2006 British GT Championship

2006 British GT Championship
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The 2006 British GT season consisted of a fourteen-round series of sports car racing in the British GT Championship. The season consisted of two 2-hour enduros at Donington Park and Silverstone, with 4 other double 1 hour-race events held in England, 2 in France (held alongside the FFSA GT Championship) and 1 in Ireland. It was contested by GT2 cars, the renamed GT3 class (now GTC), and a new GT3 class conforming with new FIA regulations. This would be the last year of competition for GT2 cars, with very low grids and thus half points being awarded at most races. The following year, GT3 became the main class, with GTC supporting.

CalendarEdit

Round Circuit Date GT2 Winners GT3 Winners GTC Winners
1   Oulton Park 16 April   Tim Mullen
  Chris Niarchos
none   Chris Beighton
  Jon Finnemore
2 17 April   Tim Mullen
  Chris Niarchos
none   Chris Beighton
  Jon Finnemore
3   Donington Park 21 May   Tim Mullen
  Chris Niarchos
  Leo Machitski
  Piers Johnson
  Chris Beighton
  Jon Finnemore
4   Pau 4 June none   Paul Whight
  Chris Randell
  Matt Allison
  Jonny Lang
5 5 June none   Barrie Whight
  Gavan Kershaw
  Danny Watts
  Ryan Hooker
6   Mondello Park 24 June   Luke Hines
  Tom Kimber-Smith
  Barrie Whight
  Gavan Kershaw
  Matt Allison
  Jonny Lang
7 25 June   Luke Hines
  Tom Kimber-Smith
  Barrie Whight
  Gavan Kershaw
  Chris Beighton
  Jon Finnemore
8   Snetterton 15 July   Tim Mullen
  Chris Niarchos
  Aaron Scott
  Stuart Turvey
  Andrea Demetriou
  Ryan Hooker
9 16 July   Tim Mullen
  Chris Niarchos
  Aaron Scott
  Stuart Turvey
  Matt Allison
  Jonny Lang
10   Rockingham 12 August   Tim Mullen
  Chris Niarchos
  Leo Machitski
  Jonny Cocker
  Matt Allison
  Jonny Lang
11 13 August   Tim Mullen
  Chris Niarchos
  Barrie Whight
  Gavan Kershaw
  Alex Mortimer
  Bradley Ellis
12   Brands Hatch 26 August   Tim Mullen
  Chris Niarchos
  Leo Machitski
  Jonny Cocker
  Alex Mortimer
  Bradley Ellis
13 27 August   Tim Mullen
  Chris Niarchos
  Leo Machitski
  Jonny Cocker
  Phil Glew
  Tom Ferrier
14   Silverstone 24 September   Tim Mullen
  Chris Niarchos
  Matt Harris
  Piers Masarati
  Phil Keen
  Ryan Hooker
15   Magny-Cours 21 October   Luke Hines
  Tom Kimber-Smith
none none
16 22 October   Luke Hines
  Tom Kimber-Smith
none none
  • The Pau and Magny-Cours rounds were also both run as rounds of the FFSA GT Championship. At Pau, only GT3 and GTC cars competed; at Magny-Cours, only GT2 cars competed. FFSA GT Championship participants were ineligible for British GT championship points.

Championship standingsEdit

Drivers' ChampionshipsEdit

GT2Edit

Pos Driver OUL
 
DON
 
PAU
 
MON
 
SNE
 
ROC
 
BRH
 
SIL
 
MAG
 
Pts
1   Chris Niarchos 1 1 1 Ret DNS 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 20 19 73
1   Tim Mullen 1 1 1 Ret DNS 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 20 19 73
3   Tom Kimber-Smith 2 2 4 1 1 2 2 17† 2 2 3 2 6 16 71
3   Luke Hines 2 2 4 1 1 2 2 17† 2 2 3 2 6 16 71
5   Ian Flux 5 6 12 Ret 19† 4 17 5 25
5   Kevin Riley 5 6 12 Ret 19† 4 17 5 25
7   Phil Keen 3 3 Ret 3 3 15
8   David Jones 4 4 5 13.5
8   Godfrey Jones 4 4 5 13.5
10   Lee Caroline 3 3 Ret 3 DNS 12
10   Anthony Mott 14 17† 4 12
10   Steve Hyde DNS 9 Ret 14 17† NC 19 12
13   Lawrence Tomlinson 17 23 7
13   Richard Dean 17 23 7
15   James Brodie 21 5
16   Adam Jones Ret 2 4
16   Peter Lloyd Ret 2 4
18   Matt Griffin DNS 9 Ret 3
19   Phiroze Bilimoria NC 19 2
NC   Ian Stinton Ret 0
NC   Nigel James Ret 0
NC   Elliot Cole Ret 0
NC   Craig Cole Ret 0
Pos Driver OUL
 
