Half a dozen drivers who were Silver-rated this year have been upgraded to Gold professional driver status, including Aston Martin factory driver Andrew Watson and Arthur Rougier, who has raced Emil Frey Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evos in Europe.
Scott Andrews, who drives in multiple competitions including IMSA and the FIA World Endurance Championship, has also been shifted from Silver to Gold.
More drivers have been downgraded from Gold to Silver such as double FIA World Endurance GTE-Am champion Emmanuel Collard, last year’s Pirelli GT4 America Sprint champion Michael Cooper and American all-rounder Gunnar Jeannette.
Another notable downgrade is the Silver-to-Bronze movement of two-time IMSA GT Daytona class champion Christina Nielsen.
The list of drivers moving down from Platinum to Gold includes 24 Hours of Le Mans class winners Jan Magnussen, Darren Turner, Joey Hand and Pedro Lamy.
Mercedes-AMG factory ace Luca Stolz will remain a Gold-rated driver next year after initially being put forward for an upgrade to Platinum status.
Michelin Pilot Challenge GS competitor Nate Vincent is the most notable driver moving up from Bronze to Silver.
The latest official driver categorization list is “subject to modifications” according to the FIA.
Silver to Gold
Gold to Silver
Platinum to Gold
Bronze to Silver
Silver to Bronze