2012 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain

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2012 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season
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The 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain is a multi-event, one make motor racing championship held across England and Scotland. The championship features a mix of professional motor racing teams and privately funded drivers, competing in Porsche 911 GT3 cars that conform to the technical regulations for the championship. It is a multi class championship, with drivers grouped based on their ability and experience into three classes: Professional, Professional-Amateur 1 (Pro-Am 1)and Professional-Amateur 2 (Pro-Am 2).[1] It forms part of the extensive program of support categories built up around the BTCC centrepiece.

This season will be the tenth Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain. The season will commence on 1 April at Brands Hatch – on the circuit's Indy configuration – and will conclude on 21 October at the same venue, utilising the Grand Prix circuit, after twenty races to be held at ten meetings, all in support of the 2012 British Touring Car Championship.

Entry list[edit]

The official entry list was released on 13 March, including 21 full-season entries.[2]

Team No. Driver Class Rounds
Redline Racing 0 United Kingdom Michael Meadows All
00 United Kingdom Glynn Geddie[3] 1–7
1 United Kingdom James Sutton 8–10
25 Spain Víctor Jiménez PA1 All
29 Turkey Yücel Özbek PA1 1–8
77 Oman Ahmad Al Harthy[4] PA1 All
99 United Kingdom Keith Webster PA1 1–3, 6–7, 9–10
Team Parker Racing 5 United Kingdom Richard Plant[5] All
7 United Kingdom Sam Tordoff[6] All
17 Republic of Ireland Michael Leonard PA1 1–2, 4, 6
18 United Kingdom Andy Meyrick 6–10
23 United Kingdom Daniel Lloyd[7] All
24 United Kingdom Derek Pierce PA1 All
Juta Racing 8 Lithuania Jonas Gelžinis All
19 Lithuania Tautvydas Barštys PA2 1, 4–5
Celtic Speed 11 United Kingdom George Brewster PA1 1, 3, 5, 7, 9–10
45 United Kingdom Rory Butcher All
SIBSport 15 Australia Tania Mann PA2 1–3, 6–7
Parr Motorsport 20 United Kingdom Ben Barker[8] All
36 Republic of Ireland Karl Leonard PA1 2, 4
49 United Kingdom Chris Dymond[9] 1, 3
55 United Kingdom Richard Denny PA2 9–10
Speedlover 27 Belgium Jean Glorieux PA2 1
GT Marques 47 United Kingdom Fraser O'Brien PA2 6
70 United Kingdom Oliver Mortimer PA1 All
Goff Racing 59 United Kingdom Will Goff PA2 1, 4–6, 8–10
Icon Class
PA1 Pro-Am 1
PA2 Pro-Am 2

Race calendar and results[edit]

On 20 September 2011, the British Touring Car Championship announced the race calendar for the 2012 season, for all of the series competing on the TOCA package.[10]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 Brands Hatch (Indy), Kent 31 March United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Richard Plant Team Parker Racing
R2 1 April United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Richard Plant United Kingdom Michael Meadows Redline Racing
2 R3 Donington Park (National), Leicestershire 15 April United Kingdom Michael Meadows Lithuania Jonas Gelžinis United Kingdom Michael Meadows Redline Racing
R4 United Kingdom Michael Meadows Lithuania Jonas Gelžinis United Kingdom Michael Meadows Redline Racing
3 R5 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 29 April United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Ben Barker United Kingdom Michael Meadows Redline Racing
R6 United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Sam Tordoff United Kingdom Daniel Lloyd Team Parker Racing
4 R7 Oulton Park (Island), Cheshire 10 June United Kingdom Sam Tordoff United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Sam Tordoff Team Parker Racing
R8 United Kingdom Michael Meadows Lithuania Jonas Gelžinis United Kingdom Michael Meadows Redline Racing
5 R9 Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire 23 June United Kingdom Rory Butcher United Kingdom Rory Butcher United Kingdom Rory Butcher Celtic Speed
R10 24 June United Kingdom Rory Butcher United Kingdom Rory Butcher United Kingdom Rory Butcher Celtic Speed
6 R11 Snetterton (300) Circuit, Norfolk 12 August United Kingdom Sam Tordoff United Kingdom Sam Tordoff United Kingdom Sam Tordoff Team Parker Racing
R12 United Kingdom Sam Tordoff United Kingdom Ben Barker United Kingdom Sam Tordoff Team Parker Racing
7 R13 Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife 26 August United Kingdom Ben Barker United Kingdom Ben Barker United Kingdom Ben Barker Parr Motorsport
R14 United Kingdom Ben Barker United Kingdom Ben Barker United Kingdom Ben Barker Parr Motorsport
8 R15 Rockingham Motor Speedway, Northamptonshire 23 September United Kingdom Ben Barker United Kingdom Ben Barker United Kingdom Ben Barker Parr Motorsport
R16 United Kingdom Ben Barker United Kingdom Sam Tordoff United Kingdom Ben Barker Parr Motorsport
9 R17 Silverstone (National), Northamptonshire 7 October United Kingdom Ben Barker Lithuania Jonas Gelžinis United Kingdom Ben Barker Parr Motorsport
R18 United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Rory Butcher United Kingdom Michael Meadows Redline Racing
10 R19 Brands Hatch (GP), Kent 21 October Lithuania Jonas Gelžinis Lithuania Jonas Gelžinis Lithuania Jonas Gelžinis Juta Racing
R20 Lithuania Jonas Gelžinis United Kingdom Daniel Lloyd United Kingdom Sam Tordoff Team Parker Racing

Championship standings[edit]

A driver's best 19 scores counted towards the championship, with any other points being discarded.

