2016 Intercontinental GT Challenge

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2016 Intercontinental GT Challenge
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Shane van Gisbergen, Álvaro Parente and Jonathon Webb won the Bathurst 12 Hour, the inaugural event of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, in a McLaren 650S GT3 run by Tekno Autosports.

The 2016 Intercontinental GT Challenge was the first season of the Intercontinental GT Challenge. The season featured three rounds — after the cancellation of the 6 Hours of the Americas - starting with Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour on 7 February and the season concluded with the Sepang 12 Hours on 10 December.[1]

Calendar[edit]

On 29 January it was announced that the 6 Hours of the Americas would be cancelled with the official reason a lack of entrants,[2] the test days of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup were only four days after the event, so the European teams would be cutting it close for both events. Instead, the organizers postponed the race for a year, but there were no plans to run the race.

Round Event Circuit Date Report
1 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour Australia Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, Australia 7 February Report
2 Total 24 Hours of Spa Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium 30–31 July Report
3 Sepang 12 Hours Malaysia Sepang International Circuit, Sepang, Malaysia 10 December Report
Source:[3]

Entry list[edit]

Intercontinental GT Challenge entries[edit]

Manufacturer Team Car No. Drivers Class Rounds
Audi Belgium Audi Sport Team WRT R8 LMS 1 United Kingdom Will Stevens[4] P 2
Belgium Dries Vanthoor[4]
Belgium Frédéric Vervisch[4]
28 Switzerland Nico Müller[4] P 2
Germany René Rast[4]
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor[4]
Germany Phoenix Racing[N 1]
Audi Sport Team Phoenix[N 1]
2 Australia Alex Davison[5] PA 1
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor[5]
Germany Markus Winkelhock[5]
6 P 2
Germany Christopher Mies[4]
Germany Frank Stippler[4]
15 Netherlands Robin Frijns[6] P 3
Germany Christopher Haase[6]
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor[6]
16 Germany Pierre Kaffer[6] P 3
Germany René Rast[6]
Germany Markus Winkelhock[6]
Australia Melbourne Performance Centre 74 Germany Christopher Haase[5] PA 1
Italy Marco Mapelli[5]
Germany Christopher Mies[5]
75 Australia Steve McLaughlan[5] PA 1
Germany René Rast[5]
Australia Garth Tander[5]
Bentley United Kingdom Bentley Team M-Sport Continental GT3 7 France Vincent Abril[4] P 2
United Kingdom Steven Kane[4]
United Kingdom Guy Smith[4]
8 Belgium Wolfgang Reip[4] P 2
Spain Andy Soucek[4]
Belgium Maxime Soulet[4]
10 United Kingdom Matt Bell[5] PA 1
United Kingdom Steven Kane[5]
United Kingdom Guy Smith[5]
31 Australia David Russell[5] PA 1
Spain Andy Soucek[5]
Belgium Maxime Soulet[5]
McLaren United States K-PAX Racing 650S GT3 9 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen[6] P 3
France Côme Ledogar[6]
Portugal Álvaro Parente[6]
Australia McElrea Racing 11 Australia Matt Campbell[5] Am 1
Australia Warren Luff[5]
Australia Tim Slade[5]
Australia Tony Walls[5]
Australia Keltic Racing 37 New Zealand Craig Baird[5] Am 1
Australia Klark Quinn[5]
United Kingdom Tony Quinn[5]
United Kingdom Garage 59 58 United Kingdom Rob Bell[4] P 2
New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen[4]
France Côme Ledogar[4]
59 Switzerland Alex Fontana[4] P 2
United Kingdom Struan Moore[4]
United Kingdom Andrew Watson[4]
60 Brazil Pipo Derani[4] P 2
Brazil Bruno Senna[4]
United Kingdom Duncan Tappy[4]
Australia Tekno Autosports 59 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen[5] PA 1
Portugal Álvaro Parente[5]
Australia Jonathon Webb[5]
60 United Kingdom Rob Bell[5] PA 1
Australia Will Davison[5]
United Kingdom Andrew Watson[5]
Mercedes-Benz Germany AMG - Team Black Falcon AMG GT3 00 Netherlands Yelmer Buurman[4] P 2
Germany Maro Engel[4]
Germany Bernd Schneider[4]
Germany Mishumotors SLS AMG GT3 33 United Kingdom Alex Kapadia[5] PA 1
Germany Mirco Schultis[5]
Germany Patrick Simon[5]
Netherlands Renger van der Zande[5]
Australia Erebus Motorsport 36 Germany Nico Bastian[5] PA 1
Germany Thomas Jäger[5]
Australia David Reynolds[5]
63 United States Austin Cindric[5] PA 1
Germany Maro Engel[5]
Germany Bernd Schneider[5]
Germany AMG - Team HTP Motorsport AMG GT3 84 Austria Dominik Baumann[4] P 2
Germany Maximilian Buhk[4]
Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar[4]
86 Germany Maximilian Götz[4] P 2
Germany Thomas Jäger[4]
United Kingdom Gary Paffett[4]
France AMG - Team AKKA ASP 88 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist[4] P 2
France Tristan Vautier[4]
Netherlands Renger van der Zande[4]
Icon Class
P Pro Cup
PA Pro-Am Cup
Am Am Cup

Am Drivers entries[edit]

It is unknown which drivers competed for the Am Drivers' championship at Round 1 at Bathurst, besides those who scored points. No drivers entered for the Am Drivers' championship at Round 3 at Sepang.

