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French Supertouring Championship

The Championnat de France de Supertourisme (English: French Supertouring Championship) was a touring car racing championship organised by the Fédération Française du Sport Automobile between 1976 and 2005.

The championship was contested on several circuits around France, with points awarded for driver classification. The winning driver was the one with the most points at the end of the season.

A national title was given in 1974, but a proper touring car championship only started in 1976. The cars were run to Group 2 specification, and the championship was called the Championnat Français de Voiture de Tourisme (French Touring Car Championship). From 1982, Group A rules were adopted to replace the outgoing Group 2, but in 1983 the FFSA modified them to be loosely based on Group A, evolving into the 1987 and 1988 seasons, where Group B type machines, called "Superproduction," were allowed to run alongside Group A, dominating the series.[1] The championship changed its name to Super Tourisme in 1989, when Group A cars were allowed technical evolutions to keep up with the faster Superproduction cars.

A major change happened in 1991, when the FFSA adopted a set of regulations similar to the British Touring Car Championship, with a maximum engine displacement of 2000 cm3. In 1994, these regulations were formally codified by the FIA as Supertouring. All works teams abandoned the championship at the end of 1995 but the series soldiered on with privateers. To make up the numbers, rally kitcars were allowed on the grid.

In 2001, Supertouring cars were replaced in the series by silhouette cars. Despite the change of class, the series retained its name. The final season was held in 2005, when because of rising costs the championship was cancelled. Since then, the most prestigious French circuit championship has been the GT Tour.

Champions

Year Driver Car
1974 23x15px Jean-Claude Aubriet (Group 2) BMW 3.0 CSL
23x15px Henri Greder (Group 1) Opel Commodore GSE
1975 Not held
1976 23x15px Jean-Pierre Beltoise BMW 3.0 CSi
1977 23x15px Jean-Pierre Beltoise BMW 530
1978 23x15px Lucien Guitteny Ford Capri 3.0 S
1979 23x15px Dany Snobeck Ford Capri 3.0 S
1980 23x15px Dany Snobeck Ford Escort RS 2000
1981 23x15px Jean-Pierre Malcher BMW 320i
1982 23x15px René Metge Rover 3500
1983 23x15px Alain Cudini Alfa Romeo GTV6
1984 23x15px Dany Snobeck Alfa Romeo GTV6
1985 23x15px Jean-Louis Schlesser Rover Vitesse
1986 23x15px Xavier Lapeyre Audi Quattro
1987 23x15px Érik Comas (Superprod.) Renault 5 Maxi Turbo
23x15px Fabien Giroix (Group A) BMW M3
1988 23x15px Jean Ragnotti (Superprod.) Renault 21 Turbo
23x15px Jean-Pierre Malcher (Group A) BMW M3
1989 23x15px Jean-Pierre Malcher BMW M3
1990 23x15px Jean-Pierre Malcher BMW M3
1991 23x15px Xavier Lapeyre Audi 80 quattro
1992 23x15px Marc Sourd Audi 80 quattro
1993 23x15px Frank Biela Audi 80 quattro
1994 23x15px Laurent Aiello Peugeot 405 Mi16
1995 23x15px Yvan Muller BMW 318i
1996 23x15px Eric Cayrolle BMW 320i
1997 23x15px Eric Cayrolle BMW 320i
1998 23x15px Eric Cayrolle BMW 320i
1999 23x15px William David Peugeot 406
2000 23x15px William David Peugeot 406
2001 23x15px Jean-Philippe Dayraut BMW M3 Silhouette
2002 23x15px Soheil Ayari Peugeot 406 Silhouette
2003 23x15px Christophe Bouchut SEAT Cordoba Silhouette
2004 23x15px Soheil Ayari Peugeot 406 Silhouette
2005 23x15px Soheil Ayari Peugeot 406 Silhouette

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