Sten Pentus

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Sten Pentus
Sten pentus brandshatch2014.JPG
Sten Pentus at the Brands Hatch round of the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series season.
Nationality Estonian
Born (1981-11-03) 3 November 1981 (age 35)
Tallinn (Estonia)
Blancpain Sprint series career
Debut season 2014
Current team Bhaitech
Car no. 61
Starts 12
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 25th in 2014
Previous series
2012
20082011
2010
2008
2007
2007
2006
2006
2004
2002
2000–01
2000
Auto GP World Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Toyota Racing Series
Formula Renault UK
Formula Renault BARC
FRenault BARC W. Series
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Formula BMW ADAC
Finnish Touring Cars
Formula 4 Estonia
Formula Baltic
Championship titles
2000–01
2000
Formula 4 Estonia
Formula Baltic

Sten Pentus (born 3 November 1981 in Tallinn) is an Estonian racing driver.[1]

He is a former Estonian Formula 4 Champion, and a previous winner of the Formula Baltic championship in a Reynard 903.

At the end of the 2008 season, Pentus tested for GP2 Series teams DPR and Racing Engineering with respectable results considering his previous racing experience. In November, he tested with Fortec Motorsport in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series test in Valencia and again impressed, comparing favourably with F3 graduates Edoardo Mortara and Jaime Alguersuari during the two days. Fortec would later sign Pentus for the 2009 season on January 30, 2009.[2] He scored his first points in the series when he finished second in the feature race at the Circuit de Catalunya, having started nineteenth. This earned Pentus a bonus point for the most places gained in the race. He achieved that again in the feature race at Spa, qualifying 19th and finishing 11th. He went on to finish sixteenth in the overall standings and finished sixth in the rookie championship overall standings.

Pentus stayed with Fortec to compete in the 2010 Formula Renault 3.5 Series.[3] Pentus took his first win in the series, winning the second race at the season-opening round of the season at Ciudad del Motor de Aragón and second win in Hungaroring. He finished the 2010 season in 4th place overall. Pentus joined EPIC Racing team for the 2011 season, and eventually finished the disappointing season 24th.

In 2014 Sten Pentus switched from single-seaters to GT racing, competing in the Blancpain Sprint series with the Bhaitech team in a McLaren MP4-12C GT3.[4]

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2008 Comtec Racing MNZ
1
MNZ
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
MON
1
SIL
1
SIL
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
BUG
1
BUG
2
EST
1
EST
2
CAT
1

14
CAT
2

17
31st 0
2009 Mofaz Racing CAT
1

18
CAT
2

2
SPA
1

18
SPA
2

11
MON
1

11
HUN
1

18
HUN
2

15
SIL
1

14
SIL
2

7
BUG
1

14
BUG
2

13
ALG
1

9
ALG
2

14
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

12
ALC
1

Ret
ALC
2

10
16th 23
2010 Fortec Motorsport ALC
1

Ret
ALC
2

1
SPA
1

2
SPA
2

13
MON
1

6
BRN
1

6
BRN
2

Ret
MAG
1

7
MAG
2

8
HUN
1

3
HUN
2

1
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

6
SIL
1

15
SIL
2

7
CAT
1

13
CAT
2

Ret
4th 78
2011 EPIC Racing ALC
1

10
ALC
2

11
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

14
MNZ
1

16
MNZ
2

Ret
MON
1

12
NÜR
1

19
NÜR
2

10
HUN
1

14
HUN
2

Ret
SIL
1

6
SIL
2

10
LEC
1

22
LEC
2

Ret
CAT
1

14
CAT
2

13
24th 11

Complete Auto GP World Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos Points
2012 Virtuosi UK MNZ
1
MNZ
2
VAL
1

10
VAL
2

10
MAR
1
MAR
2
15th 14
Zele Racing HUN
1

9
HUN
2

4
ALG
1

14†
ALG
2

Ret
CUR
1
CUR
2
SON
1
SON
2

Personal[edit]

His sister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus is a politician.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Driver data". worldseriesbyrenault.com. 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  2. ^ "Pentus pens deal with Fortec". crash.net. 2009-01-30. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  3. ^ "Fortec retains Pentus". crash.net. 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-03-08. Richard Dutton's team has confirmed that Estonian Sten Pentus will remain on board for a second season. 
  4. ^ "Blancpain driver database". http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/sprint/.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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