Manufacturer Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Aston Martin United Kingdom Oman Racing Team V12 Vantage GT3 44 United Kingdom Jonathan Adam[7] 2
Oman Ahmad Al Harthy[7]
United Kingdom Devon Modell[7]
United Kingdom Darren Turner[7]
Audi France Saintéloc Racing R8 LMS 25 Italy Marco Bonanomi[7] 2
Belgium Frédéric Bouvy[7]
Belgium Christian Kelders[7]
France Marc Rostan[7]
R8 LMS ultra 27 France Michael Blanchemain[7] 2
France Jean-Paul Buffin[7]
France Valentin Hasse-Clot[7]
France Gilles Lallemant[7]
Czech Republic ISR R8 LMS 74 Switzerland Philippe Giauque[7] 2
France Henry Hassid[7]
France Nicolas Lapierre[7]
France Franck Perera[7]
Australia Melbourne Performance Centre 75 Australia Steve McLaughlan 1
Germany René Rast
Australia Garth Tander
New Zealand International Motorsport R8 LMS ultra 82 New Zealand Rick Armstrong 1
New Zealand Andrew Bagnall
New Zealand Matt Halliday
Bentley United Kingdom Team Parker Racing Continental GT3 24 United Kingdom Ian Loggie[7] 2
United Kingdom Callum MacLeod[7]
United Kingdom Andy Meyrick[7]
United Kingdom Tom Onslow-Cole[7]
30 United Kingdom Chris Harris[7] 2
South Africa David Perel[7]
United Kingdom Derek Pierce[7]
Sweden Carl Rosenblad[7]
BMW Belgium Boutsen Ginion M6 GT3 12 France Julien Darras[7] 2
Luxembourg Olivier Grotz[7]
Saudi Arabia Karim Ojjeh[7]
France Arno Santamato[7]
Ferrari Switzerland Kessel Racing 488 GT3 11 Italy Alessandro Bonacini[7] 2
Poland Michał Broniszewski[7]
Italy Giacomo Piccini[7]
Italy Andrea Rizzoli[7]
France Classic & Modern Racing 458 Italia GT3 41 France Romain Brandela[7] 2
France Timothé Buret[7]
Belgium Bernard Delhez[7]
France Mickaël Petit[7]
42 France Sylvain Debs[7] 2
France David Loger[7]
France Eric Mouez[7]
France Thomas Nicolle[7]
Italy Kaspersky Motorsport[N 2]

Italy AF Corse[N 3]

Austria AT Racing[N 4]
49 Portugal Rui Águas[7] 2
Belgium Stéphane Lémeret[7]
Russia Alexander Moiseev[7]
Italy Davide Rizzo[7]
488 GT3 51 Italy Matteo Cressoni[7] 2
Portugal Francisco Guedes[7]
United States Peter Mann[7]
Italy Rino Mastronardi[7]
52 United Kingdom Duncan Cameron[7] 2
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin[7]
Italy Riccardo Ragazzi[7]
United Kingdom Andrew Scott[7]
53 Monaco Olivier Beretta[7] 2
Italy Lorenzo Bontempelli[7]
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella[7]
Japan Motoaki Ishikawa[7]
55 Italy Francesco Castellacci[7] 2
Italy Marco Cioci[7]
Switzerland Thomas Flohr[7]
Italy Piergiuseppe Perazzini[7]
Germany Rinaldi Racing 333 Germany Pierre Ehret[7] 2
Germany Alexander Mattschull[7]
Russia Rinat Salikhov[7]
Germany Marco Seefried[7]
Lamborghini Australia Lago Racing Gallardo R-EX 32 Australia Steve Owen 1
Australia Luke Youlden
Australia Roger Lago[7]
132 2
Australia Steve Owen[7]
Australia David Russell[7]
Australia Jonathon Webb[7]
Austria GRT Grasser Racing Team Huracán GT3 63 Italy Diego Alessi[7] 2
Denmark Dennis Andersen[7]
Denmark Anders Fjordbach[7]
Germany Nicolas Pohler[7]
Slovakia ARC Bratislava 69 Slovakia Miroslav Konopka[7] 2
Poland Andrzej Lewandowski[7]
Slovakia Zdeno Mikuláško[7]
Poland Teodor Myszkowski[7]
United Kingdom Barwell Motorsport 78 United Kingdom Marco Attard[7] 2
United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith[7]
Russia Leo Machitski[7]
Italy Marco Mapelli[7]
666 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin[7] 2
United Kingdom Phil Keen[7]
United Kingdom Jon Minshaw[7]
United Kingdom Joe Osborne[7]
Germany Attempto Racing 100 Belgium Louis Machiels[7] 2
Netherlands Jeroen Mul[7]
Netherlands Max van Splunteren[7]
Italy Giovanni Venturini[7]
Mercedes-Benz Germany Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 56 Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al Faisal[7] 2
Spain Daniel Juncadella[7]
United Kingdom Oliver Morley[7]
Spain Miguel Toril[7]
France AKKA ASP 89 France Laurent Cazenave[7] 2
United Kingdom Michael Lyons[7]
France Morgan Moullin-Traffort[7]
Switzerland Daniele Perfetti[7]
Porsche France IMSA Performance 911 GT3 R 76 France Thierry Cornac[7] 2
France Raymond Narac[7]
France Maxime Jousse[7]
France Patrick Pilet[7]
Germany Attempto Racing 77 France Nicolas Armindo[7] 2
France Kévin Estre[7]
Germany Jürgen Häring[7]
France Clément Mateu[7]
  Co-drivers not competing for Am Drivers' championship.

