2011 JK Racing Asia Series season

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2011 JK Racing Asia Series season
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The 2011 JK Racing Asia Series season is the first season of the rebranded Formula BMW Pacific Series, which ran for seven seasons in Asia. The championship began on April 9 in Sepang and was scheduled to finish on October 30 in India[1] after eighteen races held at six meetings.However, due to unexpected cancellations, the final meeting was held on 4 December in Sepang.[2]

9 teams fielded 28 full-time and guest drivers during the whole tour.

Austrian rookie Lucas Auer, the nephew of Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger became the 2011 JK Racing Asia Series Driver Champion with 292 points after scoring 17 podium finishes from 18 races with 7 wins. His nearest competitor, Afiq Ikhwan, took 10 wins during the whole season, equalling the record previously set by Jazeman Jaafar,[3] but only managed second overall with 285 points.

Lucas Auer was also crowned the JK Racing Asia Series Rookie of the Year 2011 for finishing the season as the rookie with the most points. After collecting 2 points for taking 2 pole positions in India, Auer made his lead in the Rookie standings unassailable, thus deciding the Rookie Title with 6 races to go.[4] His nearest challenger, Irfan Ilyas from Petronas Mofaz Racing Team managed 135 points from the whole season.

Auer’s consistent podium finishes also resulted in his team Eurointernational being crowned the JK Racing Asia Series Team Trophy Winners 2011 with 574 points.

Teams and drivers[edit]

  • All cars are BMW-engined Mygale FB02 chassis. Guest drivers in italics.
Team No Driver Class Rounds
Philippines Eurasia Motorsport[5] 3 Thailand Pasin Lathouras[6] 1–5
22 United Kingdom Daniel Cammish[7] 6
23 Malaysia Aaron Chang[8] All
45 Australia Duvashen Padayachee[9] 1–5
73 Malaysia Natasha Seatter[10] All
Malaysia Petronas Mofaz Racing[5] 5 Malaysia Irfan Ilyas[11] R All
6 Malaysia Freddie Ang[11] R All
7 Malaysia Nabil Jeffri[11] All
8 Malaysia Hiqmar Danial[11] R All
India Meco Racing[12] 9 India Rahil Noorani[12] 5
15 India Shashank Ravishankar[12] 5
18 India Mohit Ahuja[12] 5
42 India Sarosh Hataria[12] 5
Canada Atlantic Racing Team[5] 10 Australia Dylan Young[11] 1, 4
12 Germany Calvin Seibl[11] 4, 6
69 Switzerland Jimmy Antunes[13] 1–2
United States EuroInternational[5] 2 Malaysia Wei Ron Tan[7] 6
11 Austria Lucas Auer[11] R All
12 Germany Calvin Seibl[11] 1–2
30 Italy Lorenzo Camplese[12] 5
India Meco’s Ministry of Speed[12] 24 India Vishnu Prasad[12] 5
80 India Sandeep Kumar[12] 5
Malaysia www.Meritus.GP[5] 28 India Akhil Khushlani[12] 5
38 Malaysia Akash Neil Nandy[14] R All
58 India Raj Bharath[15] R All
78 Russia Andrey Khrapov[11] 1–2
88 Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid[16] All
South Korea E-Rain Racing[5] 61 South Korea Ju Won Seo[11] 1
Malaysia Mahara 68 Russia Natalia Freidina[11] 1
Icon Class
R Rookie Driver

Race calendar and results[edit]

The series' provisional schedule was released on 11 February 2011.[1] Latterly, the round scheduled for the Korea International Circuit on 6–8 May was moved to Guangdong on 13–14 August.[17] The Guangdong round was later cancelled due to a typhoon,[18] and was scheduled to be replaced with an additional round at the Buddh International Circuit on 25–27 November.[19] However, the final meet was moved to the Sepang International Circuit after the Buddh International Circuit had to be closed for maintenance work.[2]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team Supporting
1 R1 Malaysia Sepang International Circuit 9 April Austria Lucas Auer Austria Lucas Auer Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Malaysia Petronas Mofaz Racing Malaysian Grand Prix
R2 10 April Austria Lucas Auer Malaysia Nabil Jeffri Austria Lucas Auer United States EuroInternational
2 R1 Malaysia Sepang International Circuit 28 May Austria Lucas Auer Austria Lucas Auer Austria Lucas Auer United States EuroInternational Asian Festival of Speed
R2 Austria Lucas Auer Austria Lucas Auer Austria Lucas Auer United States EuroInternational
R3 29 May Switzerland Jimmy Antunes Austria Lucas Auer United States EuroInternational
R4 Austria Lucas Auer Austria Lucas Auer United States EuroInternational
3 R1 Indonesia Sentul International Circuit 23 July Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia www.Meritus.GP Asian Festival of Speed
R2 Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia www.Meritus.GP
R3 24 July Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia www.Meritus.GP
R4 Austria Lucas Auer Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia www.Meritus.GP
4 R1 Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit 24 September Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Austria Lucas Auer Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia www.Meritus.GP Singapore Grand Prix
R2 25 September Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Austria Lucas Auer Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia www.Meritus.GP
5 R1 India Buddh International Circuit 29 October Austria Lucas Auer Austria Lucas Auer Austria Lucas Auer United States EuroInternational Indian Grand Prix
R2 30 October Austria Lucas Auer Austria Lucas Auer Austria Lucas Auer United States EuroInternational
6 R1 Malaysia Sepang International Circuit[2] 2 December Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia www.Meritus.GP Sepang 1000KM[2]
R2 Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia www.Meritus.GP
R3 3 December Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia www.Meritus.GP
R4 Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid Malaysia www.Meritus.GP

