Redline Racing

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Redline Racing
Motor racing team
Founded 1995
Country  United Kingdom
Team Principal(s) Simon Leonard
Current series Porsche Carrera Cup GB
Former series Michelin Porsche Cup
Porsche Supercup
Drivers South Africa Kyle Barnes
Spain Victor Jiminez
Turkey Yücel Özbek
England Dean Stoneman
England George Wright
England Dan de Zille
Drivers' titles 2004 Carrera Cup GB (Westbrook)
2007 Carrera Cup GB (Sutton)
2008 Carrera Cup GB (Harvey)
2010 Carrera Cup GB (Harvey)
2011 Carrera Cup GB (Sutton)
2012 Carrera Cup GB (Meadows)
Teams' titles 2004 Carrera Cup GB
2007 Carrera Cup GB
2008 Carrera Cup GB
2010 Carrera Cup GB
2011 Carrera Cup GB
2012 Carrera Cup GB
Tim Harvey (centre) and James Sutton (right) on the Podium at Brands Hatch, April 2007
Tim Harvey waves to the Oulton Park crowd after taking second place during round 13 of the 2008 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain
Oman Air sponsored Porsche 997 GT3 Cup of Redline Racing competing in the 2012 Porsche Supercup season

Redline Racing is a British racing team that is currently competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain and are defending team and drivers champions. They have previously competed in the Porsche Supercup between 2007 and 2008.[1]

Early history[edit]

Redline Racing, established in 1995, made its first entry in the arena of motorsport racing in April 1997 by competing in the Michelin Porsche Cup. Having a 4-year racing experience Redline Racing entered the British National Porsche Carrera Cup in 2001, racing Porsche GT3s. They finished in second place in the championship that year and they repeated that success in 2003 and also 2005.

Porsche Carrera Cup GB[edit]

Redline Racing joined the newly formed Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain in its 2003 début season and has been one of the most successful teams in the championship, winning six teams' titles and six drivers' titles.

Their first championship success came in 2004 when after a long and difficult racing season, they conquered first place and won the team championship for the first time along with driver Richard Westbrook who won the driver's championship.

Their form continued, with the team narrowly missing out on championship spoils in 2005 and 2006 when Redline's driver lineup consisted of Nigel Rice, Jason Young and Faithless lead singer Maxi Jazz along with regular star Richard Westbrook racing in the Team Irwin sponsored car. However, due to Westbrook's Supercup commitments the car was handed over to Danny Watts who, initially, substituted for Redline in the races Westbrook could not attend. Ultimately, Watts finished third in the championship with ten wins out of 16 starts, the most wins of the season.

The 2007 season was another big year for the team after securing the drive of 1992 British Touring Car champion Tim Harvey from rivals Motorbase Performance and Formula Renault UK race-winner James Sutton to join Pro-Am vice champion Nigel Rice and Maxi Jazz, the team managed to secure the double by winning the Teams' championship and Sutton winning the drivers' crown. The Pro-Am championship was dominated by Nigel Rice, who won 14 Pro-Am race wins and 17 podiums out of a possible 20. The feet was repeated in 2008 with Harvey taking the drivers championship after five wins over the season.

A lull in 2009 where Sutton missed out on championship glory by four points after missing the opening round of the championship, spurred the team on to dominate 2010, 2011 and 2012 championships, winning both drivers' and teams' title each time.

For the 2013 campaign, Redline brought in 2010 Formula Two champion Dean Stoneman to lead the team. Stoneman, who is making his racing return after being diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011,[2] is currently third in the championship at the half way point of the season with three wins to his name.

Porsche Supercup[edit]

During 2007, Redline Racing moved into the Porsche Supercup under the title banner of Team IRWIN SAS (title sponsorship coming from Irwin Industrial Tools and SAS Group). David Saelens and Marc Hynes were the team's driver, finishing in sixth and eleventh place respectively in the overall standings.

The team continued into 2008 season, this time under the Team IRWIN banner. Hynes was replaced with Patrick Huisman who outperformed Saelens to finish fourth in the championship (Saelens only managing 12th place in the final standings).

The team didn't return to contest the 2009 season and since then has only made an annual appearance in 2011[3] and 2012 at the British leg of the championship, with little success.

