2016 European Touring Car Cup

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2016 European Touring Car Cup
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The 2016 FIA European Touring Car Cup was the twelfth running of the FIA European Touring Car Cup. It consisted of six events in France (twice), Slovakia, Germany, Portugal and Italy.

The championship was split into two categories: Super 2000 (including TC2 Turbo, TC2 and TCN-2 machinery) and Super 1600.[1]

Teams and drivers[edit]

The field of the 2016 ETCC season in Race 1 on the Nürburgring.
Niklas Mackschin in Race 1 on Nürburgring Nordschleife of 2016 ETCC season.

The races at the Nürburgring had both WTCC and ETCC competitors. ETCC competitors entered with their usual car numbers, but with 100 added up to it.

Super 2000
Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
France JSB Compétition[2] SEAT León Cup Racer[2] 2 France Pierre Etiene Chaumat[2] 5
Germany ADAC Team Hessen-Thuringen[3] SEAT León Cup Racer[3] 4 Germany Andreas Pfister[3] 6
7 Germany Pierre Humbert[4] 1
9 Austria Wolfgang Kriegl[5] 2
Hungary Zengő Motorsport[3] SEAT León Cup Racer[3] 8 Hungary Norbert Nagy[3] All
Switzerland Rikli Motorsport[6] Honda Civic TCR[6] 11 Switzerland Kris Richard[6] All
12 Switzerland Peter Rikli[6] All
24 Finland Aku Pellinen[7] 6
72 Switzerland Claudio Truffer[7] 6
SEAT León Cup Racer 75 Switzerland Adrian Spescha[7] 6
Serbia ASK Lein Racing[8] SEAT León Cup Racer[8] 14 Republic of Macedonia Igor Stefanovski[9] 6
17 Serbia Mladen Lalušić[8] 1–5
Slovenia Lema Racing[9] SEAT León Cup Racer[9] 14 Republic of Macedonia Igor Stefanovski[9] 1–4
27 Slovenia Boštjan Avbelj 6
37 Portugal Fábio Mota[9] All
Czech Republic Krenek Motorsport[10] SEAT León Cup Racer[10] 19 Switzerland Christjohannes Schreiber[10] All
22 Czech Republic Petr Fulín[10] All
Portugal Speedy Motorsport[11] SEAT León Cup Racer[11] 55 Portugal Manuel Pedro Fernandes[11] 4
Spain Baporo Motorsport[3] SEAT León Cup Racer[3] 73 Kazakhstan Alexandr Artemyev[3] 1
Germany ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport[3] Honda Civic TCR[3] 77 Germany René Münnich[3] 1
France Sébastien Loeb Racing[12] Peugeot 308 Racing Cup[12] 130 France Teddy Clairet[13] 3
138 France David Pouget[13] 3
Super 1600
Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Germany RAVENOL Motorsport Ford Fiesta 1.6 16V[3] 81 Germany Niklas Mackschin[3] All
82 Ukraine Ksenia Niks[3] All
83 Germany Daniel Niermann[3] All
84 Germany Ulrike Krafft[3] 1–3, 6
85 Czech Republic Tomáš Korený[14] 1–2, 4–6
Germany ETH Tuning[15] Peugeot 207 Sport[15] 86 Germany Andreas Rinke[15] All
88 Germany Kevin Hilgenhövel[15] 1–2, 4–6
187 Austria David Griessner[13] 3
Ukraine Master KR Racing[3] Ford Fiesta 1.6 16V[3] 95 Ukraine Sergii Kravets[16] 2–3
97 Ukraine Pavlo Kopylets[16] 2–3
99 Ukraine Andrii Ievtushenko[3] 1–2

Race calendar and results[edit]

The first four rounds were supporting the World Touring Car Championship, whereas the final two rounds were jointly with the FFSA GT Tour.

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning S2000 Winning S1600
1 R1 France Circuit Paul Ricard[1] 3 April Germany René Münnich Switzerland Kris Richard Czech Republic Petr Fulín Germany Niklas Mackschin
R2 Czech Republic Petr Fulín Czech Republic Petr Fulín Germany Niklas Mackschin
2 R1 Slovakia Automotodróm Slovakia Ring 17 April Switzerland Christjohannes Schreiber Switzerland Christjohannes Schreiber Switzerland Kris Richard Germany Ulrike Krafft
R2 Switzerland Christjohannes Schreiber Switzerland Kris Richard Germany Niklas Mackschin
3 R1 Germany Nürburgring Nordschleife 28 May Czech Republic Petr Fulín Switzerland Kris Richard Czech Republic Petr Fulín Austria David Griessner
R2 Switzerland Kris Richard Switzerland Kris Richard Germany Niklas Mackschin
4 R1 Portugal Circuito Internacional de Vila Real 26 June Hungary Norbert Nagy Hungary Norbert Nagy Portugal Manuel Pedro Fernandes Germany Niklas Mackschin
R2 Czech Republic Petr Fulín Switzerland Kris Richard Germany Niklas Mackschin
5 R1 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 10 July Switzerland Kris Richard Switzerland Kris Richard Czech Republic Petr Fulín Czech Republic Tomáš Korený
R2 Czech Republic Petr Fulín Switzerland Kris Richard Germany Kevin Hilgenhövel
6 R1 Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 2 October Finland Aku Pellinen Republic of Macedonia Igor Stefanovski Republic of Macedonia Igor Stefanovski Germany Niklas Mackschin
R2 Czech Republic Petr Fulín Czech Republic Petr Fulín Germany Niklas Mackschin

Championship standings[edit]

Points were awarded to the top eight classified finishers using the following structure:

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Points 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

Qualifying points: 1 2 3 refers to the classification of the drivers after the qualifying for first race, where bonus points are awarded 3–2–1.