Standings[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
SEN
Indonesia
SIN
Singapore
IND
India
SEP
Malaysia
Pts
1 Austria Lucas Auer 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 9 1 1 2 2 2 3 292
2 Malaysia Afiq Ikhwan Yazid 2 2 3 Ret 3 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 2 1 1 1 1 285
3 Malaysia Nabil Jeffri 1 3 8 5 4 3 3 5 4 Ret 3 2 3 5 Ret 3 3 2 186
4 Malaysia Irfan Ilyas 11 6 2 2 2 2 Ret DNS 9 Ret Ret Ret 4 3 3 5 4 6 135
5 Australia Duvashen Padayachee 5 7 5 4 Ret Ret 5 7 5 4 4 3 5 6 100
6 Malaysia Freddie Ang 14 8 13 11 7 11 4 6 3 6 6 4 9 11 7 8 6 7 97
7 Malaysia Akash Neil Nandy 12 9 Ret 3 13 5 11 3 6 3 5 Ret 13 7 5 7 7 Ret 91
8 Malaysia Hiqmar Danial 6 4 4 Ret 5 Ret 10 4 7 5 7 Ret 11 12 10 12 8 11 77
9 Malaysia Aaron Chang 4 5 9 10 6 8 6 10 11 7 Ret DNS 7 8 9 Ret 9 8 67
10 Malaysia Natasha Seatter 7 11 11 12 8 Ret 7 8 Ret Ret 9 5 15 14 8 10 10 9 40
11 Malaysia Pasin Lathouras 8 16 10 8 9 10 8 9 10 8 10 8 14 13 25
12 Switzerland Jimmy Antunes 9 17 6 7 11 4 22
13 India Raj Bharath 16 12 12 9 12 Ret 9 11 8 Ret Ret 7 12 15 11 11 11 10 22
14 Russia Andrey Khrapov 13 10 7 6 10 9 15
15 Australia Dylan Young 15 13 8 6 9
guest drivers ineligible for points
Italy Lorenzo Camplese 2 4 0
United Kingdom Daniel Cammish 4 6 5 4 0
Malaysia Wei Ron Tan 6 4 12 5 0
India Akhil Khushlani 6 9 0
Germany Calvin Seibl 10 15 DNS Ret Ret 7 11 Ret 12 9 DNS Ret 0
India Vishnu Prasad 8 10 0
South Korea Ju Won Seo 17 14 0
India Rahil Noorani 16 17 0
India Sarosh Hataria DSQ 16 0
India Shashank Ravishankar 17 20 0
India Mohit Ahuja 18 19 0
Russia Natalia Freidina 18 Ret 0
India Sandeep Kumar Ret 18 0
Pos Driver SEP
Malaysia
SEP
Malaysia
SEN
Indonesia
SIN
Singapore
IND
India
SEP
Malaysia
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
SEN
Indonesia
SIN
Singapore
BUD
India
SEP
Malaysia
Pts
1 United States Eurointernational 24 40 40 40 40 40 30 30 30 30 30 6 40 40 30 30 30 24 574
2 Malaysia www.Meritus.GP 18 19 16 18 16 14 24 32 26 32 28 24 10 21 30 28 28 24 408
3 Malaysia PETRONAS Mofaz Racing Team 26 22 25 23 25 27 22 18 22 14 18 25 27 22 20 22 22 25 405
4 Philippines Eurasia Motorsport 18 14 11 13 14 7 14 10 12 14 13 20 18 12 10 6 10 14 230
5 Canada Atlantic Racing Team 4 5 12 8 6 20 8 12 75
- India Meco Racing 0
- India Meco's Ministry of Speed 0
- South Korea E-Rain Racing 0
- Malaysia Mahara 0

References[edit]

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  9. ^ Wilkinson, Andy (7 March 2011). "Padayachee re-signs with Eurasia". motorstv.com (Motors TV). Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
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  19. ^ "Spectacular JK Racing Asia Series Season Finale to replace Guangdong event". JK Racing Asia Series (Asian Festival of Speed). 21 September 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 

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