2014 Toyota Racing Series

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2014 Toyota Racing Series
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The 2014 Toyota Racing Series was the tenth running of the Toyota Racing Series, the premier open-wheeler motorsport category held in New Zealand. The series, which consists of five meetings of three races, began on 11 January at Teretonga Park in Invercargill and ended on 9 February with the 59th running of the New Zealand Grand Prix, at Manfeild Autocourse in Feilding.

Teams and drivers[edit]

All teams are New-Zealand registered.

Team No. Driver Status Rounds
Neale Motorsport 1 New Zealand Nick Cassidy[1] 5
22 Singapore Andrew Tang[2] All
40 New Zealand James Munro[2] R All
Giles Motorsport 4 United States Ryan Tveter[3] R All
7 United Kingdom Matt Rao[3] R All
23 United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough[3] All
25 Italy Matteo Ferrer[3] R All
66 Estonia Martin Rump[3] R All
72 Malaysia Alif Hamdan[3] R All
M2 Competition 5 Brazil Gustavo Lima[4] R All
12 Brazil Pedro Piquet[5] R 1–3
14 Australia Macauley Jones[4] R All
21 Netherlands Steijn Schothorst[4] All
55 Russia Egor Orudzhev[4] R All
56 Switzerland Levin Amweg[4] R All
ETEC Motorsport 16 Russia Matevos Isaakyan[6] R All
17 Australia Jordan Oon[6] R All
26 Russia Denis Korneev[6] R All
27 Croatia Martin Kodrić[6] R All
Victory Motor Racing 41 Sweden Robin Hansson[6] R All
42 United States Neil Alberico[7] R All
53 New Zealand Michael Scott[6] All
87 New Zealand Damon Leitch[6] All
88 New Zealand Brendon Leitch[6] R All

Race calendar and results[edit]

The calendar for the series was announced on 4 July 2013, and will be held over five successive weekends in January and February.[8] The series will visit Highlands Motorsport Park for the first time. The Highlands round will be supporting the V8SuperTourer series, whereas the Teretonga and Timaru rounds will be supporting the New Zealand V8s. Both touring car championships will be part of the New Zealand Grand Prix meeting at Manfeild.

Round Date Circuit Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Round winner(s)
1 R1 11 January Teretonga Park, Invercargill Netherlands Steijn Schothorst Netherlands Steijn Schothorst Russia Egor Orudzhev M2 Competition Estonia Martin Rump
R2 12 January Singapore Andrew Tang Singapore Andrew Tang Neale Motorsport
R3 Russia Egor Orudzhev New Zealand Michael Scott Russia Egor Orudzhev M2 Competition
2 R1 18 January Timaru International Motor Raceway, Timaru New Zealand James Munro Russia Egor Orudzhev New Zealand James Munro Neale Motorsport United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough
R2 19 January United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough Giles Motorsport
R3 Estonia Martin Rump Estonia Martin Rump Singapore Andrew Tang Neale Motorsport
3 R1 25 January Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell Singapore Andrew Tang Singapore Andrew Tang Estonia Martin Rump Giles Motorsport Singapore Andrew Tang
R2 26 January Singapore Andrew Tang Russia Egor Orudzhev M2 Competition
R3 Estonia Martin Rump Singapore Andrew Tang United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough Giles Motorsport
4 R1 1 February Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, Waikato United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough Giles Motorsport Singapore Andrew Tang
R2 2 February New Zealand Damon Leitch Netherlands Steijn Schothorst M2 Competition
R3 Estonia Martin Rump Estonia Martin Rump Estonia Martin Rump Giles Motorsport
5 R1 8 February Manfeild Autocourse, Feilding New Zealand Nick Cassidy Singapore Andrew Tang Singapore Andrew Tang Neale Motorsport Netherlands Steijn Schothorst
R2 9 February New Zealand Nick Cassidy Netherlands Steijn Schothorst M2 Competition
R3 New Zealand Nick Cassidy Estonia Martin Rump New Zealand Nick Cassidy Neale Motorsport

Championship standings[edit]

In order for a driver to score championship points, they had to complete at least 75% of the race winner's distance. All races counted towards the final championship standings.

Scoring system
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd
Points 75 67 60 54 49 45 42 39 36 33 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 9 8

