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2012 Formula Renault BARC season

2012 Formula Renault BARC season
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The Protyre 2012 Formula Renault BARC season was a multi-event motor racing championship for open wheel, formula racing cars held across England. The championship featured a mix of professional motor racing teams and privately funded drivers competing in 2 litre Formula Renault single seat race cars that conform to the technical regulations for the championship. The 2012 season was the 18th Formula Renault BARC Championship; the season began at Snetterton 200 on 7 April and ended on 7 October at Silverstone, after fourteen races, all held in England.

Following a second place finish in the final race at Silverstone, Scott Malvern secured the championship title after achieving three victories during the season and eleven podiums in total, driving for Cliff Dempsey Racing in the opening half of the season and Cullen Motorsport thereafter. MGR Motorsport driver Josh Webster finished the season as runner-up for the second consecutive year; although he won five races – tied for most wins in the season along with Fortec Motorsport's Seb Morris – during the campaign, a less consistent finishing record allowed Malvern to take the title by 33 points via dropped scores. Morris was third at the end of the season, having started half of the season's races from pole position in his first year in the series having graduated from Ginetta Juniors. The only other race winner was Webster's team-mate David Wagner, who finished fourth in the championship.

Teams and drivers

2012 Entry List[1]
Team No. Driver Rounds
Middlehurst Motorsport 2 23x15px Chris Middlehurst All
Cliff Dempsey Racing 3 23x15px Trent Hindman 1–3
4 23x15px Scott Malvern 1–3
22 23x15px Falco Wauer 5
23 23x15px Matthew Brabham 6
42 23x15px James Theodore 4
Cullen Motorsport 4 23x15px Scott Malvern 4–6
17 23x15px Ryan Cullen 6
Antel Motorsport 5 23x15px Ivan Taranov 1–5
6 23x15px Raoul Owens All
7 23x15px Tom Oliphant All
8 23x15px Henry Chart All
18 23x15px Jake Hughes 6
Scorpio Motorsport 5 23x15px Ivan Taranov 6
16 23x15px Henrique Baptista All
20 23x15px Macaulay Walsh All
MGR Motorsport 9 23x15px Josh Webster All
25 23x15px Jake Dalton All
43 23x15px David Wagner All
66 23x15px James Fletcher All
RPD Motorsport 10 23x15px Ovie Iroro 2
Hillspeed 23x15px Matt Rao 6
15 23x15px Struan Moore 5–6
28 23x15px Kieran Vernon 2–6
44 23x15px Jacob Nortoft 1–5
49 23x15px Marcus Allen 1–2
MTECH Lite 11 23x15px Joe Ghanem 2–6
12 23x15px Shahan Sarkissian 2–6
33 23x15px Sean Walkinshaw[2] All
36 23x15px Jorge Cevallos All
ACS Motorsport 13 23x15px Oliver Sirrell 1–5
Fortec Motorsports 21 23x15px Laura Tillett[3] All
26 23x15px Diego Menchaca All
31 23x15px Seb Morris All
88 23x15px Martin Cao[4] All
SWB Motorsport 24 23x15px Tommy Ostgaard 6
27 23x15px Jack Dex 1–2, 6
JWA-Avila 30 23x15px Michael Epps All
55 23x15px Matt Tiffin All
National College for Motorsport 32 23x15px Max Robinson 6
Core Motorsport 50 23x15px Anton Spires 6

Race calendar and results

The series will form part of the BARC club racing meetings and will expand to fourteen rounds at six events, with two triple header events. A provisional calendar was released on 10 November 2011, with the final round still to be confirmed. This first provisional calendar showed Snetterton and Brands Hatch as the season opening triple headers.[5] A revised provisional calendar was released on 2 December 2011, adding Silverstone as the final round, in support of the British Touring Car Championship. The round at Brands Hatch was replaced in favour of a round at Thruxton. The calendar also had major date changes, with the triple header events moved to Snetterton,[6] and Donington Park.

