2012 TTA – Racing Elite League season

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2012 TTA – Racing Elite League season
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The 2012 TTA – Racing Elite League season was the first season of the new Racing Elite League run by the Touring Car Team Association. The championship was formed as a breakaway from the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship. Following the season, the two series announced their reunification, under the STCC name but with the TTA technical regulations.[1] Fredrik Ekblom won the championship, driving for Volvo Polestar Racing.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team Car No. Driver Rounds
Sweden Flash Engineering[2] Saab 9–3 TTA[3] 2 Sweden Robin Rudholm[4] All
20 Sweden Mattias Andersson[5] All
Sweden Team Tidö/PWR Racing[6] 3 Sweden Linus Ohlsson[6] All
37 Sweden Daniel Haglöf[7] All
Sweden BMW Dealer Team WCR[8] BMW M3 TTA[9] 4 Sweden Fredrik Larsson[10] All
8 Sweden Richard Göransson[8] All
43 Netherlands Duncan Huisman[11] 8
Sweden WestCoast Racing[8] 66 Sweden Martin Öhlin[12] All
96 Sweden Andreas Ebbesson[13] 1–6
Sweden Volvo Polestar Racing[14] Volvo S60 TTA[15] 11 Sweden Fredrik Ekblom[16] All
12 Sweden Thed Björk[17] All
Sweden Volvo Polestar Black R[14] 14 Sweden Robert Dahlgren[18] All
15 Norway Tommy Rustad[19] All
Sweden Miele Professional Brovallen Citroën C5 TTA[20] 13 Sweden Markus Nyberg[21] 4
77 Sweden Stefan Söderberg[22] 1–3, 5–8
78 Sweden Viktor Hallrup[23] All
Sweden Brovallen Design 27 Sweden Alx Danielsson[24] 2–8
54 Sweden Markus Nordenström[25] 2
76 Sweden Jocke Mangs[26] 5–8
79 Sweden Jan Brunstedt[27] 1, 3–4
80 United Kingdom Mark Miller[28] 1

Race calendar and results[edit]

Rnd Date[29] Circuit[29] Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Full results
1 12 May Sweden Karlskoga Motorstadion Sweden Linus Ohlsson Sweden Fredrik Ekblom Sweden Linus Ohlsson Sweden Team Tidö/PWR Racing [30]
2 2 June Sweden Anderstorp Raceway Sweden Robert Dahlgren Sweden Fredrik Ekblom Sweden Fredrik Ekblom Sweden Volvo Polestar Racing [31]
3 16 June Sweden Göteborg City Race Sweden Alx Danielsson Sweden Fredrik Ekblom Sweden Thed Björk Sweden Volvo Polestar Racing [32]
4 7 July Sweden Falkenbergs Motorbana Sweden Richard Göransson Sweden Fredrik Larsson Sweden Richard Göransson Sweden BMW Dealer Team WCR [33]
5 18 August Sweden Karlskoga Motorstadion Sweden Fredrik Ekblom Sweden Linus Ohlsson Sweden Fredrik Ekblom Sweden Volvo Polestar Racing [34]
6 1 September Sweden Anderstorp Raceway Sweden Fredrik Larsson Sweden Richard Göransson Sweden Fredrik Larsson Sweden BMW Dealer Team WCR [35]
7 15 September Sweden Tierp Stockholm Arena[36] Sweden Jocke Mangs Sweden Richard Göransson Sweden Linus Ohlsson Sweden Team Tidö/PWR Racing [37]
8 29 September Sweden Göteborg City Race Sweden Thed Björk Sweden Fredrik Larsson Sweden Thed Björk Sweden Volvo Polestar Racing [38]

Points standings[edit]

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Drivers championship[edit]

Points are awarded to the top 10 classified finishers.

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

Points are also awarded for the top 3 in qualifying.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd 
Points 3 2 1

The driver who sets the fastest lap will also receive 1 extra point.

