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2005 World Touring Car Championship

2005 World Touring Car Championship
World Drivers' Champion:
Andy Priaulx
World Manufacturers' Champion:
BMW
Previous: 1987 (WTCC)
2004 (ETCC)
Next: 2006
Andy Priaulx won the Drivers' Championship at the wheel of a BMW 320i

The 2005 World Touring Car Championship was the second season of World Touring Car Championship motor racing, and the first since 1987. It featured the 2005 FIA World Touring Car Championship which was contested over a ten event, twenty race series which commenced on 10 April and ended on 20 November. The championship was open to Super 2000 cars, Diesel 2000 cars and Super Production cars as defined by the FIA.[1] Andy Priaulx won the Drivers' Championship and BMW won the Manufacturers' title.[2]

Organised by KSO, a subsidiary of Eurosport, the championship was an evolution of the former European Touring Car Championship, elevated to World Championship status by the FIA for 2005 with the introduction of races outside Europe. The European title was given to the new European Touring Car Cup, a one-off event.

Contents

Teams and driversEdit

According to 2005 Entry List.

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Manufacturer Teams
  BMW Team UK BMW 320i 1   Andy Priaulx All
  BMW Team Italy-Spain 4   Alessandro Zanardi All
5   Antonio García All
  BMW Team Holland 41   Duncan Huisman 10
  BMW Team Deutschland 42   Jörg Müller All
43   Dirk Müller All
  Alfa Romeo Racing Team Alfa Romeo 156 2   Gabriele Tarquini All
3   James Thompson All
6   Fabrizio Giovanardi All
7   Augusto Farfus All
56   André Couto 10
  SEAT Sport SEAT Toledo Cupra 8   Rickard Rydell 1–8
9   Jordi Gené 1–6
10   Peter Terting 1–8
11   Jason Plato 3–6
12   Marc Carol 9
SEAT León 8   Rickard Rydell 9–10
9   Jordi Gené 7–10
10   Peter Terting 9–10
  Ford Hotfiel Sport Ford Focus 14   Thomas Klenke 1–4, 6–9
15   Thomas Jäger 1–4
16   Michael Funke 6–10
17   Patrick Bernhardt 10
  Chevrolet RML Chevrolet Lacetti 21   Robert Huff All
22   Nicola Larini All
23   Alain Menu All
  Peugeot Sport Denmark Peugeot 407 24   Soheil Ayari 6
25   Éric Hélary 7
  JAS Motorsport Honda Accord Euro R 26   Roberto Colciago 1–6
  Team Oreca PlayStation SEAT Toledo Cupra 29   Stéphane Ortelli 7–9
Michelin Independents Trophy
  GR Asia SEAT Toledo Cupra 18   Carlos Mastretta Aguilera 4–5
19   Valle Mäkelä 1–3, 6–7
20   Tom Coronel All
38   Erkut Kizilirmak 8
40   Polo Villaamil 9
99   Lo Ka Fai 10
  JAS Motorsport Honda Accord Euro R 27   Adriano De Micheli 1–5, 7–10
34   Tomas Engström 9
39   Simon Harrison 10
  Crawford Racing BMW 320i 28   Carl Rosenblad All
  Proteam Motorsport BMW 320i 30   Stefano D'Aste All
31   Giuseppe Cirò All
  Wiechers-Sport BMW 320i 32   Marc Hennerici All
  IEP Team Alfa Romeo 156 Gta 33   Adam Lacko 1
BMW 320i 2, 6
  Honda Dealer Team Sweden Honda Accord Euro R 34   Tomas Engström 1
Honda Civic Type-R 35   Jens Hellström 1
  RS-Line IPZ Racing Ford Focus ST170 36   Sascha Plöderl 2, 4, 7
37   Frank Diefenbacher 2
  DB Motorsport Alfa Romeo 156 51   Salvatore Tavano 1–2, 4
52   Andrea Larini 1–2, 4
  GDL Racing BMW 320i 53   Gianluca De Lorenzi 1–2, 4
  Zerocinque Motorsport BMW 320i 54   Stefano Valli 1–2, 4
  Scuderia del Girasole SEAT Toledo Cupra 55   Alessandro Balzan 1–2, 4
  Ao's Racing Team BMW 320i 62   Ao Chi Hong 10
Toyota Altezza 65   Hironori Takeuchi 10
  Engstler Motorsport BMW 320i 63   Paul Poon 10
64   Peter Scharmach 10

