The competitions held during the Festival of Speed are in quality and variety, the best you can see in a weekend. Five different categories and eight tests to enjoy the most spectacular GT and sports races.
The best, of course, is the Blancpain series championship that has taken the Gran Turismo car races to a level of spectacularity and unrivaled competitiveness. At the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit the tenth and final race of the championship will be run, the fifth one in the “Endurance” modality. Nothing less than a three-hour race involving 52 cars and 156 drivers … 13 brands among the most prestigious are in competition with their best sports cars of the GT3 category: Audi R8 LMS, Aston Martin Vantage V12, Bentley Continental GT3, BMW M6 GT3, Ferrari 488 GT3, Honda Acura NSX, Jaguar G3, Lamborghini Huracan GT3 and Gallardo R-EX, Lexus RC-F GT3, McLaren 650S GT3, Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, Mercedes-AMG GT3, Porsche 911 GT3 R … So many cars very equal in performance give rise to spectacular races and a total uncertainty as to who will be the final champions.
The Blancpain GT Sports Club category also celebrates its last race of the season. It is reserved for non-professional riders, true Gentlemen Drivers. It is also for cars of the category GT3 and GTE (old GT2) so it does not disappoint the show. If the champion is already known, the desire to achieve a final victory will motivate all riders.
The other races present in Barcelona belong to different championships in France and have in common that they are formulas of very high competitiveness.
The French GT-FFSA Championship is run with GT4 sports cars, very close to the series and matched by the “balance of performance” system. There are 43 cars and 86 riders competing with the presence of some exclusive models of the category. Alpine A110 GT4, Ginetta G55 GT4, BMW M4 GT4, KTM X-Bow GT4, Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR fight without quarter against the Audi R8 LMS GT4 and the Mercedes-AMG GT4. In the first three places of the standings, six drivers are tied, and they will fight with a knife in the two races of this penultimate round of the season, each one hour.
The Porsche Carrera Cup France is the most prestigious and selective promotion formula, as well as a springboard to international competition. The Barcelona race is the penultimate of the championship so there will be no quarter when everything is yet to be decided. The thunderous Porsche 911 atmospheric 485 hp are super spectacular and will be 20 to take the exits of the two races of thirty minutes.
To finish the Peugeot 308 Racing Cup is one of the promotional formulas with the best performance / price ratio. Twenty-two riders compete on board the 308 Racing Cup, which has 308 hp and is lighter than 200kg. It is a real racing car with trains, suspensions and special brakes, sequential and self-blocking change. It continues to be front-wheel drive, which requires a fine piloting without excess during the two half-hour races that take place in each meeting.
Impressive variety of cars and very high rivalry in each category, these races rival in quality with many formulas of single-seaters, and have no competition in terms of spectacularity. Whoever does not know them must discover them!
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Escudería Targa Iberia organizes the most important sport motor events in Spain, including the Spirit of Montjuïc, Espíritu del Jarama and the Festival de la Velocidad de Barcelona, as well as tailor-made events for car and consumer goods brands.