Pos. Driver KAR AND GÖT FAL KAR AND TIE GÖT Points
1 Sweden Fredrik Ekblom 22 12 5 4 11 22 2 43 151
2 Sweden Linus Ohlsson 11 7 9 22 43 4 12 32 126
3 Sweden Thed Björk 4 Ret 12 6 2 33 4 11 121
4 Sweden Fredrik Larsson 5 3 Ret 3 Ret 11 3 12 85
5 Sweden Robert Dahlgren Ret 21 33 73 5 10 8 5 69
6 Sweden Richard Göransson 33 5 Ret 11 12 9 11 Ret 58
7 Sweden Martin Öhlin 7 10 12 9 32 5 10 6 45
8 Sweden Alx Danielsson 6 21 Ret 7 6 DNS DNS 43
9 Norway Tommy Rustad Ret 4 6 8 11 8 6 7 42
10 Sweden Daniel Haglöf 8 DNS 4 10 10 14 123 2 37
11 Sweden Robin Rudholm 6 Ret3 11 5 9 7 7 Ret 33
12 Sweden Andreas Ebbesson 10 8 7 11 6 Ret 19
13 Sweden Mattias Andersson 11 11 8 12 Ret 13 5 Ret 14
14 Sweden Stefan Söderberg 9 9 10 8 12 13 Ret 9
15 Netherlands Duncan Huisman 8 4
16 Sweden Viktor Hallrup Ret 12 Ret 13 Ret Ret 9 9 4
17 Sweden Jocke Mangs Ret 11 DSQ1 10 4
Sweden Jan Brunstedt 12 Ret Ret 0
Sweden Markus Nyberg Ret 0
Sweden Markus Nordenström 13 0
United Kingdom Mark Miller DNS 0
Pos. Driver KAR AND GÖT FAL KAR AND TIE GÖT Points

Notes:

  • 1 2 3 refers to the classification of the drivers in qualifying, where bonus points are awarded 3–2–1 for the fastest three drivers.
  • italics signifies fastest lap.

Teams championship[edit]

Pos. Team No. KAR AND GÖT FAL KAR AND TIE GÖT Points
1 Sweden Volvo Polestar Racing 11 22 12 5 4 11 22 2 43 272
12 4 Ret 12 6 2 33 4 11
2 Sweden Team Tidö/PWR Racing 3 11 7 9 22 43 4 12 32 163
37 8 DNS 4 10 10 14 123 2
3 Sweden BMW Dealer Team WCR 4 5 3 Ret 3 Ret 11 3 12 143
8 33 5 Ret 11 12 9 11 Ret
4 Sweden Volvo Polestar Black R 14 Ret 21 33 73 5 10 8 5 111
15 Ret 4 6 8 11 8 6 7
5 Sweden WestCoast Racing 66 7 10 12 9 32 5 10 6 68
96 10 8 7 11 6 Ret
6 Sweden Brovallen Design 27 6 21 Ret 7 6 DNS DNS 47
54 13
76 Ret 11 DSQ1 10
79 12 Ret Ret
80 DNS
7 Sweden Flash Engineering 2 6 Ret3 11 5 9 7 7 Ret 47
20 11 11 8 12 Ret 13 5 Ret
8 Sweden Miele Professional Brovallen 13 Ret 13
77 9 9 10 8 12 13 Ret
78 Ret 12 Ret 13 Ret Ret 9 9
Pos. Team No. KAR AND GÖT FAL KAR AND TIE GÖT Points

Notes:

  • 1 2 3 refers to the classification of the drivers in qualifying, where bonus points are awarded 3–2–1 for the fastest three drivers.

Manufacturers championship[edit]

Pos. Manufacturer KAR AND GÖT FAL KAR AND TIE GÖT Points
1 Volvo 33 49 44 21 46 36 30 41 300
2 Saab 36 7 16 30 16 18 38 35 196
3 BMW 26 25 6 44 25 39 17 13 195
4 Citroën 2 10 22 0 10 8 5 3 60
Pos. Manufacturer KAR AND GÖT FAL KAR AND TIE GÖT Points

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