The Intercontinental GT Challenge is a sports car racing series developed by the SRO Group in 2016.[1] It consists of international endurance races for grand tourer racing cars complying with the FIA's GT3 regulations.[2]

Format

The series is aimed at manufacturers. Instead of fielding their own cars, manufacturers can appoint and support local teams in selected events to gain points.[3][1] Four manufacturers took part in the inaugural series in 2016: Audi, Bentley, McLaren and Mercedes.[4]

The races may be stand-alone events (like the Suzuka 10 Hours or the Bathurst 12 Hour) or part of another championship (like the 24 Hours of Spa) but they are all contested by cars complying with the same technical regulations.[3][5][6]

Champions

The title is awarded to the manufacturer with the highest points tally.[3] A manufacturer can enter up to four cars in any event but only receives points for its two highest placed cars. Drivers’ titles are awarded in the Pro category and the Am category for drivers that a rated bronze by the FIA's ranking system.

Manufacturers' championship

Year GT3 GT4
2016 Germany Audi Not held
2017 Germany Audi Germany Porsche
2018 Germany Audi Not held
2019 Germany Porsche Not held
2020 Germany Porsche Not held

Drivers' championship

Year Drivers Am Drivers (2016)
Bronze Drivers (2018-2019)
2016 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor (Audi) France Thierry Cornac (Porsche)
Australia Steve McLaughlan (Audi)
2017 Germany Markus Winkelhock (Audi) Not held
2018 France Tristan Vautier (Mercedes-Benz) Australia Kenny Habul (Mercedes-Benz)
2019 Norway Dennis Olsen (Porsche) Australia Kenny Habul (Mercedes-Benz)
2020 Netherlands Nicky Catsburg (BMW)
Brazil Augusto Farfus (BMW)
Not held

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Concept". SRO motorsports. 2017.
  2. ^ "The 2017 Intercontinental GT Challenge opener has its date". Blanc Pain. 16 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Intercontinental GT Challenege". Intercontinental GT Challenge. 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  4. ^ "Vanthoor seals Intercontinental GT Challenge". Bathurst 12 Hour. 2016.
  5. ^ "Monterey added to 2017 Intercontinental GT Challenge". Sportscar 365. 29 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Bathurst to open Intercontinental GT Challenge". Motorsport. 25 November 2015.

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