2012 FIA GT3 European Championship season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2012 FIA GT3 European Championship season
Previous: 2011 Next: 2013

The 2012 FIA GT3 European Championship season was the seventh season of the FIA GT3 European Championship. The season commenced on 8 April at Nogaro and ended on 23 September at the Nürburgring. The season featured six double-header rounds, with each race lasting for a duration of 60 minutes. Most of the events were support races to the 2012 FIA GT1 World Championship season; two of the six meetings were run in conjunction with the FIA GT1 World Championship, with combined grids being utilised.[1]

Calendar[edit]

On 2 April 2012, the SRO announced the final calendar for 2012.[2]

Round Circuit Date
1 France Circuit Paul Armagnac, Nogaro, France 8 April
2 Belgium Circuit Zolder, Zolder, Belgium 22 April
3 Spain Circuito de Navarra, Los Arcos, Spain 27 May
4 Portugal Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão, Portugal 8 July
5 Russia Moscow Raceway, Volokolamsky District, Russia 2 September
6 Germany Nürburgring, Nürburg, Germany[1] 23 September

Entries[edit]

The entry list was published by the FIA on 3 April 2012.[3] For the combined races with the FIA GT1 World Championship, GT3 cars ran with 100 in front of their usual car numbers.

Team Chassis Engine No. Drivers Rounds Tyres
Czech Republic Heico Gravity-Charouz Team Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Mercedes-Benz 6.2 L V8 1
101
Austria Dominik Baumann All P
Germany Maximilian Buhk
2
102
Finland Mika Vähämäki All
Sweden Max Nilsson
Russia Russian Bears Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 4
104
Russia Sergey Ryabov All P
Spain Miguel Toril
5
105
Russia Vyacheslav Maleev All
Russia Kirill Ladygin
Russia Valmon Racing Team Russia Aston Martin DBRS9 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 6 United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith 1 P
Russia Natalia Freidina 1
Germany Rhino's Leipert Motorsport Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ GT3 Lamborghini 5.2 L V10 11
111
Slovakia Filip Sladecka 1 P
Austria Gerhard Tweraser 1
Austria Hari Proczyk 2–6
Germany David Mengesdorf 2–6
12
112
Finland Jesse Laine 1
France Gilles Vannelet 1
Russia Natalia Freidina 2
Russia Leonid Machitski 2
Russia Eduard Leganov 4–6
Germany Riccardo Brutschin 4
Russia Sergey Afanasyev 5
Finland Marko Vähämäki 6
Portugal Team Novadriver Audi R8 LMS Audi 5.2 L V10 14
114
Portugal Ni Amorim All P
Portugal César Campaniço
117 Russia Natalia Freidina 6
Russia Alexey Vasilyev
France Saintéloc Racing Audi R8 LMS Audi 5.2 L V10 15
115
France Jérôme Demay 1–3, 6 P
France Dino Lunardi 1–3, 6
16 France Grégory Guilvert 1–2, 4
France Marc Sourd 1–4
Switzerland Jonathan Hirschi 3
Germany Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ GT3 Lamborghini 5.2 L V10 24 Russia Natalia Freidina 4 P
Germany Albert von Thurn und Taxis 4
Chevrolet Camaro GT Katech 7.9 L V8 34 Germany Max Sandritter 2 P
Germany Philip Geipel 2
Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS Audi 5.2 L V10 32 Belgium Yves Weerts 3 P
Belgium Kurt Mollekens 3
Italy AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 50
150
Venezuela Gaetano Ardagna Pérez All P
Italy Giuseppe Cirò
51
151
Italy Stefano Gai All
United Kingdom Michael Lyons
Russia Esta Motorsports Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 177 Russia Aleksander Skryabin 5 P
Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi 5
199 Russia Aleksey Basov 5
Germany Björn Grossman 5

Results and standings[edit]

Race results[edit]