CalendarEdit

 
Alain Menu (Chevrolet Lacetti) leads a spinning Fabrizio Giovanardi (Alfa Romeo 156) at Oschersleben on 28.08.2005

The championship was contested over ten events, each featuring two 50 kilometre races. The starting grid order for the first race at each event was determined by the results of qualifying and that of the second race by the results of the first race, but with the top eight cars in reverse order.[1]

Event Race Name Track Date
1 R1 Race of Italy   Autodromo Nazionale Monza 10 April
R2
2 R3 Race of France   Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 1 May
R4
3 R5 Race of UK   Silverstone Circuit 15 May
R6
4 R7 Race of San Marino   Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 29 May
R8
5 R9 Race of Mexico   Autódromo Miguel E. Abed 26 June
R10
6 R11 Race of Belgium   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 30 July
R12
7 R13 Race of Germany   Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 28 August
R14
8 R15 Race of Turkey   Istanbul Park 18 September
R16
9 R17 Race of Spain   Circuit Ricardo Tormo 2 October
R18
10 R19 Guia Race of Macau   Guia Circuit 20 November
R20

Results and standingsEdit

RacesEdit

Race Race Name Pole Position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Winning independent Report
1   Race of Italy   Dirk Müller   Dirk Müller   Dirk Müller   BMW Team Deutschland   Marc Hennerici Report
2   Jörg Müller   James Thompson   Alfa Romeo Racing Team   Marc Hennerici
3   Race of France   Jörg Müller   Jörg Müller   Jörg Müller   BMW Team Deutschland   Marc Hennerici Report
4   Jörg Müller   Jörg Müller   BMW Team Deutschland   Carl Rosenblad
5   Race of UK   Gabriele Tarquini   Fabrizio Giovanardi   Gabriele Tarquini   Alfa Romeo Racing Team   Tom Coronel Report
6   Andy Priaulx   Rickard Rydell   SEAT Sport   Marc Hennerici
7   Race of San Marino   Fabrizio Giovanardi   Fabrizio Giovanardi   Fabrizio Giovanardi   Alfa Romeo Racing Team   Alessandro Balzan Report
8   Fabrizio Giovanardi   Dirk Müller   BMW Team Deutschland   Stefano D'Aste
9   Race of Mexico   Fabrizio Giovanardi   Gabriele Tarquini   Fabrizio Giovanardi   Alfa Romeo Racing Team   Tom Coronel Report
10   Fabrizio Giovanardi   Peter Terting   SEAT Sport   Tom Coronel
11   Race of Belgium   Augusto Farfus   Dirk Müller   Dirk Müller   BMW Team Deutschland   Tom Coronel Report
12   Augusto Farfus   Fabrizio Giovanardi   Alfa Romeo Racing Team   Stefano D'Aste
13   Race of Germany   James Thompson   Jörg Müller   Andy Priaulx   BMW Team UK   Adriano de Micheli Report
14   Gabriele Tarquini   Alessandro Zanardi   BMW Team Italy-Spain   Tom Coronel
15   Race of Turkey   Gabriele Tarquini   James Thompson   Fabrizio Giovanardi   Alfa Romeo Racing Team   Carl Rosenblad Report
16   Gabriele Tarquini   Gabriele Tarquini   Alfa Romeo Racing Team   Marc Hennerici
17   Race of Spain   Jordi Gené   Dirk Müller   Jordi Gené   SEAT Sport   Adriano de Micheli Report
18   Jörg Müller   Jörg Müller   BMW Team Deutschland   Tomas Engström
19   Guia Race of Macau   Andy Priaulx   Andy Priaulx   Augusto Farfus   Alfa Romeo Racing Team   Stefano D'Aste Report
20   Andy Priaulx   Duncan Huisman   BMW Team Holland   Giuseppe Cirò

