Round 1 • 30-02 Apr-May 2021 • Monza, Italian GT Championship Sprint
Round 2 • 21-23 May 2021 • Pergusa, Italian GT Championship Endurance
Round 3 • 04-06 Jun 2021 • Misano, Italian GT Championship Sprint
Round 4 • 02-04 Jul 2021 • Mugello, Italian GT Championship Endurance
Round 5 • 03-05 Sep 2021 • Imola, Italian GT Championship Sprint
Round 6 • 17-19 Sep 2021 • Vallelunga, Italian GT Championship Endurance
Round 7 • 08-10 Oct 2021 • Mugello, Italian GT Championship Sprint
Round 8 • 29-31 Oct 2021 • Monza, Italian GT Championship Endurance
The Italian Gran Turismo Championship is an Italian sports car series founded in 2003 and organized by the Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI) and the Commissione Sportiva Automobilistica Italiana (CSAI).
The official name was born when the CSAI, based on an increasing interest in GT racing, decided to build a series reserved to beautiful and powerful cars with a purely sports body and precise technical requirements issued by the FIA (International Federation).
During its first seasons, the championship hosted the same cars that raced in the FIA GT Championship, later allowing the participation of grand touring cars of a lower category, coming from one-make such as Ferrari Challenge, Porsche Supercup, Maserati Trofeo, Lamborghini Super Trofeo.
GT1 class is no longer present in the championship since 2007, while GT2 class is no longer present since 2013.
Therefore, the current top class is the GT3 class, reserved to grand touring cars derived from the series production of brands including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, McLaren and Chevrolet, active at the same time in European championships such as the Blancpain Sprint Series.
The enormous appeal and the large following of audience, both present at the racetrack and tuned in during the live coverage provided by RAI, over the years have allowed ACI to open up to less performing GT cars, thus favouring a greater participation of competitors.
In addition to internationally renowned drivers, race weekends are attended by many gentleman drivers and young talents ready to take the leap in the demanding international Gran Turismo competitions.
The GT3 class is flanked by the GT Cup category which includes one-make grand touring cars.
Since 2016 the following new categories have been established: Super GT3, Super GT Cup and GT Cup.
The Super GT3 includes the participation of recently homologated GT3 cars, while the Super GT Cup category is exclusively reserved to the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo.
Finally, in 2017, another category has been added, belonging to the Super GT3 class, only reserved to professional drivers (PRO).
For the current season, two Italian titles will be awarded: GT Endurance (4 races of 3 hours) and GT Sprint (8 races of 50 minutes plus one lap, spread over 4 rounds).
Race weekends are always developed on a double date, with two qualifying sessions and two races, distributed between Saturday and Sunday, and involve the main Italian circuits, including the legendary Autodromo Nazionale di Monza and the exciting ups and downs of the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari.
An away game to the French Paul Ricard circuit also gives the GT tricolor that international taste that has made it so famous over time.
Among the data collected, the hours of TV broadcasts, divided by network, those of live coverage on Rai Sport and those of broadcasts on area televisions, scattered throughout the national territory, stand out.
The number of contacts for each competition developed by the sports press (national, specialized and local), the contacts for each event generated by the web and the overall sessions on specialized sites are also significant.
Television & Web TV
Total broadcast: 246 hours, 5 minutes, 20 seconds
Contacts for single event: 1,768.00
- San Marino RTV: 2%
- Odeon: 2%
- Rai Sport: 5% (12 hours, 4 minutes – 934,000 contacts)
- Sportitalia: 2%
- YouTube: 11%
- Sky Sport: 1%
- AutoMoto.TV: 19%
- Facebook Live: 14%
- Telenova: 1%
- TV Areali: 43%
Total value: € 7,179,000
Over 5 million contacts.
National daily sports press, specialized and local press develop 5,700,000 contacts per single event.
- La Gazzetta dello Sport: 3,169,000 average readers (Audipress)
- Corriere dello Sport: 1,413,000 average readers (Audipress)
- Autosprint: 286,000 average readers (Audipress)
- Local Press: 832,000 average readers
Web & Social Media
Contacts per single event: 1,016,000
- ACI Sport: 963.985 sessions
- Italian GT Championship: 745,329 sessions
- Twitter: 2,112 followers
- Facebook: 3,328 likes
- YouTube: 422,176 unique viewers
- Specialized Websites: 4,500,000 sessions
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