Tag Archive: Stephane Ratel

Jun 24

Stephane Ratel and SRO Motorsports Group – 25 Years of GT Racing (+video)

 It was the launch of the Gentleman Drivers Trophy, for the French sportscar manufacturer Venturi

Stephane Ratel and SRO Motorsports Group - 25 Years of GT Racing (+video)During the fourth weekend of June 1992, exactly 25 years ago, Stephane Ratel organised his first ever race, on the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans.

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Apr 02

Blancpain GT Sports Club: Perfetti denies Pons perfect Misano weekend with Main Race win

Earle recovers to Iron Cup victory

Daniele Perfetti Daniele Perfetti prevented AKKA ASP team-mate Anthony Pons from achieving a grand slam at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for the 2017 Blancpain GT Sports Club opener. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 20

China GT Championship latest to adopt SRO’s GT4 class and BoP

Opening round of China GT Championship takes place at Audi Beijing Goldenport Motor Park 

SRO Motorsports Group is delighted to announce that the China GT Championship has become the latest series to adopt its GT4 class and Balance of Performance (BoP) regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 09

2017 Blancpain GT Series Asia: it’s a go !

Team Transportation Package creates important benefits for full season entrants

Blancpain GT Series Asia reveals inaugural calendar and championship detailsOn the eve of the Motul Sepang 12 Hours, Stephane Ratel introduced the new Blancpain GT Series Asia to the many interested teams and drivers. Final preparations for the series are in full swing, and with agreements in place with the Audi R8 LMS Cup, Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia and China GT, the Blancpain GT Series Asia is ready for an exciting inaugural season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 01

MOTUL becomes Title Sponsor of Sepang 12 Hours

Motul Sepang 12 Hours

Internationally renowned oil and lubricant specialist Motul becomes the title sponsor of the Sepang 12 Hours, the final race of the inaugural edition of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, the premier global GT championship organised and promoted by the SRO Motorsports Group. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 29

Mercedes-AMG takes pole for 2016 Total 24 Hours of Spa

SRO Motorsports Group shapes the future of GT racing

Mercedes-AMG takes pole for 2016 Total 24 Hours of Spa Clemens Schmid, at the wheel of the #85 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG, has claimed pole position for the 2016 Total 24 Hours of Spa, the highlight of the Blancpain GT Series and Intercontinental GT Challenge.

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May 07

10 years of GT3 celebrated today

This weekend sees the tenth anniversary of the start of the first GT3 series, the FIA GT3 European Championship

On May 6th-7th 2006, Silverstone hosted the inaugural races of what turned out to be the foundation of the current Blancpain GT Series.

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Apr 14

Stephane Ratel named to Pirelli World Challenge Board of Directors as SRO Motorsports acquires shareholding in WC Vision

SRO/Blancpain GT Series owner joins North America’s top GT Series

Expanded partnership between the Pirelli World Challenge and SRO Motorsports Group WC Vision announced today that SRO Motorsports Group owner and Blancpain GT Series CEO Stephane Ratel has been named to the WC Vision and the Pirelli World Challenge Board of Directors, as part of the SRO Motorsports Group becoming a shareholder in WC Vision.

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Mar 10

Two intense days of testing kick off epic 2016 season

There was plenty to look out for then while the majority of teams focused on racking up mileage

Two intense days of testing kick off epic 2016 season The past two days have seen Blancpain GT Series teams and drivers making their final preparations for the upcoming season at Circuit Paul Ricard, where more than 50 cars were on track. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

2016 Blancpain GT Series reaches new heights

Record-breaking 38 cars for the opening round of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup in Misano

2016 Blancpain GT Series reaches new heights  Mercedes-Benz 2016’s Blancpain GT Series is shaping up to be the most competitive season in the championship’s history. With more cars than ever before competing in all 10 rounds of the campaign, the strongest grid in the history of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup and further confirmation of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup’s prestige, the world’s biggest GT series just got bigger! Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 17