StandingsEdit

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

† — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Drivers' Championship points were awarded on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis to first eight finishers at each race.[1]

Note: Drivers who did not score points during the season were not classified into Drivers' Championship positions.[2]

Manufacturers' ChampionshipEdit

 
BMW won the Manufacturers' Championship with the 320i
Pos Manufacturer ITA
 
FRA
 
UK
 
SMR
 
MEX
 
BEL
 
GER
 
TUR
 
ESP
 
MAC
 
 Pts [2]
1   BMW 1 2 1 1 5 6 2 1 5 2 1 2 1 1 3 3 2 1 2 1 273
4 3 2 2 9 7 3 2 12 8 2 5 3 2 4 5 4 3 6 2
2   Alfa Romeo 2 1 4 5 1 3 1 3 1 3 4 1 9 5 1 1 6 2 1 3 237
3 8 8 7 2 4 5 5 2 4 5 4 13 14 2 2 16 7 7 Ret
3   SEAT 8 6 3 6 6 1 9 4 3 1 9 3 2 4 5 7 1 8 3 5 186
9 17 7 10 7 2 10 7 7 5 10 10 5 7 17 10 3 11 8 6
4   Chevrolet 20 15 17 13 13 13 13 11 6 7 14 6 11 8 10 8 7 Ret 4 10† 68
22 24† 19 16 Ret Ret 14 14 10 13 17 11 17 11 16 13 Ret DNS 5 Ret
5   Ford 28 Ret 24 22 18 17 17 16 21 Ret 10 10 Ret 17 Ret 18 17† 9 13
Ret DNS Ret 23 19 18 26 19 Ret DNS 12 20 Ret DNS Ret DNS 21 DNS
Pos Manufacturer ITA
 
FRA
 
UK
 
SMR
 
MEX
 
BEL
 
GER
 
TUR
 
ESP
 
MAC
 
 Pts 

The Manufacturers' title was awarded to the manufacturer which had scored the highest number of points, taking into account all the results obtained by the best two cars classified per manufacturer in each race.[1] All the other cars of that same manufacturer were considered invisible as far as scoring points was concerned.[1] Points were awarded on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis for each race.[1]

Michelin Independents' TrophyEdit

Pos Driver ITA
 
FRA
 
UK
 
SMR
 
MEX
 
BEL
 
GER
 
TUR
 
ESP
 
MAC
 
 Pts 
1   Marc Hennerici 13 10 13 16 17 9 Ret Ret 17 14 18 9 16 21 13 11 Ret 20 14 Ret 114
2   Giuseppe Cirò Ret 18 21 17 22 11 Ret DNS 14 9 15 15 24 16 12 14 12 10 Ret 8 107
3   Stefano D'Aste 16 22† Ret DNS Ret Ret 22 15 12 11 16 2 20 19 14 15 17 17 11 Ret 96
4   Carl Rosenblad DNS DNS 14 14 21 12 16 Ret 16 15 22 12 22 17 11 18 Ret 16 12 Ret 94
5   Tom Coronel 15 Ret 23 DSQ 14 14 18 Ret 8 5 13 3 21 13 Ret DNS NC 13 Ret DNS 85
6   Adriano de Micheli 21 14 22 20 20 15 Ret DNS DNS DNS 15 18 15 16 11 19 15 Ret 65
7   Valle Mäkelä Ret 13 16 Ret 16 10 19 Ret 18 Ret 37
8   Salvatore Tavano 17 16 18 18 19 20 27
9   Tomas Engström 14 23 13 9 24
10   Alessandro Balzan 18 11 Ret DNS 12 DSQ 21
11   Gianluca de Lorenzi 23 Ret 20 19 21 17 20
12   Carlos Mastretta Aguilera 25 18 15 17 14
13   Adam Lacko 25 12 Ret DNS 20 13 13
14   Simon Harrison 20† DNS 8
15   Andrea Larini 19 20 Ret DNS 23 22† 8
16   Polo Villaamil 15 21 6
17   Stefano Valli 27 19 25 23 24 Ret 4
18   Sascha Plöderl NC 25† Ret DNS 25 22† 4
-   Jens Hellström 26 21 0
  Erkut Kizilirmak Ret DNS 0
  Frank Diefenbacher DNS DNS
  Lo Ka Fai DNQ DNQ
Pos Driver ITA
 
