European Diecast 1999-2008

1999

The GT1's don't get to party

This series dropped the GT1 class for 1999, and the cars formerly known as "GT2" (or now "GTS") were called simply "GT". They added a class for what the rest of the world calls "GT" as "N-GT". This proves for the 3,498th thime that the FIA could screw up anything.

2000

The FIA GT series intruduced weight penalties for winning cars, while this detracted from the "purity", it did seem to even up the competition a bit.

FIA GT Championship 2000

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

0Porsche 911 (996) GT3-R
Michel Neugarten
Nigel Smith
51
N-GT
Onyx
XGT017

2002

FIA GT Championship 2002

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Silverstone
9Ferrari 360 Modena
Andrea Montermini
Christian Pescatori
50
N-GT
Fabbri
(Ferrari Racing Collection)
Issue #5
Spa 24 Hours
1Chrysler Viper GTS-R
Christophe Bouchut
Sébastien Bourdais
Vincent Vosse
David Terrien
1
GT
Ixo
GTM058

2003

FIA Sportscar Championship

This prototype-based series had modest grids and fan turnout. They held a 1000km event at Spa which attracted the most interest. The rules were not aligned with the A.C.O., so no automatic Le Mans berths were given.

FIA Sportscar Championship 2003

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Spa 1000km
1 Audi R8
Tom Kristensen
Seiji Ara
25
SR1
IXO
GTM017
Minichamps
400031325

FIA GT Championship 2003

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Spa 24 Hours
1Porsche 911 (996) GT3 RS
Stéphane Ortelli
Marc Lieb
Romain Dumas
50
N-GT
Minichamps
400036950
5Chrysler Viper GTS-R
Pedro Lamy
Kurt Mollekens
Didier de Radigues
126
G2
Ixo
GTM076

2004

FIA GT showed impressive grids and good racing in 2004.

Prototypes were allowed in the newly-formed Le Mans Endurance Series. This was run to full A.C.O. rules, so teams we able to do real shakedowns for the 24 Hours. The only problem is that it defered some entries that would have made it to Sebring or Petit Le Mans.

FIA GT Championship 2004

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

500km Monza
3Ferrari 575 Maranello GTC
Philipp Peter
Fabio Babini
11
GT
Ixo
(Ferrari Collection)
FER041
500km Donington
1Ferrari 575 Maranello GTC
Karl Wendlinger
Jaime Melo
17
GT
Ixo
(Ferrari Collection)
FER037
24H Spa
2Ferrari 575 Maranello GTC0
Fabbri
6BMW M3 GTR (E46)
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Dirk Müller
Jörg Müller
142
G2
Minichamps
400042392
DNFLister Storm
Jamie Campbell-Walter
Jamie Derbyshire
Bobby Verdon-Roe
Peter Snowden
27
GT
Spark
S0635
DNFBMW M3 GTR (E46)
Pedro Lamy
Antonio Garcia
Andy Priaulx
Kurt Mollekens
143
G2
Minichamps
400042393
DNFGillet Vertigo
Yves Lambert
Jean-Pierre Van de Wauwer
Christian Lefort
101
G2
Spark
S1464
Imola
1Saleen S7-R
Michael Bartels
Uwe Alzen
5
GT
Ixo
GTM022
Oschersleben
1Maserati MC12
Andrea Bertolini
Mika Salo
33
GT
Ixo
GTM023

Le Mans Endurance Series 2004

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

1000km Spa
22Porsche 911 (996) GT3-RS
Vanina Ickx
Thierry Rabineau
Christophe Tinseau
90
GT
Minichamps
400 046980

Non-Championship 2004

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Nurburgring 24 Hours
1BMW M3 GTR
Dirk Müller
Jörg Müller
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Pedro Lamy
42
E1
Minichamps
400 042342
Ixo
GTM018
2BMW M3 GTR
Duncan Huisman
Boris Said
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Pedro Lamy
43
E1
Minichamps
400 042343
5Nissan Skyline GTR
'Falken'
Roland Asch
Dirk Schoysman
Takayuki Kinoshita
Tetsuya Tanaka
44
A8
Ebbro
44481

2005

Zytek

The excellent Zytek chassis provided some needed variety to the prototype scene by being a real competitor to the mighty Audi R8. The factory team scored impressive wins at Spa and Laguna Seca. (The latter in 'LEGO Star Wars' livery, no less) There are quality versions of these cars from both Spark (resin) and Ebbro (diecast).