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver TER TIM HIG HMP MAN Points
1 Singapore Andrew Tang 7 1 Ret Ret 10 1 2 3 2 2 4 2 1 6 3 794
2 United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough 6 2 12 8 1 2 Ret 7 1 1 9 4 6 2 2 790
3 New Zealand Damon Leitch NC 15 2 4 4 7 4 2 3 6 2 5 2 3 Ret 708
4 Netherlands Steijn Schothorst 18 4 3 2 12 6 Ret Ret Ret 4 1 7 4 1 4 630
5 Estonia Martin Rump 2 3 8 7 2 4 1 9 DNS 21 13 1 19 9 13 629
6 Russia Egor Orudzhev 1 Ret 1 3 3 20 5 1 Ret 3 3 3 22 Ret Ret 595
7 New Zealand James Munro 11 7 Ret 1 18 3 6 5 5 8 15 8 17 5 5 587
8 Russia Denis Korneev 5 5 9 Ret 19 8 Ret 13 11 9 6 19 21 14 7 417
9 United States Neil Alberico 10 9 14 5 5 17 10 Ret 8 13 14 NC 14 11 14 411
10 Russia Matevos Isaakyan 8 8 6 12 13 19 7 Ret 13 10 8 10 16 13 Ret 410
11 Switzerland Levin Amweg 20 14 4 Ret 6 12 15 4 Ret 19 12 11 5 Ret 6 409
12 Brazil Gustavo Lima 12 17 16 11 17 18 8 14 4 11 11 Ret 8 16 9 405
13 Australia Jordan Oon 3 6 19 14 7 16 11 11 Ret 16 18 15 11 7 Ret 395
14 United Kingdom Matt Rao 14 20 15 10 Ret 13 14 8 12 5 10 9 18 19 10 394
15 New Zealand Michael Scott 4 19 7 Ret Ret 9 13 12 7 18 20 13 12 8 12 393
16 New Zealand Brendon Leitch 13 16 10 6 15 10 9 Ret 9 14 17 17 15 Ret 11 366
17 United States Ryan Tveter 19 10 11 9 9 5 3 Ret NC 20 19 Ret 3 Ret Ret 344
18 Australia Macauley Jones 17 Ret 5 Ret 14 NC 16 Ret 14 12 7 6 9 4 Ret 340
19 Sweden Robin Hansson 16 Ret Ret 16 8 11 Ret 6 Ret 7 5 14 10 17 DNS 320
20 Italy Matteo Ferrer 9 11 Ret DSQ DSQ EX Ret 10 6 15 16 12 7 10 Ret 289
21 Malaysia Alif Hamdan Ret 18 18 13 Ret 15 12 15 10 17 22 18 20 15 Ret 240
22 Croatia Martin Kodrić Ret 12 17 Ret 11 Ret NC Ret DNS 22 21 16 13 12 8 211
23 Brazil Pedro Piquet 15 13 13 15 16 14 DNS DNS DNS 140
24 New Zealand Nick Cassidy DNS 18 1 0
Pos Driver TER TIM HIG 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
Italics – Fastest Lap

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team No. TER TIM HIG HMP MAN Points
1 Giles Motorsport 1 23 6 2 12 8 1 2 Ret 7 1 1 9 4 6 2 2 1409
66 2 3 8 7 2 4 1 9 DNS 21 13 1 19 9 13
2 Neale Motorsport 1 22 7 1 Ret Ret 9 1 2 3 2 2 4 2 1 6 3 1372
40 11 7 Ret 1 18 3 6 5 5 8 15 8 17 5 5
3 M2 Competition 1 21 18 4 3 2 11 6 Ret Ret Ret 4 1 7 4 1 4 1221
55 1 Ret 1 3 3 20 5 1 Ret 3 3 3 22 Ret DNS
4 Victory Motor Racing 1 41 16 Ret Ret 16 7 11 Ret 6 Ret 7 5 14 10 17 DNS 1031
87 NC 15 2 4 4 7 4 2 3 6 2 5 2 3 Ret
5 ETEC Motorsport 1 17 3 6 19 14 6 16 11 11 Ret 16 18 15 11 7 Ret 812
26 5 5 9 Ret 19 8 Ret 13 11 9 6 19 21 14 7
6 Victory Motor Racing 2 42 10 9 14 5 17 17 10 Ret 8 13 14 NC 14 11 14 769
53 4 19 7 Ret Ret 9 13 12 7 18 20 13 12 8 12
7 M2 Competition 3 5 12 17 16 11 16 18 8 14 4 11 11 Ret 8 16 9 742
14 17 Ret 5 Ret 13 NC 16 Ret 14 12 7 6 9 4 Ret
8 Giles Motorsport 2 4 19 10 11 9 8 5 3 Ret NC 20 19 Ret 3 Ret Ret 636
25 9 11 Ret DSQ DSQ EX Ret 10 6 15 16 12 7 10 Ret
9 Giles Motorsport 3 7 14 20 15 10 Ret 13 14 8 12 5 10 9 18 19 10 629
72 Ret 18 18 13 Ret 15 12 15 10 17 22 18 20 15 Ret
10 ETEC Motorsport 2 16 8 8 6 12 12 19 7 Ret 13 10 8 10 16 13 Ret 623
27 Ret 12 17 Ret 10 Ret NC Ret DNS 22 21 16 13 12 8
11 M2 Competition 2 12 15 13 13 15 15 14 DNS DNS DNS 551
56 20 14 4 Ret 5 12 15 4 Ret 19 12 11 5 Ret 6
12 Victory Motor Racing 3 88 13 16 10 6 14 10 9 Ret 9 14 17 17 15 Ret 11 365
13 Neale Motorsport 2 1 DNS 18 1 91
Pos Team No. TER TIM HIG 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
Italics – Fastest Lap

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cassidy takes aim at third Grand Prix win". Toyota Racing New Zealand. Toyota New Zealand Limited. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Neale Motorsport steps up to TRS with Munro and Tang". Motornews. CRC Industries New Zealand Limited. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "British racer returns to tackle 2014 Toyota Racing Series". Toyota Racing New Zealand. Toyota New Zealand Limited. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Steijn is back for 2014 Toyota Racing Series". Motornews. CRC Industries New Zealand Limited. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Mitchell, Scott (6 December 2013). "Piquet's younger son Pedro to make racing debut in Toyota Racing Series". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "2014 Toyota Racing Series Entries" (PDF). Toyota Racing New Zealand. Toyota New Zealand Limited. 2 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Alberico to Fly Team USA Colors in New Zealand's Toyota Racing Series". Team USA Scholarship. Manifest Group. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "2013/14 MOTORSPORT NZ RACE CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR CONFIRMED". MotorSport New Zealand. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 

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