ADAC Procar Series

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ADAC Procar Series
Category Touring cars
Country Germany Germany
Inaugural season 1995
Drivers' champion Germany Jens Guido Weimann
Teams' champion Germany Thate Motorsport
Official website adac-procar.de
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The ADAC Procar Series is a yearly motorsport series organized by German automobile club ADAC in Germany and some surrounding countries. The series has been running since 1995.

Current status[edit]

Currently the Procar Series is the highest level of German motorsport that runs cars to the Super 2000 regulations used in World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). To fill up the grid, and to promote new, young drivers the few Super 2000 cars are joined by the less advanced Division 2 and 3 series (the Super 2000 cars being called Division 1), bringing up the total number of starting drivers to around 20 to 25. Division 1 also allows cars of BTCC-spec – the 2005 champion Mathias Schläppi won in a BTCC-built MG ZS.

History[edit]

The Procar Series have existed since 1995 as a championship for Super Production cars under the name DTC (Deutsche Tourenwagen Challenge). Ford and Hotfiel Sport had an important presence in the early and middle parts of the history of the series with Thomas Klenke winning the championship in 2002. The series was called the DMSB Produktionswagen Meisterschaft in 2004 and raced in two rounds of the European Touring Car Championship.

The 2005 season saw the introduction of Super 2000 rules for Division 1 and the series changed its name to the DMSB Produktionswagen Meisterschaft. Mathias Schläppi in a MG ZS for Maurer Motorsport was the undisputed champion, winning 12 out of 16 races. 2006 saw Maurer Motorsport swapping their MG's for Chevrolet's and Mathias Schläppi for ex-BTCC driver Vincent Radermecker. Schläppi instead drove for the new TFS-Yaco team running Toyota Corollas. Vincent Radermecker would win Maurer's second title while Schläppi was second in the championship.

While arguably having some talented drivers and teams such as Radermecker, Schläppi, Maurer Motorsport and so on the Procar Series is very minor compared to the immensely popular DTM series.

Scoring system[edit]

  • Below is the scoring system used for the results of each race during the 2010 season:
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Points 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

Champions[edit]

Division 1 2013
Division 2 2013
Division 3 2010
Season Champion Car Team Champion
1995 Germany Mario Hebler Renault Clio Williams Germany Arkenau Motorsport
1996 Germany Jürgen Hohenester Volkswagen Golf GTI Germany Hohenester Motorsport
1997 Germany Jürgen Hohenester Volkswagen Golf GTI Germany Hohenester Motorsport
1998 Germany Thomas Winkelhock BMW 320i Netherlands Brinkmann Motorsport
1999 Germany Jürgen Hohenester Volkswagen Golf GTI Germany Hohenester Motorsport
2000 Germany Franz Engstler BMW 320i Germany Bertrand Schäfer Racing
2001 Germany Markus Gedlich BMW 320i Germany Schubert Motors
2002 Germany Thomas Klenke Ford Focus Germany Hotfiel Sport
2003 Germany Claudia Hürtgen BMW 320i Germany Schubert Motors
2004 Germany Claudia Hürtgen BMW 320i Germany Schubert Motors
2005 Switzerland Mathias Schläppi MG ZS Switzerland Maurer Motorsport
2006 Belgium Vincent Radermecker Chevrolet Lacetti Switzerland Maurer Motorsport
2007 Germany Franz Engstler BMW 320i Germany Engstler Motorsport
2008 Germany Philip Geipel Toyota Auris Germany TFS Yaco Racing
2009 Switzerland Remo Friberg BMW 320i Germany Liqui Moly Team Engstler
2010 Germany Roland Hertner BMW 320si Germany Liqui Moly Team Engstler
2011 Germany Johannes Leidinger BMW 320si E90 Germany Liqui Moly Team Engstler
2012 Germany Jens Guido Weimann BMW 320si E90 Germany Thate Motorsport
2013 Germany Jens Guido Weimann BMW 320si E90 Germany Thate Motorsport

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