FRA
 
UK
 
SMR
 
MEX
 
BEL
 
GER
 
TUR
 
ESP
 
MAC
 
 Pts 

Championship promoter KSO organised the Michelin Independent Drivers' Trophy within the 2005 FIA World Touring Car Championship.[3] A driver's eligibility to compete for the Trophy was determined exclusively by KSO, taking into consideration various criteria relating to the team, driver and car.[3] Points were awarded to eligible drivers on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis for races 1 to 18 and on a 20–16–12–10–8–6–4–2 basis for races 19 & 20.[3]

Michelin Teams' TrophyEdit

Pos Team ITA
 
FRA
 
UK
 
SMR
 
MEX
 
BEL
 
GER
 
TUR
 
ESP
 
MAC
 
 Pts 
1   Proteam Motorsport 16 18 21 18 22 11 22 15 12 9 15 2 20 16 12 14 12 10 11 8 183
Ret 22† Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret DNS 14 11 16 15 24 19 14 15 17 17 Ret Ret
2   GR Asia 15 13 16 Ret 14 10 18 18 8 5 13 3 18 13 Ret DNS 15 13 Ret DNS 142
Ret Ret 23 DSQ 16 14 25 Ret 15 17 19 Ret 21 Ret Ret DNS NC 21 DNQ DNQ
3   Wiechers-Sport 13 10 13 16 17 9 Ret Ret 17 14 18 9 16 21 13 11 Ret 20 14 Ret 108
4   Crawford Racing DNS DNS 14 14 21 12 16 Ret 16 15 22 12 22 17 11 18 Ret 16 12 Ret 86
5   JAS Motorsport 21 14 22 20 20 15 Ret DNS DNS DNS 15 18 15 16 11 9 15 Ret 80
13 19 20† DNS
6   DB Motorsport 17 16 18 18 19 20 35
19 20 Ret DNS 23 22†
7   Scuderia del Girasole 18 11 Ret DNS 12 DSQ 21
8   GDL Racing 23 Ret 20 19 21 17 20
9   IEP Team 25 12 Ret DNS 20 13 13
10   Honda Dealer Team Sweden 14 21 8
26 23
11   Zerocinque Motorsport 27 19 25 23 24 Ret 4
12   RS-Line IPZ Racing NC 25† Ret DNS 25 22† 4
DNS DNS
Pos Team ITA
 
FRA
 
UK
 
SMR
 
MEX
 
BEL
 
GER
 
TUR
 
ESP
 
MAC
 
 Pts 

Championship promoter KSO organised the Michelin Teams' Trophy within the 2005 FIA World Touring Car Championship.[3] All teams participating in the Championship were eligible to score points towards the Trophy, however points were only awarded for the two best classified cars of each team, providing they are driven by drivers classified by KSO as Independent Drivers.[3] Any other cars of that same team were invisible as far as point scoring was concerned.[3] Points towards the Michelin Teams' Trophy were awarded on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis at all races.[3]

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f 2005 FIA WTCC Sporting Regulations Retrieved from web.archive.org on 16 July 2009
  2. ^ a b c d e 2005 Championship point standings, fiawtcc.com, as archived at web.archive.org on 14 December 2010 Retrieved on 18 July 2013
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Michelin Independents' Trophies Regulations Retrieved from www.fiawtcc.com via web.archive.org on 22 February 2012

External linksEdit