2010 Ginetta G50 Cup season

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2010 Ginetta G50 Cup season
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The 2010 Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup was the third Ginetta G50 Cup. The season began at Thruxton on April 4 and finished after 28 races over 10 rounds at Brands Hatch on October 10, supporting rounds of the British Touring Car Championship.[1]

Despite scoring 38 fewer points overall than title rival Carl Breeze, it was Dynojet's Frank Wrathall who became champion after a successful season in which he took five overall victories, as well as taking six other class victories in which he was the first championship-registered finisher. Ten points behind on dropped scores was Total Control Racing's Breeze, an improvement on his third place championship finish behind Nathan Freke and Wrathall in 2009. Breeze took nine overall victories, but championship hopes were thwarted by 40 penalty points picked up during the season. Third place went to Century Motorsport's Benji Hetherington, who took two overall victories and two other victories, with double Croft winner Tom Sharp (IDL) and the second Century Motorsport car of Benji's brother, Freddie Hetherington, who finished on the podium twice.

Outside the top five, Wrathall's Dynojet team-mate Adam Morgan took the other overall victory to be claimed during the season – at Croft – while Matt Bell took a class win at Thruxton for United Autosports. Nine wins were taken by guest drivers during the season; Nigel Moore claimed five victories in eleven starts for Tockwith, Jonathan Adam won a race at his home circuit of Knockhill in the Ginetta Cars entry, denoted as the "guest car", while Rob Huff took a hat-trick of victories at the opening round at Thruxton when the guest car was run by Dynojet for one event only.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Drivers Rounds
HHC Motorsport 2 United Kingdom Stephen Tyldsley 4–6
Optimum 2–3
20 1
7 United Kingdom Mark Davies 1–8
17 United Kingdom Neil Houston 8
25 United Kingdom Nigel Moore 5
55 United Kingdom Gary Simms 4
Total Control Racing 3 United Kingdom Carl Breeze All
75 Switzerland Joachim Ritter All
Tockwith 5 United Kingdom Alice Powell 1–5
25 United Kingdom Nigel Moore 7–9
CDR 5 United Kingdom Alice Powell 6
7 United Kingdom Mark Davies 9–10
74 United Kingdom Chris Dittmann 1–4, 7, 9–10
Barwell Motorsport 8 United Kingdom Julien Draper 1–7, 10
28 United Kingdom Ben Jackson 7
40 United Kingdom Jon Barnes 5
41 United Kingdom Matt Allison 6
88 United Kingdom Matt Draper 3
Team GCR 9 United Kingdom Rachel Green 1–3
12 United Kingdom Dave McGuire 4
99 United Kingdom Tom Dunstan 2
IDL 10 United Kingdom Tom Sharp All
11 United Kingdom Rod McGovern 4
69 United Kingdom Jack Stanford 2
Century Motorsport / Triton Digital 16 United Kingdom Benji Hetherington All
32 United Kingdom Freddie Hetherington All
Speedworks Motorsport 20 United Kingdom Tony Hughes 2–4, 6–7, 9–10
21 United Kingdom Charlie Butler-Henderson 4
48 United Kingdom Ron Johnson 6, 9–10
United Autosports 23 United Kingdom Matt Bell 1–2
FML 27 United Kingdom Aaron Williamson 6–10
Century Motorsport 1–3
84 United Kingdom Phil Broad 1–2, 4, 6–7, 10
85 United Kingdom Mark Jessop 9
Ginetta Cars 50 United Kingdom Kieran Vernon 2
United Kingdom Simon Hill 3
United Kingdom Martin Donnelly 4
United Kingdom Stefan Hodgetts 5
United Kingdom Adrian Newey 6
United Kingdom Giles Dawson 7
United Kingdom Jonathan Adam 8
United Kingdom Alistair Barclay 9
United Kingdom Dave Newsham 10
Dynojet United Kingdom Rob Huff 1
66 United Kingdom Frank Wrathall All
67 United Kingdom Adam Morgan All
Matt Blyth Motorsport 73 United Kingdom Dan Denis 1, 4, 6–7, 9–10
98 United Kingdom Chrissy Palmer 9
CWS 78 United Kingdom Colin White All

Calendar[edit]

