2012 Toyota Racing Series

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2012 Toyota Racing Series
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The 2012 Toyota Racing Series was the eighth running of the Toyota Racing Series, the premier open-wheeler motorsport category held in New Zealand.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The series announced a 20-driver entry list on 28 December 2011.[1]

Team No. Driver Rounds
Giles Motorsport 1 New Zealand Mitch Evans[1] 4–5
2 New Zealand Nick Cassidy[1] All
5 Brazil Bruno Bonifacio[1] All
6 Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés[1] All
15 Austria Lucas Auer[1] All
16 Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk[1] All
Victory Motor Racing 4 New Zealand Chris Vlok[1] All
20 Russia Dmitry Suranovich[1] All
87 New Zealand Damon Leitch[1] All
88 Italy Michela Cerruti[1] All
ETEC Motorsport 7 New Zealand Jono Lester[1] All
8 Malaysia Melvin Moh[1] All
9 France Victor Sendin[1] 1–3
New Zealand Ken Smith[2] 5
10 United Kingdom Josh Hill[1] All
11 India Shahaan Engineer[1] All
M2 Competition 42 United Kingdom Jordan King[1] All
43 Thailand Tanart Sathienthirakul[1] All
51 India Sheban Siddiqi[1] All
52 France Nathanaël Berthon[1] All
53 Italy Raffaele Marciello[1] All

Calendar[edit]

The calendar for the series was announced on 11 July 2011,[3] and was held over five successive weekends in January and February.

Round Date Circuit/Location
1 Race 1 14 January New Zealand Teretonga Park, Invercargill
Race 2 15 January
Race 3
2 Race 1 21 January New Zealand Timaru International Motor Raceway, Timaru
Race 2 22 January
Race 3
3 Race 1 28 January New Zealand Taupo Motorsport Park, Taupo
Race 2 29 January
Race 3
4 Race 1 4 February New Zealand Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, Waikato
Race 2 5 February
Race 3
5 Race 1 11 February New Zealand Manfeild Autocourse, Feilding
Race 2 12 February
Race 3

Results[edit]

Round Circuit Pole Position Fastest lap Winning Driver Winning Team Round winner
1 R1 New Zealand Teretonga Park Austria Lucas Auer New Zealand Damon Leitch United Kingdom Josh Hill ETEC Motorsport New Zealand Damon Leitch
R2 Austria Lucas Auer New Zealand Nick Cassidy Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk Giles Motorsport
R3 Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk Giles Motorsport
2 R1 New Zealand Timaru International Motor Raceway Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk New Zealand Damon Leitch New Zealand Nick Cassidy Giles Motorsport New Zealand Nick Cassidy
R2 Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk New Zealand Damon Leitch New Zealand Nick Cassidy Giles Motorsport
R3 Italy Raffaele Marciello New Zealand Damon Leitch Victory Motor Racing
3 R1 New Zealand Taupo Motorsport Park United Kingdom Jordan King United Kingdom Jordan King United Kingdom Jordan King M2 Competition United Kingdom Jordan King
R2 United Kingdom Josh Hill New Zealand Nick Cassidy New Zealand Nick Cassidy Giles Motorsport
R3 Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk Giles Motorsport
4 R1 New Zealand Hampton Downs Motorsport Park New Zealand Mitch Evans Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk New Zealand Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport New Zealand Nick Cassidy
R2 New Zealand Mitch Evans Italy Raffaele Marciello Italy Raffaele Marciello M2 Competition
R3 New Zealand Nick Cassidy New Zealand Nick Cassidy Giles Motorsport
5 R1 New Zealand Manfeild Autocourse New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport New Zealand Nick Cassidy
R2 New Zealand Mitch Evans Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés Giles Motorsport
R3 New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans 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 TAU HMP MAN Points
1 New Zealand Nick Cassidy 39 67 67 75 75 60 49 75 39 60 49 75 60 49 75 914
2 Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk Ret 75 75 49 26 14 60 49 75 67 54 60 67 Ret 67 738
3 New Zealand Damon Leitch 67 54 60 67 49 75 45 67 33 28 26 Ret 14 28 20 633
4 United Kingdom Josh Hill 75 26 45 60 42 16 67 26 67 42 Ret 54 49 60 Ret 629
5 United Kingdom Jordan King Ret Ret 33 42 60 45 75 54 60 45 60 42 39 36 Ret 591
6 Austria Lucas Auer R Ret Ret 24 45 22 24 42 45 49 54 67 49 54 54 60 589
7 France Nathanaël Berthon 54 30 39 36 20 39 39 39 45 39 Ret 45 36 45 49 555
8 Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés 45 42 54 54 67 33 36 Ret 54 DNS DNS DNS 45 75 42 547
9 Italy Raffaele Marciello Ret 49 NC 33 36 49 54 60 16 49 75 39 33 42 Ret 535
10 Brazil Bruno Bonifacio R 36 60 42 Ret 30 30 33 42 42 36 39 Ret 42 39 54 525
11 New Zealand Jono Lester R 60 Ret 30 39 54 54 30 36 36 33 45 22 Ret 30 45 514
12 Russia Dmitry Suranovich R 49 22 22 28 45 67 28 28 30 30 Ret Ret 28 24 39 440
13 India Shahaan Engineer R 30 45 NC 30 28 20 26 33 28 26 42 26 24 26 22 406
14 Thailand Tanart Sathienthirakul R 26 36 28 22 Ret 26 24 30 24 22 36 36 20 20 33 383
15 New Zealand Chris Vlok R 28 24 36 20 Ret 28 20 24 22 18 30 28 30 33 30 371
16 Italy Michela Cerruti R 33 33 26 18 24 22 22 20 18 16 33 30 22 22 28 367
17 Malaysia Melvin Moh R Ret 39 18 24 33 42 Ret Ret 20 24 28 33 26 DNS 36 323
18 France Victor Sendin R 42 28 49 26 39 36 18 22 26 286
19 New Zealand Mitch Evans 75 Ret 67 75 67 Ret 284
20 India Sheban Siddiqi R 24 Ret 20 16 18 18 16 Ret Ret 20 Ret 24 16 16 24 212
21 New Zealand Ken Smith 18 18 26 62
Pos Driver TER TIM TAU HMP MAN Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (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
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
R - Rookie

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "2012 Toyota Racing Series Competitor List" (PDF). Toyota Racing Series. Toyota Racing Management. 28 December 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "2012 Toyota Racing Series: Manfeild Qualifying" (PDF). Toyota Racing Series. Toyota Racing Management. 11 February 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "TRS goes back-to-back in 2012". Toyota Racing Series (Toyota Racing Management). 11 July 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 

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