Race results[edit]

Rnd. Circuit Pole Position IGTC Winners Am Winners Winning Manufacturer
1 Australia Bathurst Australia No. 59 Tekno Autosports Australia No. 59 Tekno Autosports Australia No. 75 Melbourne Performance Centre McLaren
New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Portugal Álvaro Parente
Australia Jonathon Webb
New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Portugal Álvaro Parente
Australia Jonathon Webb
Australia Steve McLaughlan
2 Belgium Spa-Francorchamps Belgium No. 28 Audi Sport Team WRT France No. 88 AMG - Team AKKA ASP France No. 76 IMSA Performance Mercedes-Benz
Switzerland Nico Müller
Germany René Rast
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
Sweden Felix Rosenqvist
France Tristan Vautier
Netherlands Renger van der Zande
France Thierry Cornac
3 Malaysia Sepang United States No. 9 K-PAX Racing Germany No. 15 Audi Sport Team Phoenix No entries Audi
New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
France Côme Ledogar
Portugal Álvaro Parente
Netherlands Robin Frijns
Germany Christopher Haase
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor

Championship standings[edit]

Scoring system

Championship points were awarded for the first ten positions in each race. Entries were required to complete 75% of the winning car's race distance in order to be classified and earn points. Individual drivers were required to participate for a minimum of 25 minutes in order to earn championship points in any race. A manufacturer only received points for its two highest placed cars in each round.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Drivers' championships[edit]

The results indicate the classification relative to other drivers in the series, not the classification in the race.

Pos. Driver Manufacturer BAT
Australia
SPA
Belgium
SEP
Malaysia
Total
1 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor Audi 3 2 1 58
2 Germany René Rast Audi 6 2 2 44
3 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen McLaren 1 9 3 42
4 Portugal Álvaro Parente McLaren 1 3 40
5 Germany Markus Winkelhock Audi 3 11 2 33
6 United Kingdom Steven Kane
United Kingdom Guy Smith
Bentley 2 6 26
7 Netherlands Renger van der Zande Mercedes-Benz Ret 1 25
7 Germany Christopher Haase Audi Ret 1 25
7 Australia Jonathon Webb McLaren 1 25
7 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist
France Tristan Vautier
Mercedes-Benz 1 25
7 Netherlands Robin Frijns Audi 1 25
7 Spain Andy Soucek
Belgium Maxime Soulet
Bentley 5 3 25
8 Germany Thomas Jäger Mercedes-Benz 4 4 24
9 United Kingdom Matt Bell Bentley 2 18
9 Switzerland Nico Müller Audi 2 18
9 Germany Pierre Kaffer Audi 2 18
10 France Côme Ledogar McLaren 9 3 17
11 Australia Alex Davison Audi 3 15
11 Belgium Wolfgang Reip Bentley 3 15
12 Germany Nico Bastian
Australia David Reynolds
Mercedes-Benz 4 12
12 Germany Maximilian Götz
United Kingdom Gary Paffett
Mercedes-Benz 4 12
13 Australia David Russell Bentley 5 10
13 Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar
Mercedes-Benz 5 10
14 Australia Steve McLaughlan
Australia Garth Tander
Audi 6 8
14 France Vincent Abril Bentley 6 8
14 United Kingdom Rob Bell McLaren 7 9 8
15 United Kingdom Andrew Watson McLaren 7 Ret 6
15 Australia Will Davison McLaren 7 6
15 Germany Maro Engel
Germany Bernd Schneider
Mercedes-Benz Ret 7 6
15 Netherlands Yelmer Buurman Mercedes-Benz 7 6
16 United Kingdom Will Stevens
Belgium Dries Vanthoor
Belgium Frédéric Vervisch
Audi 8 4
17 Brazil Pipo Derani
Brazil Bruno Senna
United Kingdom Duncan Tappy
McLaren 10 1
Germany Christopher Mies Audi Ret 11 0
Germany Frank Stippler Audi 11 0
United States Austin Cindric Mercedes-Benz Ret 0
New Zealand Craig Baird
Australia Klark Quinn
United Kingdom Tony Quinn
McLaren Ret 0
United Kingdom Alex Kapadia
Germany Mirco Schultis
Germany Patrick Simon
Mercedes-Benz Ret 0
Italy Marco Mapelli Audi Ret 0
Australia Matt Campbell
Australia Warren Luff
Australia Tim Slade
Australia Tony Walls
McLaren Ret 0
Switzerland Alex Fontana
United Kingdom Struan Moore
McLaren Ret 0
Pos. Driver Manufacturer BAT
Australia
SPA
Belgium
SEP
Malaysia
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Am Drivers[edit]

