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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup page on 26 July 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, formerly the Blancpain Endurance Series from 2011 to 2015, is a sports car racing series developed by the SRO Group and the Royal Automobile Club of Belgium (RACB) with approval from the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). It features grand tourer racing cars modified from production road cars complying with the FIA's GT3 regulations. The series's goal is to be an endurance racing championship for GT3 cars, similar to the European Le Mans Series which uses GTE cars and Le Mans Prototypes. The series is primarily sponsored by Swiss watchmaker Blancpain, and the company's Lamborghini Super Trofeo series serves as support races.

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Audi R8 LMS during Blancpain Endurance Series season

The Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup reestablishes several elements of the former FIA GT Championship, with three hour endurance races held on European circuits such as Monza and Silverstone, as well as a continuation of the Spa 24 Hours. The races feature five classes derived from the FIA's GT3, GT4, and Supersport regulations, with the GT3 cars divided into a class for professional driver line-ups (GT3 Pro), a class for a mixed team of professional and amateurs (GT3 Pro-Am), and a class for gentleman drivers who use cars at least one year old (Gentlemen). The FIA's ranking system for drivers is utilized in determining what class each entry is eligible for. The GT4 category remained its own class.

For the 2012 season, the GT4 and Supersport category were dropped and the GT3 Citation class was modified into the Gentlemen class. In 2013, grids have reached 60 cars for regular races.

The series uses extensive performance balancing and handicap weights to equalise the cars' performance.


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
25 March 2015Media Advisory: WC Vision’s Scott Bove & SRO Motorsports’ Stephane Ratel To Unveil Global Events This FridayTom Blattler
27 March 2015Media Advisory: WC Vision’s Scott Bove & SRO Motorsports’ Stephane Ratel To Unveil Global Events TodayTom Blattler
27 March 2015PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE ANNOUNCES GLOBAL PREMIERE IN 2016 WITH SRO MOTORSPORTS/BLANCPAIN GT SERIES COMING TO U.S.A.Tom Blattler
29 January 2016SRO Blancpain GT Series Cancels North American Race at COTA in March; Pirelli World Challenge Season Opener Entries Continue Gaining MomentumTom Blattler, Pirelli World Challenge




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