Blancpain GT Series Asia Buriram 2018
Watch live coverage of Blancpain GT Series Asia’s second 60min race from Buriram in Thailand. Blancpain GT Series Asia is a multi-class GT championship predominantly catering for GT3 and GT4 supercars built by the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes-AMG and Audi. Each of the championship’s six race weekends (staged in Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and China) feature two one-hour races: one on Saturday and the other on Sunday. Two 15-minute qualifying sessions – one to decide each race’s grid – are staged on Saturday. Practice takes place on Friday and Saturday. GT3 and GT4 supercars compete on-track simultaneously but fight for their own class victory. There are overall GT3 and GT4 podium ceremonies, plus separate rostrums for GT3 Pro/Am and Am/Am. Points are awarded to the top-10 overall GT3 and GT4 finishers, plus those entered in Silver Cup, Pro/Am and Am/Am. Each car is shared by two drivers. To maintain a level playing field each driver’s ability has been graded one of four different colours by motorsport’s world governing body, the FIA: Bronze (amateur), Silver, Gold and Platinum (professional). The combinations of these determine whether a crew is eligible to compete in the Pro/Am Cup, Silver Cup or Am Cup. GT4 is reserved for all-Am line-ups. A mandatory time-controlled pitstop and driver change takes place between 25 and 35 minutes of each hour-long race. The top-three overall finishers in GT3 and GT4 receive a ‘time success penalty’ to be served during the following race’s pitstop. Sunday’s top-three finishers will serve their success penalties during the first race of the following event.