GT World Challenge Powered by AWS

GT World Challenge Powered by AWS

GT World Challenge Powered by AWS is a new international championship organised by SRO Motorsports Group in which leading manufacturers compete through their regional customer racing programmes.   

A total of 18 events will play out during the 2020 season, with sprint and endurance rounds staged across Europe, North America and Asia. This includes the historic Total 24 Hours of Spa, which becomes part of the schedule for the coming season. 

First launched in 2019 as Blancpain GT World Challenge, the concept unites three continental championships to create a comprehensive global platform. While each series retains its own identity – with drivers' and teams' titles up for grab in Europe, Asia and America – there is the added appeal of an elite manufacturers' contest.  

Brands competing in all three series are eligible to compete for the global GT World Challenge Powered by AWS title through their customer squads, with points awarded to the best-finishing car per brand in each class. The allocation differs depending on the event format: 25 are on offer at sprint races, while 100 will be awarded at the Total Spa 24 Hours. The number of points scored is multiplied by the amount of cars competing in each class to give the final total. 

The inaugural title was won by Mercedes-AMG, which defeated fierce rival Ferrari to be crowned champion. 2020 will represent the second season for the global GT World Challenge Powered by AWS format and sees Lamborghini joining to battle for the global title.

Drawing on the wealth of experience and knowledge accumulated by SRO Motorsports Group, GT World Challenge Powered by AWS aims to be the benchmark in global customer racing.

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