The GT Sports Club has been created for Bronze drivers who want to race in an exclusive but friendly atmosphere, with an “Iron” categorisation being introduced for drivers over the age of 60. This new Series provides gentleman racers with the opportunity to fight against their peers for race wins.
The GT Sports Club is open to GT3 cars, RACB G3 cars, FIA-homologated GTE cars and cars from single-make series, with one driver per car. Each meeting consists of a free practice and qualifying session, followed by a 25-minute Qualifying Race and 40-minute Main Race, with each car driven by one driver, so there are no mandatory pit stops. Every race will have a separate podium ceremony, with an overall podium that will include the winners from the Iron Cup, Cup Class and Cup Class Iron Cup. In cases where there are more than five entrants in any of the classes, there would be a separate podium.
The concept has proven to be popular among gentlemen racers, ready to bring their impressive machinery to tracks around Europe.
A GT Sports Club event will last just over 24 hours. The season starts with a meeting at the Misano World Circuit, followed by Brands Hatch, Le Castellet, Spa and Barcelona, to allow a parallel entry in the Blancpain GT Series.
MANUFACTURE DE HAUTE HORLOGERIE – OVER 275 YEARS OF TRADITION IN MOTION
Founded in 1735 by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain, the watch brand bearing his name is the oldest in the world. Blancpain is currently engaged to the renewal of mechanical watchmaking and to passing on exceptional expertise from one generation to the next through constant investment in human resources, production facilities and research. This approach is its strength and the expression of our long-term vision, even though it goes against the tide of a certain tendency to seek immediate pro t.
From the creation of components through to watch design, Blancpain is distinguished by its ability to develop exceptional movements. Over the past eight years, the Manufacture has indeed developed no less than 29 new calibres.
Through its various models, Blancpain preserves its heritage of precision and elegance, while also displaying an innovative and occasionally provocative spirit. Its range encompasses the sportive L-evolution line, the legendary Fifty Fathoms diver’s watch, as well as the classic Villeret collection, the high complication from Le Brassus collection and the Women models.
The L-evolution collection reflects Blancpain’s most dynamic and avant-garde facets. These models distinguish themselves by their innovative movements combining cutting-edge technologies and respect for the time-honoured art of watchmaking – particularly through calibres equipped with three series-coupled barrels ensuring an 8-day power reserve and guaranteeing a constant supply of energy to the movement.
The modular construction of the L-evolution cases has been specially designed to offer exceptional exibility in the choice and combination of materials and nishes. The imposing and robust L-evolution timepieces catch and draw the gaze into the depths of their layered dials.
This collection hosts world-first models that have caused a stir, such as the amazing Carrousel Saphir Volant Une Minute, and the Tourbillon featuring a power-reserve display directly on the oscillating weight. Moreover, the new models celebrating the strong ties between Blancpain and the world of motor sports are quite logically part of the brand’s most provocative line, christened L-evolution R.