2005 World Touring Car Championship season

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2005 World Touring Car Championship season
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Andy Priaulx won the Drivers' Championship at the wheel of a BMW 320i

The 2005 World Touring Car Championship season was the second season of World Touring Car Championship motor racing, and the first since 1987. It featured the 2005 FIA World Touring Car Championship which was contested over a ten event, twenty race series which commenced on 10 April and ended on 20 November. The championship was open to Super 2000 cars, Diesel 2000 cars and Super Production cars as defined by the FIA.[1] Andy Priaulx won the Drivers' Championship and BMW won the Manufacturers' title.[2]

Organised by KSO, a subsidiary of Eurosport, the championship was an evolution of the former European Touring Car Championship, elevated to World Championship status by the FIA for 2005 with the introduction of races outside Europe. The European title was given to the new European Touring Car Cup, a one-off event.

Teams and drivers[edit]

According to 2005 Entry List.[3]

Calendar[edit]

Alain Menu (Chevrolet Lacetti) leads a spinning Fabrizio Giovanardi (Alfa Romeo 156) at Oschersleben on 28.08.2005

The championship was contested over ten events, each featuring two 50 kilometre races. The starting grid order for the first race at each event was determined by the results of qualifying and that of the second race by the results of the first race, but with the top eight cars in reverse order.[1]

Event Race Name Track Date
1 R1 Race of Italy Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 10 April
R2
2 R3 Race of France France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 1 May
R4
3 R5 Race of UK United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 15 May
R6
4 R7 Race of San Marino Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 29 May
R8
5 R9 Race of Mexico Mexico Autódromo Miguel E. Abed 26 June
R10
6 R11 Race of Belgium Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 30 July
R12
7 R13 Race of the Germany Germany Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 28 August
R14
8 R15 Race of Turkey Turkey Istanbul Park 18 September
R16
9 R17 Race of Spain Spain Circuit Ricardo Tormo 2 October
R18
10 R19 Guia Race of Macau Macau Guia Circuit 20 November
R20

Results and standings[edit]

Races[edit]

Race Race Name Pole Position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Winning independent Report
1 Italy Race of Italy Germany Dirk Müller Germany Dirk Müller Germany Dirk Müller Germany BMW Team Deutschland Germany Marc Hennerici Report
2 Germany Jörg Müller United Kingdom James Thompson Italy Alfa Romeo Racing Team Germany Marc Hennerici
3 France Race of France Germany Jörg Müller Germany Jörg Müller Germany Jörg Müller Germany BMW Team Deutschland Germany Marc Hennerici Report
4 Germany Jörg Müller Germany Jörg Müller Germany BMW Team Deutschland Sweden Carl Rosenblad
5 United Kingdom Race of UK Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Alfa Romeo Racing Team Netherlands Tom Coronel Report
6 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Sweden Rickard Rydell Spain SEAT Sport Germany Marc Hennerici
7 Italy Race of San Marino Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Alfa Romeo Racing Team Italy Alessandro Balzan Report
8 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Germany Dirk Müller Germany BMW Team Deutschland Italy Stefano D'Aste
9 Mexico Race of Mexico Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Alfa Romeo Racing Team Netherlands Tom Coronel Report
10 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Germany Peter Terting Spain SEAT Sport Netherlands Tom Coronel
11 Belgium Race of Belgium Brazil Augusto Farfus Germany Dirk Müller Germany Dirk Müller Germany BMW Team Deutschland Netherlands Tom Coronel Report
12 Italy Stefano D'Aste Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Alfa Romeo Racing Team Italy Stefano D'Aste
13 Germany Race of Germany United Kingdom James Thompson Germany Jörg Müller United Kingdom Andy Priaulx United Kingdom BMW Team UK Italy Adriano de Micheli Report
14 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Alessandro Zanardi Italy BMW Team Italy-Spain Netherlands Tom Coronel
15 Turkey Race of Turkey Italy Gabriele Tarquini United Kingdom James Thompson Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Alfa Romeo Racing Team Sweden Carl Rosenblad Report
16 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Alfa Romeo Racing Team Germany Marc Hennerici
17 Spain Race of Spain Spain Jordi Gené Germany Dirk Müller Spain Jordi Gené Spain SEAT Sport Italy Adriano de Micheli Report
18 Germany Jörg Müller Germany Jörg Müller Germany BMW Team Deutschland Sweden Tomas Engström
19 Macau Guia Race of Macau United Kingdom Andy Priaulx United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Brazil Augusto Farfus Italy Alfa Romeo Racing Team Italy Stefano D'Aste Report
20 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Netherlands Duncan Huisman Netherlands BMW Team Holland Italy Giuseppe Cirò

Standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

† — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Drivers' Championship points were awarded on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis to first eight finishers at each race.[1]

Note: Drivers who did not score points during the season were not classified into Drivers' Championship positions.[2]

Manufacturers' Championship[edit]

BMW won the Manufacturers' Championship with the 320i
Pos Manufacturer ITA
Italy
FRA
France
UK
United Kingdom
SMR
Italy
MEX
Mexico
BEL
Belgium
GER
Germany
TUR
Turkey
ESP
Spain
MAC
Macau
 Pts [2]
1 Germany BMW 1 2 1 1 5 6 2 1 5 2 1 2 1 1 3 3 2 1 2 1 273
4 3 2 2 9 7 3 2 12 8 2 5 3 2 4 5 4 3 6 2
2 Italy Alfa Romeo 2 1 4 5 1 3 1 3 1 3 4 1 9 5 1 1 6 2 1 3 237
3 8 8 7 2 4 5 5 2 4 5 4 13 14 2 2 16 7 7 Ret
3 Spain SEAT 8 6 3 6 6 1 9 4 3 1 9 3 2 4 5 7 1 8 3 5 186
9 17 7 10 7 2 10 7 7 5 10 10 5 7 17 10 3 11 8 6
4 United States Chevrolet 20 15 17 13 13 13 13 11 6 7 14 6 11 8 10 8 7 Ret 4 10† 68
22 24† 19 16 Ret Ret 14 14 10 13 17 11 17 11 16 13 Ret DNS 5 Ret
5 United States Ford 28 Ret 24 22 18 17 17 16 21 Ret 10 10 Ret 17 Ret 18 17† 9 13
Ret DNS Ret 23 19 18 26 19 Ret DNS 12 20 Ret DNS Ret DNS 21 DNS
Pos Manufacturer ITA
Italy
FRA
France
UK
United Kingdom
SMR
Italy
MEX
Mexico
BEL
Belgium
GER
Germany
TUR
Turkey
ESP
Spain
MAC
Macau
 Pts 

The Manufacturers' title was awarded to the manufacturer which had scored the highest number of points, taking into account all the results obtained by the best two cars classified per manufacturer in each race.[1] All the other cars of that same manufacturer were considered invisible as far as scoring points was concerned.[1] Points were awarded on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis for each race.[1]

Michelin Independents' Trophy[edit]

Pos Driver ITA
Italy
FRA
France
UK
United Kingdom
SMR
Italy
MEX
Mexico
BEL
Belgium
GER
Germany
TUR
Turkey
ESP
Spain
MAC
Macau
 Pts 
1 Germany Marc Hennerici 13 10 13 16 17 9 Ret Ret 17 14 18 9 16 21 13 11 Ret 20 14 Ret 114
2 Italy Giuseppe Cirò Ret 18 21 17 22 11 Ret DNS 14 9 15 15 24 16 12 14 12 10 Ret 8 107
3 Italy Stefano D'Aste 16 22† Ret DNS Ret Ret 22 15 12 11 16 2 20 19 14 15 17 17 11 Ret 96
4 Sweden Carl Rosenblad DNS DNS 14 14 21 12 16 Ret 16 15 22 12 22 17 11 18 Ret 16 12 Ret 94
5 Netherlands Tom Coronel 15 Ret 23 DSQ 14 14 18 Ret 8 5 13 3 21 13 Ret DNS NC 13 Ret DNS 85
6 Italy Adriano de Micheli 21 14 22 20 20 15 Ret DNS DNS DNS 15 18 15 16 11 19 15 Ret 65
7 Finland Valle Mäkelä Ret 13 16 Ret 16 10 19 Ret 18 Ret 37
8 Italy Salvatore Tavano 17 16 18 18 19 20 27
9 Sweden Tomas Engström 14 23 13 9 24
10 Italy Alessandro Balzan 18 11 Ret DNS 12 DSQ 21
11 Italy Gianluca de Lorenzi 23 Ret 20 19 21 17 20
12 Mexico Carlos Mastretta Aguilera 25 18 15 17 14
13 Czech Republic Adam Lacko 25 12 Ret DNS 20 13 13
14 United Kingdom Simon Harrison 20† DNS 8
15 Italy Andrea Larini 19 20 Ret DNS 23 22† 8
16 Spain Polo Villaamil 15 21 6
17 San Marino Stefano Valli 27 19 25 23 24 Ret 4
18 Austria Sascha Plöderl NC 25† Ret DNS 25 22† 4
- Sweden Jens Hellström 26 21 0
Turkey Erkut Kizilirmak Ret DNS 0
Germany Frank Diefenbacher DNS DNS
Hong Kong Lo Ka Fai DNQ DNQ
Pos Driver ITA
Italy
FRA
France
UK
United Kingdom
SMR
Italy
MEX
Mexico
BEL
Belgium
GER
Germany
TUR
Turkey
ESP
Spain
MAC
Macau
 Pts 

