2010 Formula BMW Pacific season

2010 Formula BMW Pacific season
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The 2010 Formula BMW Pacific season was the seventh and final Formula BMW Pacific season. The championship began on 3 April in Sepang and finished on 21 November in Macau[1] after fifteen races held at six meetings. The series was axed at the end of the season, in favour of a new Formula BMW Talent Cup starting in 2011.[2] Motorsport Asia will continue to run a rebranded JK Racing Asia Series from 2011,[3] without BMW support.[4]

Singapore-licensed, British driver Richard Bradley[5] won the championship for Eurasia Motorsport with two races in hand, after dominating for most of the season, winning seven races outright as well as an eighth by being the top finisher behind the guest drivers – Carlos Sainz Jr. and Daniil Kvyat took five overall victories between them but were ineligible for championship points – run by the EuroInternational team. He also took three other podium finishes en route to a 76-point championship-winning margin over his nearest rival, Meritus driver Óscar Andrés Tunjo. Tunjo finished the season runner-up despite failing to finish any of the final two races, but E-Rain Racing's Jordan Oon or Mofaz Racing's Calvin Wong could not capitalise on Tunjo's misfortune.

Tunjo, Oon and Wong all took overall victories in Singapore, Guangdong and Okayama respectively, but Tunjo's consistent finishing kept him ahead of Oon and Wong, who each added a class win to their overall wins. Bradley's team-mate Nabil Jeffri completed the top five in the championship, and their results along with Kotaro Sakurai and Duvashen Padayachee helped Eurasia claim the Teams' Championship. Other class victories were claimed by EuroInternational's Dustin Sofyan and James Birch of Motaworld Racing.

Teams and driversEdit

  • All cars were BMW-engined Mygale FB02 chassis. Guest drivers in italics.
Team No Driver Class Rounds
  Motaworld Racing 2   James Birch R 1–2, 4
3   Axcil Jefferies 1–2
4   Dylan Young R 1, 4
6   Hannes van Asseldonk R 1
15   Sazlan Sirajudin 2
  Atlantic Racing Team 2   James Birch R 3, 5
10   Jesse Dixon[6] R All
20   Yannick Mettler 2
23   Jimmy Antunes 5–6
27   William Cheung 6
  Asia Racing Team 5   Suriya Balakerisnan[7] 1–2
21   Ryō Hirakawa[8] 5–6
22   Yuichi Nakayama 5–6
25   Li Zhi Cong 6
26   Paul Lau 4
  Eurasia Motorsport 7   Nabil Jeffri[9] R All
45   Duvashen Padayachee[10] R All
55   Kotaro Sakurai[11] R All
69   Richard Bradley[12] R All
  Meritus 8   Dustin Sofyan[13] 1–2
  Andrey Khrapov[14] 4, 6
38   Pasin Lathouras[15] R All
78   Afiq Ikhwan[16] R 1–5
88   Óscar Andrés Tunjo[17] R All
  E-Rain Racing[16] 9   Tom Mun[16] All
66   Jordan Oon[16] R All
77   Fahmi Ilyas[16] R 1
  EuroInternational[16] 11   Daniil Kvyat[16] R 1–2, 4
  Tom Blomqvist R 6
12   Carlos Sainz Jr.[16] R 1–2, 4, 6
14   Michael Lewis[16] R 1–2
  Dustin Sofyan 4–6
15   Tomoki Nojiri[8] R 6
  Petronas Mofaz Racing 16   Calvin Wong[18] All
17   Ryan Ritchie[18] R All
18   Natasha Seatter[18] R All
19   Amirrul Khirudin[18] R All
  Champ Motorsport 68   Ivo Yiu[8] 6
73   Wai Kai Un[8] 6
83   Jim Ka To[8] 6
  Mango Asia 75   Chang Mun Shien[19] R 1
  IM Racing 2–6
Icon Class
R Rookie Driver

