2010 Eurocup Mégane Trophy season

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2010 Eurocup Mégane Trophy season
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The 2010 Eurocup Mégane Trophy season was the sixth Eurocup Mégane Trophy season. The season began at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on 1 May and finished at the Circuit de Catalunya on 10 October, after seven rounds and fourteen scheduled races. The races tally was reduced to thirteen, after the opening race of the championship was cancelled due to technical problems at Spa-Francorchamps,[1] and was not rescheduled.

Eleven top-two finishes – including seven victories – from the thirteen races gave TDS Racing's Nick Catsburg the championship title, for the team's second drivers' championship crown in three seasons. Team-mate and twice race winner Pierre Thiriet finished 27 points behind Catsburg in second place, and Stefano Comini, a three-time winner, finished third in the standings. Dimitri Enjalbert was the other race winner, as he struggled to match his race-winning form of 2009, when he won seven times. As well as the drivers' championship, TDS Racing claimed the teams' championship due to the strong showings of Catsburg and Thiriet; the team scored almost double the points tally of runners-up Oregon Team, while third TDS driver Jean-Philippe Madonia won the championship for gentlemen drivers for the third successive season.

Teams and drivers[edit]

  • Guest driver in italics.
Team # Drivers Class Rounds
France TDS Racing 1 France Pierre Thiriet[2] All
2 France Jean-Philippe Madonia[3] G All
3 Netherlands Nick Catsburg[3] All
4 Belgium David Dermont[2][4] 5–7
Belgium Boutsen Energy Racing 1–4
5 Belgium Caroline Grifnée[3] 1–6
France Vito Rodrigues[3]
6 Switzerland Fabien Thuner[3] All
8 France Renaud Derlot[5] 5–7
70 France Dimitri Enjalbert[3] All
Netherlands McGregor by Equipe Verschuur 7 Netherlands Bas Schothorst[6] All
16 Netherlands Hoevert Vos[6] G All
17 Netherlands Harrie Kollen[6] G All
France Team Lompech Sport 9 France Jean-Charles Miginiac[7] G All
11 France Sébastien Dhouailly[7] All
Netherlands Equipe Verschuur 14 Netherlands Steven Gijsen[6] All
15 Netherlands Wim Beelen[6] 1, 3–7
Netherlands Wilko Becker[6] G 2
Spain Blue Jumeirah Team 18 Spain Rafael Unzurrunzaga[7] G All
Netherlands McG Fashion by Equipe Verschuur 19 Netherlands Jeroen Schothorst[6] G All
21 Netherlands Raymond Coronel[6] G All
Italy Oregon Team 23 Italy Navajo[7] G 1–3, 5–7
G 4
Italy Giovanni Seminara[8] G
24 Italy Niccolò Nalio[9] All
25 Switzerland Stefano Comini[3] All
Italy Brixia Autosport 73 Italy Angelo Baiguera[7] G All
Icon Class
G Gentleman Driver

Calendar[edit]

  • The 2010 calendar was announced on 25 October 2009.[10]
Round Location Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Belgium Spa, Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 1 May Netherlands Nick Catsburg race cancelled[1]
R2 2 May Netherlands Nick Catsburg Switzerland Stefano Comini France Dimitri Enjalbert Belgium Boutsen Energy Racing
2 R1 Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Masaryk Circuit 5 June Netherlands Nick Catsburg Netherlands Bas Schothorst Switzerland Stefano Comini Italy Oregon Racing
R2 6 June Switzerland Stefano Comini Netherlands Nick Catsburg Netherlands Nick Catsburg France TDS Racing
3 R1 France Magny-Cours, France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 19 June Netherlands Nick Catsburg Netherlands Bas Schothorst Netherlands Nick Catsburg France TDS Racing
R2 20 June Switzerland Stefano Comini Netherlands Nick Catsburg France Pierre Thiriet France TDS Racing
4 R1 Hungary Mogyoród, Hungary Hungaroring 3 July Netherlands Nick Catsburg Netherlands Nick Catsburg France Pierre Thiriet France TDS Racing
R2 4 July Netherlands Nick Catsburg Netherlands Nick Catsburg Netherlands Nick Catsburg France TDS Racing
5 R1 Germany Hockenheim, Germany Hockenheimring 4 September Netherlands Nick Catsburg Netherlands Hoevert Vos Netherlands Nick Catsburg France TDS Racing
R2 5 September Switzerland Stefano Comini Netherlands Bas Schothorst Switzerland Stefano Comini Italy Oregon Racing
6 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 18 September Netherlands Nick Catsburg Netherlands Nick Catsburg Switzerland Stefano Comini Italy Oregon Racing
R2 19 September Netherlands Nick Catsburg Switzerland Stefano Comini Netherlands Nick Catsburg France TDS Racing
7 R1 Spain Montmeló, Spain Circuit de Catalunya 9 October Switzerland Stefano Comini Switzerland Stefano Comini Netherlands Nick Catsburg France TDS Racing
R2 10 October Netherlands Nick Catsburg Netherlands Nick Catsburg Netherlands Nick Catsburg France TDS Racing