Pos Driver BHI DON THR OUL CRO SNE KNO ROC SIL BHGP Pen. Pts
1 United Kingdom Michael Meadows 3 1 1 1 1 4 2 1 Ret 2 2 2 2 6 3 3 4 1 11 7 320
2 United Kingdom Ben Barker 5 5 2 Ret 2 5 6 7 5 7 Ret 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 5 2 282
3 United Kingdom Sam Tordoff 4 4 4 4 10 12 1 3 3 5 1 1 3 Ret 7 4 7 5 2 1 274
4 Lithuania Jonas Gelžinis 2 3 3 2 8 6 3 2 2 3 DSQ 5 4 11 2 8 8 3 1 10 4 259
5 United Kingdom Rory Butcher 7 13 6 6 3 3 5 4 1 1 5 11 Ret 2 5 2 3 7 3 3 3 254
6 United Kingdom Daniel Lloyd Ret 2 8 3 5 1 4 5 6 4 4 12 5 3 9 Ret Ret 9 4 5 9 202
7 United Kingdom Richard Plant 1 7 15 5 4 8 7 6 11 11 7 6 Ret 5 6 6 6 2 7 4 196
8 Oman Ahmad Al Harthy 10 11 5 7 6 7 10 9 7 8 Ret 8 6 4 Ret 7 9 8 10 Ret 143
9 United Kingdom Oliver Mortimer 11 9 12 Ret 11 10 11 8 10 10 9 10 7 8 11 10 12 10 13 11 3 108
10 United Kingdom Glynn Geddie 6 8 9 8 9 2 16 Ret 4 6 6 7 10 Ret 2 105
11 United Kingdom Derek Pierce 8 Ret 7 9 13 14 9 10 8 9 13 13 Ret 7 10 Ret 10 11 8 9 104
12 Spain Víctor Jiménez DSQ 12 10 10 12 11 8 11 9 16 8 9 8 Ret 12 9 11 Ret 12 8 4 92
13 United Kingdom Andy Meyrick 3 4 DSQ Ret 4 Ret 5 6 6 Ret 4 72
14 United Kingdom James Sutton 8 5 2 Ret 9 6 55
15 United Kingdom Keith Webster 14 14 13 Ret 14 15 10 14 11 9 Ret Ret 14 12 36
16 Turkey Yücel Özbek 15 18 Ret Ret 16 16 13 14 12 12 11 16 12 10 Ret 11 34
17 United Kingdom George Brewster 12 10 15 13 15 13 9 Ret 13 13 16 14 33
18 United Kingdom Chris Dymond 13 6 7 9 29
19 United Kingdom Will Goff 16 16 15 13 13 14 14 17 13 12 15 12 15 13 27
20 Republic of Ireland Karl Leonard 11 11 12 12 18
21 Republic of Ireland Michael Leonard 9 Ret 14 Ret 14 Ret Ret 15 2 10
22 Australia Tania Mann 17 Ret 16 12 17 17 15 19 Ret NC 5
23 United Kingdom Fraser O'Brien 12 18 4
24 Lithuania Tautvydas Barštys Ret 15 17 Ret 14 15 4
25 United Kingdom Richard Denny 14 Ret 17 15 3
26 Belgium Jean Glorieux Ret 17 0
Pos Driver BHI DON THR OUL CRO SNE KNO ROC SIL BHGP Pen. 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. ^ "Classification". Porsche GB. Porsche Cars Great Britain Ltd. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Cliffe, Andrew (13 March 2012). "2012 Porsche Carrera Cup GB entry unveiled". racingexposure.com (Racing Exposure). Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Turner, Kevin (1 March 2012). Bradley, Charles, ed. "Geddie to Redline for Carrera Cup". Autosport (Teddington, Middlesex: Haymarket Publications) 207 (9): p. 83. 
  4. ^ "Al Harthy confirms Carrera Cup GB programme". Porsche GB (Porsche Cars Great Britain Ltd.). 21 February 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Plant confirms Carrera Cup GB campaign". Porsche GB (Porsche Cars Great Britain Ltd.). 11 January 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Paice, Simon (27 January 2012). "Tordoff Confirms Carrera Cup Return". The Checkered Flag (BlackEagleMedia Network). Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Lloyd joins Parker for Porsche Carrera Cup GB". Porsche GB (Porsche Cars Great Britain Ltd.). 13 January 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Barker set for Porsche Carrera Cup GB campaign". Porsche GB (Porsche Cars Great Britain Ltd.). 23 January 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Surgay, Thomas (31 January 2012). "Dymond Joins Carrera Cup With Parr Motorsport". BTCC Crazy (James Mappin). Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "BTCC issues 2012 dates". British Touring Car Championship (TOCA). 20 September 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2012.