Regarded as the most important European GT Series, the Blancpain GT Series features an interesting mishmash of endurance and sprint racing. Teams must be well versed with both kinds of competition conditions in order to have a chance at claiming the title, and with up to 11 different manufacturers competing it makes for some extremely diverse racing.
Audi has been particularly successful in the endurance classification, taking 3 wins in the past few years. 2 overall driver titles have also been clinched, in addition to 15 other titles in various other categories.
This year, there will be 12 Audi R8 LMS cars for the sprint classification, piloted by 24 different drivers. 6 of these cars were be under the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT, while the other 6 are spread across I.S.R., Phoenix Racing, and Sainteloc Racing.
For the endurance category, the Belgian team will be running 5 different cars, with 2 from Sainteloc and 2 from I.S.R. to round out the squad. For the Spa 24 Hours race in particular, Phoenix racing will also be contending along with a few other Audi teams as well to fill the field.