Pos Driver LEC
France
SVK
Slovakia
NÜR
Germany
VIL
Portugal
MAG
France
IMO
Italy
 Pts 
Super 2000
1 Switzerland Kris Richard 5 Ret 1 1 22 1 4 1 41 1 23 2 109
2 Czech Republic Petr Fulín 12 1 EX2 4 11 3 23 6 12 2 42 1 109
3 Hungary Norbert Nagy 43 3 4 7 Ret3 DNS 111 3 3 5 6 8 58
4 Switzerland Peter Rikli 3 2 2 2 5 6 3 Ret 13 3 10 16 57
5 Portugal Manuel Pedro Fernandes 12 2 40
6 Serbia Mladen Lalušić 6 5 5 3 8 7 5 5 5 Ret 40
7 Portugal Fábio Mota 9 Ret 33 5 7 EX Ret 4 6 Ret 8 4 32
8 Switzerland Christjohannes Schreiber 7 8 EX1 6 6 2 13† Ret Ret DNS 5 9 28
9 Finland Aku Pellinen 31 3 15
10 Republic of Macedonia Igor Stefanovski 11 7 7 Ret Ret DNS DNS DNS 1 Ret 14
11 France Pierre Etiene Chaumat 23 4 14
12 Germany René Münnich 21 9 11
13 France Teddy Clairet 3 4 11
14 France David Pouget 4 5 9
15 Kazakhstan Alexandr Artemyev 8 4 6
16 Germany Andreas Pfister 11 5 4
17 Austria Wolfgang Kriegl 6 8 4
18 Slovenia Boštjan Avbelj 9 6 3
19 Germany Pierre Humbert 10 6 3
20 Switzerland Adrian Spescha 12 7 2
21 Switzerland Claudio Truffer 7 Ret 2
Super 1600
1 Germany Niklas Mackschin 121 10 93 9 Ret1 8 61 7 93 7 132 10 138
2 Germany Andreas Rinke 143 14 11 12 103 9 9 8 10 9 16 11 85
3 Germany Kevin Hilgenhövel 16 15 Ret 11 72 9 82 6 141 13 81
4 Czech Republic Tomáš Korený 13 13 10 13 83 Ret 71 8 15 12 71
5 Ukraine Ksenia Niks 18 Ret 13 16 DNS DNS 10 10 11 10 18 15 38
6 Germany Daniel Niermann 19 16 14 15 12 12 12 11 12 Ret 17 Ret 37
7 Germany Ulrike Krafft 172 12 81 10 DNS DNS Ret 14 36
8 Ukraine Andrii Ievtushenko 15 11 Ret2 Ret 16
9 Austria David Griessner 92 EX 12
10 Ukraine Pavlo Kopylets Ret Ret 11 10 12
11 Ukraine Sergii Kravets 12 14 Ret 11 12
Pos Driver LEC
France
SVK
Slovakia
NÜR
Germany
VIL
Portugal
MAG
France
IMO
Italy
 Pts 
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

† — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.
‡ — Double points were awarded.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Six event calendar for 2016 will include the Nordschleife". TouringCarTimes.net. 4 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "FIA ETCC Magny Cours Entry List 2016" (PDF). TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
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  5. ^ Hudson, Neil (13 April 2016). "Austrian driver Wolfgang Kriegl confirmed as new sub for Andreas Pfister". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
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  7. ^ a b c Hudson, Neil (27 September 2016). "Aku Pellinen joins five-car Rikli assault at Imola". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB.
  8. ^ a b c Hudson, Neil (11 March 2016). "Mladen Lalusic to compete for full ETCC campaign with Lein Racing". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
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  10. ^ a b c d "Krenek Motorsport confirms two drivers for 2016 ETCC". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 10 December 2015.
  11. ^ a b c "FIA ETCC Vila Real Entry List 2016" (PDF). TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Sébastien Loeb Racing will also run Peugeots at the Nordschleife". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 20 April 2016.
  13. ^ a b c "FIA ETCC Nurburgring Nordschleife Entry List 2016" (PDF). TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  14. ^ Hudson, Neil (25 February 2016). "Tomáš Korený signs for Ravenol San for 2016 ETCC S1600 campaign". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  15. ^ a b c d Hudson, Neil (3 February 2016). "ETH Tuning joins ETCC's Super 1600 class for 2016". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB.
  16. ^ a b "FIA ETCC Slovakia Ring Entry List 2016". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Retrieved 15 April 2016.

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