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 Snetterton 200 7 April 23x15px Seb Morris 23x15px Scott Malvern 23x15px Josh Webster MGR Motorsport
R2 8 April 23x15px Seb Morris 23x15px Seb Morris 23x15px Seb Morris Fortec Motorsport
R3 23x15px Seb Morris 23x15px Scott Malvern 23x15px Scott Malvern Cliff Dempsey Racing
2 R4 Rockingham Motor Speedway 20 May 23x15px Seb Morris 23x15px Scott Malvern 23x15px Seb Morris Fortec Motorsport
R5 23x15px Seb Morris 23x15px Seb Morris 23x15px Seb Morris Fortec Motorsport
3 R6 Thruxton Circuit 17 June 23x15px Josh Webster 23x15px Josh Webster 23x15px Scott Malvern Cliff Dempsey Racing
R7 23x15px Josh Webster 23x15px Scott Malvern 23x15px Josh Webster MGR Motorsport
4 R8 Croft Circuit 22 July 23x15px Josh Webster 23x15px Josh Webster 23x15px Josh Webster MGR Motorsport
R9 23x15px David Wagner 23x15px Scott Malvern 23x15px Josh Webster MGR Motorsport
5 R10 Donington Park (National) 18 August 23x15px Josh Webster 23x15px Josh Webster 23x15px Josh Webster MGR Motorsport
R11 19 August 23x15px Scott Malvern 23x15px Scott Malvern 23x15px Scott Malvern Cullen Motorsport
R12 23x15px David Wagner 23x15px Seb Morris 23x15px David Wagner MGR Motorsport
6 R13 Silverstone Circuit 6 October 23x15px Seb Morris 23x15px Seb Morris 23x15px Seb Morris Fortec Motorsport
R14 7 October 23x15px Seb Morris 23x15px Scott Malvern 23x15px Seb Morris Fortec Motorsport

Championship standings

A driver's best 13 scores counted towards the championship, with any other points being discarded.

Pos Driver SNE ROC THR CRO DON SIL Points
1 23x15px Scott Malvern 13 3 1 2 2 1 5 4 2 2 1 2 3 2 368
2 23x15px Josh Webster 1 2 2 13 20 2 1 1 1 1 4 6 2 13 335
3 23x15px Seb Morris 6 1 5 1 1 10 Ret Ret 11 Ret 5 3 1 1 274
4 23x15px David Wagner 2 4 6 6 Ret 6 Ret 6 3 7 2 1 Ret 5 243
5 23x15px Kieran Vernon 4 5 3 2 2 5 6 7 7 7 3 236
6 23x15px Macaulay Walsh 3 7 4 5 10 5 3 Ret 17 4 8 4 10 22 214
7 23x15px James Fletcher Ret 5 7 3 3 18 8 3 8 8 6 12 9 9 210
8 23x15px Jake Dalton 5 Ret 3 7 12 4 4 13 Ret 5 10 8 14 8 192
9 23x15px Chris Middlehurst 11 14 15 Ret Ret DNS 11 11 10 3 3 5 5 Ret 147
10 23x15px Ivan Taranov 9 6 16 18 7 9 9 14 12 Ret 19 19 8 4 142
11 23x15px Diego Menchaca 8 8 9 10 13 19 Ret 7 6 11 18 15 12 Ret 130
12 23x15px Jorge Cevallos 14 Ret 11 16 14 7 6 9 7 Ret 12 13 Ret 10 123
13 23x15px Michael Epps 19 15 13 15 21 Ret DNS 10 Ret 9 9 9 4 7 112
14 23x15px Martin Cao Ret 12 12 8 4 22 7 DNS 15 Ret 13 11 25 18 100
15 23x15px Jacob Nortoft Ret Ret DNS 9 8 14 15 Ret 9 10 11 10 87
16 23x15px Tom Oliphant 18 17 17 17 17 13 10 Ret 13 14 14 18 20 20 73
17 23x15px Jack Dex 7 9 10 Ret Ret 11 6 71
18 23x15px Sean Walkinshaw 17 13 20 19 16 15 17 8 18 13 21 Ret Ret 12 71
19 23x15px Raoul Owens 10 11 24 12 11 8 Ret Ret Ret 12 24 NC 23 19 70
20 23x15px Henrique Baptista 12 19 19 24 19 21 13 16 Ret 18 Ret 17 NC 11 51
21 23x15px James Theodore 5 4 42
22 23x15px Matt Tiffin 15 Ret 18 22 15 17 19 15 Ret 17 22 21 21 21 38
23 23x15px Joe Ghanem Ret Ret 16 18 12 Ret 20 16 14 18 Ret 36
24 23x15px Oliver Sirrell 16 16 21 21 22 11 14 18 Ret 21 Ret 23 35
25 23x15px Marcus Allen 21 Ret 14 14 9 31
26 23x15px Laura Tillett 20 18 22 20 18 DNS DNS 19 16 Ret 17 20 22 25 24
27 23x15px Struan Moore 19 23 16 13 17 21
28 23x15px Henry Chart 22 Ret 23 23 24 Ret 16 20 14 15 20 24 27 24 21
29 23x15px Shahan Sarkissian Ret 23 20 Ret 17 Ret 16 15 22 26 Ret 17
30 23x15px Jake Hughes 24 15 7
31 23x15px Tommy Ostgaard 15 Ret 7
32 23x15px Matt Rao 16 Ret 6
33 23x15px Anton Spires Ret 16 6
34 23x15px Ryan Cullen 17 23 5
35 23x15px Max Robinson 19 Ret 3
23x15px Falco Wauer Ret Ret Ret 0
23x15px Ovie Iroro DNS DNS 0
Ineligible drivers
23x15px Trent Hindman 4 10 8 11 6 12 12 0
23x15px Matthew Brabham 6 14 0
Pos Driver SNE ROC THR CRO DON SIL Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (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)

