FFSA GT Championship

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FFSA GT Championship
Category GT3 sports cars
Country  France
Inaugural season 1997
Drivers' champion France Sébastien Dumez
France Raymond Narac
France Olivier Pernaut
Official website Official website
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The FFSA GT Championship (Championnat de France FFSA GT) is a French Grand Touring-style sports car racing series that began in 1997. It is the main event of the Championnat de France des Circuits (formerly called Super Série FFSA and GT Tour).

It is controlled by the Fédération Française du Sport Automobile (FFSA) and organized by racing company Oreca. Since the demise of the French Supertouring Championship after the 2005 season, the French GT has become France's major circuit racing championship.

History[edit]

Founded by Patrick Peter in 1997 as an offshoot of the international BPR Global GT Series, this national version featured a wide variety of Grand Touring-style cars in multiple classes competing at the same time on mostly French courses. In 1998 saw the SRO Group took over the series as the classes were reorganized to reflect the changes made in the new FIA GT Championship, continuing in a similar formula today. In 2011, the series was handed over from SRO to Oreca, a French racing team, constructor, and organiser of the Sportscar Winter Series and the former Formula Le Mans Cup.

The main class has used GTS car regulations from 1997 to 2004, GT1 from 2005 to 2009, and FIA GT3 from 2010 to 2016. The championship featured classes for both professionals and amateurs. GT3 rules included extensive performance balancing and handicap weights to make cars artificially more equal.

In 2016, grids depleted and Oreca cancelled the championship was cancelled. For the 2017 season, the SRO Group became again the promoter and the GT4 regulations were adopted.

Circuits[edit]

Champions[edit]

Season Driver Car Team
1997 France Patrice Goueslard Porsche 911 GT2 Larbre
1998 France Jean-Pierre Jarier
France François Lafon
Porsche 911 GT2 Sonauto
1999 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Porsche 911 GT2 Sonauto
2000 France Dominique Dupuy
France François Fiat
Chrysler Viper GTS-R DDO
2001 France Dominique Dupuy
France François Fiat
Chrysler Viper GTS-R DDO
2002 France Philippe Soulan
France Patrice Goueslard
Porsche 911 GT2 Nourry
2003 Belgium Didier Defourny
France Patrice Goueslard
Chrysler Viper GTS-R Larbre
2004 France Patrick Bornhauser Chrysler Viper GTS-R VBM
2005 France Olivier Thévenin
France Patrick Bornhauser
Chrysler Viper GTS-R VBM
2006 France Soheil Ayari
France Bruno Hernandez
Saleen S7-R Oreca
2007 France Soheil Ayari
France Raymond Narac
Saleen S7-R Oreca
2008 France Christophe Bouchut
France Patrick Bornhauser
Saleen S7-R Larbre
2009 France Eric Debard Chevrolet Corvette C6.R DKR
2010 France Laurent Groppi
France Patrick Bornhauser
Porsche 911 GT3 R Larbre
2011 France Laurent Pasquali
France Anthony Beltoise
Porsche 997 GT3 R ProGT
2012 France Henry Hassid
France Anthony Beltoise
Porsche 997 GT3 R ProGT
2013 France Morgan Moulin-Traffort
France Fabien Barthez
Ferrari 458 Italia Team Sofrev ASP
2014 France Raymond Narac
France Nicolas Armindo
Porsche 911 GT3 R IMSA Performance Matmut
2015 France Sébastien Dumez
France Raymond Narac
France Olivier Pernaut
Porsche 911 GT3 R IMSA Performance Matmut

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