Blancpain GT Series Asia Buriram 2018

written by dtroll May 12, 2018
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.