V8Star Series

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V8Star Series
Category Touring cars
Country Germany Germany
Inaugural season 2001
Folded 2003
Engine suppliers Roush 5.7l V8
Tyre suppliers Goodyear
Last Drivers' champion Portugal Pedro Lamy
Last Teams' champion Germany Zakspeed Racing

The V8Star Series was a touring car racing series based in Germany. It ran from 2001 to 2003 and can be compared to the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Series.

Cars[edit]

V8Star used a mono type tubular chrome-molybdenum steel chassis equipped with 5.7-litre V8 engine. The engine, tuned by Jack Roush, was a lightweight aluminium block unit weighting about 200 kg. Originally the engines produced 445 hp of power, but they were tuned up to 495 hp at 6,500 rpm and 600 Nm at 4,850 rpm for the second season.

The cars weighted 1,295 kg, of which 90 kg was a fibreglass-reinforced plastic silhouette. The silhouettes represented seven different saloon cars. All of them were 1.92 m wide and 1.36 m high. Rear wings, rear diffusers and front spoilers were adjusted in wind tunnel in order to make each body style equal. The silhouettes resembled Audi, BMW, Ford, Jaguar, Lexus Opel and Volkswagen models but were unbranded, as none of the manufacturers were involved in the series.

The cars had independent, double wishbone suspension in front and rear. Wheels were 18 inches in diameter. Slick Goodyear control tyres were 12 inches wide in front and 14 inches in rear.

Race venues[edit]

Over the three years, races were held at eight different European circuits. The circuits of Nürburgring, Hockenheimring, Sachsenring, Motorsport Arena Oschersleben and EuroSpeedway Lausitz in Germany were regular hosts, and the series also went to nearby track venues Circuit Park Zandvoort (Netherlands), Salzburgring (Austria) and Zolder (Belgium).

Scoring system[edit]

  • Below is the scoring system used in the inaugural 2001 season:
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th
Points 26 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2
  • For 2002 and 2003, points were awarded for the top thirty race finishers with no bonus points for pole position or the fastest race lap.
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th
Points 32 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2

Champions[edit]

Season Champion Team Champion
2001 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto (Irmscher Motorsport) France PoleVision Racing
2002 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto (Irmscher Motorsport) Germany Zakspeed Motorsport
2003 Portugal Pedro Lamy (Zakspeed Racing) Germany Zakspeed Racing

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