DON
 
PAU
 
MON
 
SNE
 
ROC
 
BRH
 
SIL
 
MAG
 
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)
  • Half points awarded where less than 6 cars start (Rounds 1, 6-13, 15, 16)

GT2 Teams StandingsEdit

Pos Team OUL
 
DON
 
PAU
 
MON
 
SNE
 
ROC
 
BRH
 
SIL
 
MAG
 
Pts
1   Scuderia Ecosse 1 1 1 Ret DNS 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 20 19 73
2   LNT 2 2 4 1 1 2 2 17† 2 2 3 2 6 16 71
3   Rollcentre Racing 5 6 12 Ret 19† 4 17 5 25
4   Emotional Engineering DNS 9 Ret 2 3 Ret 5 4 17.5
5   Eclipse Motorsport 3 3 Ret 3 3 Ret 15
6   Team Preci Spark 4 4 5 13.5
7   Cirtek Motorsport Ret 2 4
NC   Data Protection Solutions Ret 0
Pos Driver OUL
 
DON
 
PAU
 
MON
 
SNE
 
ROC
 
BRH
 
SIL
 
MAG
 
Pts

GTCEdit

Pos Driver OUL
 
DON
 
PAU
 
MON
 
SNE
 
ROC
 
BRH
 
SIL
 
MAG
 
Pts
1   Matt Allison NC 7 9 5 Ret 3 6 7 8 3 9 9 10 10 86
1   Jonny Lang NC 7 9 5 Ret 3 6 7 8 3 9 9 10 10 86
3   Ryan Hooker 8 8 16 12 6 Ret 5 6 10 4 6 8 11 6 85
4   Bradley Ellis 9 10 6 Ret 4 4 12† 19† Ret 15† 5 7 8 8 72
4   Alex Mortimer 9 10 6 Ret 4 4 12† 19† Ret 15† 5 7 8 8 72
6   Oliver Bryant 11 11 Ret 8 5 Ret 4 11 11 9 7 DNS Ret 14 53
6   Keith Ahlers 11 11 Ret 8 5 Ret 4 11 11 9 7 DNS Ret 14 53
8   Chris Beighton 6 5 2 6 3 13 Ret 18† DNS 23 Ret 49
8   Jon Finnemore 6 5 2 6 3 13 Ret 18† DNS 23 Ret 49
10   Phil Keen 4 6 8 11 6 38
11   Adam Wilcox 20† 16 Ret Ret Ret 7 7 5 8 10 15 13 31
11   Phil Burton 20† 16 Ret Ret Ret 7 7 5 8 10 15 13 31
13   Hunter Abbott 12 Ret 15 7 7 Ret Ret Ret 12 16 7 18 30
14   Phil Glew 12 Ret 15 7 7 Ret Ret 11 5 29
15   Graeme Mundy 15 15 7 14 14 6 Ret 17 12 19 21
16   Matt Harris 13 17 13 Ret 11 5 Ret 10 Ret 16 Ret 12 Ret 21
17   Callum Lockie 10 13 Ret NC 17 Ret 8 16 15 19
18   Andrea Demetriou 6 10 18
19   Miles Hulford 13 17 13 Ret 11 5 Ret 10 Ret 16 Ret 18
20   David Dove 10 13 Ret NC 17 16 15 21 21 Ret 16
21   Nigel Greensall 17 19 3 Ret 8 Ret 13 13
22   Nigel Redwood Ret 12 7 10 12
23   David Ashburn 8 8 16 12
24   Danny Watts 12 6 11
25   Neil Cunningham 3 17 11
26   Jamie Smyth 15 15 7 14 14 17 12 19 11
27   Mark Cole 9 13† 6 Ret 8
28   Ian Stinton 7 Ret Ret 8
29   Gary Eastwood 16 Ret 9 13† 15 17 Ret 15 13 Ret 20 8
30   Jan Persson 19 20 Ret 10 11 Ret 18 12 Ret 20 13 Ret 7
30   Rob Barrett 19 20 Ret 10 11 Ret 18 12 Ret 20 13 Ret 7
32   Phiroze Balimoria 7 10 7
33   Damien Faulkner Ret 5 6
34   Richard Hollebon 18 18 20 11 10 Ret 21 13 14 19 14 Ret 6
34   Nick Marsh 18 18 20 11 10 Ret 21 13 14 19 14 Ret 6
35   Oliver Morley DNS 12 3
36   Stuart Moseley 10 3
37   Phil Quaife 16 Ret 10 3
38   Andy Allen 14 14 11 3
39   Pete James 14 14 11 3
40   Rob Wilson 15 17 13 Ret 20 3
41   Barry Horne Ret 16 2
42   Bill Cameron Ret 16 2
43   Andrew Howard Ret 13 Ret 20 17 2
44   Matt Griffin 15 Ret Ret 1
45   Terry White Ret 15 0
46   Stephen Keating 18† DNS Ret 16 18 Ret Ret 0
47   Jonathan Coleman 17 19 0
48   Simon Scuffham 17 0
49   Scott Fitzgerald 17 0
50   Alistair Davidson 17 20 0
51   Chris Wilson 17 20 0
52   Mark Powell 18† DNS Ret 0
53   David Harkness Ret 20 0
54   Bill Tulley 21 21 Ret 0
55   Michelangelo Segatori DNS DNS 22 16 0
56   Marco Piva 22 16 0
NC   Simon Pullan Ret 0
NC   Walter Colacino DNS DNS 0
Guest driver ineligible for points
NC   Tom Ferrier 11 5 0
NC   Paul Mace 16 7 18 0
NC   Peter Bamford 15 Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver OUL
 
