2005 World Touring Car Championship season
|2005 World Touring Car Championship season|
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. Andy Priaulx won the Drivers' Championship and BMW won the Manufacturers' title.
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
According to 2005 Entry List.
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||R1||Race of Italy||Autodromo Nazionale Monza||10 April|
|2||R3||Race of France||Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours||1 May|
|3||R5||Race of UK||Silverstone Circuit||15 May|
|4||R7||Race of San Marino||Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari||29 May|
|5||R9||Race of Mexico||Autódromo Miguel E. Abed||26 June|
|6||R11||Race of Belgium||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||30 July|
|7||R13||Race of the Germany||Motorsport Arena Oschersleben||28 August|
|8||R15||Race of Turkey||Istanbul Park||18 September|
|9||R17||Race of Spain||Circuit Ricardo Tormo||2 October|
|10||R19||Guia Race of Macau||Guia Circuit||20 November|
Results and standings
|Race||Race Name||Pole Position||Fastest lap||Winning driver||Winning team||Winning independent||Report|
|1||Race of Italy||Dirk Müller||Dirk Müller||Dirk Müller||BMW Team Deutschland||Marc Hennerici||Report|
|2||Jörg Müller||James Thompson||Alfa Romeo Racing Team||Marc Hennerici|
|3||Race of France||Jörg Müller||Jörg Müller||Jörg Müller||BMW Team Deutschland||Marc Hennerici||Report|
|4||Jörg Müller||Jörg Müller||BMW Team Deutschland||Carl Rosenblad|
|5||Race of UK||Gabriele Tarquini||Fabrizio Giovanardi||Gabriele Tarquini||Alfa Romeo Racing Team||Tom Coronel||Report|
|6||Andy Priaulx||Rickard Rydell||SEAT Sport||Marc Hennerici|
|7||Race of San Marino||Fabrizio Giovanardi||Fabrizio Giovanardi||Fabrizio Giovanardi||Alfa Romeo Racing Team||Alessandro Balzan||Report|
|8||Fabrizio Giovanardi||Dirk Müller||BMW Team Deutschland||Stefano D'Aste|
|9||Race of Mexico||Fabrizio Giovanardi||Gabriele Tarquini||Fabrizio Giovanardi||Alfa Romeo Racing Team||Tom Coronel||Report|
|10||Fabrizio Giovanardi||Peter Terting||SEAT Sport||Tom Coronel|
|11||Race of Belgium||Augusto Farfus||Dirk Müller||Dirk Müller||BMW Team Deutschland||Tom Coronel||Report|
|12||Stefano D'Aste||Fabrizio Giovanardi||Alfa Romeo Racing Team||Stefano D'Aste|
|13||Race of Germany||James Thompson||Jörg Müller||Andy Priaulx||BMW Team UK||Adriano de Micheli||Report|
|14||Gabriele Tarquini||Alessandro Zanardi||BMW Team Italy-Spain||Tom Coronel|
|15||Race of Turkey||Gabriele Tarquini||James Thompson||Fabrizio Giovanardi||Alfa Romeo Racing Team||Carl Rosenblad||Report|
|16||Gabriele Tarquini||Gabriele Tarquini||Alfa Romeo Racing Team||Marc Hennerici|
|17||Race of Spain||Jordi Gené||Dirk Müller||Jordi Gené||SEAT Sport||Adriano de Micheli||Report|
|18||Jörg Müller||Jörg Müller||BMW Team Deutschland||Tomas Engström|
|19||Guia Race of Macau||Andy Priaulx||Andy Priaulx||Augusto Farfus||Alfa Romeo Racing Team||Stefano D'Aste||Report|
|20||Andy Priaulx||Duncan Huisman||BMW Team Holland||Giuseppe Cirò|
Bold – Pole
† — 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.
Note: Drivers who did not score points during the season were not classified into Drivers' Championship positions.
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. All the other cars of that same manufacturer were considered invisible as far as scoring points was concerned. Points were awarded on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis for each race.
Michelin Independents' Trophy