It’s the world’s greatest GT racing series, and for two incredible weekends each year, the UK becomes home to fifty of the finest, hardest and fastest of all gran turismos.
On the wrist, the Blancpain brand is the epitome of luxury and precision, capturing hearts and minds with an alluring combination of craftsmanship and style; and none of this is lost in the synergy with the racing. Blancpain GT is an evolution of the very best that motor sport has to offer: Exceptional cars, world-class drivers, and circuits that draw on each and every skill that drivers, teams and cars can muster.
Operating on the global stage, developed by Stéphane Ratel’s SRO race organisation, Blancpain GT series’ can now be found in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Split into two formats (World Challenge and Endurance Cup), the racing takes place over ten weekends with five of each discipline held (World Challenge races being two-driver sprints whilst the Endurance Cup is for longer, multi-driver events).
For the UK rounds, we were treated to 2 x 1 hour World Challenge Europe races around the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit, whilst at Silverstone, a capacity field assembled for three hours of blistering, wheel-to-wheel action.
Here are twenty of our favourite images from both races.
Blancpain GT races are streamed live online, with superb commentary and insights from David Addison and John Watson. Catch it on TV, catch it on the web, or even better, buy yourself a ticket and soak-it-up for real.
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Images: Steve Hindle (The Black Stuff).