Le Mans Endurance Series 2005

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

1000 km Spa
LMP1 Class
1Zytek 04S
'Essex Invest'
John Nielsen
Casper Elgaard
Hayanari Shimoda
15
LMP1
Spark
S0039
15Porsche 911-GT3 RSR
Christian Lefort
Yves Lambert
Markus Palttala
73
GT2
Minichamps
400 056473
DNFAudi R8
Stéphane Ortelli
Jean-Marc Gounon
4
LMP1
Minichamps
400 051304
DNFPorsche 911-GT3 RS
Xavier Pompidou
Adam Jones
Yutaka Yamagishi
91
GT2
Minichamps
400 056991
DNFSaleen S7R
Matteo Bobbi
Stéphane Lémeret
Paolo Ruberti
66
GT1
IXO
GTM064
DNFZytek 04S
'QinetiQ'
Sam Hignett
John Stack
Haruki Kurosawa
9
LMP1
Ebbro
43629
1000 km Nurburgring
9Aston Martin DBR9
Darren Turner
Rob Bell
62
GT1
Ixo
GTM038

FIA GT Championship 2005

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Spa 24 Hours
5Aston Martin DBR9
Pedro Lamy
Marc Goossens
Peter Kox
29
GT1
Ixo
GTM030
6Aston Martin DBR9
Darren Turner
Stéphane Sarrazin
David Brabham
28
GT1
Ixo
GTM029
7Porsche 911-GT3 RSR
Marc Lieb
Mike Rockenfeller
Lucas Luhr
66
GT2
Minichamps
400 056466
14Porsche 996 GT3 Cup
Armand Fumal
Chris Mattheus
Steve Van Bellingen
Christophe Geoffroy
124
G3
Minichamps
400 056224

Non-Championship 2005

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Nurburgring 24 Hours
1BMW M3 GTR
Andy Priaulx
Duncan Huisman
Boris Said
Hans-Joachim Stuck
2
E1
Minichamps
400 052302
Ixo
GTM032
2BMW M3 GTR
Dirk Müller
Jörg Müller
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Pedro Lamy
1
E1
Minichamps
400 052301
Ixo
GTM033
3Dodge Viper
Robert Lechner
Sacha Bert
Peter Zakowski
77
A8
Ixo
GTM034

2006

Le Mans Series 2006

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

1000km Spa
7Saleen S7-R
Stéphane Ortelli
Soheil Ayari
55
GT1
Ixo
GTM046
9Aston Martin DBR9
Antonio Garcia
Richard Lyons
61
GT1
Ixo
GTM047
11Aston Martin DBR9
Peter Hardman
Christian Vann
Jamie Campbell-Walter
62
GT1
Ixo
GTM048

FIA GT Championship 2006

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

RAC Tourist Trophy - Silverstone
DNFAston Martin DBR9
Karl Wendlinger
Philipp Peter
33
GT1
Ixo
GTM045
Spa 24 Hours
2Aston Martin DBR9
Andrea Piccini
Jean-Denis Délétraz
Marcel Fässler
Stéphane Lemeret
5
GT1
Ixo
GTM049
3Chevrolet C6.R
Bert Longin
Anthony Kumpen
Mike Hezemans
Kurt Mollekens
4
GT1
Spark
S0176
5Chevrolet C6.R
Jos Menten
Jean-Philippe Belloc
Patrick Bornhauser
Frédéric Bouvy
34
GT1
Spark
S0177
IXO
GTM050
DNFMaserati MC12
Vincent Vosse
Jamie Davies
Thomas Biagi
2
GT1
Ixo
GTM053

