A Ferrari 360 Modena shared by Charles Kwan and Matthew Marsh in the 2004 FIA GT Championship.

The Group N-GT (also known as Series Grand Touring Cars) was a motor racing category launched by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile in 2000. The first cars were homologated on 1 March, 2000 by Porsche and Ferrari. A total of eight different models from six marques were homologated throughout the class existence.

Technical specifications

Appendix J article 257 of the International Sporting Code states the Series Grand Touring Car definition as follows: "An open or closed automobile which has no more than one door on each side and a minimum of two seats situated one on each side of the longitudinal centre line of the car; these two seats must be crossed by the same transversal plane. This car must be adapted for racing on circuits or closed courses." The engine must be fitted with a production based engine with a capacity of up to 8.0L. The restrictor size was determined based on the cylinder capacity and the weight of the car.[1]

Group NGT in competition

The Group NGT regulations were used in various GT competitions, mostly as a secondary class to class cars. An NGT class was added in the FIA GT Championship between 2000 and 2004. The class was later replaced by Group GT2 regulations. The and British GT Championship raced NGT class cars in the same class alongside Group GT2 class cars and/or Group GT class cars.

FIA GT NGT champions

FIA GT Championship 24 Hours of Spa
Year Team Car Drivers Year Team Car Drivers
2000 France Larbre Compétition Chéreau Porsche 996 911 GT3 France Christophe Bouchut
France Patrice Goueslard
2001 France JMB Competition Ferrari 360 Modena Italy Christian Pescatori
France David Terrien
2001 Germany RWS Motorsport Porsche 996 911 GT3 Italy Luca Riccitelli
Germany
Austria Dieter Quester
Spain Antonio Garcia
2002 Germany Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 996 911 GT3 Monaco Stéphane Ortelli 2002 Germany Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 996 911 GT3 France Romain Dumas
Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
France Emmanuel Collard
2003 Germany Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 996 911 GT3 Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
Germany Marc Lieb
2003 Germany Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 996 911 GT3 France Romain Dumas
Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
Germany Marc Lieb
2004 Germany Yukos Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 997 911 GT3 RS Germany Lucas Luhr
Germany Sascha Maassen
2004 Germany Yukos Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 997 911 GT3 RS France Romain Dumas
Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
France Emmanuel Collard

FIA homologated Group NGT cars

No. Marque Model Type Start End
N-GT 001 Italy Ferrari 360 Modena March 1, 2000 December 31, 2007
N-GT 002 Germany Porsche 996 911 GT3 March 1, 2000 December 31, 2011
N-GT 003 Japan Mazda MX-5 NB August 1, 2002 December 31, 2012
N-GT 004 Italy Maserati Coupé Trofeo March 1, 2003 December 31, 2012
N-GT 005 Japan Nissan Fairlady Z Z33 March 1, 2003 December 31, 2016
N-GT 006 United Kingdom Morgan Aero 8 July 1, 2003 December 31, 2010
N-GT 007 Italy Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale March 1, 2004 December 31, 2011
N-GT 008 Germany Porsche 997 911 GT3 RS March 1, 2004 December 31, 2013

References

  1. ^ "FIA 2001 Appendix J" (PDF). Historic Database FIA. Retrieved 13 September 2017.