2011 Toyota Racing Series

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2011 Toyota Racing Series
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The 2011 Toyota Racing Series was the seventh running of the Toyota Racing Series. The Toyota Racing Series is New Zealand's premier open-wheeler motorsport category.

Defending champion Mitch Evans of Giles Motorsport retained both his International Trophy and main series titles, joining Daniel Gaunt as the only drivers to have won the Series on more than one occasion, after enjoying a successful championship campaign. Evans took seven race victories – including becoming the youngest-ever winner of the New Zealand Grand Prix – and fourteen podium finishes out of a possible fifteen races. Evans clinched both championship titles at Manfield after his closest rival at the time, Scott Pye elected not to attend the final meeting of the season at Taupo due to testing commitments in Europe. Pye fell to fourth in the championship standings after strong weekends for Nick Cassidy and Jamie McNee allowed them to overhaul Pye's points tally.

Cassidy, another Giles Motorsport driver, finished as top rookie after taking the round victory at Taupo which included his first two race wins in the Series, and he also took five further podium finishes as he finished 168 points behind Evans. McNee, in his second season in the championship, took his first race victories, winning at Timaru and Hampton Downs as well as a second place at Taupo to finish 47 points clear of Pye. Russian driver Daniil Kvyat finished the best of the five European drivers in the series, finishing in fifth place for Victory Motor Racing with a solitary victory at Manfeild. Two other drivers won races during the season, Russia's Ivan Lukashevich, like fellow countryman Kvyat won at Manfeild, and Britain's Alex Lynn won at Teretonga.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Driver Rounds
Giles Motorsport 1 New Zealand Mitch Evans[1] All
7 New Zealand Nick Cassidy[1] All
13 Australia Nick Foster[1] All
36 United Kingdom Alex Lynn[1] 1–4
M2 Competition 2 New Zealand Earl Bamber[2] 4
4 Japan Kotaro Sakurai[1] 1–4
5 Russia Ivan Lukashevich[1] 1–4
11 New Zealand Earl Bamber[3] 3
New Zealand Ken Smith[1] 4
22 Australia Jordan Skinner[1] All
ETEC Motorsport 8 New Zealand Jamie McNee[1] All
19 Australia Scott Pye[1] 1–4
New Zealand Jono Lester[4] 5
20 United Kingdom Josh Hill[1] 1–4
48 Germany Mario Farnbacher[1] 1–4
Dart International 17 New Zealand Alastair Wootten[1] All
Victory Motor Racing 29 Russia Daniil Kvyat[1] 1–4
87 New Zealand Damon Leitch[1] All

Calendar[edit]

The first four rounds were part of the International Trophy.[5]

Round Date Circuit/Location
1 Race 1 15 January New Zealand Teretonga Park, Invercargill
Race 2 16 January
Race 3
2 Race 1 22 January New Zealand Timaru International Motor Raceway, Timaru
Race 2 23 January
Race 3
3 Race 1 5 February New Zealand Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, Waikato
Race 2 6 February
Race 3
4 Race 1 12 February New Zealand Manfeild Autocourse, Feilding
Race 2 13 February
Race 3
5 Race 1 12 March New Zealand Taupo Motorsport Park, Taupo
Race 2 13 March
Race 3

Results[edit]

Round Circuit Pole Position Winning Driver Winning Team Round Winning Driver Round Winning Team
1 Race 1 New Zealand Teretonga Park, Invercargill New Zealand Mitch Evans Australia Scott Pye ETEC Motorsport New Zealand Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport
Race 2 New Zealand Nick Cassidy New Zealand Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport
Race 3 United Kingdom Alex Lynn Giles Motorsport
2 Race 1 New Zealand Timaru International Motor Raceway, Timaru New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport New Zealand Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport
Race 2 New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport
Race 3 New Zealand Jamie McNee ETEC Motorsport
3 Race 1 New Zealand Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, Waikato Australia Nick Foster New Zealand Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport New Zealand Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport
Race 2 New Zealand Jamie McNee ETEC Motorsport
Race 3 Australia Nick Foster New Zealand Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport
4 Race 1 New Zealand Manfeild Autocourse, Feilding Russia Daniil Kvyat Russia Daniil Kvyat Victory Motor Racing New Zealand Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport
Race 2 Russia Ivan Lukashevich M2 Competition
Race 3 New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport
5 Race 1 New Zealand Taupo Motorsport Park, Taupo New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Nick Cassidy Giles Motorsport New Zealand Nick Cassidy Giles Motorsport
Race 2 New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport
Race 3 New Zealand Nick Cassidy Giles Motorsport

Championship standings[edit]

Scoring system[edit]

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 75 67 60 54 49 45 42 39 36 33 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver TER TIM HMP MAN TAU Points
1 New Zealand Mitch Evans 2 1 3 1 1 3 1 2 1 2 2 1 Ret 1 3 973
2 New Zealand Nick Cassidy R 9 2 8 5 2 4 3 3 3 11 6 8 1 5 1 805
3 New Zealand Jamie McNee 6 10 11 12 6 1 5 1 6 13 7 12 6 2 7 675
4 Australia Scott Pye 1 4 5 3 4 7 11 9 4 3 4 3 628
5 Russia Daniil Kvyat R 3 Ret 6 13 7 5 2 7 2 1 3 2 600
6 New Zealand Alastair Wootten 11 7 7 8 9 6 8 10 7 7 15 Ret 3 6 2 584
7 Russia Ivan Lukashevich 8 8 9 6 5 2 10 12 10 6 1 7 531
8 New Zealand Damon Leitch R Ret 3 4 11 8 Ret 6 5 14 8 8 Ret 4 8 6 517
9 United Kingdom Alex Lynn 4 6 1 2 3 10 4 4 Ret 9 9 Ret 514
10 Australia Nick Foster R 5 9 Ret 7 10 Ret Ret 13 13 5 14 5 2 3 5 510
11 Australia Jordan Skinner R 10 Ret 12 9 11 9 12 Ret 11 10 Ret 10 7 7 8 410
12 Germany Mario Farnbacher R Ret 5 2 4 Ret Ret 13 11 8 4 10 6 397
13 United Kingdom Josh Hill R Ret 12 10 Ret 13 8 9 8 9 12 5 4 368
14 Japan Kotaro Sakurai R 7 11 13 10 12 Ret 14 14 12 14 11 9 325
15 New Zealand Earl Bamber 7 6 5 Ret 12 Ret 164
16 New Zealand Jono Lester 5 4 4 157
17 New Zealand Ken Smith 15 13 11 78
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)

Bold – Pole
R - Rookie

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "2011 Toyota Racing Series Competitor List" (PDF). toyotaracing.co.nz. Toyota Racing Management. 21 December 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  2. ^ Martinez, Peter (11 February 2011). "Earl Bamber rusty for NZ Grand Prix defence". Stuff. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Bamber late entry for Toyota series". The New Zealand Herald. APN News & Media. New Zealand Press Association. 4 February 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Lester to make Toyota Racing Series debut at Taupo". toyotaracing.co.nz. Toyota Racing Management. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Toyota Racing Series - 2011" (PDF). toyotaracing.co.nz. 17 February 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2011.

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