GT3

FIA GT3 European Championship 2006

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Spa
4Aston Martin DBRS9
Massimiliano Mugelli
Marcello Zani
23
AM
Minichamps
400 061323
9Aston Martin DBRS9
Tom Alexander
Tiff Needell
22
AM
Minichamps
400 061322
17Aston Martin DBRS9
Franco Groppi
Toni Seiler
24
AM
Minichamps
400 061324
20Aston Martin DBRS9
Leo Machitski
Jonny Cocker
44
AM
Minichamps
400 061344
27Aston Martin DBRS9
Martin Rich
Piers Johnson
66
AM
Minichamps
400 061366
DNFAston Martin DBRS9
Davide Stancheris
Diego Alessi
25
AM
Minichamps
400 061325

Non-Championship 2006

Nurburgring 24 Hours (Non-Championship)
36Maserati GranSport Trofeu
Jacques Laffite
Gianni Giudici
Richard Meaden
Patrick Hong
9
SP8
Ixo
GTM056
94Volvo S40 Heico Odin HS4
Patrick Brenndörfer
Martin Müller
Frank Eickholt
89
SP4T
Norev
876150

2007

FIA GT Championship 2007

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Silverstone
1Maserati MC12
Thomas Biagi
Mika Salo
1
GT1
Ixo
GTM066
Monza
17Ferrari F430 GT2 'Edil-Cris'
Paolo Ruberti
Damien Pasini
52
GT2
IXO
GTM069
Spa 24 Hours
0Chevrolet
4
Spark
0Chevrolet
5
Spark
DNFLamborghini Murciélago R-GT
Jos Menten
Jeroen Bleekemolen
Peter Kox
28
GT1
Altaya
'Passion de la Vitesse'
Issue #6
DNFLamborghini Gallardo LP520 GT3
Vadim Kuzminykh
Antoine Leclerc
216
CdR
Altaya
'Passion de la Vitesse'
Issue #28
DNFLamborghini Murciélago R-GT
Christophe Bouchut
Stefan Mücke
Frank Stippler
7
GT1
Altaya
'Passion de la Vitesse'
Issue #55
Nurburgring 24 Hours
156Volvo S40 Heico Odin HS4
Patrick Brenndörfer
Martin Müller
Frank Eickholt
272
S2
Norev
876151

2008

Porsche GT3 Cup S

While the Porsche Cup car had been the original benchmark for the entire GT3 class, they soon found themselves at a bit of a performance disadvantage. The GT3 Cup S was a wider version that took advantage of the GT3 RS roadcar platform.

FIA GT Championship 2008

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Spa 24 Hours
3Aston Martin DBR9
Philipp Peter
Allan Simonsen
Darren Turner
10
GT1
Ixo
GTM078
4Maserati MC-12
Ben Aucott
Alain Ferté
Stéphane Daoudi
15
GT1
Ixo
GTM079
DNFSaleen S7-R
Anthony Kumpen
Bert Longin
Kurt Mollekens
Frédéric Bouvy
4
GT1
Altaya
'Passion de la Vitesse'
Issue #8

Non-Championship 2008

Nurburgring 24 Hours (Non-Championship)
1Porsche 911 GT31
Spark
(Manthey Team Edition)
2Porsche 911 GT3-MR
Armin Hahne
Christian Haarmann
Jochen Krumbach
Pierre Kaffer
(Custom bodywork by Manthey)
23
SP7
Minichamps
437 086823
6BMW M3 GTS10Minichamps437 082810
18Aston Martin V8 Vantage N248Minichamps437 081308
DNFGumpert Apollo Hybrid
Heinz Harald Frentzen
Dirk Müller
Dominik Schwager
Marcel Engels
11
E1-XP
Minichamps
437 080911
TestPorsche 911 GT3 RSR3Minichamps437 087803
TestFiat 500168Minichamps437 081268
TestLamborghini Gallardo90Minichamps437 081090
TestPorsche Minichamps
TestPorsche Minichamps
TestAston Martin DBRS9Minichamps