Championship promoter KSO organised the Michelin Independent Drivers' Trophy within the 2005 FIA World Touring Car Championship.[4] A driver's eligibility to compete for the Trophy was determined exclusively by KSO, taking into consideration various criteria relating to the team, driver and car.[4] Points were awarded to eligible drivers on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis for races 1 to 18 and on a 20–16–12–10–8–6–4–2 basis for races 19 & 20.[4]

Michelin Teams' Trophy[edit]

Pos Team ITA
Italy
FRA
France
UK
United Kingdom
SMR
Italy
MEX
Mexico
BEL
Belgium
GER
Germany
TUR
Turkey
ESP
Spain
MAC
Macau
 Pts 
1 Italy Proteam Motorsport 16 18 21 18 22 11 22 15 12 9 15 2 20 16 12 14 12 10 11 8 203
Ret 22† Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret DNS 14 11 16 15 24 19 14 15 17 17 Ret Ret
2 Hong Kong GR Asia 15 13 16 Ret 14 10 18 18 8 5 13 3 18 13 Ret DNS 15 13 Ret DNS 142
Ret Ret 23 DSQ 16 14 25 Ret 15 17 19 Ret 21 Ret Ret DNS NC 21 DNQ DNQ
3 Germany Wiechers-Sport 13 10 13 16 17 9 Ret Ret 17 14 18 9 16 21 13 11 Ret 20 14 Ret 114
4 Sweden Crawford Racing DNS DNS 14 14 21 12 16 Ret 16 15 22 12 22 17 11 18 Ret 16 12 Ret 94
5 Italy JAS Motorsport 21 14 22 20 20 15 Ret DNS DNS DNS 15 18 15 16 11 9 15 Ret 89
13 19 20† DNS
6 Italy DB Motorsport 17 16 18 18 19 20 35
19 20 Ret DNS 23 22†
7 Italy Scuderia del Girasole 18 11 Ret DNS 12 DSQ 21
8 Italy GDL Racing 23 Ret 20 19 21 17 20
9 Czech Republic IEP Team 25 12 Ret DNS 20 13 13
10 Sweden Honda Dealer Team Sweden 14 21 8
26 23
11 San Marino Zerocinque Motorsport 27 19 25 23 24 Ret 4
12 Austria RS-Line IPZ Racing NC 25† Ret DNS 25 22† 4
DNS DNS
Pos Team ITA
Italy
FRA
France
UK
United Kingdom
SMR
Italy
MEX
Mexico
BEL
Belgium
GER
Germany
TUR
Turkey
ESP
Spain
MAC
Macau
 Pts 

Championship promoter KSO organised the Michelin Teams' Trophy within the 2005 FIA World Touring Car Championship.[4] All teams participating in the Championship were eligible to score points towards the Trophy, however points were only awarded for the two best classified cars of each team, providing they are driven by drivers classified by KSO as Independent Drivers.[4] Any other cars of that same team were invisible as far as point scoring was concerned.[4] Points towards the Michelin Teams' Trophy were awarded on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis at all races.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f 2005 FIA WTCC Sporting Regulations Retrieved from web.archive.org on 16 July 2009
  2. ^ a b c d e 2005 Championship point standings, fiawtcc.com, as archived at web.archive.org on 14 December 2010 Retrieved on 18 July 2013
  3. ^ a b 2005 Entry List, www.fiawtcc.com, as archived at web.archive.org on 13 February 2012 Retrieved on 18 July 2013
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Michelin Independents' Trophies Regulations Retrieved from www.fiawtcc.com via web.archive.org on 22 February 2012

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