Championship standings[edit]

Pos Driver SPA
Belgium
BRN
Czech Republic
MAG
France
HUN
Hungary
HOC
Germany
SIL
United Kingdom
CAT
Spain
Points
1 Netherlands Nick Catsburg C 2 Ret 1 1 2 4 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 161
2 France Pierre Thiriet C 4 2 4 2 1 1 3 2 4 3 5 8 4 134
3 Switzerland Stefano Comini C 3 1 2 Ret 3 14 Ret 4 1 1 2 5 Ret 107
4 Netherlands Bas Schothorst C 6 4 3 3 4 8 Ret 12 5 6 4 3 5 88
5 France Dimitri Enjalbert C 1 3 Ret DSQ 5 5 7 5 Ret 10 8 Ret 2 67
6 France Jean-Philippe Madonia C 5 Ret 6 DNS 7 2 2 9 8 8 14 9 7 58
7 Netherlands Hoevert Vos C DNS Ret Ret 8 9 3 5 7 7 15 Ret 4 8 45
8 Italy Niccolò Nalio C Ret DSQ 5 5 6 9 4 10 17 9 6 Ret 6 44
9 Switzerland Fabien Thuner C Ret Ret 8 4 10 6 6 6 6 11 9 7 Ret 43
10 France Sébastien Dhouailly C 9 Ret 7 DNS 11 7 10 Ret Ret 5 7 6 Ret 30
11 Netherlands Raymond Coronel C 7 6 9 7 14 10 17 15 11 7 11 15 11 24
12 Belgium David Dermont C 8 5 10 9 8 18 Ret 11 9 13 10 10 Ret 23
13 Netherlands Wim Beelen C Ret 6 13 Ret 9 8 12 14 12 11 Ret 12
14 Netherlands Harrie Kolen C Ret 7 Ret 11 15 11 11 16 Ret 12 13 16 9 7
15 Netherlands Jeroen Schothorst C 14 Ret 13 15 Ret 13 8 14 10 18 DNS 13 14 5
16 Netherlands Steven Gijsen C 11 9 12 10 19 Ret Ret 13 15 Ret 15 12 10 5
17 Netherlands Wilko Becker 8 15 3
18 Italy Navajo C 10 12† 11 16 12 15 17 Ret 16 18 18 DSQ 1
19 Italy Angelo Baiguera C 12 10 14 12 16 16 13 19 16 17 16 17 13 1
20 France Vito Rodrigues 13 11 13 14 20 DNS 0
21 France Jean-Charles Miginiac C 15 DSQ Ret 14 18 12 12 18 14 Ret 17 14 12 0
22 Spain Rafael Unzurrunzaga C 16 13 16 NC 20 19 16 21 18 19 Ret 19 15 0
23 Belgium Caroline Grifnée C Ret 17 15 13 Ret 0
24 Italy Giovanni Seminara 17 0
Guest drivers ineligible for points
France Renaud Derlot 3 3 4 3 2 3 0
Pos Driver SPA
Belgium
BRN
Czech Republic
MAG
France
HUN
Hungary
HOC
Germany
SIL
United Kingdom
CAT
Spain
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "First race cancelled". renault-sport.com (Renault Sport). 2010-05-01. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Nick Catsburg with sights set on Spa". renault-sport.com (Renault Sport). 2010-03-29. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Eurocup Megane Trophy Motorland Aragon Collective testing". Racecar (Racecar New Media Services Ltd.). 2010-03-24. Archived from the original on 27 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  4. ^ "Dermont approda nel team TDS". ItaliaRacing.net (in Italian) (Inpagina). 2010-08-26. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  5. ^ "Prima pole italiana con Nalio". ItaliaRacing.net (in Italian) (Inpagina). 2010-09-04. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Equipe Verschuur met zeven rijders op titeljacht in Eurocup Megane Trophy". Equipe Verschuur (in Dutch) (Fast Company Group). 2010-03-10. Archived from the original on 10 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Entry list / 21 entrants". mediaguide.wsbyrenault.com. Renault Sport. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  8. ^ "Budapest, qualifica 1: quinta pole di Catsburg". ItaliaRacing.net (in Italian) (Inpagina). 2010-07-03. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  9. ^ "Accordo raggiunto tra Oregon e Nalio". ItaliaRacing.net (Inpagina). 2010-02-28. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  10. ^ de Foronda, Blanca (2009-10-25). "Sporting innovations and calendar 2010". automobilsport.com (MaP). Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 

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