Formula Renault BARC Winter Series

The 2012 Protyre Formula Renault BARC Winter Series with Michelin will be the 15th British Formula Renault Winter Series and the first season without the Formula Renault 2.0 UK championship, making this the first BARC championship only winter series. The series will commence at Brands Hatch on 20–21 October and end at Rockingham on 10 November, after four races at two rounds held in England.[7]

Teams and drivers

The series organisers announced a 19 car grid on 18 October 2012, for the opening round of the winter series, with more cars expected for the Rockingham round.[8]

Team No. Driver Rounds
Middlehurst Motorsport GTR 2 23x15px Chris Middlehurst All
MGR Motorsport 4 23x15px Gustav Malja 1
8 23x15px Jake Hughes 2
14 23x15px Matt Mason All
15 23x15px Tom Oliphant 2
Cliff Dempsey Racing
(Team USA)[N 1]
5 23x15px Olly Rae All
23 23x15px Matthew Brabham All
Cullen Motorsport 7 23x15px Ryan Cullen 1
MTech Lite 9 23x15px Joe Ghanem All
13 23x15px Shahan Sarkissian 2
33 23x15px Sean Walkinshaw All
Hillspeed 10 23x15px Matthew Rao All
21 23x15px George Gamble All
Core Motorsport 11 23x15px Ivan Taranov All
30 23x15px Michael Epps All
Fortec Motorsport 12 23x15px Jack Aitken All
16 Template:Country data IDN Patric Armand 2
26 23x15px Laura Tillett 1
31 23x15px Seb Morris All
88 23x15px Hongwei Cao All
Jamun Racing Services 17 23x15px Luke Williams All
SWB Motorsport 27 23x15px Cameron Twynham All
Kingdom Motorsport 50 23x15px Anton Spires 1
  1. ^ Matthew Brabham competed with the Team USA Banner

