
Porsche 911 GT3-RS
2002 GT United Kingdom Ian MacKellar
Brazil Thomas Erdos
Saleen S7-R
GTO United Kingdom Jamie Davies Ferrari 360 N-GT
2003 GTO United Kingdom Tom Herridge Mosler MT900R
GT Cup Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
United Kingdom Patrick Pearce
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
2004 N-GT United Kingdom Jonathan Cocker Porsche 911 GT3-RSR
GT Cup Portugal Ni Amorim
United Kingdom Adam Wilcox
Ferrari 360 Challenge
2005 GT2 United Kingdom Andrew Kirkaldy
United Kingdom Nathan Kinch
Ferrari 360 GTC
GT3 United Kingdom Piers Masarati
Greece Dimitris Deverikos
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
2006 GT2 Canada Chris Niarchos
United Kingdom Tim Mullen
Ferrari F430 GT2
GT3 Russia Leo Machitski Aston Martin DBRS9
GTC United Kingdom Matt Allison
United Kingdom Jonny Lang
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
2007 GT3 United Kingdom Bradley Ellis
United Kingdom Alex Mortimer
Dodge Viper Competition Coupe
GTC United Kingdom Jamie Smyth
United Kingdom Graeme Mundy
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
2008 GT3 United Kingdom James Gornall
United Kingdom Jon Barnes
Dodge Viper Competition Coupe
GT4 United Kingdom Matt Nicoll-Jones
United Kingdom Stewart Linn
Ginetta G50
2009 GT3 United Kingdom David Jones
United Kingdom Godfrey Jones
Ascari KZ1-R
GT4 United Kingdom Jody Firth Ginetta G50
SS United Kingdom Marcus Clutton
United Kingdom Phil Keen
KTM X-Bow
2010 GT3 United Kingdom David Ashburn Porsche 997 GT3 R
GT4 United Kingdom Christian Dick
United Kingdom Jamie Stanley
Ginetta G50
2011 GT3 United Kingdom Glynn Geddie
United Kingdom Jim Geddie
Ferrari 430 Scuderia GT3
Ferrari 458 Italia
GT4 United Kingdom Peter Belshaw
United Kingdom Marcus Clutton
KTM X-Bow
2012 GT3 United Kingdom Michael Caine
Switzerland Daniele Perfetti
Porsche 997 GT3-R
GT4 United Kingdom Warren Hughes
United Kingdom Jody Fannin
Ginetta G50
GTC United Kingdom Ryan Hooker
United Kingdom Gary Eastwood
Ferrari 458 Challenge
2013 GT3 United Kingdom Andrew Howard Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3
GT4 United Kingdom Ryan Ratcliffe
United Kingdom Rick Parfitt, Jr.
Ginetta G50
GTC United Kingdom Paul Bailey
United Kingdom Andy Schulz
Ferrari 458 Challenge
2014 GT3 United Kingdom Marco Attard BMW Z4 GT3
GT4 United Kingdom Ross Wylie
United Kingdom Jake Giddings
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4
2015 GT3 United Kingdom Andrew Howard
United Kingdom Jonathan Adam
Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3
GT4 United Kingdom Jamie Chadwick
United Kingdom Ross Gunn
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4

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