The series was contested over 28 races held at 10 rounds[2] and supported the British Touring Car Championship at all rounds.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 England Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 3 April United Kingdom Rob Huff United Kingdom Rob Huff United Kingdom Rob Huff Dynojet
R2 4 April United Kingdom Frank Wrathall United Kingdom Rob Huff Dynojet
R3 United Kingdom Frank Wrathall United Kingdom Rob Huff Dynojet
2 R4 England Rockingham Motor Speedway, Northamptonshire 24 April United Kingdom Frank Wrathall United Kingdom Carl Breeze United Kingdom Frank Wrathall Dynojet
R5 25 April United Kingdom Carl Breeze United Kingdom Carl Breeze Total Control Racing
R6 United Kingdom Frank Wrathall United Kingdom Frank Wrathall Dynojet
3 R7 England Brands Hatch (GP), Kent 1 May United Kingdom Carl Breeze United Kingdom Carl Breeze United Kingdom Carl Breeze Total Control Racing
R8 2 May United Kingdom Frank Wrathall United Kingdom Carl Breeze Total Control Racing
R9 United Kingdom Mark Davies United Kingdom Frank Wrathall Dynojet
4 R10 England Oulton Park, Cheshire 5 June United Kingdom Carl Breeze United Kingdom Carl Breeze United Kingdom Carl Breeze Total Control Racing
R11 6 June United Kingdom Stephen Tyldsley United Kingdom Carl Breeze Total Control Racing
5 R12 England Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire 19 June United Kingdom Tom Sharp United Kingdom Frank Wrathall United Kingdom Tom Sharp IDL
R13 20 June United Kingdom Stefan Hodgetts United Kingdom Tom Sharp IDL
R14 United Kingdom Nigel Moore United Kingdom Adam Morgan Dynojet
6 R15 England Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 7 August United Kingdom Carl Breeze United Kingdom Stephen Tyldsley United Kingdom Carl Breeze Total Control Racing
R16 United Kingdom Frank Wrathall United Kingdom Carl Breeze Total Control Racing
R17 8 August United Kingdom Frank Wrathall United Kingdom Frank Wrathall Dynojet
7 R18 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 21 August United Kingdom Chris Dittmann United Kingdom Frank Wrathall United Kingdom Frank Wrathall Dynojet
R19 22 August United Kingdom Chris Dittmann United Kingdom Benji Hetherington Century Motorsport
8 R20 Scotland Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife 4 September United Kingdom Jonathan Adam United Kingdom Jonathan Adam United Kingdom Nigel Moore Tockwith
R21 5 September United Kingdom Nigel Moore United Kingdom Nigel Moore Tockwith
R22 United Kingdom Jonathan Adam United Kingdom Jonathan Adam Ginetta Cars
9 R23 England Donington Park, Leicestershire 18 September United Kingdom Chrissy Palmer United Kingdom Nigel Moore United Kingdom Nigel Moore Tockwith
R24 19 September United Kingdom Benji Hetherington United Kingdom Nigel Moore Tockwith
R25 United Kingdom Nigel Moore United Kingdom Nigel Moore Tockwith
10 R26 England Brands Hatch (Indy), Kent 9 October United Kingdom Tom Sharp United Kingdom Carl Breeze United Kingdom Carl Breeze Total Control Racing
R27 10 October United Kingdom Tom Sharp United Kingdom Carl Breeze Total Control Racing
R28 United Kingdom Carl Breeze United Kingdom Benji Hetherington Century Motorsport

Championship standings[edit]

