In April 2017, the Blancpain GT Series 2017 first endurance race was held at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy. Mr. Wu Xiubo, a famous actor and Blancpain’s best friend, came to the competition as a special guest and acted as a starter. He became the first non-organizing committee member in the history of the competition. President Alain Delamuraz and Mr. Liao Yu, Vice President of Blancpain China also attended the competition. As the official timekeeping and title sponsor of the Blancpain GT Series, the brand has demonstrated its ‘credator of classic timepieces’ with a passion for speed and excellence.
From left to right: Mr. Wu Xiubo, Blancpain’s best friend, Mr. Alain Delamuraz, Blancpain Global Vice President, Mr. Liao Yu, Vice President of Blancpain China
On the day of the event, Wu Xiubo wore Blancpain’s Le Brassus master series platinum carrousel watch as a special guest to watch the game in person. Before the race, under the arrangement of the organizer, Wu Xiubo first experienced the famous Monza circuit in a supercar.
In the warm-up lap before the race, Wu Xiubo first issued a starting instruction for the warm-up racers on the track as a flag waver. Subsequently, he and the event director Alain Adam came to the starting point to start the start button for the official game, bringing the atmosphere to the peak.
As one of the four major FIA events, the GT (Grand Tourer) competition is a series of events that are carried out on a closed track by a model produced by a mass-produced sports car or a special sports car prototype. It is the world’s top racing event. Since 2010, Blancpain has become the exclusive official timekeeper of the FIA GT1 World Championship, the brand has continuously established active cooperation relationships with the world’s major GT events, and established the brand’s international benchmark position in the GT world. As a result, Blancpain has gradually developed into a powerful force in the world’s top racing world, establishing a significant and important position among car manufacturers, racers and spectators. These collaborations include:
• Title sponsorship of the Blancpain GT Series, which is composed of the impressive Blancpain Endurance Series and Blancpain Sprint Series, and plays the official timing role;
• Title sponsorship of the Blancpain GT Series Asia, one of the most successful GT series events in the world, co-sponsored by SRO Motorsports Group;
• Being one of the most famous sports car championships in the UK, the official partner of the British GT Championship;
• Combined the GT Racing Club and the Super Running Club to establish the Blancpain Sports Club under the brand name, bringing together top drivers and racing cars, and interpreting two Blancpain core values-passion and innovation.
It is worth mentioning that the last two stops of the Blancpain Asia GT Series for the 2017 season will be held at the Shanghai International Circuit and the Zhejiang International Circuit in September and October, respectively. At that time, top racers and enthusiastic fans from all over the world will come together to share this unforgettable feast.