Race Results[edit]

Partial Porsche Carrera Cup GB[edit]

Year Car Drivers Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2005 Porsche 996 England Richard Westbrook 14 8 11 331 2nd 2nd
England Nigel Rice 0 0 0 217 5th
England Stephen Shanly 0 0 0 176 6th
England Jason Young 0 0 0 138 8th
2006 Porsche 997 (1st Gen.)
as Team IRWIN
England Danny Watts 10 6 6 250 3rd 3rd
England Richard Westbrook 3 0 2 64 14th
Porsche 997 (1st Gen.)
as Redline Racing
England Nigel Rice 0 0 0 144 9th
England Jason Young 0 0 0 87 13th
England Maxi Jazz 0 0 0 26 19th
2007 Porsche 997 (1st Gen.) England James Sutton 6 4 5 328 1st 1st
England Tim Harvey 5 2 5 324 2nd
England Nigel Rice 0 0 0 186 6th
England Maxi Jazz 0 0 0 22 15th
2008 Porsche 997 (1st Gen.) England Tim Harvey 4 3 5 340 1st 1st
England Fergus Campbell 0 0 0 27 13th
England Andy Neate 0 0 0 8 24th
England Ray MacDowall 0 0 0 5 25th
2009 Porsche 997 (1st Gen.) England James Sutton 6 3 5 320 2nd 2nd
England Tim Harvey 3 2 2 316 3rd
England Tony Gilham 0 0 0 141 9th
England Lewis Hopkins 0 0 0 92 10th
England Dean Smith 0 0 0 26 19th
2010 Porsche 997 (1st Gen.) England Tim Harvey 11 9 4 370 1st 1st
England Michael Meadows 0 0 0 148 8th
Oman Ahmad Al Harthy 0 0 0 106 11th
England Archie Hamilton 0 0 0 69 13th
England Glenn McMenamin 0 0 0 28 15th
England Andrew Shelley 0 0 0 22 17th
England James Sutton 0 0 0 0 G
Turkey Yucel Ozbek 0 0 0 0 G
2011 Porsche 997 (2nd Gen.)
as SAS Redline Racing
England James Sutton 3 3 4 305 1st 1st
England Michael Meadows 2 5 3 298 2nd
Porsche 997 (2nd Gen.)
as Redline Racing
England Benji Hetherington 0 0 0 132 8th
Turkey Yücel Özbek 0 0 0 11 22nd
England Keith Webster 0 0 0 9 24th
England Andrew Shelley 0 0 0 6 26th
Porsche 997 (2nd Gen.)
as Redline Oman Air
Oman Ahmad Al Harthy 0 0 0 95 10th
2012 Porsche 997 (2nd Gen.) England Michael Meadows 6 8 2 320 1st 1st
Oman Ahmad Al Harthy 0 0 0 143 8th
England Glynn Geddie 0 0 0 105 10th
Spain Victor Jiminez 0 0 0 92 12th
England James Sutton 0 0 0 55 14th
England Keith Webster 0 0 0 36 15th
Turkey Yücel Özbek 0 0 0 34 16th
2013 Porsche 997 (2nd Gen.) England Dean Stoneman 3 2 3 192 3rd* 3rd*
Spain Victor Jiminez 0 0 0 109* 5th*
England Dan de Zille 0 0 0 78* 7th*
Turkey Yücel Özbek 0 0 0 25* 12th*
England George Wright 0 0 0 20* 13th*
South Africa Kyle Barnes 0 0 0 14* 15th*
* Season in progress (Results Correct as of R10 2013)

Porsche Supercup[edit]

Year Car Drivers Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2007 Porsche 997
as Team IRWIN SAS
Belgium David Saelens 0 0 0 96 6th
United Kingdom Marc Hynes 0 0 0 48 11th
2008 Porsche 997
as IRWIN Racing
Netherlands Patrick Huisman 0 0 0 98 4th
Belgium David Saelens 0 0 0 73 12th
2011 Porsche 997
as SAS International
United Kingdom James Sutton 0 0 0 N/A G
United Kingdom Michael Meadows 0 0 0 N/A G
2012 Porsche 997 United Kingdom Glynn Geddie 0 0 0 N/A G
Oman Ahmad Al Harthy 0 0 0 N/A G

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