Intercontinental GT Challenge

Race series

The Intercontinental GT Challenge is the world’s first racing series, in which vehicles complying with the FIA GT3 regulations make up the top class. The series was founded in 2016 by the SRO Motorsports Group under Stéphane Ratel. Rather than field a factory squad, Porsche supports international customer teams in their campaign with the 911 GT3 R by providing works drivers and engineers from Weissach. For each race, a maximum of four vehicles selected by the manufacturer are entitled to earn points. Of these, the two best-placed vehicles at the end of the race are awarded points for the manufacturer’s overall classification. In the driver’s category, however, the drivers of all cars nominated by manufacturers are eligible for points.

The 2018 calendar is made up of four long-distance races in Bathurst (Australia/12 hours), Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium/24 hours), Suzuka (Japan/10 hours) and Laguna Seca (USA/8 hours). Six other manufacturers fight for the International GT Challenge title against Porsche: Audi, Bentley, BMW, Lamborghini, McLaren and Mercedes.

The classifications

At each race and in each class, points are awarded to the 30 top-placed finishers according to the following system:

Placing

Points

Placing

Points

1st place 35 16th place 15
2nd place 32 17th place 14
3rd place 30 18th place 13
4th place 28 19th place 12
5th place 26 20th place 11
6th place 25 21st place 10
7th place 24 22nd place 9
8th place 23 23rd place 8
9th place 22 24th place 7
10th place 21 25th place 6
11th place 20 26th place 5
12th place 19 27th place 4
13th place 18 28th place 3
14th place 17 29th place 2
15th place 16 30th place 1

 

The 2018 races

04 February   

LIQUI-MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour
Mount Panorama Circuit – Bathurst, Australia

28/29 July

Total 24 Hours of Spa
Circuit Spa-Francorchamps – Spa, Belgium

26 August

Suzuka 10 Hours
Suzuka International Racing Course – Suzuka, Japan

28 October

Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – Laguna Seca, USA

The Organisation

SRO Motorsports Group
54 Avenue Hoche
75008 Paris
France

Phone: +33 1 56 60 51 35
Fax: +1 386 310 650
Email: elsa@sro-motorsports.com
Internet: www.sro-motorsports.com

Press contact

Gert Vermersch
Phone: +32 476 68 27 80
Enail: gert@sro-motorsports.com

Media accreditation can be obtained from the above contacts.

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