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. The 15-race competition was won by Nick Cassidy.

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 8 2 2 1 1 3 5 1 8 3 5 1 3 5 1 914
2 Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk Ret 1 1 5 13 19 3 5 1 2 4 3 2 Ret 2 738
3 New Zealand Damon Leitch 2 4 3 2 5 1 6 2 10 12 13 Ret 19 12 16 633
4 United Kingdom Josh Hill 1 13 6 3 7 18 2 13 2 7 Ret 4 5 3 Ret 629
5 United Kingdom Jordan King Ret Ret 10 7 3 6 1 4 3 6 3 7 8 9 Ret 591
6 Austria Lucas Auer Ret Ret 14 6 15 14 7 6 5 4 2 5 4 4 3 589
7 France Nathanaël Berthon 4 11 8 9 16 8 8 8 6 8 Ret 6 9 6 5 555
8 Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés 6 7 4 4 2 10 9 Ret 4 DNS DNS DNS 6 1 7 547
9 Italy Raffaele Marciello Ret 5 NC 10 9 5 4 3 18 5 1 8 10 7 Ret 535
10 Brazil Bruno Bonifacio 9 3 7 Ret 11 11 10 7 7 9 8 Ret 7 8 4 525
11 New Zealand Jono Lester 3 Ret 11 8 4 4 11 9 9 10 6 15 Ret 11 6 514
12 Russia Dmitry Suranovich 5 15 15 12 6 2 12 12 11 11 Ret Ret 12 14 8 440
13 India Shahaan Engineer 11 6 NC 11 12 16 13 10 12 13 7 13 14 13 15 406
14 Thailand Tanart Sathienthirakul 13 9 12 15 Ret 13 14 11 14 15 9 9 16 16 10 383
15 New Zealand Chris Vlok 12 14 9 16 Ret 12 16 14 15 17 11 12 11 10 11 371
16 Italy Michela Cerruti 10 10 13 17 14 15 15 16 17 18 10 11 15 15 12 367
17 Malaysia Melvin Moh Ret 8 17 14 10 7 Ret Ret 16 14 12 10 13 DNS 9 323
18 France Victor Sendin 7 12 5 13 8 9 17 15 13 286
19 New Zealand Mitch Evans 1 Ret 2 1 2 Ret 284
20 India Sheban Siddiqi 14 Ret 16 18 17 17 18 Ret Ret 16 Ret 14 18 18 14 212
21 New Zealand Ken Smith 17 17 13 62
Pos Driver TER TIM TAU HMP MAN 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 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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