FIA GT3 European Championship
The FIA GT3 European Championship is a motor sports race series for Gran Turismo vehicles of category GT3. It was established in 2006 by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile and the SRO Motorsports Group launched to provide a lower cost technical regulations of a new entry-level class of the FIA GT Championship. The vehicles were mostly built specifically for the GT3 regulations. However, there are also modified Cup cars from the Porsche Supercup, Porsche Carrera Cup national, the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Maserati or the.
In order to participate in the Championship, a racing team needs consisting of two vehicles of the same vehicle type per race car driver report two. All participating will be divided after examination of her career into four categories, with the division of Platinum, for professional pilots in internationally recognized racing series such as Formula 1 on gold and silver goes up to amateurs with no or little racing experience in the bronze category. Since the racing series is mainly advertised for private drivers, pilots category Platinum are not admitted, banned purely professional driver pairings for the Gold category. All remaining combinations are allowed. Points are awarded according to the scheme 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1 for drivers and teams. Championship titles are awarded for teams and drivers. In addition, the best drivers of each vehicle will be honored with special awards.
A race weekend is in addition to training sessions of two qualifications and two 60-minute races. At the first qualification of the weaker classified driver must participate, and is also also start driver of the first race. Belonging to both drivers to the same category, the team can choose. At the second qualifying participates, the remaining team-mate and must complete the first stint in the second championship run. With two races each vehicle between 23 and 37 minutes is required to complete a mandatory pit stop. Here, a driver change must be made. From Travel to exit the entire process must not be taken below the specified minimum time depending on the route. Refueling and tire changes are prohibited in the race and during the qualifying sessions. Exception to the rule for a tire change is a puncture or a displayed by the race management change in the weather corner shows service work may also be performed by a maximum of two mechanics.
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The technical regulations of the European GT3 is described by Article 257A in Appendix J of the International Sporting Code of the FIA. There, all the details are noted to be followed for the registration of a vehicle in the GT3.
Make championships (2006-2010)
Besides the actual European brand cups were held in the same runs between 2006 and 2010 in addition, here, however, only the first four riders awarded points in the Manufacturers' Championship. Therefore, after each race the top ranked driver of each vehicle type were honored on the podium and out in separate championship tables.