2011 LATAM Challenge Series

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2011 LATAM Challenge Series
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2011 LATAM Challenge Series season was the fourth season of LATAM Challenge Series. The season started in April 9, and finished in November 20. There was nine double events, seven in Mexico and two in USA (both in Texas). The Venezuelan driver Giancarlo Serenelli retained the championship with seven victories in the season.[1] He also runs in Super Copa Telcel.

Cars[edit]

For this season the cars were powered by 2019 cm3 L4 Volkswagen FSI Motors. Tatuus chassis are used. Kumho Tires supplies the tires.[2]

Drivers[edit]

Team Tires No. Driver(s) Sponsor(s) Rounds Notes
Megaracing K 11 Mexico Alfonso Celis Jr. 1–2, 5
15 Venezuela Gabriel Iemma 1–6
Ram racing K 17 Venezuela Alex Popow Avior Airlines All
23 Mexico Juan Pablo Sierra Estrella Roja 1, 2, 4, 6–9
Re Racing K 13 Mexico Diego Menchaca GMI
16 Mexico Diego Ferreira Gobierno de Aragua
22 Mexico Gerardo Nieto Gas Express Nieto
45 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli PDVSA
55 Mexico Christopher Ramirez Kola Loka
57 Venezuela Francisco Cerullo Jackers
Team CSM K 7 Mexico Martin Fuentes El palacio de los numeros 1–2
9 Mexico Oscar Paredes Arroyo 1–2
60 Mexico Rudy Camarillo Rocacero 1–2
Urban racing K 18 Mexico David Farias Daewoo

Schedule[edit]

The 2011 schedule was presented in February.[3] LATAM will run in the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez for first time, and return to Texas for two races.[4] In May 25, LATAM organization announces a change in the third race from Tuxtla Gutiérrez to Toluca by the track conditions.[5]

Round Race Title Track Date
1 R1 Puebla Mexico Autódromo Miguel E. Abed, Amozoc April 9
R2 April 10
2 R1 Monterrey Mexico Autódromo Monterrey, Apodaca May 7
R2 May 8
3 R1 Toluca Mexico Centro Dinámico Pegaso, Toluca June 11
R2 June 12
4 R1 Distrito Federal Mexico Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City July 2
R2 July 3
5 R1 San Luis Potosí Mexico Autódromo Tangamanga II, San Luis Potosí July 30
R2 July 31
6 R1 Dallas United States Eagles Canyon Raceway, Decatur September 10
R2 September 11
7 R1 Houston United States MSR Houston, Angleton September 17
R2 September 18
8 R1 Querétaro Mexico Autódromo de Querétaro, El Marqués October 29
R2 October 30
9 R1 Puebla Mexico Autódromo Miguel E. Abed, Amozoc November 19
R2 November 20

Results[edit]

Races[edit]

No. Race Pole Position Fastest Lap Winner Team
1 R1 Mexico Puebla Mexico Rudy Camarillo Mexico Martín Fuentes Mexico Martín Fuentes Mexico Team CSM
R2 Mexico Rudy Camarillo Mexico Rudy Camarillo Mexico Team CSM
2 R1 Mexico Monterrey Mexico Rudy Camarillo Mexico Rudy Camarillo Mexico Rudy Camarillo Mexico Team CSM
R2 Mexico Rudy Camarillo Mexico Rudy Camarillo Mexico Team CSM
3 R1 Mexico Toluca Mexico Gerardo Nieto ?? Mexico Rudy Camarillo Mexico Team CSM
R2 ?? Mexico Rudy Camarillo Mexico Team CSM
4 R1 Mexico Mexico City Mexico David Farias ?? Mexico Rudy Camarillo Mexico Team CSM
R2 ?? Mexico Gerardo Nieto Mexico Team Re Racing
5 R1 Mexico San Luis Potosí Mexico Sebastían Ramírez ?? Mexico Rudy Camarillo Mexico Team CSM
R2 ?? Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli Mexico Team Re Racing
6 R1 United States Dallas Mexico Rudy Camarillo Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli Mexico Team Re Racing
R2 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli Mexico Homero Richards Mexico Team Re Racing
7 R1 United States Houston Mexico Diego Menchaca Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli Mexico Team Re Racing
R2 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli Mexico Team Re Racing
8 R1 Mexico Querétaro Mexico Rudy Camarillo ?? Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli Mexico Team Re Racing
R2 ?? Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli Mexico Team Re Racing

Race summaries[edit]

Round 1: Puebla Grand Challenge[edit]

Standings[edit]

Rank Driver Mexico
PUE
Mexico
MTY
Mexico
TOL
Mexico
MEX
Mexico
SLP
United States
DAL
United States
HOU
Mexico
QRO
Mexico
PUE
Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1 Mexico Rudy Camarillo 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 1 4 3 8 4 2 11 3 4 298
2 Mexico Martín Fuentes 1 2 6 4 10 2 2 2 3 6 2 2 9 4 4 9 6 202
3 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli 7 3 7 3 12 13 8 11 5 1 1 9 1 1 1 1 1 166
4 Mexico Diego Menchaca 4 4 5 5 7 3 9 15 6 11 4 5 3 5 3 11 7 132
5 Venezuela Francisco Cerullo 5 9 10 7 2 5 5 7 8 2 9 3 7 3 5 5 5 126
6 Mexico Christopher Ramirez 9 13 3 10 11 7 4 4 7 3 2 6 2 4 2 116
7 Venezuela Alex Popow 8 4 2 3 12 7 3 2 7 11 6 10 8 2 3 108
8 Mexico Gerardo Nieto 3 5 2 9 9 4 6 1 90
9 Mexico David Farias 13 12 8 6 6 6 3 5 4 5 7 10 8 80
10 Venezuela Diego Ferreira 6 7 9 13 4 8 10 14 5 4 8 7 10 6 9 74
11 Mexico Juan Pablo Sierra 12 6 13 8 13 9 6 7 5 8 6 7 16 36
12 Mexico Oscar P. Arroyo 8 10 12 12 5 10 11 10 12 9 8 10 6 11 9 8 12 30
13 Mexico Homero Richards 14 13 7 1 28
14 Mexico Hugo Oliveras 10 12 12 12 10
15 Mexico Gabriel Iemma 11 11 11 8 9 14 8 10 12 11 14 8
16 Mexico Alfonso Celis Jr. 10 11 14 9 10 6
17 Mexico Sebastian Ramírez 11 8 2
18 Mexico Victor Alfaro 13 11 15 13 13 14 15 0
19 Mexico Jorge Cevallos 12 16 0
20 Mexico Santiago Tovar 12 0
21 Guatemala Sebastian Arriola 11 9 13 0
Mexico Andrés Gutiérrez 10 0
Mexico Jose Carlos Sandoval 11 0
References [6] [7] [8] [9]

Point scoring system:

  • Points are awarded based on each driver's resulting place (regardless of whether the car is running at the end of the race):
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Saturday race Points 30 24 20 16 12 10 8 6 4 2
Sunday race Points 20 16 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 0

Bonus points:

  • 2 for Fastest Lap
  • 2 for Pole Position

References[edit]