2006 Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup

2006 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
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The 2006 Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup was the inaugural Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup season. The season began at Oschersleben on 22 April and finished on 17 September at the Salzburgring, after sixteen races.

Motopark Academy driver Filipe Albuquerque won the NEC championship title, having won four races during the season. Runner-up Chris van der Drift amassed four race wins too. His JD Motorsport team-mate Xavier Maassen completed the top three with two wins.

Drivers and teamsEdit

Team No. Driver name Rounds
  Racing Sweden 1   Jesper Wulf Laursen 7
5   Niklas Edling 7
  Team Aarthus Racing 2   Steffen Møller 7
6   Sam Whan 7
15   Jens Renstrup 7
  MP Motorsport 3   Oscar Wilkens All
4   Helmert Jan van der Slik 1, 3–4
5   Ricardo van der Ende 6
  van Amersfoort 7   Dennis Swart All
8   Gwendolyn Hertzberger All
  Motopark Academy 10   Filipe Albuquerque 1–5, 7–8
11   Nathan Antunes 1–3
41   Sébastien Buemi 3–4, 7–8
42   Oliver Oakes 5
  Motorsport Arena 12   John Michael Edwards 1–5, 7–8
14   Brendon Hartley 1–5, 7–8
  Kern Motorsport 15   Yassine Benjamaa 1
16   Patrick Kreuter 1–5
  Lukoil Racing 17   Sergey Afanasyev 1, 3–8
52   Sergey Chukanov 1, 3–8
  Huggare Racing 18   Viktor Huggare 6–7
  Team SRTS 22   Micke Ohlsson 6–7
  JD Motorsport 24   Kasper Andersen 1–2
25   Chris van der Drift 1–5, 7–8
26   Xavier Maassen 1–5, 7–8
  Koiranen Bros. Motorsport 27   Atte Mustonen 1–5, 7
28   Tomi Limmonen 1–5, 7
69   Mika Mäki 7
99   Johnny Cecotto Jr. 2–5
  SL Formula Racing 29   Frédéric Vervisch All
31   Anton Nebylitskiy All
  AR Motorsport 33   Dennis Retera 6
34   Duarte Félix da Costa All
35   Mervyn Kool All
  KEO Racing 33   Daniel Ivarsson 7
84   Alexander Haegermark 7
  MDR Motorsport 37   Sten Pentus 5
  Astromega Racing 38   Qinghua Ma 3–5
  Petrom District Racing 39   Mihai Marinescu 1–3, 5–8
  Trakstar Racing AB 43   Philip Forsman 6–7
44   Christian Kronegård 6–7

Race calendar and resultsEdit

Round Circuit Country Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Event
1 R1 Motopark Oschersleben   Germany 22 April   Kasper Andersen   Kasper Andersen   Chris van der Drift   JD Motorsport Beru Top 10
R2 23 April   Chris van der Drift   Kasper Andersen   Filipe Albuquerque   Motopark Academy
2 R1 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps   Belgium 13 May   Mervyn Kool   Atte Mustonen   Mervyn Kool   AR Motorsport 1000 km of Spa
R2 14 May   Chris van der Drift   Chris van der Drift   Xavier Maassen   JD Motorsport
3 R1 Nürburgring   Germany 27 May   Chris van der Drift   Sébastien Buemi   Sébastien Buemi   Motopark Academy Beru Top 10
R2 28 May   Chris van der Drift   Chris van der Drift   Chris van der Drift   JD Motorsport
4 R1 Circuit Park Zandvoort   Netherlands 3 June   Chris van der Drift   Chris van der Drift   Chris van der Drift   JD Motorsport Pinkster Races
R2 4 June   Chris van der Drift   Mervyn Kool   Chris van der Drift   JD Motorsport
5 R1 Motopark Oschersleben   Germany 1 July   Xavier Maassen   Xavier Maassen   Xavier Maassen   JD Motorsport FIA GT Oschersleben 500km
R2 2 July   Filipe Albuquerque   Chris van der Drift   Filipe Albuquerque   Motopark Academy
6 R1 TT Circuit Assen   Netherlands 15 July   Sergey Afanasyev   Frédéric Vervisch   Ricardo van der Ende   MP Motorsport Beru Top 10
R2 16 July   Sergey Afanasyev   Sergey Afanasyev   Sergey Afanasyev   Lukoil Racing
7 R1 Anderstorp Raceway   Sweden 12 August   Filipe Albuquerque   Duarte Félix da Costa   Filipe Albuquerque   Motopark Academy Swedish Touring Car Championship
R2 13 August   Duarte Félix da Costa   Brendon Hartley   John Michael Edwards   Motopark Academy
8 R1 Salzburgring   Austria 16 September   Sébastien Buemi   Filipe Albuquerque   Sébastien Buemi   Motopark Academy Beru Top 10
R2 17 September   Mihai Marinescu   Sébastien Buemi   Filipe Albuquerque   Motopark Academy

