The 2017 GT4 European Series champions were celebrated at the annual SRO Motorsports Group Awards in Paris on Friday. Drivers and team representatives came to the Palais Brongniart, the French capital’s former stock exchange, for a day full of festivities.
Ekris Motorsport and its drivers Ricardo van der Ende and Max Koebolt claimed their trophies for winning the GT4 European Series Northern Cup Silver Cup and the overall GT4 European Series title, with Koebolt also claiming the Pirell Junior Cup in the GT4 European Series Northern Cup. Matt Nicoll-Jones and Lennart Marioneck collected their trophies for finishing second and third in the Silver Cup.
Stian Boers and Dick van Ekris were on hand to receive the trophy for their team’s title, as was Alexandre Rossier to accept the third place award on behalf of RYS Team KISKA.
Luc Braams and Duncan Huisman collected their trophies for winning the Pro-Am Cup and were also awarded a Certina watch. The two Dutch drivers were joined by Frans Verschuur, representing Las Moras Racing Team. RN Vision STS driver Razvan Umbrarescu and team principal Veit-Valentin Vincentz collected their trophies for second place, while third placed Allied Racing was represented by team boss and driver Jan Kasperlik and mechanics Florian Pesch and Alexander Vogler.
Most of the Am Cup awards went to Italy. Giuseppe Ghezzi accepted his trophy for winning the class, while fellow Italians Manuele Mengozzi and Manuela Gostner also received their trophies.
Orlando and Rosella Redolfi went on stage to accept the team’s titles, with Francesco Gromeneda accepting the trophy on behalf of Scuderia Villorba Corse. Rosen Daskalov was the only non-Italian on the stage, the Bulgarian picking up the trophy for finishing third with Sofia Car Motorsport.
With the 2017 season concluded, teams will now shift their focus to next year. All teams in attendance in Paris have expressed their interest to continue to race in GT4 next season.