Die FIA GT Championship

Dream sportcars competing in three-hour endurance races, with all the drama of pit-stops, driver changes and strategy. Excitement, overtaking, close racing and all the drama of a hard-fought Championship, now entering ist tenth season. The 2006 season will include ten rounds, starting with the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy at Silverstone. Season highlights will be the Proximus 24 Hours of Spa, with ist packed grandstands and thrilling racing, and a firstever street round in Bucharest, around the impressive parliamentary buildings. The season will end with the grand finale at the Dubai Autodrome on November 17th.

The Cars

Aston Martin. Corvette. Ferrari. Lamborghini. Maserati. Porsche. Saleen. Legendary names, incredable cars, entered by private, highlyprofessional teams. Road-going cars, adapted for the circuit, between 400 and 650 bhp, they are divided into two categories, known as GT1 - for the most powerful - and GT2, for cars closer to the production models. Additionally, cars from National GT Championships (Group2) and single-make series (Group3) may also take part on a non-Championship basis. This includes cars such as the impressive Mosler Mt900 and the Gillet Vertigo.

The Drivers

An eclectic mix of drivers - star from Formula One and Formula 3000, endurance and Sportscar specialist, young, upcoming drivers and talented gentlemendrivers - take part in the FIA GT Championship. Two or three drivers share each car, up to four for the 24-hour race.

The Events

  • Free practice: two 90-minute sessions.
  • Qualifying: one 20-minute session which will set the grid.
  • Warm up: one 15-minute session on the morning of the race day.
  • Race: 500 km with a maximum duration of three hours, except for the Proximus 24 Hours of Spa. The races take place on the Sunday, except for Spa (Saturday) and Dubai (Friday). Cumulative handicap weights alloted to the top three in each category.