Rnd. Race Circuit Pole Position Fastest Lap Winner
1 R1 Nogaro Czech Republic No. 1 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team Germany No. 12 Rhino's Leipert Motorsport France No. 16 Saintéloc Racing
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Austria Dominik Baumann
France Gilles Vannelet
Finland Jesse Laine
France Marc Sourd
France Grégory Guilvert
R2 France No. 16 Saintéloc Racing Czech Republic No. 1 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team Czech Republic No. 1 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team
France Marc Sourd
France Grégory Guilvert
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
2 R1 Zolder Portugal No. 14 Team Novadriver Italy No. 50 AF Corse Italy No. 50 AF Corse
Portugal Ni Amorim
Portugal César Campaniço
Venezuela Gaetano Ardagna Pérez
Italy Giuseppe Cirò
Venezuela Gaetano Ardagna Pérez
Italy Giuseppe Cirò
R2 France No. 15 Saintéloc Racing Czech Republic No. 1 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team Italy No. 50 AF Corse
France Jérôme Demay
France Dino Lunardi
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Venezuela Gaetano Ardagna Pérez
Italy Giuseppe Cirò
3 R1 Navarra Germany No. 11 Rhino's Leipert Motorsport France No. 15 Saintéloc Racing Czech Republic No. 2 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team
Germany David Mengesdorf
Austria Hari Proczyk
France Jérôme Demay
France Dino Lunardi
Sweden Max Nilsson
Finland Mika Vähämäki
R2 Czech Republic No. 1 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team Czech Republic No. 1 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team Czech Republic No. 1 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
4 R1 Algarve Czech Republic No. 1 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team Czech Republic No. 1 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team Czech Republic No. 1 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
R2 Czech Republic No. 1 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team Czech Republic No. 1 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team Germany No. 11 Rhino's Leipert Motorsport
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Germany David Mengesdorf
Austria Hari Proczyk
5 R1 Moscow Czech Republic No. 101 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team Czech Republic No. 101 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team Czech Republic No. 101 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
R2 Czech Republic No. 101 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team Russia No. 104 Russian Bears Motorsport Portugal No. 114 Team Novadriver
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Russia Sergey Ryabov
Spain Miguel Toril
Portugal Ni Amorim
Portugal César Campaniço
6 R1 Nürburgring Czech Republic No. 101 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team Czech Republic No. 101 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team Czech Republic No. 101 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
R2 Czech Republic No. 101 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team Czech Republic No. 101 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team Czech Republic No. 101 Heico Gravity-Charouz Team
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Austria Dominik Baumann
Germany Maximilian Buhk

Championships[edit]

Championship points will be awarded to the first ten positions in each race. Entries must complete 75% of the winning car's race distance in order to be classified and earn points. Individual drivers are required to participate for a minimum of 25 minutes in order to earn championship points in any race.

Points System
Race Type Position
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Championship Race 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos. Driver Team NOG
France
ZOL
Belgium
NAV
Spain
ALG
Portugal
MOS
Russia
NÜR
Germany
Total
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1 Austria Dominik Baumann Czech Republic Heico Gravity-Charouz Team 3 1 5 3 8 1 1 5 1 5 1 1 214
1 Germany Maximilian Buhk Czech Republic Heico Gravity-Charouz Team 3 1 5 3 8 1 1 5 1 5 1 1 214
2 Italy Stefano Gai Italy AF Corse 2 3 3 5 2 6 4 4 6 4 2 4 158
2 United Kingdom Michael Lyons Italy AF Corse 2 3 3 5 2 6 4 4 6 4 2 4 158
3 Germany David Mengesdorf Germany Rhino's Leipert Motorsport 2 2 3 2 3 1 2 Ret 6 2 153
3 Austria Hari Proczyk Germany Rhino's Leipert Motorsport 2 2 3 2 3 1 2 Ret 6 2 153
4 Portugal Ni Amorim Portugal Team Novadriver 7 7 6 8 4 3 5 2 5 1 7 3 135
4 Portugal César Campaniço Portugal Team Novadriver 7 7 6 8 4 3 5 2 5 1 7 3 135
5 Venezuela Gaetano Ardagna Pérez Italy AF Corse 10 2 1 1 6 4 7 3 3 Ret Ret DSQ 125
5 Italy Giuseppe Cirò Italy AF Corse 10 2 1 1 6 4 7 3 3 Ret Ret DSQ 125
6 Finland Mika Vähämäki Czech Republic Heico Gravity-Charouz Team 6 5 4 9 1 5 2 10 Ret 7 3 8 111
6 Sweden Max Nilsson Czech Republic Heico Gravity-Charouz Team 6 5 4 9 1 5 2 10 Ret 7 3 8 111
7 France Marc Sourd France Saintéloc Racing 1 4 10 7 10 8 6 7 63
8 France Grégory Guilvert France Saintéloc Racing 1 4 10 7 6 7 58
9 France Dino Lunardi France Saintéloc Racing 5 6 Ret 6 5 9 5 5 58
9 France Jérôme Demay France Saintéloc Racing 5 6 Ret 6 5 9 5 5 58
10 Russia Sergey Ryabov Russia Russian Bears Motorsport 8 10 7 11 7 7 8 6 7 8 9 7 53
10 Spain Miguel Toril Russia Russian Bears Motorsport 8 10 7 11 7 7 8 6 7 8 9 7 53
11 Russia Vyacheslav Maleev Russia Russian Bears Motorsport 9 12 8 4 DNS DNS 9 8 10 Ret 4 6 45
11 Russia Kirill Ladygin Russia Russian Bears Motorsport 9 12 8 4 DNS DNS 9 8 10 Ret 4 6 45
12 Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi Russia Esta Motorsports 4 3 27
12 Russia Aleksander Skryabin Russia Esta Motorsports 4 3 27
13 Russia Aleksey Basov Russia Esta Motorsports 9 2 20
13 Germany Björn Grossman Russia Esta Motorsports 9 2 20
14 Russia Eduard Leganov Germany Rhino's Leipert Motorsport 10 9 8 6 8 Ret 19
15 Finland Jesse Laine Germany Rhino's Leipert Motorsport 4 9 14
15 France Gilles Vannelet Germany Rhino's Leipert Motorsport 4 9 14
16 Russia Sergey Afanasyev Germany Rhino's Leipert Motorsport 8 6 12
17 Russia Natalia Freidina Russia Valmon Racing Team Russia 11 11 6
Germany Rhino's Leipert Motorsport 9 10
Germany Reiter Engineering 11 11
Portugal Team Novadriver 10 9
18 Switzerland Jonathan Hirschi France Saintéloc Racing 10 8 5
19 Finland Marko Vähämäki Germany Rhino's Leipert Motorsport 8 Ret 4
20 Slovakia Filip Sládečka Germany Rhino's Leipert Motorsport DSQ 8 4
20 Austria Gerhard Tweraser Germany Rhino's Leipert Motorsport DSQ 8 4
21 Russia Leonid Machitski Germany Rhino's Leipert Motorsport 9 10 3
22 Germany Riccardo Brutschin Germany Rhino's Leipert Motorsport 10 9 3
23 Russia Alexey Vasilyev Portugal Team Novadriver 10 9 3
24 Belgium Kurt Mollekens Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 9 Ret 2
24 Belgium Yves Weerts Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 9 Ret 2
25 United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith Russia Valmon Racing Team Russia 11 11 0
26 Germany Albert von Thurn und Taxis Germany Reiter Engineering 11 11 0
Germany Max Sandritter Germany Reiter Engineering DNS DNS 0
Germany Philip Geipel Germany Reiter Engineering DNS DNS 0
Pos. Driver Team R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 Total
NOG
France
ZOL
Belgium
NAV
Spain
ALG
Portugal
MOS
Russia
NÜR
Germany
Key
Colour Result
Gold Race winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did Not Participate

