The FIA GT3 European Championship
is a sports car racing
series organized by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation
(SRO) and regulated by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile
(FIA). It is a championship derived from the international FIA GT1 World Championship
, but meant to provide competition for more amateur racers in closer to production cars.
FIA GT3 European Championship races serve as support races for the FIA GT1 World Championship races that take place in Euorpe, and GT3 cars compete alongside the faster and more expensive GT1 cars in the Spa 24 Hours
The FIA GT3 European Championship was launched in 2006 as a way to expand manufacturer involvement in motorsports as well as to help amateur drivers across Europe. It attempts to combine multiple one-make series into a larger event with a race within a race, teams competing not only to beat others in their own manufacturer cup but also to win the overall race.
In the future, the FIA and SRO plan to not only expand the overall European championship, but also to help in the development of multiple one-make series across Europe, similar to the Ferrari Challenge
and Porsche Supercup
Following in the established name usage from FIA GT, GT3 differs from its GT1 counterparts by using more low-cost engineering and design elements in the development of the road cars to their racing counterparts, as well as attempting to make all cars equal. Unlike FIA GT1's GT1, the GT3 class cars are not allowed to... Read More