European Touring Car Cup

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European Touring Car Cup
Category Touring cars
Country European Union Europe
Inaugural season 2005
Drivers' champion Czech Republic Petr Fulín
Official website fiaetcc.com/
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The FIA European Touring Car Cup is an annual touring car racing event, which has been held at various locations across Europe since 2005. Unlike in previous years where it was a one-off event, for 2010 the series is a three round event.

History[edit]

It was created when the European Touring Car Championship finished at the end of 2004, being superseded by the World Touring Car Championship.

The cars that are eligible are those complying with the FIA Super 2000, Super 2000 Diesel, Super Production and Super 1600 technical regulations. The Drivers must either have competed in a minimum of 50% of their own National Championships; been designated by their ASN (National Sporting Authority) and who have not taken part in the FIA WTCC with a Manufacturer’s team or belong to a country in which there is no national Championship and been designated by their ASN.[1] In 2012 the Single Make Trophy was introduced for cars such as SEAT León Supercopa and Renault Clio Cup. From the 2013 season Diesel engines and the Super Production regulations were outlawed and thus only petrol engined Super 2000 (in 2014 the older 1.6 turbocharged Super 2000 spec cars were also allowed), SEAT León Supercopa (replaced in 2015 by the new SEAT León Cup Racer) and Super 1600 cars are allowed.

Further changes were made in 2015 and will come in effect from the 2016 season - the Single Make Trophy (renamed TCN-2) and Super 2000 (TC2 & TC2T) classes were merged into single category, while Super 1600 was retained as a standalone category. In January 2016 it was revealed the new branding of the series with the introduction of new logo.

The event is organised by Eurosport Events, which also organises the World Touring Car Championship and European Rally Championship. The races are occasionally broadcast live or via 30 minute highlights on Eurosport.[1]

Event format[edit]

  • Saturday: two 30-minute practice sessions; one 30-minute qualifying session
  • Sunday: one 15-minute warm-up session; two back-to-back 50 km races
  • The grid of Race 2 is determined by Race 1 results, with top-8 in reverse order[1]

In 2010 the event format will change from a one-off event to four separate events over the year.[2]

Point scoring system[edit]

In each class - Super 2000 and Super 1600 points are awarded in each of the two races in the following way:

  • 1st 10 points; 2nd 8 points; 3rd 6 points; 4th 5 points; 5th 4 points; 6th 3 points; 7th 2 points; 8th 1 point[1]

Titles[edit]

The points scored count towards the following trophies (as of 2016):[1]

  • FIA Drivers’ European Touring Car Cup Super 2000
  • FIA Drivers’ European Touring Car Cup Super 1600

Champions[edit]

Year Super 2000 Super Production Super 1600 Single Makes Trophy
Driver Car Driver Car Driver Car Driver Car
2005 Sweden Richard Göransson BMW 320i Italy Lorenzo Falessi Alfa Romeo 147 SP not held not held
2006 United Kingdom Ryan Sharp SEAT León Russia Alexander Lvov Honda Civic Type R not held not held
2007 Denmark Michel Nykjær SEAT León Russia Aleksey Basov Honda Civic Type R not held not held
2008 Denmark Michel Nykjær Chevrolet Lacetti Italy Fabio Fabiani BMW 320i Germany Ralf Martin Ford Fiesta ST not held
2009 United Kingdom James Thompson Honda Accord Euro R Latvia Marcis Birkens Honda Civic Type R Germany Carsten Seifert Ford Fiesta ST not held
2010 United Kingdom James Thompson Honda Accord Euro R Serbia Vojislav Lekic Honda Civic Type R Germany Carsten Seifert Ford Fiesta ST not held
2011 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Honda Accord Euro R Serbia Aleksandar Tosić Honda Civic Type R Germany Thomas Mühlenz Ford Fiesta ST not held
2012 Spain Fernando Monje SEAT León Russia Nikolay Karamyshev Honda Civic Type R Germany Kevin Krammes Ford Fiesta 1.6 16V Norway Stian Paulsen SEAT León Supercopa
2013 Czech Republic Petr Fulín BMW 320si not held Germany Kevin Krammes Ford Fiesta 1.6 16V Austria Mario Dablander SEAT León Supercopa
Year TC2 Turbo TC2 Super 1600 Single Makes Trophy
Driver Car Driver Car Driver Car Driver Car
2014 Russia Nikolay Karamyshev Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T Czech Republic Petr Fulín BMW 320si Luxembourg Gilles Bruckner Ford Fiesta 1.6 16V Russia Dmitry Bragin SEAT León Supercopa
2015 Georgia (country) Davit Kajaia BMW 320 TC Czech Republic Michal Matějovský BMW 320si Germany Niklas Mackschin Ford Fiesta 1.6 16V Serbia Dušan Borković SEAT León Cup Racer
Year Super 2000 Super 1600
Driver Car Driver Car
2016 Switzerland Kris Richard Honda Civic TCR Germany Niklas Mackschin Ford Fiesta 1.6 16V

Event Winners[edit]

European Touring Car Cup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e http://www.fiaetcc.com/2k9/ Official Website of the European Touring Car Cup - Home Page
  2. ^ "Official site of the FIA EUROPEAN TOURING CAR CUP". Fiaetcc.com. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 

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