StandingsEdit

Race point system
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th 15th 17th 18th 19th 20th
Points 30 24 20 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos[1] Driver name OSC
 
SPA
 
NÜR
 
ZAN
 
OSC
 
ASS
 
AND
 
SAL
 
Points
1   Filipe Albuquerque 7 1 6 15 2 2 4 3 2 1 1 2 2 1 312
2   Chris van der Drift 1 10 3 10 16 1 1 1 5 2 3 7 12 4 267
3   Xavier Maassen 2 3 18 1 13 5 3 2 1 5 5 8 4 6 252
4   Mervyn Kool 6 11 1 4 14 11 19 4 Ret 12 3 3 7 25 7 5 204
5   John Michael Edwards 8 4 2 DNS 3 7 9 Ret 6 Ret 4 1 6 14 184
6   Mihai Marinescu Ret 6 12 Ret 8 10 9 16 2 4 9 4 3 3 175
7   Sébastien Buemi 1 3 2 5 2 26 1 2 172
8   Sergey Afanasyev 5 2 15 Ret 6 6 Ret 4 Ret 1 15 6 5 16 167
9   Frédéric Vervisch 11 8 9 13 Ret 21 11 10 14 17 6 7 8 5 8 15 152
10   Brendon Hartley 12 Ret 5 Ret 4 4 10 Ret 4 6 6 3 Ret 7 151
11   Atte Mustonen 4 5 7 14 10 6 5 8 3 3 Ret Ret 149
12   Duarte Félix da Costa 10 12 11 DNS 7 9 13 9 11 7 Ret 5 10 Ret Ret 8 140
13   Anton Nebylitskiy 14 18 15 Ret 9 16 16 11 15 13 7 6 21 13 Ret 11 116
14   Dennis Swart 17 15 13 9 12 17 18 18 17 18 10 11 20 21 10 12 104
15   Oscar Wilkens 13 13 Ret 11 Ret Ret 14 14 12 10 4 Ret 13 14 Ret Ret 96
16   Sergey Chukanov 16 DNS 17 15 Ret 12 Ret 9 5 8 Ret 20 9 10 96
17   Johnny Cecotto Jr. 4 3 6 8 8 Ret 7 Ret 92
18   Helmert Jan van der Slik 9 7 5 12 7 7 79
19   Kasper Andersen 3 16* 16 2 Ret 12 Ret 9 77
20   Gwendolyn Hertzberger 19 17 17 12 18 20 Ret 17 18 19 Ret 10 19 23 11 13 74
21   Patrick Kreuter 15 14 10 8 19 14 15 16 Ret 14 64
22   Tomi Limmonen Ret 9 Ret 6 Ret 19 Ret 15 10 Ret 14 Ret 55
23   Ricardo van der Ende 1 2 54
24   Nathan Antunes Ret Ret 8 5 Ret 13 37
25   Ron Marchal 14 7 Ret 18 12 Ret 33
26   Qinghua Ma 11 EX 17 13 16 15 33
27   Oliver Oakes 8 8 26
28   Philip Forsman[N 1] 8 12 17 15 22
29   Viktor Huggare[N 1] 9 13 22 18 20
30   Sten Pentus 13 11 18
31   Christian Kronegård[N 1] 11 14 16 16 17
32   Micke Ohlsson[N 1] Ret 9 12 9 12
33   Mika Mäki Ret 11 12
34   Yassine Benjamaa 18 19 5
  Dennis Retera Ret Ret 0
The following drivers are guest ineligible to final standing.
  Steffen Møller 11 10
  Daniel Ivarsson 18 17
  Alexander Haegermark Ret 19
  Jens Renstrup 24 22
  Sam Whan 23 24
  Jesper Wulf Laursen 25 Ret
  Niklas Edling Ret Ret
Pos Driver name OSC
 
SPA
 
NÜR
 
ZAN
 
OSC
 
ASS
 
AND
 
SAL
 
Points
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d Ineligible for points at Anderstorp.

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