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Stephane Ratel's enormous contribution to the last quarter-century of GT sportscar racing was recognised with a Gregor Grant Award at the 2018 Autosport Awards.
The Stephane Ratel Organisation will link its three continental sprint series into an 18-round global championship for manufacturers in 2019 under the Blancpain GT World Challenge banner.
The US Panoz team will continue racing next season in tribute to its founder Don Panoz, who died earlier this month.
Rodrigo Baptista doubled up to win the final Pirelli World Challenge GT Sprint race of the season at Watkins Glen on Sunday in his K-PAX Bentley.
Ian James won the second race of the Pirelli World Challenge GTS Sprint finale at Watkins Glen on Sunday in his Panoz Avezzano.
Jade Buford won the opening race of the Pirelli World Challenge GTS Sprint round at Watkins Glen on Saturday in his PF Racing Ford Mustang.
Miguel Molina and Toni Vilander won the second Pirelli World Challenge GT race at the Utah Grand Prix, sealing the SprintX title in the process in their R.Ferri Ferrari 488.
Harry Gottsacker won the second Pirelli World Challenge’s SprintX GTS race at the Utah Grand Prix, but missed out on winning the title at the final round.
Toni Vilander and Miguel Molina won race 1 for the Pirelli World Challenge’s Utah Grand Prix SprintX GT event in their Ferrari, after the challenge of qualifying dominators Bentley evaporated.
Ian James and Matt Keegan won race 1 of the GTS element of the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX for Panoz at Utah Motorsports Campus.
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There could be as many as five or six new GT2 supercars ready to race by the second half of next year, according to class instigator Stephane Ratel.
Scott Hargrove and Wolf Henzler appeared to drive their Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R to victory at Portland International Raceway but were penalized 3sec for an on-track infringement and dropped to third.
Harry Gottsacker finally nailed his first GTS SprintX victory at Portland on Sunday in the Racers Edge SIN R1, turning the tables on Panoz’s Ian James and Matt Keegan who beat him in Saturday’s round
A fascinating late-race duel between the Panoz Avezzante of Ian James and the SIN R1 of Harry Gottsacker was resolved in the former’s favor with less than two minutes on the clock.
The R Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 488 of Toni Vilander and Miguel Molina emerged from its pitstop marginally ahead of the polesitting Alegra Motorsports Porsche and Molina then pulled away to an untroubled victory
Michael Christensen defeated Saturday’s PWC GT winner Alvaro Parente to clinch victory at Road America for Alegra Motorsports, while Ian James scored GTS victory for a second straight day in the Panoz Avezzano.
Alvaro Parente drove his K-PAX Bentley Continental to a relatively untroubled victory, his second of the year, after dominating the GT class in a combined GT/GTS race.
Porsche and Ferrari claimed the GT class SprintX victories at Lime Rock Park in two action-packed races on Memorial Day Monday.
A late-race problem thwarted Nicolai Elghanayan’s effort to sweep both GTS SprintX Pirelli World Challenge races in his KTM X-bow at Lime Rock on Monday, having dominated the opening race of the double-header.