2012 Eurocup Mégane Trophy season

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2012 Eurocup Mégane Trophy season
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The 2012 Eurocup Mégane Trophy season is the eighth season of the Renault–supported touring car category, a one-make racing series that is part of the World Series by Renault.

Driver lineup[edit]

Team No. Driver Status Rounds
Italy Oregon Team 1 France Nicolas Milan[1] 1–3
Brazil Roberto Moreno[2] 4
France Marguerite Laffite[3] 5–7
2 Italy Enrico Bettera[1] G 1–4, 6
Italy Navajo[3] G 5–6
Italy Omar Mambretti[3] G 5
3 Italy Kevin Gilardoni[1] All
4 Switzerland Fabien Thuner[1] All
8 Italy Niccolò Nalio[1] All
14 Spain Albert Costa[1] All
Italy Torino Motorsport 2 Italy Navajo G 7
Italy Andrea Boffo
France TDS Racing 5 Netherlands Jeroen Schothorst[1] G All
6 Netherlands Bas Schothorst[1] All
7 Netherlands Wim Beelen[1] G 1–2, 6–7
Netherlands Tom Coronel[4] 3–4
Netherlands Tim Coronel[3] 5
12 Netherlands Kelvin Snoeks[1] All
France Team Lompech Sport 9 France Jean-Charles Miginiac[1] G All
10 Belgium David Dermont[1] 1–2
France Thibault Bossy[4] 3, 6–7
Switzerland Stefano Comini[2] 4–5
Spain PujolaRacing 11 Spain Toni Forne[1] G 1, 6–7
France Bruce Lorgère-Roux[5] 2–3
Netherlands Equipe Verschuur 15 Sweden Richard Kressner[6] G 6
Germany AFK Motorsport 23 Germany Oliver Freymuth[1] G 1–3, 5–7
Portugal Algarve Pro Racing Team 24 United Kingdom Michael Munemann[1] G 1–3, 5–7
25 Netherlands Rembert Berg[4] G 3
Czech Republic Jakub Knoll[6] 6
Icon Class
G Gentleman Driver

Driver changes[edit]

Changed teams
  • Fabien Thuner switched from Boutsen Energy Racing to Oregon Team.
  • David Dermont moved to Team Lompech Sport.
  • Bas Schothorst and Jeroen Schothorst both moved to TDS Racing.
Entering Eurocup Mégane Trophy

Team changes[edit]

  • Boutsen Energy Racing, Equipe Verschuur, Brixia Horse Power and Blue Jumeirah Team have all left the Eurocup Mégane Trophy.

Mid-season changes[edit]

  • Rembert Berg debuted in the series, joining Michael Munemann in the Algarve Pro Racing Team.
  • Tom Coronel made his debut in the series, replacing Wim Beelen from the Nürburgring round onwards.
  • David Dermont was replaced by Thibault Bossy at Nürburgring. Defending series champion Stefano Comini replaced Bossy for the Moscow round.
  • Bruce Lorgère-Roux replaced Toni Forne after the opening round at Alcañiz.
  • Roberto Moreno made his debut in the series, replacing Nicolas Milan at the Moscow event.

Race calendar and results[edit]

The calendar for the 2012 season was announced on 10 October 2011, the day after the end of the 2011 season.[7] Silverstone Circuit was dropped from the calendar in favour of a round at the new Moscow Raceway in Russia. All seven rounds will form meetings of the 2012 World Series by Renault season.

Round Circuit Country Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Ciudad del Motor de Aragón, Alcañiz  Spain 5 May Spain Albert Costa Netherlands Bas Schothorst Netherlands Bas Schothorst France TDS Racing
R2 6 May Netherlands Bas Schothorst Netherlands Bas Schothorst Netherlands Bas Schothorst France TDS Racing
2 R1 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps  Belgium 2 June Italy Niccolò Nalio Netherlands Bas Schothorst Netherlands Bas Schothorst France TDS Racing
R2 3 June Italy Niccolò Nalio Netherlands Bas Schothorst Netherlands Bas Schothorst France TDS Racing
3 R1 Nürburgring  Germany 30 June Spain Albert Costa Switzerland Fabien Thuner Spain Albert Costa Italy Oregon Team
R2 1 July Spain Albert Costa Netherlands Bas Schothorst Netherlands Bas Schothorst France TDS Racing
4 R1 Moscow Raceway  Russia 14 July Spain Albert Costa Italy Niccolò Nalio Switzerland Fabien Thuner Italy Oregon Team
R2 15 July Spain Albert Costa Spain Albert Costa Spain Albert Costa Italy Oregon Team
5 R1 Hungaroring, Mogyoród  Hungary 15 September Spain Albert Costa Spain Albert Costa Spain Albert Costa Italy Oregon Team
R2 16 September Italy Kevin Gilardoni Spain Albert Costa Spain Albert Costa Italy Oregon Team
6 R1 Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet  France 29 September Netherlands Bas Schothorst Spain Albert Costa Spain Albert Costa Italy Oregon Team
R2 30 September Spain Albert Costa Spain Albert Costa Spain Albert Costa Italy Oregon Team
7 R1 Circuit de Catalunya, Montmeló  Spain 20 October Italy Kevin Gilardoni Netherlands Bas Schothorst Netherlands Bas Schothorst France TDS Racing
R2 21 October Spain Albert Costa Spain Albert Costa Spain Albert Costa Italy Oregon Team

