2010 Toyota Racing Series

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2010 Toyota Racing Series
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The 2010 Toyota Racing Series was the sixth running of the Toyota Racing Series. The Toyota Racing Series is New Zealand's premier open-wheeler motorsport category. The Series included races for every major trophy in New Zealand circuit racing including the New Zealand Motor Cup and the Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy. The cars were also the category for the 2010 New Zealand Grand Prix, which was held as the third race of the Manfeild Autocourse round.

Teenager Mitch Evans claimed the title by just three points ahead of Earl Bamber, who won six races during the Series.[1] Evans also claimed the International Trophy which consisted of the first four rounds of the championship.[2]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Driver Rounds
Giles Motorsport 4 New Zealand Mitch Evans[3] All
9 New Zealand Daniel Jilesen[3] All
20 Estonia Sten Pentus[3] 1–4
28 Brazil Lucas Foresti[3] 1–4
Knight Motorsport 6 New Zealand Andy Knight[4] 3
Sam MacNeill Motorsport New Zealand Sam MacNeill[5] 4–5
Triple X Motorsport Australia Chris Wootton[6] 1
7 New Zealand Earl Bamber[6] All
41 New Zealand Stefan Webling[6] All
Neale Motorsport 8 New Zealand Jamie McNee[3] All
Ken Smith Motorsport 11 New Zealand Ken Smith[3] 3–4
ETEC Motorsport 47 Australia Nathan Morcom[3] 1–2
New Zealand Richie Stanaway[4] 3–4
48 New Zealand Andrew Waite[3] All
Dart International 69 New Zealand Alastair Wootten[3] All

Calendar[edit]

Round Date Location Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 16 January Teretonga Park New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport
R2 17 January New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans Estonia Sten Pentus Giles Motorsport
R3 Estonia Sten Pentus Brazil Lucas Foresti Giles Motorsport
2 R1 23 January Timaru International Motor Raceway New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport
R2 24 January New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Earl Bamber New Zealand Earl Bamber Triple X Motorsport
R3 Brazil Lucas Foresti New Zealand Earl Bamber Triple X Motorsport
3 R1 6 February Hampton Downs Motorsport Park New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Richie Stanaway New Zealand Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport
R2 7 February New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Andrew Waite ETEC Motorsport
R3 New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Richie Stanaway Estonia Sten Pentus Giles Motorsport
4 R1 13 February Manfeild Autocourse New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Earl Bamber New Zealand Richie Stanaway ETEC Motorsport
R2 14 February Estonia Sten Pentus New Zealand Andrew Waite ETEC Motorsport
R3 New Zealand Mitch Evans Estonia Sten Pentus New Zealand Earl Bamber Triple X Motorsport
5 R1 20 March Taupo Motorsport Park New Zealand Earl Bamber New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Earl Bamber Triple X Motorsport
R2 21 March New Zealand Earl Bamber New Zealand Earl Bamber Triple X Motorsport
R3 New Zealand Earl Bamber New Zealand Earl Bamber New Zealand Earl Bamber Triple X Motorsport

Championship standings[edit]

Pos Driver TER TIM HMP MAN TAU Points
1 New Zealand Mitch Evans 1 2 6 1 6 2 1 3 5 7 4 2 2 2 3 915
2 New Zealand Earl Bamber 6 6 2 6 1 1 3 2 4 11 5 1 1 1 1 912
3 New Zealand Andrew Waite 4 5 7 7 4 3 6 1 7 5 1 8 5 7 6 762
4 Estonia Sten Pentus 2 1 4 2 2 5 5 11 1 2 DSQ 3 660
5 New Zealand Daniel Jilesen 3 3 3 3 8 4 Ret 9 9 8 9 5 Ret 3 4 643
6 New Zealand Alastair Wootten 7 8 11 5 5 6 8 10 11 3 7 9 6 6 8 623
7 New Zealand Stefan Webling 11 9 8 9 3 9 7 12 6 10 10 11 7 5 2 606
8 Brazil Lucas Foresti 5 4 1 4 9 7 2 4 3 6 Ret Ret 536
9 New Zealand Jamie McNee 8 7 5 Ret Ret 8 Ret 5 10 12 6 6 4 Ret 5 472
10 New Zealand Richie Stanaway 4 6 2 1 2 4 362
11 New Zealand Sam MacNeill 4 3 7 3 4 7 312
12 Australia Nathan Morcom 9 10 9 8 7 10 219
13 New Zealand Ken Smith 9 7 12 9 8 10 214
14 New Zealand Andy Knight Ret 8 8 78
15 Australia Chris Wootton 10 DNS 10 66
Pos Driver TER TIM HMP MAN TAU Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Evans snatches TRS title back in thrilling finale". toyotaracing.co.nz. Toyota Racing Management. 2010-03-21. Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-21.
  2. ^ "Bamber elated with New Zealand Grand Prix win". toyotaracing.co.nz. Toyota Racing Management. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2010-03-21. Though Bamber took the prestigious Grand Prix title, Evans could take solace from second place, valuable points adding to his Championship title pursuit. He also won the four round international component of the Toyota Racing Series and takes home a cheque for $5,000 and a Tissot watch.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Four International drivers for 2010 Toyota Racing Series". toyotaracing.co.nz. Toyota Racing Management. 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
  4. ^ a b "Stakes go up as the silverware comes out". toyotaracing.co.nz. Toyota Racing Management. 2010-02-05. Retrieved 2010-02-05.
  5. ^ "Evans aims to be youngest ever Grand Prix winner". toyotaracing.co.nz. Toyota Racing Management. 2010-02-11. Retrieved 2010-02-13.
  6. ^ a b c "Triple X sign Bamber, Webling and Australian Wootton for Toyota Racing Series" (PDF). Stefan Webling Motorsport. Stefan Webling. 2009-12-20. Retrieved 2010-10-20.

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