2010 Formula BMW Pacific season

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2010 Formula BMW Pacific season
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The 2010 Formula BMW Pacific season was the seventh and final Formula BMW Pacific season. The championship began on April 3 in Sepang and finished on November 21 in Macau[1] after fifteen races held at six meetings. The series was axed at the end of the season, in favour of a new Formula BMW Talent Cup starting in 2011.[2] Motorsport Asia will continue to run a rebranded JK Racing Asia Series from 2011,[3] without BMW support.[4]

Singapore-licensed, British driver Richard Bradley[5] won the championship for Eurasia Motorsport with two races in hand, after dominating for most of the season, winning seven races outright as well as an eighth by being the top finisher behind the guest drivers – Carlos Sainz, Jr. and Daniil Kvyat took five overall victories between them but were ineligible for championship points – run by the EuroInternational team. He also took three other podium finishes en route to a 76-point championship-winning margin over his nearest rival, Meritus driver Óscar Andrés Tunjo. Tunjo finished the season runner-up despite failing to finish any of the final two races, but E-Rain Racing's Jordan Oon or Mofaz Racing's Calvin Wong could not capitalise on Tunjo's misfortune.

Tunjo, Oon and Wong all took overall victories in Singapore, Guangdong and Okayama respectively, but Tunjo's consistent finishing kept him ahead of Oon and Wong, who each added a class win to their overall wins. Bradley's team-mate Nabil Jeffri completed the top five in the championship, and their results along with Kotaro Sakurai and Duvashen Padayachee helped Eurasia claim the Teams' Championship. Other class victories were claimed by EuroInternational's Dustin Sofyan and James Birch of Motaworld Racing. Amirrul Khirudin did his debut season in Formula BMW Pacific with Petronas Mofaz racing.

Teams and drivers[edit]

  • All cars were BMW-engined Mygale FB02 chassis. Guest drivers in italics.
Team No Driver Class Rounds
Malaysia Motaworld Racing 2 United Kingdom James Birch R 1–2, 4
3 Zimbabwe Axcil Jefferies 1–2
4 Australia Dylan Young R 1, 4
6 Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk R 1
15 United Kingdom Sazlan Sirajudin 2
Canada Atlantic Racing Team 2 United Kingdom James Birch R 3, 5
10 Australia Jesse Dixon[6] R All
20 Switzerland Yannick Mettler 2
23 Switzerland Jimmy Antunes 5–6
27 Hong Kong William Cheung 6
Macau Asia Racing Team 5 Singapore Suriya Balakerisnan[7] 1–2
21 Japan Ryō Hirakawa[8] 5–6
22 Japan Yuichi Nakayama 5–6
25 China Li Zhi Cong 6
26 Hong Kong Paul Lau 4
Philippines Eurasia Motorsport 7 Malaysia Nabil Jeffri[9] R All
45 Australia Duvashen Padayachee[10] R All
55 Philippines Kotaro Sakurai[11] R All
69 Singapore Richard Bradley[12] R All
Malaysia Meritus 8 Indonesia Dustin Sofyan[13] 1–2
Russia Andrey Khrapov[14] 4, 6
38 Thailand Pasin Lathouras[15] R All
78 Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan[16] R 1–5
88 Colombia Óscar Andrés Tunjo[17] R All
South Korea E-Rain Racing[16] 9 South Korea Tom Mun[16] All
66 Australia Jordan Oon[16] R All
77 Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas[16] R 1
United States EuroInternational[16] 11 Russia Daniil Kvyat[16] R 1–2, 4
United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist R 6
12 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr.[16] R 1–2, 4, 6
14 United States Michael Lewis[16] R 1–2
Indonesia Dustin Sofyan 4–6
15 Japan Tomoki Nojiri[8] R 6
Malaysia Petronas Mofaz Racing 16 Malaysia Calvin Wong[18] All
17 Malaysia Ryan Ritchie[18] R All
18 Malaysia Natasha Seatter[18] R All
19 Malaysia Amirrul Khirudin[18] R All
Hong Kong Champ Motorsport 68 Macau Ivo Yiu[8] 6
73 Macau Wai Kai Un[8] 6
83 Hong Kong Jim Ka To[8] 6
Malaysia Mango Asia 75 Malaysia Chang Mun Shien[19] R 1
Malaysia IM Racing 2–6
Icon Class
R Rookie Driver