Race calendar and resultsEdit

  • Three rounds were confirmed via an announcement by the FIA on 18 December 2009.[20] A provisional calendar was latterly released by the championship, before being confirmed with no further changes. Latterly, rounds scheduled for the Korea International Circuit were moved to Guangdong and Okayama due to delays in track construction.
Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team Supporting
1 R1   Sepang International Circuit 3 April   Richard Bradley   Richard Bradley   Richard Bradley   Eurasia Motorsport Malaysian Grand Prix
R2 4 April   Richard Bradley   Richard Bradley   Richard Bradley   Eurasia Motorsport
2 R1   Sepang International Circuit 15 May   Kotaro Sakurai1   Michael Lewis   Daniil Kvyat   EuroInternational Asian Festival of Speed
R2   Kotaro Sakurai2   Michael Lewis   Carlos Sainz Jr.   EuroInternational
R3 16 May   Óscar Andrés Tunjo   Daniil Kvyat   EuroInternational
R4   Óscar Andrés Tunjo   Carlos Sainz Jr.   EuroInternational
3 R1   Guangdong International Circuit 4 September   Jordan Oon   Calvin Wong   Richard Bradley   Eurasia Motorsport Hong Kong Touring Car Championship
R2   Jordan Oon   Richard Bradley   Richard Bradley   Eurasia Motorsport
R3 5 September   Jordan Oon   Jordan Oon   E-Rain Racing
R4   Óscar Andrés Tunjo   Richard Bradley   Eurasia Motorsport
4 R1   Marina Bay Street Circuit 25 September   Richard Bradley1   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Richard Bradley   Eurasia Motorsport Singapore Grand Prix
R2 26 September   Óscar Andrés Tunjo   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Óscar Andrés Tunjo   Meritus
5 R1   Okayama International Circuit 30 October   Óscar Andrés Tunjo   Calvin Wong   Richard Bradley   Eurasia Motorsport WTCC Race of Japan
R2 31 October   Dustin Sofyan   Yuichi Nakayama   Calvin Wong   Petronas Mofaz Racing
6   Guia Circuit, Macau 21 November   Óscar Andrés Tunjo2   Tom Blomqvist   Carlos Sainz Jr.   EuroInternational Macau Grand Prix
  • 1 Pole position recorded by Daniil Kvyat, but he was ineligible to score the pole point.
  • 2 Pole position recorded by Carlos Sainz Jr., but he was ineligible to score the pole point.

StandingsEdit

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

  • Points were awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PP
Race 1 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1
Pos Driver SEP
 
