Flat-out racing. On five continents. With close to 100 drivers. The Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli is endurance GT racing at its purest. There are no easy flat tracks to give competitors a rest, just punishing stint after punishing stint thanks to an epic five-round calendar featuring some of the world's most undulating, G-force-heavy circuits.
It’s the fourth season of the Challenge, which first ran in 2016 with three races and has now expanded to include five of the world’s biggest GT events for a total of 63 hours of competition. This year manufacturers and drivers will be competing to get the best collective results across races in Australia, the US, Belgium, Japan and South Africa. All on Pirelli tyres.
Feel the heat
The championship gets underway at the legendary Bathurst 12 Hour in Australia from 1-3 February, as a selection of the world's most accomplished GT drivers are joined by the country's best domestic drivers for a race from the cold darkness of dawn into bright daylight.
It might be known as a test of endurance but, make no mistake, this is always a sprint. Victory-clinching, career-defining overtakes have taken place in the dying seconds, making it an unpredictable show right to the very end.