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The 2021 season in facts and figures

14 December 2021

1 - By participating in the inaugural Fanatec GT2 European Series race at Monza, Bert Longin achieved another notable first. The Belgian was also on the grid for the opening FIA GT1 World Championship contest in 2010 and the maiden round of the Blancpain Endurance Series (now Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS) in 2011.   

3 - High Class Racing earned the most pole positions in 2021, topping qualifying on three occasions with its #33 Audi. KTM squad True Racing by Reiter Engineering also secured three poles, though each with a different entry.   

5 - On five occasions, victory in the Am class went to a single-driver entry. Oliver Freymuth became the first to triumph alone when he won at Hockenheim in the AKF Racing Lamborghini. Christoph Ulrich earned a trio of solo wins in the #7 Sportec Motorsport KTM and earned the class title, while Leonardo Gorini (#991 LP Racing Porsche) won the season finale.  

6 – Six different brands were on-track during the 2021 campaign. Audi, KTM, Lamborghini and Porsche were ever-present, while Ferrari made two appearances and Brabham joined the grid at the season finale. 

8 - Across both classes, Audi was the most successful brand in 2022 with eight race wins. KTM took seven victories, while Lamborghini (4) and Porsche (1) also earned a place on the top step of the podium.  

9 - Kris Rosenberger and Hans-Joachim Stuck secured nine Am class podiums in 2022, though a race win eluded them. The True Racing by Reiter Engineering drivers finished runner-up on seven occasions in their #24 KTM. 

16 - The biggest grid of the season came at the finale, with a 16-car entry list confirmed for the deciding trip to Circuit Paul Ricard.  

27 - High Class Racing secured the inaugural Pro-Am title thanks to Mark Patterson and Anders Fjordbach. The #33 Audi duo earned five wins to finish the season with a 27-point advantage at the top of the standings. 

44 - A total of 44 drivers from 18 nations entered the inaugural Fanatec GT2 European Series season. Switzerland was the best-represented country with six drivers, closely followed by Germany and France with five each. 

55 – The biggest winning margin in the Pro-Am class came at Hockenheim where High Class Racing clinched victory by 55.727 seconds. The #33 Audi took the chequered flag more than half a lap clear of the #23 Reiter Engineering KTM.  

70 – Sports car racing legend Hans-Joachim Stuck made a popular comeback this season. The German ace had not competed since 2017 but returned to the cockpit at the age of 70 to run the full Fanatec GT2 European Series schedule in a KTM. 

237 - From the opening contest at Monza through to the final chequered flag at Circuit Paul Ricard, a total of 237 laps were completed during the inaugural Fanatec GT2 European Series season.  

2022 – Next year the Fanatec GT2 European Series will expand to a six-event calendar, with the 2022 schedule set to include new events at Imola, Red Bull Ring and Circuit Ricardo Tormo Valencia.