2008 Formula Palmer Audi season

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2008 Formula Palmer Audi season
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Championship[edit]

The 2008 Henderson Formula Palmer Audi Championship was incredibly competitive, with seven winners through the season and a three-way championship battle going into the final round.

Jason Moore eventually emerged from Croft as champion, but he was under intense pressure through much of the season from Tom Bradshaw and Jolyon Palmer. Moore made the best start to the season, winning three of the opening five races, with Richard Plant picking up a win in Round Two and Tom Bradshaw winning at Brands Hatch in Round Five.

Moore continued his winning ways in a triple-header at Spa-Francorchamps, although Jolyon Palmer scored an excellent victory in Round Six. Jack Clarke also visited the top of the podium in Round 10 at Oulton Park.

The second half of the season, however, belonged to Tom Bradshaw as he picked up four race wins, including a historic treble at Snetterton, to ensure the title went down to the wire. Elsewhere Richard Keen made a superb albeit brief appearance in the championship, gaining two victories and one pole in three races.

In 2008, the Henderson Formula Palmer Audi Championship once again enjoyed strong grids and a strong race calendar, with 33 drivers in total entering the 8-race, 20-round format. This year the championship also enjoyed a race abroad, at Spa-Francorchamps. The championship continued to support large international events at Brands Hatch such as A1 Grand Prix, the World Touring Car Championship and DTM.

Championship Standings[edit]

Pos. Driver Team Nat. Points Wins Podiums Poles
1 Jason Moore Olney Tyres and Exhausts  UK 360 6 14 6
2 Tom Bradshaw Accident Exchange  UK 351 7 12 5
3 Jolyon Palmer[1] Comma Oil  UK 338 1 11 3
4 Richard Plant GW Price  UK 275 1 5 1
5 Jack Clarke KSS Design Group  UK 264 2 7
6 Alex Brundle Nasstar  UK 240 3 1
7 Adam Foster (R) NewNet  UK 219
8 Daniel Brown (R) Momo UK  UK 187
9 Paul Rees (R) emedia  UK 177
10 Ivan Lukasevich(R) Audi Russia  Russia 155 2
11 Maxim Snegirev Audi Russia  Russia 137
12 Max Dmytrenko (R) Sofiyskiy Fitness  Ukraine 134
13 William Zollo (R) Hermanos Toledano  UK 131
14 Emma Selway (R) Relentless  UK 130
15 Luc Paillard Cult Energy Activator  France 118
16 Matt Hamilton Sywell Leisure Sports  UK 110 1 2 1
17 Dan Rozwadowski (R) Buy A Watt  UK 106
18 Russell Bolesworth The Mirage  UK 94
19 Richard Keen  UK 66 2 3 1
20 Vibe Smed (R)[2] Copenhagen Sensor Tech  Denmark 62
21 Robert Brown (R) Momo UK  UK 54
22 Jodie Hemming (R)  UK 45
23= Charles Hollings  UK 34 1
23= Damien Charveriat  France 34
25 Kenny Andrews  UK 28
26 Nigel Reuben Sywell Leisure  UK 9
27 Joe Paterson  UK 8
28= Luca Orlandi  Cyprus 6
28= Rachid Bouzouba  Morocco 6
28= Gilles Vannelet  France 6
28= Giuseppe Cipriani  Italy 6
32 Ludovico Manfredi  Italy 3
33 Mark Powell Fujitsu  UK 2

Race Calendar[edit]

Round Date Circuit Laps Winner Pole Position
1 13 April Donington Park GP 14 Jason Moore Paul Rees
2 13 April 14 Richard Plant Tom Bradshaw
3 13 April 13 Jason Moore /
4 4 May Brands Hatch (Grand Prix) 16 Jason Moore Jason Moore
5 4 May 16 Tom Bradshaw Alex Brundle
6 18 May Spa-Francorchamps 9 Jolyon Palmer /
7 18 May 9 Jason Moore Jason Moore
8 18 May 9 Jason Moore Tom Bradshaw
9 28 June Oulton Park (International) 11 Tom Bradshaw Tom Bradshaw
10 28 June 14 Jack Clarke Tom Bradshaw
11 27 July Brands Hatch (International) 16 Jason Moore Jolyon Palmer
12 27 July 16 Jack Clarke Jolyon Palmer
13 17 August Snetterton 18 Tom Bradshaw Tom Bradhsaw
14 17 August 18 Tom Bradshaw Jason Moore
15 17 August 18 Tom Bradshaw Tom Bradshaw
16 31 August Brands Hatch (Indy) 30 Tom Bradshaw Jolyon Palmer
17 31 August 30 Richard Keen Richard Keen
18 31 August 30 Richard Keen Jason Moore
19 19 September Silverstone 17 Matt Hamilton Matt Hamilton
20 19 September 17 Tom Bradshaw Matt Hamilton

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.formula-palmer-audi.com/driver_details.aspx?driver=562&intSeries=3&intYear=2008
  2. ^ http://www.vibesmed.dk/