Race calendar and results[edit]

  • Three rounds were confirmed via an announcement by the FIA on December 18, 2009.[20] A provisional calendar was latterly released by the championship, before being confirmed with no further changes. Latterly, rounds scheduled for the Korea International Circuit were moved to Guangdong and Okayama due to delays in track construction.
Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team Supporting
1 R1 Malaysia Sepang International Circuit 3 April Singapore Richard Bradley Singapore Richard Bradley Singapore Richard Bradley Philippines Eurasia Motorsport Malaysian Grand Prix
R2 4 April Singapore Richard Bradley Singapore Richard Bradley Singapore Richard Bradley Philippines Eurasia Motorsport
2 R1 Malaysia Sepang International Circuit 15 May Philippines Kotaro Sakurai1 United States Michael Lewis Russia Daniil Kvyat United States EuroInternational Asian Festival of Speed
R2 Philippines Kotaro Sakurai2 United States Michael Lewis Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United States EuroInternational
R3 May 16 Colombia Óscar Andrés Tunjo Russia Daniil Kvyat United States EuroInternational
R4 Colombia Óscar Andrés Tunjo Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United States EuroInternational
3 R1 China Guangdong International Circuit 4 September Australia Jordan Oon Malaysia Calvin Wong Singapore Richard Bradley Philippines Eurasia Motorsport Hong Kong Touring Car Championship
R2 Australia Jordan Oon Singapore Richard Bradley Singapore Richard Bradley Philippines Eurasia Motorsport
R3 5 September Australia Jordan Oon Australia Jordan Oon South Korea E-Rain Racing
R4 Colombia Óscar Andrés Tunjo Singapore Richard Bradley Philippines Eurasia Motorsport
4 R1 Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit 25 September Singapore Richard Bradley1 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Singapore Richard Bradley Philippines Eurasia Motorsport Singapore Grand Prix
R2 26 September Colombia Óscar Andrés Tunjo Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Colombia Óscar Andrés Tunjo Malaysia Meritus
5 R1 Japan Okayama International Circuit 30 October Colombia Óscar Andrés Tunjo Malaysia Calvin Wong Singapore Richard Bradley Philippines Eurasia Motorsport WTCC Race of Japan
R2 31 October Indonesia Dustin Sofyan Japan Yuichi Nakayama Malaysia Calvin Wong Malaysia Petronas Mofaz Racing
6 Macau Guia Circuit, Macau 21 November Colombia Óscar Andrés Tunjo2 United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United States EuroInternational Macau Grand Prix
  • 1 Pole position recorded by Daniil Kvyat, but he was ineligible to score the pole point.
  • 2 Pole position recorded by Carlos Sainz, Jr., but he was ineligible to score the pole point.

Standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

  • Points were awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PP
Race 1 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1
Pos Driver SEP
Malaysia
SEP
Malaysia
GUA
China
SIN
Singapore
OKA
Japan
MAC
Macau
Pts
1 Singapore Richard Bradley 1 1 Ret 8 4 4 1 1 Ret 1 1 3 1 2 17 217
2 Colombia Óscar Andrés Tunjo 4 2 Ret Ret 6 6 4 7 2 2 5 1 3 Ret Ret 141
3 Australia Jordan Oon 10 10 Ret 4 13 5 2 2 1 5 8 13 9 8 6 134
4 Malaysia Calvin Wong 15 8 4 17 3 16 7 Ret 4 3 3 12 2 1 Ret 121
5 Malaysia Nabil Jeffri 9 Ret 7 5 8 11 5 4 7 Ret 15 4 8 16 10 83
6 Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan 8 Ret Ret Ret 15 12 6 3 Ret 6 4 6 4 6 74
7 Indonesia Dustin Sofyan 6 12 5 6 18 Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 4 68
8 Philippines Kotaro Sakurai Ret 3 NC DSQ 5 8 10 Ret 13 8 Ret 8 DSQ 5 5 68
9 United Kingdom James Birch 12 Ret 3 7 11 Ret 9 6 9 11 7 5 16 Ret 63
10 South Korea Tom Mun Ret 15 Ret 13 12 9 Ret 5 3 4 10 10 7 13 Ret 49
11 Australia Duvashen Padayachee 20 11 13 10 10 10 3 Ret 6 9 Ret 14 10 10 9 49
12 Australia Jesse Dixon 13 13 8 9 Ret 7 Ret 8 Ret Ret 14 7 6 9 12 49
13 Thailand Pasin Lathouras 14 14 6 14 9 13 8 9 5 7 9 9 12 DSQ 11 46
14 Malaysia Chang Mun Shien 11 19 10 12 Ret Ret 13 Ret 8 12 13 11 Ret 15 8 23
15 Zimbabwe Axcil Jefferies 7 9 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 18
16 Malaysia Amirrul Khirudin 18 20 DNS 18 19 18 12 Ret 12 10 12 16 17 12 22 5
17 Singapore Suriya Balakerisnan Ret 16 11 11 17 15 5
18 Malaysia Ryan Ritchie 17 21 Ret 16 16 14 11 Ret 11 13 18 15 13 11 14 5
19 Switzerland Yannick Mettler 9 Ret 14 Ret 4
20 Malaysia Natasha Seatter Ret 22 12 Ret 21 EX 14 Ret 10 14 16 18 15 14 16 3
21 Australia Dylan Young 16 17 17 Ret 0
guest drivers ineligible for points
Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 2 4 Ret 1 7 1 6 2 1 0
Russia Daniil Kvyat 19 5 1 2 1 3 2 Ret 0
United States Michael Lewis 5 6 2 3 2 2 0
Japan Tomoki Nojiri 2 0
Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas 3 7 0
Japan Yuichi Nakayama DSQ 3 20 0
United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist 3 0
Japan Ryō Hirakawa 11 4 Ret 0
Switzerland Jimmy Antunes 14 7 13 0
Hong Kong Jim Ka To 7 0
Russia Andrey Khrapov 11 17 Ret 0
United Kingdom Sazlan Sirajudin 14 15 20 17 0
China Li Zhi Cong 15 0
Hong Kong Paul Lau 18 19 0
Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk Ret 18 0
Hong Kong William Cheung 18 0
Macau Ivo Yiu 19 0
Macau Wai Kai Un 21 0
Pos Driver SEP
Malaysia
SEP
Malaysia
GUA
China
SIN
Singapore
OKA
Japan
MAC
Macau
Pts
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

Teams' Championship[edit]

  • Points were awarded on the same basis (excluding pole points) as the drivers' championship, but only to a team's first two cars at the end of the race. If a team was running just one car at a meeting, their points were doubled.
Pos Team SEP
Malaysia
SEP
Malaysia
GUA
China
SIN
Singapore
OKA
Japan
MAC
Macau
Pts
1 Philippines Eurasia Motorsport 1 1 7 5 4 4 1 1 6 1 1 3 1 2 5 362
9 3 13 8 5 8 3 4 7 8 15 4 8 5 9
2 Malaysia Meritus 4 2 5 6 6 6 4 3 2 2 4 1 3 6 11 281
6 12 6 14 9 12 6 7 5 6 5 6 4 Ret Ret
3 South Korea E-Rain Racing 3 10 Ret 4 12 5 2 2 1 4 8 10 7 8 6 196
10 15 Ret 13 13 9 Ret 5 3 5 10 13 9 13 Ret
4 Malaysia Petronas Mofaz Racing 15 8 4 16 3 14 7 Ret 4 3 3 12 2 1 14 152
17 20 12 17 16 16 11 Ret 10 10 12 15 13 11 16
5 Canada Atlantic Racing Team 13 13 8 9 14 7 9 6 9 11 14 7 6 7 12 85
9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret 14 9 13
6 Malaysia Motaworld Racing 7 9 3 7 11 17 7 5 75
12 17 14 15 20 Ret 17 Ret
7 Malaysia IM Racing 10 12 Ret Ret 13 Ret 8 12 13 11 Ret 15 8 58
8 United States EuroInternational 2 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 5 Ret 1 56
5 5 2 2 2 2 6 Ret 4
9 Macau Asia Racing Team Ret 16 11 11 17 15 19 19 11 3 15 18
DSQ 4 20
10 Malaysia Mango Asia 11 19 8
Guest teams ineligible for points
Hong Kong Champ Motorsport 7 0
19
Pos Team SEP
Malaysia
SEP
Malaysia
GUA
China
SIN
Singapore
OKA
Japan
MAC
Macau
Pts
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)

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