FIA GT3 European Championship 2008

Jaguar XKR GT3
Phil Quaife
Stuart Hall
33
GT3
Minichamps
400 081333

2009

Audi R8 LMS

Audi launched the excellent GT3 version of their R8 using the Phoenix and Abt teams with whom they partner in the DTM series

FIA GT Championship 2009

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Spa 24 Hours
1Chevrolet Corvette C6.R Z06
Mike Hezemans
Anthony Kumpen
Jos Menten
Kurt Mollekens
4
GT1
Ixo
GTM085
19Chevrolet Corvette C6.R Z06
Bert Longin
Maxime Soulet
James Ruffier
Oliver Gavin
3
GT1
Ixo
GTM090

GT3 2009

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

ADAC GT Masters
6Audi R8 GT3
Christian Abt
Jan Seyffarth
6
GT3
Spark
(Germany Special Edition)
SG001
7Audi R8 GT3
Florian Gruber
Peter Tertling
7
GT3
Spark
(Germany Special Edition)
SG002
FIA GT3 European Championship
 Aston Martin DBRS9
Thomas Accary
Julien Rodrigues
3
Norev
270513
FIA GT3 European Championship - Zolder
0Ford GT GT3
'Mad-Croc'
12
Minichamps
437098412
HTTT Paul Ricard (Round 1 of the Oreca Sportscars Winter Series)
10Ferrari F430 GT3
Andrea Garbagnati
Edouard Gravereaux
34
Hot Wheels Elite
W1193
Italian GT3 Championship
1Ferrari F430 GT3
Stefano Livio
Lorenzo Bontempelli
57
Hot Wheels Elite
W1776

2010

In 2010, the FIA GT was replaced with the single-class GT1 World Championship. There were series-specific cars such as the Maytech Ford GT, and Nissan GT-R. Some of these teams did run at Le Mans in 2010, but lacked the long-distance experience to be competitive.

The various GT3 series continued to build interest.

GT3 2010

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

ADAC GT Masters
Audi R8 GT3
Kenneth Heyer
Michael Ammermüller
7
GT3
Spark
(Germany Special Edition)
SG008
Audi R8 GT3
Bernd Herndlhofer
Christiaan Frankenhout
8
GT3
Spark
(Germany Special Edition)
SG007
FIA GT2 European Championship - Spa 24 Hours
1Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RSR
Romain Dumas
Jörg Bergmeister
Martin Ragginger
Wolf Henzler
23
GT2
Spark
(Belgium Special Edition)
SB001
2Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RSR
Raymond Narac
Patrick Pilet
Patrick Long
Richard Lietz
16
GT2
Spark
(Belgium Special Edition)
SB002
6Porsche 911 (997) GT3 R
Jürgen Häring
Dimitrios Konstantinou
Arnaud Peyroles
Gilles Vannelet
53
GT3
Minichamps
400 108953
13Audi R8 LMS
Stéphane Ortelli
Stéphane Lémeret
Kurt Mollekens
François Verbist
73
GT3
Spark
(Belgium Special Edition)
SB010
DNFAston Martin DBRS9
Eddy Renard
Tim Verbergt
Jeffrey van Hooydonk
Koen Wauters
64
GT3
Spark
(Belgium Special Edition)
SB006
FIA GT3 European Championship - Brno
DNFFord GT GT3
'Mad-Croc'
14
Minichamps
437108414
French FFSA
 Aston Martin DBRS9 10
Norev
270518

GT1

FIA GT1 World Championship 2010

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Nissan (R35) GT-R GT1 3
Ebbro
Nissan (R35) GT-R GT1 4
Ebbro
Nissan (R35) GT-R GT1 22
Ebbro
Nissan (R35) GT-R GT1 23
Ebbro
Maserati MC12 33