SRO announces exciting developments for the 2016 Blancpain Ultracar Sports Club programme

The unique showcase for the world’s rarest and most beautiful cars

Blancpain Ultracar Sports Club logo SRO’s Ultracar Sports Club, the unique networking and driving opportunity for owners and manufacturers of the world’s most exclusive and extreme performance cars, announces title sponsorship from prestigious Swiss watch maker Blancpain. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour to kick off inaugural Intercontinental GT Challenge

The 2016 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour has the honour to open the newly created Intercontinental GT Challenge

Some of the motorsports’ world most prestigious manufacturers have taken up the gauntlet in this first-ever global GT3 Series, and will compete for a historic first win in the Intercontinental GT Challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 29

Revised calendar for 2016 Intercontinental GT Challenge

The second round has been cancelled

Intercontinental GT Challenge logo With the inaugural season of the Intercontinental GT Challenge due to start shortly, the SRO Motorsports Group has revised the 2016 calendar to bring it down to three rounds for the inaugural season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

Blancpain and SRO Motorsports Group tighten links

“We are obviously extremely pleased that Blancpain is extending its collaboration with SRO” – Stephane Ratel 

Swiss watch manufacturer Blancpain, since 2011 title sponsor of the most important GT Series on the motorsport planet, will expand its collaboration with the SRO Motorsports Group by lending its name to the Blancpain Sports Club – which unites the Blancpain GT Sports Club and the Blancpain Ultracar Sports Club.

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Jan 12

Reiter Young Stars – a new concept by Reiter Engineering

Powered by KTM and in cooperation with SRO. Innovative promotion concept for young drivers!

Reiter Young Stars - a new concept by Reiter Engineering Reiter Engineering, in cooperation with KTM and SRO, developed a completely new and revolutionary concept for female and male young drivers in GT racing, which already begins with the start of the 2016 race season with KTM X-BOW GT4 within the SRO GT4 European Series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 12

Emotional win for Vanthoor, Ortelli and Leonard in rain-interrupted Sepang 12 Hours

The Sepang 12 Hours has lived up to its reputation

At the wheel of their #17 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 Blancpain GT Series-drivers Laurens Vanthoor, Stéphane Ortelli and Stuart Leonard claimed the win in one of the most difficult editions of the Sepang 12 Hours ever. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 24

Sepang 12 Hours sets up exciting Intercontinental GT Challenge

2015 Edition of Sepang 12 Hours officially launched in Shah Alam

Sepang 12 Hours sets up exciting Intercontinental GT Challenge The Sepang 12 Hours, a joint organisation between the Sepang International Circuit and the SRO Motorsports Group, will be part of the new Intercontinental GT Challenge, to be launched in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Entertaining SRO Awards Ceremony fitting end to 2015 season

Attended by 380 persons from all the series and championships organised and promoted by the SRO Motorsports Group

The 2015 season came to a glamorous end in London last night, when the SRO Awards Ceremony at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square celebrated the champions of the Series promoted by the SRO Motorsports Group. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 04

Expanded partnership between the Pirelli World Challenge and SRO Motorsports Group

The alliance is today confirmed with the announcement of the first GT3 Endurance race in North America

Expanded partnership between the Pirelli World Challenge and SRO Motorsports Group Last March, the Pirelli World Challenge officials announced the alliance with the SRO Motorsports Group and the highly-competitive Blancpain GT Series featuring GT3-based sports cars and the series’ double header set for the 2016 PWC season opener. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 15

The 67th running of the Total 24 Hours of Spa promises to be one of the highlights of the international motorsports season

Sparkling spectacle at the Total 24 Hours of Spa

Total 24 Hours of Spa With over a dozen candidates vying for the win, representing a plethora of prestigious manufacturers, the spectacle during the Ardennes endurance classic will be of the highest level. Read the rest of this entry »

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