SEP
 
GUA
 
SIN
 
OKA
 
MAC
 
Pts
1   Richard Bradley 1 1 Ret 8 4 4 1 1 Ret 1 1 3 1 2 17 217
2   Óscar Andrés Tunjo 4 2 Ret Ret 6 6 4 7 2 2 5 1 3 Ret Ret 141
3   Jordan Oon 10 10 Ret 4 13 5 2 2 1 5 8 13 9 8 6 134
4   Calvin Wong 15 8 4 17 3 16 7 Ret 4 3 3 12 2 1 Ret 121
5   Nabil Jeffri 9 Ret 7 5 8 11 5 4 7 Ret 15 4 8 16 10 83
6   Afiq Ikhwan 8 Ret Ret Ret 15 12 6 3 Ret 6 4 6 4 6 74
7   Dustin Sofyan 6 12 5 6 18 Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 4 68
8   Kotaro Sakurai Ret 3 NC DSQ 5 8 10 Ret 13 8 Ret 8 DSQ 5 5 68
9   James Birch 12 Ret 3 7 11 Ret 9 6 9 11 7 5 16 Ret 63
10   Tom Mun Ret 15 Ret 13 12 9 Ret 5 3 4 10 10 7 13 Ret 49
11   Duvashen Padayachee 20 11 13 10 10 10 3 Ret 6 9 Ret 14 10 10 9 49
12   Jesse Dixon 13 13 8 9 Ret 7 Ret 8 Ret Ret 14 7 6 9 12 49
13   Pasin Lathouras 14 14 6 14 9 13 8 9 5 7 9 9 12 DSQ 11 46
14   Chang Mun Shien 11 19 10 12 Ret Ret 13 Ret 8 12 13 11 Ret 15 8 23
15   Axcil Jefferies 7 9 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 18
16   Amirrul Khirudin 18 20 DNS 18 19 18 12 Ret 12 10 12 16 17 12 22 5
17   Suriya Balakerisnan Ret 16 11 11 17 15 5
18   Ryan Ritchie 17 21 Ret 16 16 14 11 Ret 11 13 18 15 13 11 14 5
19   Yannick Mettler 9 Ret 14 Ret 4
20   Natasha Seatter Ret 22 12 Ret 21 EX 14 Ret 10 14 16 18 15 14 16 3
21   Dylan Young 16 17 17 Ret 0
guest drivers ineligible for points
  Carlos Sainz Jr. 2 4 Ret 1 7 1 6 2 1 0
  Daniil Kvyat 19 5 1 2 1 3 2 Ret 0
  Michael Lewis 5 6 2 3 2 2 0
  Tomoki Nojiri 2 0
  Fahmi Ilyas 3 7 0
  Yuichi Nakayama DSQ 3 20 0
  Tom Blomqvist 3 0
  Ryō Hirakawa 11 4 Ret 0
  Jimmy Antunes 14 7 13 0
  Jim Ka To 7 0
  Andrey Khrapov 11 17 Ret 0
  Sazlan Sirajudin 14 15 20 17 0
  Li Zhi Cong 15 0
  Paul Lau 18 19 0
  Hannes van Asseldonk Ret 18 0
  William Cheung 18 0
  Ivo Yiu 19 0
  Wai Kai Un 21 0
Pos Driver SEP
 
SEP
 
GUA
 
SIN
 
OKA
 
MAC
 
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)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Teams' ChampionshipEdit

  • Points were awarded on the same basis (excluding pole points) as the drivers' championship, but only to a team's first two cars at the end of the race. If a team was running just one car at a meeting, their points were doubled.
Pos Team SEP
 
SEP
 
GUA
 
SIN
 
OKA
 
MAC
 
Pts
1   Eurasia Motorsport 1 1 7 5 4 4 1 1 6 1 1 3 1 2 5 362
9 3 13 8 5 8 3 4 7 8 15 4 8 5 9
2   Meritus 4 2 5 6 6 6 4 3 2 2 4 1 3 6 11 281
6 12 6 14 9 12 6 7 5 6 5 6 4 Ret Ret
3   E-Rain Racing 3 10 Ret 4 12 5 2 2 1 4 8 10 7 8 6 196
10 15 Ret 13 13 9 Ret 5 3 5 10 13 9 13 Ret
4   Petronas Mofaz Racing 15 8 4 16 3 14 7 Ret 4 3 3 12 2 1 14 152
17 20 12 17 16 16 11 Ret 10 10 12 15 13 11 16
5   Atlantic Racing Team 13 13 8 9 14 7 9 6 9 11 14 7 6 7 12 85
9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret 14 9 13
6   Motaworld Racing 7 9 3 7 11 17 7 5 75
12 17 14 15 20 Ret 17 Ret
7   IM Racing 10 12 Ret Ret 13 Ret 8 12 13 11 Ret 15 8 58
8   EuroInternational 2 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 5 Ret 1 56
5 5 2 2 2 2 6 Ret 4
9   Asia Racing Team Ret 16 11 11 17 15 19 19 11 3 15 18
DSQ 4 20
10   Mango Asia 11 19 8
Guest teams ineligible for points
  Champ Motorsport 7 0
19
Pos Team SEP
 
SEP
 
GUA
 
SIN
 
OKA
 
MAC
 
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)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

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