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Blancpain Endurance Series elected European Race of the year

The SRO Motorsports Group is proud to announce that the Blancpain Endurance Series has been voted European Race Series of the Year. During the Professional MotorSport World Expo Awards Ceremony in Cologne an independent judging panel of motorsport experts highlighted the qualities of the Series.

An enthralling championship that delivers full, diverse grids, which ensures great, close racing for amateur and professional alike.”

The members of the jury of the Professional MotorSport World Expo Awards – composed of renowned journalists, experienced drivers and senior management of high level motorsports teams – was full of praise for the Blancpain Endurance Series, which they voted European Race Series of the Year.

Ever since 2011, the SRO Motorsports Group has worked to make the Blancpain Endurance Series the success it is now. Drivers and teams alike enjoy taking part in what may be considered as the leading GT series on the motorsports planet, especially since the iconic Total 24 Hours of Spa have been part of the series from the start.

David Tremayne (editor and member of the jury): “Motorsport needs championships in which professionals and gentlemen racers alike can participate with honour and success. Nothing provides that better on the European stage than the Blancpain Endurance Series.

Stephane Ratel (CEO and Founder of SRO Motorsports Group): “We at the SRO Motorsports Group consider it a great honour that the Blancpain Endurance Series has been voted European Race Series of the Year. The close-fought battles and high level of racing throughout the year made this season a very exciting one. One only has to look at the small gaps between the cars at the end of each race to realise that the Balance of Performance in our Series fully works. It is clear that these exciting races appeal to the fans. We are already looking forward to the 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series. With new teams and new models likely to be joining the grid, 2015 promises to be an exciting season. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our partners, especially title sponsor Blancpain, for their support since the launch of the Series.


Blancpain - Innovation is our Tradition

Founded in 1735 by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain, the watch brand bearing his name is the oldest in the world. Blancpain is currently engaged to the renewal of mechanical watchmaking and to passing on exceptional expertise from one generation to the next through constant investment in human resources, production facilities and research. This approach is its strength and the expression of our long-term vision, even though it goes against the tide of a certain tendency to seek immediate profit. From the creation of components through to watch design, Blancpain is distinguished by its ability to develop exceptional movements. Over the past nine years, the Manufacture has indeed developed no less than 33 new calibres.

Through its various models, Blancpain preserves its heritage of precision and elegance, while also displaying an innovative and occasionally provocative spirit. Its range encompasses the sportive L-evolution line, the legendary Fifty Fathoms diver’s watch, as well as the classic Villeret collection, the high complication from Le Brassus collection and the Women models.


Pirelli – Official Tyre Supplier

Pirelli is a tyre manufacturer and world leader in the automotive industry. It has an exclusive relationship with over 50 racing series worldwide, including Formula One.

Pirelli has a long and illustrious history in endurance racing, and has also claimed a huge variety of class wins in GT racing all over the world. The design of the new Pirelli GT tyres meets the needs of GT racing while maintaining the performance characteristics that endurance drivers have appreciated in the past.The slick tyres used for GT racing are branded Zero: just like the slicks that have become a central feature of Formula One. The name P Zero is used in the highest categories of motorsport such as GT racing.


SRO Motorsports Group

SRO Motorsports Group was founded by Stephane Ratel and has specialised in the promotion, support and organisation of many national and international motorsport series since 1995.

In 2014, SRO promotes several championships and series, such as the Blancpain GT Series with the Blancpain Sprint Series and the Blancpain Endurance Series, including the iconic Total 24 hours of Spa, the Cooper Tires British F3 Championship, the Avon Tyres British GT Championship and has various franchise agreements including the