DON
 
PAU
 
MON
 
SNE
 
ROC
 
BRH
 
SIL
 
MAG
 
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)

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

GT3Edit

Pos Driver OUL
 
DON
 
PAU
 
MON
 
SNE
 
ROC
 
BRH
 
SIL
 
MAG
 
Pts
1   Leo Machitski 8 5 9 2 4 3 4 7 49
2   George MacKintosh 18 19 18 8 9 12 13 10 11 14 6 15 44.5
2   Sam Blogg 18 19 18 8 9 12 13 10 11 14 6 15 44.5
4   Jonathan Cocker Ret 9 5 2 4 3 4 7 40
5   Barrie Whight Ret Ret 9 2 2 Ret 7 11 3 9 33.5
5   Gavan Kershaw Ret Ret 9 2 2 Ret 7 11 3 9 33.5
7   Paul Whight 19 16 Ret DNS Ret 8 12 16 21.5
8   Aaron Scott 4 4 20
8   Stuart Turvey 4 4 20
10   Paul Drayson Ret 9 5 Ret 18 11 20.5
11   Danny Watts 14 5 9 15
12   Richard Stanton 8 6 6 Ret Ret 15
13   Chris Randell 19 16 Ret DNS Ret 13
14   Michael Bentwood Ret 5 9 12
14   Rob Barff 8 6 12
16   Piers Johnson 8 10
16   Matt Harris 3 10
16   Piers Maserati 3 10
19   Rory Fordyce 14 8
20   Martin Stretton Ret 18 11 7.5
21   David Ashburn 5 9 7
22   Russell Treasure 8 12 6.5
23   Phil Glew 12 4
23   Phiroze Bilimoria 12 4
25   Richard Hay 6 Ret Ret 3
26   Mark Fullalove 16 2
NC   Tom Alexander Ret 0
Pos Driver OUL
 
DON
 
PAU
 
MON
 
SNE
 
ROC
 
BRH
 
SIL
 
MAG
 
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)
  • Half points awarded where less than 6 cars start (Rounds 4-7, 10-13)

All information sourced from https://web.archive.org/web/20090813160841/http://zeta.britishgt.com/points.php?season=2006&class=GT2&type=driver&event=1 and other areas of this site. NOTE: Championship Standings based on race results, not given standings (they do not appear to correspond)

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