FIA GT1: Gone but not forgotten

FIA GT1: Gone but not forgotten

The racing was good, the drivers excellent, but the FIA GT1 World Championhip lasted just three years. Gary Watkins asks whether its replacement, the GT Sprint Series, will ever be able to hit the same heights

It happened, and, boy, did it happen. The FIA GT1 World Championship was always dogged by the uncertainty that eventually brought it to a premature end, but it was good while it lasted.

I'll put my hand up and admit that I was a doubter – I didn't think it would ever get off the ground. But somehow Stephane Ratel managed to put a strong grid in place for its inaugural season and arguably an even better one for year two in 2011. And that quality is why I will always remember this short-lived series.

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