2011 Eurocup Clio season

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2011 Eurocup Clio season
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The 2011 Eurocup Clio season was the inaugural season of the Renault–supported touring car category, a one-make racing series that is part of the World Series by Renault, the series uses Renault Clio RS 197's. It replaced the French F4 Championship which ran for one season in 2010.

Frenchman Nicolas Milan won the first season with ease by taking five wins and appearing on the podium in second for the other 3 races, comfortably ahead of Dutchman Mike Verschuur by 72 points, who in turn was ahead of third place Massimiliano Pedalà by 51 points.

The series featured several different teams; however, there was no championship for teams.

Regulations[edit]

Sporting[edit]

  • The points system for the first season were made to reflect the system used by the FIA for World championships. The top ten drivers in each race were awarded points as follows: 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, and 1.

Race calendar and results[edit]

The calendar for the 2011 season was announced on 11 October 2010, the day after the end of the 2010 season. All of the four rounds formed meetings of the 2011 World Series by Renault season.

Round Circuit Country Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps  Belgium 30 April France Nicolas Milan France Nicolas Milan France Nicolas Milan France Milan Competition
R2 1 May France Nicolas Milan France Philippe Maurin France Nicolas Milan France Milan Competition
2 R1 Nürburgring  Germany 18 June Italy Giancarlo Lenzotti Italy Giancarlo Lenzotti France Nicolas Milan France Milan Competition
R2 19 June Netherlands Sebastiaan Bleekemolen Netherlands Robert van den Berg Netherlands Mike Verschuur Netherlands Equipe Verschuur
3 R1 Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet  France 17 September France Nicolas Milan Italy Massimiliano Pedalà Italy Massimiliano Pedalà Italy Rangoni Motorsport
R2 18 September France Nicolas Milan Italy Massimiliano Pedalà France Nicolas Milan France Milan Competition
4 R1 Circuit de Catalunya, Montmeló  Spain 8 October Netherlands Mike Verschuur Spain Azor Dueña Spain Azor Dueña France Milan Competition
R2 9 October France Nicolas Milan France Philippe Maurin France Nicolas Milan France Milan Competition

Championship standings[edit]

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

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver SPA
Belgium
NÜR
Germany
LEC
France
CAT
Spain
Points
1 France Nicolas Milan 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 186
2 Netherlands Mike Verschuur 4 6 2 1 4 Ret 3 2 114
3 Italy Massimiliano Pedalà 5 25 5 13 1 2 Ret Ret 63
4 Italy Simone Di Luca Ret 3 4 4 28 3 8 Ret 62
5 France Marc Thomas Guillot 2 2 Ret 9 20 10 10 3 59
6 Spain Jordi Palomeras Ventós 17 Ret 31 6 7 21 5 5 43
7 Netherlands Robert van den Berg 9 32 6 11 5 7 6 Ret 42
8 Netherlands Sebastiaan Bleekemolen 3 5 Ret 29 Ret 6 35
9 Italy Giancarlo Lenzotti 16 4 3 Ret 10 11 11 Ret 32
10 Netherlands Sheila Verschuur 10 8 8 5 8 28 25
11 France Philippe Maurin Ret 10 Ret 27 6 4 15 22 23
12 Italy Cristian Ricciarini 18 Ret 7 3 21
13 France Thibault Bossy 6 7 Ret 8 Ret 13 18
14 Switzerland Frédéric Yerly 13 18 10 7 9 12 14 8 17
15 Spain Marcos de Diego Bravo 12 12 14 8 6 17 16
16 Italy Salvatore Arcarese 24 20 17 Ret 19 5 Ret 15 10
17 Netherlands Rene Steenmetz 20 14 25 28 Ret 22 17 7 8
18 Spain Santiago Navarro Freixas Ret 21 22 Ret 25 23 9 12 7
19 Portugal Jose Joao Magalhaes 7 13 13 12 Ret 15 19 Ret 6
20 Netherlands Ronald Morien 8 9 21 14 13 Ret 6
21 Switzerland Manuel Zumstein 15 16 29 15 11 14 18 9 5
22 Netherlands Stephan Polderman 11 Ret 11 17 12 9 16 19 4
23 Italy Alessandro Sebasti Scalera Ret 33 9 23 2
24 France Frédéric O'Neill Ret 28 16 31 16 19 Ret 10 2
25 Netherlands Max Braams 29 15 28 10 Ret 24 1
26 Netherlands Ruud Steenmetz Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 16 12 14 1
27 Denmark Thomas Fjordbach 27 24 15 19 18 18 13 18 0
28 Spain Raquel Morera Ibañez 25 Ret 19 20 27 26 Ret 13 0
29 Netherlands Björn Cornelissen Ret 27 24 21 15 20 Ret 20 0
30 Italy Luciano Gioia 22 26 12 16 Ret 16 0
31 Italy Stefano Zanini 26 23 30 18 17 17 0
32 Netherlands Niels Kool 21 19 20 25 21 Ret 20 21 0
33 Italy Daniele Pasquali 28 29 26 26 Ret 30 21 23 0
34 Italy Saetta McQueen 30 31 27 30 26 27 Ret 24 0
Guest drivers ineligible for points
Spain Azor Duenas 1 4 0
France Yoann Baziret 3 6 0
Republic of Ireland Eoin Murray 4 Ret 0
France Jean Philippe Lamic 19 11 0
Italy Sebastiano Ciato 23 Ret Ret 11 0
Switzerland Michaël Novalak 14 17 0
Netherlands Willy Welles 18 22 0
Netherlands Dennis de Borst 22 25 0
Italy Giuseppe Termine Ret 22 0
France Jean-Marc Thevenot 22 Ret 0
Italy Enrico Dell'Onte Ret 30 23 25 0
Spain Jose Manuel De Los Milagros 23 Ret 0
France Jean-Marc Corde 24 29 0
France Guy Frey Ret 24 0
Pos Driver SPA
Belgium
NÜR
Germany
LEC
France
CAT
Spain
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

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