Race calendar and results

The calendar was announced by the championship organisers on 7 September 2012, with the first round at Brands Hatch in support of the British Touring Car Championship.[7]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Brands Hatch GP 20 October 23x15px Matt Mason 23x15px Matt Mason 23x15px Seb Morris Fortec Motorsport
R2 21 October 23x15px Jack Aitken 23x15px Matt Mason 23x15px Matt Mason MGR Motorsport
2 R3 Rockingham Motor Speedway 10 November 23x15px Seb Morris 23x15px Seb Morris 23x15px Seb Morris Fortec Motorsport
R4 23x15px Seb Morris 23x15px Jack Aitken[N 1] 23x15px Jack Aitken Fortec Motorsport
Notes
  1. ^ Aitken achieved the fastest lap among championship competitors, as Matthew Brabham set the fastest lap of the race, but was ineligible to score the two championship points on offer.

Championship standings

Pos Driver BRH ROC Points
1 23x15px Seb Morris 1 4 1 4 113
2 23x15px Jack Aitken 2 3 3 1 112
3 23x15px Matt Mason 6 1 5 3 104
4 23x15px Chris Middlehurst 3 2 4 6 95
5 23x15px Hongwei Cao 7 9 2 5 82
6 23x15px Cameron Twynham 10 6 10 12 54
7 23x15px George Gamble 8 7 Ret 8 50
8 23x15px Ivan Taranov 15 Ret 6 7 43
9 23x15px Sean Walkinshaw 12 14 13 10 39
10 23x15px Michael Epps 4 Ret Ret 9 36
11 23x15px Olly Rae 14 10 12 18 34
12 23x15px Ryan Cullen 9 8 30
13 23x15px Joe Ghanem Ret 11 11 14 30
14 23x15px Jake Hughes 8 13 23
15 23x15px Tom Oliphant 7 16 22
16 23x15px Anton Spires 11 13 20
17 23x15px Laura Tillett 13 12 19
18 23x15px Luke Williams Ret 15 Ret 15 14
19 23x15px Shahan Sarkissian 14 17 13
20 23x15px Matt Rao DNS DNS Ret 11 11
23x15px Gustav Malja Ret Ret 0
Ineligible drivers
23x15px Matthew Brabham 5 5 9 2 0
Template:Country data IDN Patric Armand Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver BRH ROC Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (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)

References

  1. ^ Paice, Simon (8 March 2012). "Renault BARC Set For Bumper 2012 Grid". The Checkered Flag (BlackEagleMedia Network). Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Turner, Kevin (23 February 2012). Bradley, Charles, ed. "Ginetta champ Morris closes in on single-seater move after Fortec run". Autosport (Teddington, Middlesex: Haymarket Publications) 207 (8): p. 83. Reigning Ginetta Junior champion Seb Morris is closing in on a deal to move into single-seaters this season in Formula Renault BARC...Meanwhile, rival squad MTECH Lite has signed Sean Walkinshaw for this season and is hoping to run James Thorp alongside him. 
  3. ^ Turner, Kevin (1 March 2012). Bradley, Charles, ed. "Fortec seat for kart ace Tillett". Autosport (Teddington, Middlesex: Haymarket Publications) 207 (9): p. 82. World Championship kart racer Laura Tillett will graduate to single-seaters this season in Formula Renault BARC. The 20-year-old daughter of renowned kart-seat manufacturer Steve Tillett will drive for the Fortec Motorsports team that ran Josh Webster to the runner-up spot in last season's FR BARC championship. 
  4. ^ "2012 is go go go!". Fortec Motorsport (WordPress). 18 January 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Impressive Fourteen Round Provisional 2012 Calendar Revealed". Renaultsport UK (Renault Sport). 10 November 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "TOCA Support Date For 2012 Protyre Formula Renault BARC Finale". Renaultsport UK (Renault Sport). 2 December 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "BTCC finale support date for Formula Renault BARC Winter Series". Renaultsport UK (Renault Sport). 7 September 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Twenty-car grid for Protyre Formula Renault BARC Winter Series". Renaultsport UK (Renault Sport). 18 October 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 

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