Pos Driver THR
England
ROC
England
BHGP
England
OUL
England
CRO
England
SNE
England
SIL
England
KNO
Scotland
DON
England
BHI
England
Total Pen Drop Pts
1 United Kingdom Frank Wrathall 2 2 7 1 2 1 Ret 4 1 2 2 4 5 4 2 4 1 1 Ret 2 2 3 6 10 2 4 3 DNS 737 10 727
2 United Kingdom Carl Breeze 5 3 4 2 1 2 1 1 13 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 2 2 6 4 10 9 13 9 3 1 1 3 775 40 18 717
3 United Kingdom Benji Hetherington 8 5 11 3 Ret 3 3 3 2 6 4 10 8 8 16 11 Ret 3 1 3 3 4 2 2 DSQ 2 2 1 606 35 571
4 United Kingdom Tom Sharp 4 18 8 4 6 6 2 2 Ret 11 Ret 1 1 5 6 2 12 10 3 9 7 Ret Ret 4 4 Ret 12 4 488 488
5 United Kingdom Freddie Hetherington 14 11 17 12 7 4 9 8 11 9 5 12 10 10 4 5 3 11 5 5 6 7 Ret 5 11 5 5 2 446 15 5 426
6 United Kingdom Adam Morgan DNS 12 9 5 3 15 5 7 4 15 10 6 6 1 8 3 Ret 7 4 6 5 5 3 13 9 Ret DNS DNS 435 10 425
7 Switzerland Joachim Ritter 12 7 5 7 12 9 13 11 Ret 18 16 11 11 6 14 10 8 13 15 7 11 8 5 12 10 9 9 9 340 15 4 321
8 United Kingdom Mark Davies Ret 16 Ret 6 17 16 Ret 13 9 4 15 8 7 Ret 5 DSQ 9 6 Ret Ret 12 11 4 8 6 6 6 6 314 15 299
9 United Kingdom Colin White 16 10 10 8 10 Ret 7 15 Ret 7 14 14 12 9 11 7 5 9 13 Ret 8 Ret 10 7 8 11 11 13 297 297
10 United Kingdom Chris Dittmann 3 4 3 Ret Ret 13 12 10 3 3 6 Ret 9 Ret 11 7 3 4 10 288 288
11 United Kingdom Aaron Williamson 13 14 16 16 16 10 6 5 7 12 6 4 8 7 Ret 9 6 12 DNS 12 Ret NC 11 247 15 232
12 United Kingdom Julien Draper 9 8 12 11 5 11 Ret 9 6 19 8 13 13 11 Ret DNS 10 15 10 7 10 8 234 10 224
13 United Kingdom Stephen Tyldsley 11 9 6 10 8 5 4 6 Ret 5 3 15 14 Ret 7 Ret 6 231 15 216
14 United Kingdom Dan Denis Ret Ret DNS 14 12 13 8 7 4 8 7 3 5 8 8 Ret 191 191
15 United Kingdom Phil Broad 10 17 14 13 Ret 14 13 7 3 Ret Ret 5 2 10 13 7 179 179
16 United Kingdom Alice Powell 15 13 13 Ret 14 8 8 12 5 10 Ret 7 Ret 7 10 9 Ret 163 163
17 United Kingdom Tony Hughes 15 Ret 18 11 16 12 17 13 15 Ret Ret 16 14 9 15 15 12 14 12 126 126
18 United Kingdom Ron Johnson 17 13 13 11 17 13 13 15 14 70 70
19 United Kingdom Rachel Green 6 15 15 9 9 12 DNS DNS DNS 69 69
20 United Kingdom Matt Bell 7 6 2 Ret 10 DNS 84 30 54
21 United Kingdom Neil Houston 10 13 10 38 38
22 United Kingdom Jon Barnes 9 9 Ret 32 32
23 United Kingdom Tom Dunstan Ret 13 7 25 25
24 United Kingdom Mark Jessop 8 14 Ret 24 24
25 United Kingdom Rod McGovern 16 9 18 18
26 United Kingdom Matt Draper Ret 17 10 17 17
27 United Kingdom Gary Simms Ret 11 10 10
28 United Kingdom Ben Jackson Ret 11 10 10
29 United Kingdom Jack Stanford 14 15 17 18 10 8
30 United Kingdom Matt Allison 9 Ret 11 22 15 7
31 United Kingdom Dave McGuire 20 Ret 2 2
32 United Kingdom Charlie Butler-Henderson 12 Ret 10 10 0
33 United Kingdom Chrissy Palmer Ret 6 DSQ 21 35 −14
guest drivers ineligible for points
United Kingdom Nigel Moore 5 4 Ret 12 Ret 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 0
United Kingdom Rob Huff 1 1 1 0 0
United Kingdom Jonathan Adam 8 4 1 0 0
United Kingdom Stefan Hodgetts 2 2 2 0 0
United Kingdom Kieran Vernon Ret 4 Ret 0 0
United Kingdom Dave Newsham DNS 7 5 0 0
United Kingdom Simon Hill 10 14 8 0 0
United Kingdom Martin Donnelly 8 Ret 0 0
United Kingdom Giles Dawson 14 12 0 0
United Kingdom Adrian Newey Ret 12 Ret 0 0
United Kingdom Alistair Barclay 14 16 14 0 0
Pos Driver THR
England
ROC
England
BHGP
England
OUL
England
CRO
England
SNE
England
SIL
England
KNO
Scotland
DON
England
BHI
England
Total Pen Drop Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ginetta G50 Cup - The Best Yet?". ginettacars.com (Ginetta Cars). 2010-03-31. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  2. ^ "2010 Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup: Sporting, Technical and Commercial Regulations and Registration Document" (PDF). ginettacars.com. Ginetta Cars. p. 5. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 

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