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FIA Reveals First 2015 Global Driver Ratings List

The FIA publishes list of 2015 global driver ratings…

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The 2015 FIA global driver ratings have been released Friday, featuring several drivers adjusted. A final list will be posted after revisions, of which drivers have until Nov. 22 to have their rankings re-examined by the Categorization Committee.

The list will apply for drivers competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, European and Asian Le Mans Series, Blancpain GT Series and a number of other European championships.

Notable rating changes include:

Joao Barbosa, Platinum (2014) to Gold (2015)
Ben Barker, Silver (2014) to Gold (2015)
Martin Brundle, Gold (2014) to Silver (2015)
Paul-Loup Chatin, Silver (2014) to Gold (2015)
Philipp Eng, Silver (2014) to Gold (2015)
Charles Espenlaub, Silver (2014) to Gold (2015)
Philip Giebler, Gold (2014) to Silver (2015)
Rodolfo Gonzalez, Silver (2014) to Gold (2015)
Billy Johnson, Silver (2014) to Gold (2015)
Wolfgang Kauffman, Silver (2014) to Bronze (2015)
Jann Mardenborough, Gold (2014) to Platinum (2015)
Maurizio Mediani, Silver (2014) to Gold (2015)
Christopher Mies, Silver (2014) to Gold (2015)
Christina Nielsen, Bronze (2014) to Silver (2015)
Markus Palttala, Silver (2014) to Gold (2015)
Kristian Poulsen, Bronze (2014) to Silver (2015)
Alex Riberas, Silver (2014) to Gold (2015)
Sean Rayhall, Silver (2014) to Gold (2015)
Fernando Rees, Silver (2014) to Gold (2015)
Jeff Segal, Silver (2014) to Gold (2015)
Bill Sweedler, Silver (2014) to Bronze (2015)
Jordan Taylor, Gold (2014) to Platinum (2015)
Mathieu Vaxiviere, Silver (2014) to Gold (2015

Notable additions include:

Mark Blundell, Gold
Matthew Brabham, Gold
Zak Brown, Bronze
Kevin Buckler, Bronze
Jade Buford, Silver
Maximilian Buhk, Gold
Cristiano da Matta, Platinum
Jerome d’Ambrosio, Platinum
Steven Doherty, Bronze
Eric Foss, Silver
Ashley Freiberg, Silver
Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Platinum
Paul Gentilozzi, Silver
Conrad Grunewald, Bronze
Trent Hindman, Silver
Craig Lowndes, Platinum
Spencer Pigot, Gold
Valentino Rossi, Silver
Stefan Rzadzinski, Silver
Madison Snow, Silver
Albert von Thurn und Taxis, Silver
James Vance, Bronze
Marco Wittmann, Platinum

Notable Silvers include:

Earl Bamber
Matt Bell (U.S.)
Matthew Bell (U.K.)
Brandon Davis
Jean-Francois Dumoulin
Duncan Ende
Mario Farnbacher
Philipp Frommenwiler
Josh Hurley
Sean Johnston
Alessandro Latif
Michael Lewis
Ryan Lewis
Shane Lewis
Andrew Palmer
Michele Rugolo
Marco Seefried
Stephen Simpson
Mike Skeen
Craig Stanton
Dion von Moltke
Jeff Westphal
Andreas Wirth

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno) is Sportscar365's North American Editor, focusing on coverage of the IMSA-sanctioned championships as well as Pirelli World Challenge. DiZinno also contributes to NBCSports.com and other motorsports outlets. Contact Tony

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