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WHAT IS IT?

Reserved for cars conforming to GT3 regulations and using SRO Motorsports Group’s globally recognised Balance of Performance (BOP) criteria, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS can trace its roots back to the creation of the Blancpain Endurance Series in 2011.

Staged over tenrounds and with the iconic TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa as its marquee event, the long-distance championship placed equal emphasis on professional and amateur competitors while promoting high standards both on and off the circuit. It quickly attracted strong grids and was followed in 2014 by the addition of a Sprint Series for short-format races, as well as an overall title to recognise the most consistent performers across both disciplines. 

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EVENT FORMAT

GT World Challenge race weekends typically run Friday - Sunday. 

 

Day 1

Free Practice 1

 

Day 2

Free Practice 2,

Pre Qualifying

Fanatec Esports GT Pro Series

Day 3

Qualifying

Main Race

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QUALIFYING

There are always three 15 - minute qualifying segments each driver takes it in turn to achieve their best time in their segment.

 

The best time of each of the 3 drivers is recorded and an average of the 3 times is used to determine the final qualifying position for the car

  

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THE RACE

 

There is a mandatory driver change, no matter how long the races, as well as minimum/maximum drive time. 

 

 

Competitors must make at least 2 pit-stops during all GT races. 

 

All cars are subject to a minimum pit-stop time. This is determined by the amount of time the Fuel Nosel is connected to the car, 14 seconds.

 

During races the maximum time a driver can spend behind the wheel is just over a third of the total race length. 

 

Failure to adhere to these time scales will result in a stop/go penalty or additional time added post-race.

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POINTS

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

Main Race:

1st 25, 2nd 18, 3rd 15, 4th 12, 5th 10, 6th 8, 7th 6, 8th 4, 9th 2, 10th 1

 

1 point is awarded to the car that Qualifies 1st 

Esports:

1st 5, 2nd 4, 3rd 3, 4th 2, 5th 1