Championship standings[edit]

  • Points for both championships were awarded as follows:
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver ALC
Spain
SPA
Belgium
NÜR
Germany
MOS
Russia
HUN
Hungary
LEC
France
CAT
Spain
Points
1 Spain Albert Costa 2 3 Ret 3 1 2 5 1 1 1 1 1 Ret 1 251
2 Netherlands Bas Schothorst 1 1 1 1 3 1 6 5 5 4 4 2 1 4 247
3 Italy Kevin Gilardoni 7 4 2 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 5 4 DSQ 2 160
4 Italy Niccolò Nalio 3 2 DNS 2 4 12 3 2 4 Ret 3 3 Ret 3 153
5 Switzerland Fabien Thuner 4 5 8 14 2 Ret 1 Ret 6 2 2 5 6 Ret 131
6 Netherlands Kelvin Snoeks 6 8 3 7 8 10 7 6 7 DNS 7 6 Ret 5 82
7 France Jean-Charles Miginiac 9 6 4 11 9 4 8 7 Ret 6 13 11 5 9 69
8 France Thibault Bossy 11 3 9 8 3 6 46
9 France Nicolas Milan 8 12 5 4 7 6 40
10 Netherlands Jeroen Schothorst Ret Ret DSQ 13 10 7 9 10 9 7 10 10 7 7 37
11 Switzerland Stefano Comini 2 Ret 2 Ret 36
12 Spain Toni Forne 5 7 17 Ret 4 Ret 28
13 Netherlands Wim Beelen Ret Ret DSQ 8 12 Ret 2 8 26
14 France Bruce Lorgère-Roux 6 DNS 6 9 18
15 United Kingdom Michael Munemann 12 9 Ret 9 Ret Ret 10 8 8 DSQ Ret DNS 16
16 Netherlands Tom Coronel Ret 13 Ret 3 15
17 Germany Oliver Freymuth 10 10 7 10 12 8 NC Ret 16 NC Ret 10 14
18 Belgium David Dermont Ret Ret DSQ 6 8
19 Sweden Richard Kressner 6 Ret 8
20 Brazil Roberto Moreno Ret 8 4
21 Czech Republic Jakub Knoll 11 9 4
22 Italy Enrico Bettera 11 11 DSQ 12 Ret Ret Ret 9 15 2
23 Netherlands Rembert Berg 13 11 0
Italy "Old Navajo" DSQ Ret DSQ 0
Guest drivers ineligible for points
Netherlands Tim Coronel 8 5 0
France Marguerite Laffite Ret Ret 14 7 8 12 0
Italy Omar Mambretti 9 0
Italy Andrea Boffo 11 0
Pos Driver ALC
Spain
SPA
Belgium
NÜR
Germany
MOS
Russia
HUN
Hungary
LEC
France
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "COLLECTIVE TEST 1" (PDF). Alkamel Systems. Renault Sport. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "COLLECTIVE TEST 1" (PDF). Alkamel Systems. Renault Sport. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "COLLECTIVE TEST 1" (PDF). Alkamel Systems. Renault Sport. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "COLLECTIVE TEST 1" (PDF). Alkamel Systems. Renault Sport. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "COLLECTIVE TEST 1". Alkamel Systems (Renault Sport). 1 June 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "COLLECTIVE TEST 1". Alkamel Systems (Renault Sport). 28 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Russia included on 2012 World Series calendar". GPUpdate.net (GPUpdate). 10 October 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 

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