GT programme 2010
FIA GT – international GT sportscar MOTORSPORT FIA GT is an international sports car racing series organized under the international motorsport governing body FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile). The championship is concentrated in Europe but is now expanding into a world GT championship. GT racing consists of three different main classes, GT1, GT2 and GT3 with the standard production based GT4 class as the most recent addition used in several local championships. The FIA GT championship started in 1997 and the championship, based on endurance racing, is now in its fourteenth season. GT1 is turning into a world championship in 2010 while GT2 and GT3 will be two separate European based championships. GT3 and GT4 are also part of additional local championships worldwide. GT racing has enjoyed an increase in popularity in recent years, partly thanks to impressive line-ups with cars from traditionally exclusive brands. Maserati, Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Saleen, BMW, Dodge Viper, Jaguar, Ford GT and Audi R8 are examples of the many exclusive brands participating in FIA classed GT racing. The series visits classic race venues such as Silverstone, Nürburgring, SpaFranchorchamps, Zolder, Algarve and many other venues. GT racing is also part of world-wide endurance classics such as Le Mans 24 hours, Spa 24 hours, Daytona 24 hours, Petit Le Mans and Nürburgring 24 hours.
FIA GT3 – the fast growing GT class In 2005 FIA introduced the GT3 class which became an instant success with over 50 cars entered in the European championship. The GT3 cars also quickly moved into a number of national championships as well as becoming the main class in endurance classics such as the Spa 24 hours and Nürburgring 24 hours. One of the main reasons for the success of GT3 is the fact that the cars are derived from the same exclusive brands as in GT1 and GT2 but remain closer to their road car origins, thus making the racing more cost effective. The list of cars entered in FIA GT3 is impressive: • Ascari KZ1-R • Aston Martin DBRS9 • Audi R8 LMS • BMW Z4 • BMW Alpina B6 GT3 • Chevrolet Corvette Z06.R • Dodge Viper Competition Coupe • Ferrari 430 Scuderia GT3 • Ford GT GT3 • Ford Mustang FR500GT3 • Jaguar XKR GT3 • Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 • Morgan Aero SuperSport GT3 • Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S
The cars are powerful with over 500 bhp and thanks to tightly controlled regulations very equal to each other and therefore provide close and exciting racing. The main championship is FIA GT3, run over six rounds in the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Portugal and Italy. The GT3 class is also the main class in the German endurance championship VLN at Nürburgring and the large and popular German GT Championship ADAC GT Masters.
The MOTORSPORT success called WestCoast Racing The story about WestCoast Racing started in 1994. Dick JĂśnsson-Wigroth returned to Sweden after having spent several years in Europe, USA and New Zealand working as a racing mechanic. Based on these experiences he founded a racing team that today, 15 years later, has grown to be one of the most well merited racing teams in Sweden and also evolved into an event company. The fantastic journey of WestCoast Racing started together with BMW who early on joined forces with the team, a cooperation that is still active. WestCoast Racing has established themselves as one of the worldâ€™s most successful BMWteam. The racing pedigree is long and impressive but a few simple numbers summarize it well. As a BMW-team in STCC they have won six championship titles, totalled 37 race victories, won the European Championship and claimed an impressive 35 podium finishes in the last 40 races. WestCoast Racing is just as impressive as an event company. During the last three years the team has welcomed more than 20 000 guests, averaging more than 650 guests per race weekend. WestCoast Racing has also set a new benchmark in how to build a partnership and brand awareness through motorsport. Over twenty years of experience from both national and international racing has given WestCoast Racing the experience needed to coach a winning team to top results. This is shown in the results both on and off the track and WestCoast Racing are now ready for new challenges.
WestCoast Racing GT programme 2010 For 2010 WestCoast Racing plan to build and develop the new BMW Z4 GT3, built by BMW Motorsport for the new GT3 class. The car is the latest addition to the GT3 class and is by many expected to be one of the front runners in the GT3 category. WestCoast Racing with its BMW racing pedigree is one of the first teams in the world that have taken delivery of this new car. The plan for 2010 is to begin a new exciting chapter in WestCoast Racing’s successful racing story and enter the international GT scene. 2010 will be a year of development and therefore the aim is to enter as many different independent rounds as possible in a build-up to a full assault GT championship campaign in 2011. Possible race dates and venues, WestCoast Racing GT programme 2010: FIA GT3 20/6 Oschersleben, Germany 4// Paul Richard, France 1/8 Spa Franchorchamps 24 hours, Belgium ADAC GT Masters 30/5 Hockenheim, Germany 18/7 Assen, Netherlands 29/8 Nürburgring, Germany VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring Nordschleife 4/7 Nürburgring 1/8 Nürburgring 26/9 Nürburgring 17/10 Nürburgring 30/10 Nürburgring Swedish GT championship 20/6 Karlskoga, Sweden 4/7 Knutstorp, Sweden 26/9 Falkenberg, Sweden
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