Pos. Driver Manufacturer BAT
Australia
SPA
Belgium
SEP
Malaysia
Total
1 Australia Steve McLaughlan Audi 1 25
1 France Thierry Cornac Porsche 1 25
2 Australia Roger Lago Lamborghini 2 10 19
3 Switzerland Philippe Giauque
France Henry Hassid
Audi 2 18
4 New Zealand Rick Armstrong Audi 3 15
4 United Kingdom Jon Minshaw Lamborghini 3 15
5 Switzerland Daniele Perfetti Mercedes-Benz 4 12
6 Poland Michał Broniszewski Ferrari 5 10
7 Oman Ahmad Al Harthy Aston Martin 6 8
8 United Kingdom Marco Attard
Russia Leo Machitski
Lamborghini 7 6
9 United Kingdom Oliver Morley Mercedes-Benz 8 4
10 Portugal Francisco Guedes
United States Peter Mann
Italy Rino Mastronardi
Ferrari 9 2
Germany Pierre Ehret
Germany Alexander Mattschull
Russia Rinat Salikhov
Ferrari 11 0
Slovakia Miroslav Konopka
Poland Andrzej Lewandowski
Poland Teodor Myszkowski
Lamborghini 12 0
Denmark Dennis Andersen Lamborghini 13 0
Belgium Christian Kelders
France Marc Rostan
Audi 14 0
United Kingdom Duncan Cameron Ferrari 15 0
France Michael Blanchemain
France Jean-Paul Buffin
France Gilles Lallemant
Audi 16 0
Belgium Louis Machiels Lamborghini 17 0
United Kingdom Chris Harris
South Africa David Perel
United Kingdom Derek Pierce
Bentley 18 0
Switzerland Thomas Flohr
Italy Piergiuseppe Perazzini
Ferrari Ret 0
Saudi Arabia Karim Ojjeh BMW Ret 0
Belgium Stéphane Lémeret
Russia Alexander Moiseev
Italy Davide Rizzo
Ferrari Ret 0
France Romain Brandela
Belgium Bernard Delhez
Ferrari Ret 0
France Sylvain Debs
France David Loger
Ferrari Ret 0
United Kingdom Ian Loggie Bentley Ret 0
Germany Jürgen Häring
France Clément Mateu
Porsche Ret 0
Italy Lorenzo Bontempelli
Japan Motoaki Ishikawa
Ferrari Ret 0
Pos. Driver Manufacturer BAT
Australia
SPA
Belgium
SEP
Malaysia
Points

Manufacturers' championship[edit]

Pos. Manufacturer Car BAT
Australia
SPA
Belgium
SEP
Malaysia
Total
1 Audi R8 LMS 3 2 1 88
6 8 2
2 Bentley Continental GT3 2 3 51
5 6
3 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3/AMG GT3 4 1 49
Ret 4
4 McLaren 650S GT3 1 9 3 49
7 10
Pos. Manufacturer Car BAT
Australia
SPA
Belgium
SEP
Malaysia
Points

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Car No. 2 entered as Phoenix Racing and cars No. 6, 15 and 16 entered as Audi Sport Team Phoenix.
  2. ^ Car No. 49 entered as Kaspersky Motorsport.
  3. ^ Cars No. 51, 52 and 53 entered as AF Corse.
  4. ^ Car No. 55 entered as AT Racing under Austrian license.

References[edit]

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  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz "Intercontinental GT Challenge popular with Bronze drivers as well". blancpain-gt-series.com. SRO Motorsports Group. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016. 

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