Teams' Championship[edit]

Teams must have two cars at a race weekend in order to be eligible for scoring points in the Teams' Championship. If a team with just one car finishes in a points position, the cars of the teams that finished below get the extra points. As well as this, Esta Motorsports did not accrue points for their one-off appearance at the Moscow event, nor did Team Novadriver for their expanded two-car entry at the Nürburgring.

Pos. Team Manufacturer Car NOG
France
ZOL
Belgium
NAV
Spain
ALG
Portugal
MOS
Russia
NÜR
Germany
Total
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1 Czech Republic Heico Gravity-Charouz Team Mercedes-Benz 1
101
3 1 5 3 8 1 1 5 1 5 1 1 359
2
102
6 5 4 9 1 5 2 10 Ret 7 3 8
2 Italy AF Corse Ferrari 50
150
10 2 1 1 6 4 7 3 3 4 Ret DSQ 328
51
151
2 3 3 5 2 6 4 4 6 Ret 2 4
3 Germany Rhino's Leipert Motorsport Lamborghini 11
111
DSQ 8 2 2 3 2 3 1 2 Ret 6 2 189
12
112
4 9 9 10 10 9 8 6 8 Ret
4 Russia Russian Bears Motorsport Ferrari 4
104
8 10 7 11 7 7 8 6 7 8 9 7 158
5
105
9 12 8 4 DNS DNS 9 8 10 Ret 4 6
5 France Saintéloc Racing Audi 15
115
5 6 Ret 6 5 9 5 5 106
16 1 4 10 7 10 8 6 7
Pos. Team Manufacturer Car R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 Total
NOG
France
ZOL
Belgium
NAV
Spain
ALG
Portugal
MOS
Russia
NÜR
Germany
Key
Colour Result
Gold Race winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did Not Participate

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ratel reveals bold vision for SRO-promoted series". FIA GT3 European Championship (Stéphane Ratel Organisation). 9 August 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Revised 2012 calendar released". FIA GT1 World Championship (Stéphane Ratel Organisation). 2 April 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Round 1 (Nogaro) Entry List". FIA.com (FIA). 3 April 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 

External links[edit]