The Fanatec GT2 European Series delivered a thrilling second season of competition in 2022, with the outright and Pro-Am title fight going right down to the final laps of the final race of the season.
We look back at the 2022 season by the numbers:
A total of 36 drivers competed across both classes (Am and Pro-Am) of the 2022 series.
14 nationalities were represented on the 2022 grid. Austria and Italy were the best represented, with five drivers from each country racing this season.
Six prestigious brands raced in the second year of the series. Audi, Brabham Automotive, KTM and Porsche featured highly all season, while Lamborghini snatched Am victory on its Misano appearance, and the Mercedes GT Track Series made a guest appearance at the Red Bull Ring.
9 Pole positions
KTM was the most successful brand in qualifying across the season, with True Racing by Reiter Engineering notching up eight. A further pole position was also achieved by Reiter Engineering’s additional entry at Circuit Paul Ricard.
Audi recorded the highest number of wins across both classes of competition, seven scored in Pro-Am and a further nine across the brand’s Am entries.
Seven is the magic number of the most race wins recorded by an entry this season – achieved by PK Carsport’s Nicolas Saelens and Stienes Longin, and LP Racing’s Henry Hassid, both in Audi machinery.
5 Brands made the podium
Audi, Brabham Automotive, KTM, Lamborghini and Porsche all featured on the 2022 Fanatec GT2 European Series podium.
Nine elite motorsport teams took part in at least one Fanatec GT2 European Series race in 2022.
LP Racing and True Racing by Reiter Engineering jointly hold the record for the most team entries at more than one event this season.
The race distance completed across the 2022 season. The greatest distance covered was in race one at Spa-Francorchamps, at 140km.
The field of 2022 completed 303 laps of racing. The most, 32, were completed in race two at the Red Bull Ring.
The narrow margin of victory for Nicolas Saelens and Stienes Longin, over Henry Hassid at Misano. Just 1.064 seconds covered the first four finishers.
Just five points separated Pro-Am title contenders, PK Carsport’s Nicolas Saelens and Stienes Longin, and True Racing by Reiter Engineering’s Filip Sladecka and Stefan Rosina, heading into the season finale.
PK Carsport sealed the Pro-Am title by just 14 points, thanks to double race victory in the Circuit Paul Ricard season finale sealing seven consecutive podiums.
1 historic win
The iconic Brabham brand added a new entry to the history books with Brabham Automotive’s first Fanatec GT2 European Series win at Misano. Anders Fjordbach and Kevin Weeda went on to score three more podiums.
PK Carsport’s Peter Guelinckx and Bert Longin scored the most podiums without earning outright victory. Consistency earned the duo third in the standings.
The Fanatec GT2 European Series is for all the family. Father and son, Bert and Stienes Longin conducted campaigns in sister PK Carsport Audis, scoring 17 podiums between them. Henry Hassid and son Maxime teamed up to win at Paul Ricard.
From the first free practice at Imola to the final chequered flag of the season at Circuit Paul Ricard, the field completed a minimum of 26 hours of track time. And that’s not counting official testing!
Back for a third season with a six-round double-header race calendar, the Fanatec GT2 European Series 2023 will feature new events at Dijon, France and Portimão, Portugal.
2 new GT2 machines
2023 is already set to be a stellar season, with both the Maserati MC20 and Mercedes-AMG GT2 set to join the field.