2014 Auto GP World Series season

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2014 Auto GP World Series season
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The 2014 Auto GP World Series season is the fifth year of the Auto GP World Series, and the fifteenth season of the former Euroseries 3000. The championship began on 13 April at Marrakech Street Circuit in Morocco and will finish after eight double-header rounds.[1]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Driver Rounds
United Kingdom Super Nova International[2] 1 Germany Markus Pommer[3] 1–7
2 Angola Ricardo Teixeira[4] 2
Italy Vittorio Ghirelli[5] 3
Italy Francesco Dracone[6] 4–5, 7
88 Italy Michela Cerruti[2] 1–7
United Kingdom Virtuosi UK[7] 4 Italy Andrea Roda[7] 1–7
6 Slovakia Richard Gonda[8] 1–2
11 Belgium Sam Dejonghe[8] 1–3
Norway Pål Varhaug[9] 5
Hungary Tamás Pál Kiss[10] 6–7
Spain Ibiza Racing[11] 7 Italy Giuseppe Cipriani[12] 1–7
20 Italy Francesco Dracone[8] 1
Italy Niccolò Schirò[4] 2
Austria Zele Racing[13] 8 Italy Sergio Campana[14] 1
Japan Yoshitaka Kuroda[4] 2–3
Switzerland Christof von Grünigen[15] 4–6
9 Hungary Tamás Pál Kiss[16] 1–5
10 Venezuela Samin Gómez[17] 4–5
TBA Angola Luís Sá Silva[18] 8
Italy Euronova Racing[19] 15 Japan Shinya Michimi[20] 4
Japan Yoshitaka Kuroda[8] 1, 7
16 4
Japan Kimiya Sato[21] 1–3, 5–7
77 Italy Salvatore de Plano[22] 5
Japan Shinya Michimi 6
Italy Eurotech Engineering[19]
FMS Racing[23]
28 Italy Kevin Giovesi[24] 1–7
69 Italy Loris Spinelli[24] 1–5
99 Italy Vittorio Ghirelli[23] 5
Italy Salvatore de Plano 6–7
Italy MLR 71 by Euronova[25] 71 Italy Michele La Rosa[25] 1–7

Race calendar and results[edit]

The provisional calendar for the 2014 season was released on 26 January 2014,[1] with the series' definitive calendar released on 8 March 2014.[26]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Supporting
1 R1 Morocco Marrakech Street Circuit 12 April Italy Kevin Giovesi Germany Markus Pommer Japan Kimiya Sato Italy Euronova Racing FIA WTCC Race of Morocco
R2 13 April Germany Markus Pommer Germany Markus Pommer United Kingdom Super Nova International
2 R3 France Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet 19 April Italy Kevin Giovesi Japan Kimiya Sato Hungary Tamás Pál Kiss Austria Zele Racing FIA WTCC Race of France
R4 20 April Germany Markus Pommer Italy Kevin Giovesi Italy Eurotech Engineering
3 R5 Hungary Hungaroring 3 May Germany Markus Pommer Hungary Tamás Pál Kiss Japan Kimiya Sato Italy Euronova Racing FIA WTCC Race of Hungary
R6 4 May Japan Kimiya Sato Japan Kimiya Sato Italy Euronova Racing
4 R7 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 31 May Germany Markus Pommer Japan Shinya Michimi Germany Markus Pommer United Kingdom Super Nova International Italian GT Championship
R8 1 June Germany Markus Pommer Italy Kevin Giovesi Italy Eurotech Engineering
5 R9 Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 28 June Germany Markus Pommer Japan Kimiya Sato Japan Kimiya Sato Italy Euronova Racing ACI Racing Weekend
R10 29 June Japan Kimiya Sato Italy Michela Cerruti United Kingdom Super Nova International
6 R11 Austria Red Bull Ring 20 July Japan Kimiya Sato Japan Kimiya Sato Japan Kimiya Sato Italy Euronova Racing 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring
R12 Japan Shinya Michimi Italy Andrea Roda United Kingdom Virtuosi UK
7 R13 Germany Nürburgring 16 August Germany Markus Pommer Japan Kimiya Sato Japan Kimiya Sato Italy Euronova Racing Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
R14 17 August Japan Kimiya Sato Hungary Tamás Pál Kiss United Kingdom Virtuosi UK
8 R15 Portugal Autódromo do Estoril 18 October 4 Hours of Estoril
R16 19 October

