- Annual prize-giving ceremony staged forward of Circuit Paul Ricard 1000km
- Silverware distributed for Fanatec GT World Problem Europe Powered by AWS and GT4 European Sequence
- Intercontinental GT Problem Powered by Pirelli and Whole 24 Hours of Spa stars additionally celebrated
SRO Motorsports Group recognised the star performers of the 2020 season final night time in a prize-giving ceremony held at Circuit Paul Ricard.
Historically staged on the conclusion of the yr, the annual awards have been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With restrictions persevering with into 2021 it was determined to attend for an acceptable time and site at which handy out silverware for a lot of classes, together with Fanatec GT World Problem Europe Powered by AWS and the GT4 European Sequence.
With each competing at Circuit Paul Ricard this weekend the French circuit supplied a super alternative. The venue was significantly applicable, as every sequence concluded its 2020 marketing campaign on the monitor final November. As such, a lot of those that acquired their silverware on Thursday night did so on the scene of their triumph. The ceremony adopted comparable prize-givings staged for SRO America, the FFSA French GT Championship and the Clever Cash British GT Championship.
The champions of Intercontinental GT Problem Powered by Pirelli have been amongst these celebrated throughout the awards. Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW drivers Nicky Catsburg and Augusto Farfus have been recognised for his or her championship triumph, which was secured in dramatic trend at Kyalami. Porsche clinched the producers’ crown for a second successive season, retaining the distinctive porcelain trophy.
The German marque was additional represented as the general winner of the Whole 24 Hours of Spa due to ROWE Racing, whereas the category victors from final yr’s Belgian endurance traditional additionally collected their awards. Every successful competitor had already acquired a limited-edition watch from Rebel Timepieces to mark their achievement.
Crew WRT (Audi) was topped total Fanatec GT World Problem Europe Powered by AWS champion, whereas Timur Boguslavskiy (AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG) was recognised for his drivers’ title. Crew WRT and its younger duo of Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts collected the Dash Cup awards, whereas AF Corse (Ferrari) and Alessandro Pier Guidi triumphed within the Endurance Cup.
Among the many different titles celebrated, Chris Froggatt and Eddie Cheever III picked up the mixed Fanatec GT World Problem Europe Powered by AWS Professional-Am crown, whereas the groups’ title went to Sky Tempesta Racing (Ferrari). Madpanda Motorsport (Mercedes-AMG) earned Silver Cup honours, whereas Ezequiel Perez Companc was topped drivers’ champion. Every class additionally rewarded its high finishers within the Endurance Cup and Dash Cup, whereas all title-winning driver line-ups acquired a limited-edition watch crafted by Rebel Timepieces.
Factors from the European championship counted in the direction of the worldwide Fanatec GT World Problem Europe Powered by AWS producers’ title, which was received for a second time in succession by Mercedes-AMG. Karim Ojjeh was introduced with the Philippe Charriol Trophy, which is awarded within the spirit of the gentleman driver who handed away in 2019. The mechanics have been recognised, too, with Crew WRT duo Alexandre Riquier and Gil Botelho accumulating their prize for the Pit Cease Problem.
The GT4 European Sequence celebrated the top-three finishers in its Professional-Am, Silver Cup and Am Cup drivers’ classifications. The previous was received by Allied-Racing (Porsche) duo Jan Kasperlik and Bastian Buus, whereas the latter titles have been each earned by representatives of French squad AGS Occasions, which additionally scooped the GT4 European Sequence groups’ crown. Valentin Hasse-Clot and Theo Nouet received the Silver Cup, whereas Nicolas Gomar and Gilles Vannelet took Am honours. Every championship-winning driver had already acquired a Certina watch on the conclusion of the 2020 marketing campaign.
Opponents from each European sequence can be on-track this weekend chasing factors in the direction of their 2021 title assaults. Fanatec GT World Problem Europe Powered by AWS will sort out its conventional six-hour contest at 18:00 CEST on Saturday, whereas the GT4 European Sequence will stage a pair of one-hour races on Sunday.
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