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 Belgium Enzo Ide
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 are 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 (2013–2015)
Overall (2016–)
Pro-Am Trophy (2013–2015)
Pro-Am Cup (2016–)
Gentlemen Trophy (2013)
Silver Cup (2014–)
Am Cup
2013 Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
Russia Sergey Afanasyev
Sweden Andreas Simonsen
Czech Republic Petr Charouz
Czech Republic Jan Stoviček
Not awarded
2014 Germany Maximilian Götz Germany Marc Basseng
United Kingdom Alessandro Latif
France Vincent Abril
Poland Mateusz Lisowski
2015 France Vincent Abril
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Russia Aleksey Karachev Netherlands Jules Szymkowiak
2016 Belgium Enzo Ide Poland Michał Broniszewski
Italy Giacomo Piccini
Italy Michele Beretta
Germany Luca Stolz
Germany Claudio Sdanewitsch

Teams[edit]

Year Pro Cup (2013–2015)
Overall (2016–)
Pro-Am Trophy (2013–2015)
Pro-Am Cup (2016–)
Gentlemen Trophy (2013)
Silver Cup (2014–)
Am Cup
2013 Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Czech Republic HTP Gravity Charouz Czech Republic HTP Gravity Charouz Not awarded
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
2016 Belgium Team WRT Switzerland Kessel Racing Not awarded Italy AF Corse

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