Championship standings[edit]

  • Points for both championships were awarded as follows:
Race
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Race One 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Race Two 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1

In addition:

  • Two points will be awarded for Pole position for Race One
  • One point will be awarded for fastest lap in each race

Drivers' standings[edit]

Pos Driver MAR
Morocco
LEC
France
HUN
Hungary
MNZ
Italy
IMO
Italy
RBR
Austria
NÜR
Germany
EST
Portugal
Points
1 Japan Kimiya Sato 1 2 3 3 1 1 1 4 1 8† 1 3 221
2 Hungary Tamás Pál Kiss Ret 3 1 2 2 7 2 5 9 9 2 2 4 1 170
3 Germany Markus Pommer 8 1 2 4 9 6 1 3 Ret 5 5 Ret 3 2 157
4 Italy Kevin Giovesi Ret Ret 4 1 4 4 8 1 2 2 4 7† 2 6 155
5 Italy Andrea Roda 7† 4 5 7 3 5 4 2 3 8 3 1 5 4 153
6 Italy Michela Cerruti 4 5 7 5 10 10 3 7 5 1 Ret 3 6 5 113
7 Italy Michele La Rosa 2 6 9 9 7 9 5 Ret 12† 11 8 5 9 8 63
8 Belgium Sam Dejonghe 5 8† Ret 6 5 3 41
9 Italy Giuseppe Cipriani 3 7 10 10 12† Ret 7 8 8 Ret 9 Ret Ret 9 38
10 Japan Yoshitaka Kuroda WD WD 8 8 6 11 10 4 7 7 36
11 Italy Francesco Dracone 9† 9† 6 10 6 10 8 10 27
12 Italy Vittorio Ghirelli 8 2 10 6 26
13 Japan Shinya Michimi 11 6 6 4 26
14 Norway Pål Varhaug 4 3 24
15 Italy Loris Spinelli 6 Ret 6 Ret 11 8 Ret 11 WD WD 19
16 Switzerland Christof von Grünigen Ret 9 7 7 7 Ret 18
17 Italy Salvatore de Plano 11 12 10 6 Ret 11 7
18 Venezuela Samin Gómez 9 Ret WD WD 2
19 Italy Sergio Campana 10† Ret 1
20 Slovakia Richard Gonda 11† Ret WD WD 0
Italy Niccolò Schirò Ret Ret 0
Angola Ricardo Teixeira WD WD 0
Pos Driver MAR
Morocco
LEC
France
HUN
Hungary
MNZ
Italy
IMO
Italy
RBR
Austria
NÜR
Germany
EST
Portugal
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 for Race One
Italics – Fastest Lap

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team MAR
Morocco
LEC
France
HUN
Hungary
MNZ
Italy
IMO
Italy
RBR
Austria
NÜR
Germany
EST
Portugal
Points
1 United Kingdom Super Nova International 4 1 2 4 8 2 1 3 5 1 5 3 3 2 295
8 5 7 5 9 6 3 7 6 5 Ret Ret 8 5
2 United Kingdom Virtuosi UK 5 4 5 6 3 3 4 2 3 3 2 1 4 1 283
7 8 Ret 7 5 5 4 8 3 2 5 4
3 Italy Euronova Racing 1 2 3 3 1 1 10 4 1 4 1 4 1 3 268
WD WD 11 6 11 12 6 8† 7 7
4 Italy Eurotech Engineering
Italy FMS Racing
6 Ret 4 1 4 4 8 1 2 2 4 6 2 6 186
Ret Ret 6 Ret 11 8 Ret 11 10 6 10 7† Ret Ret
5 Austria Zele Racing 10† 3 1 2 2 6 2 5 7 7 7 Ret 141
Ret Ret 8 8 7 11 9 9 9 9
6 Italy MLR 71 by Euronova 2 6 9 9 7 9 5 Ret 12† 11 8 5 9 8 63
7 Spain Ibiza Racing 3 7 10 10 12 Ret 7 8 8 Ret 9 Ret Ret 9 42
9† 9† Ret Ret
Pos Team MAR
Morocco
LEC
France
HUN
Hungary
MNZ
Italy
IMO
Italy
RBR
Austria
NÜR
Germany
EST
Portugal
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 for Race One
Italics – Fastest Lap

References[edit]

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