BLANCPAIN GT SERIES 2018
ENDURANCE & SPRINT CUP
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 five rounds and with the iconic Total 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.
In 2016 the series names were adjusted to the Endurance Cup and Sprint Cup. The championship continued to grow, with increased grids and ever-greater standards of competition coming to the fore. This was emphasised by record numbers at the Total 24 Hours of Spa, with 13 different brands contesting the 2018 event and an incredible 72-car entry list.