2010 Toyota Racing Series

2010 Toyota Racing Series
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The 2010 Toyota Racing Series was the sixth running of the Toyota Racing Series. The Toyota Racing Series is New Zealand's premier open-wheeler motorsport category. The Series included races for every major trophy in New Zealand circuit racing including the New Zealand Motor Cup and the Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy. The cars were also the category for the 2010 New Zealand Grand Prix, which was held as the third race of the Manfeild Autocourse round.

Teenager Mitch Evans claimed the title by just three points ahead of Earl Bamber, who won six races during the Series.[1] Evans also claimed the International Trophy which consisted of the first four rounds of the championship.[2]

Teams and driversEdit

Team No. Driver Rounds
Giles Motorsport 4   Mitch Evans[3] All
9   Daniel Jilesen[3] All
20   Sten Pentus[3] 1–4
28   Lucas Foresti[3] 1–4
Knight Motorsport 6   Andy Knight[4] 3
Sam MacNeill Motorsport   Sam MacNeill[5] 4–5
Triple X Motorsport   Chris Wootton[6] 1
7   Earl Bamber[6] All
41   Stefan Webling[6] All
Neale Motorsport 8   Jamie McNee[3] All
Ken Smith Motorsport 11   Ken Smith[3] 3–4
ETEC Motorsport 47   Nathan Morcom[3] 1–2
  Richie Stanaway[4] 3–4
48   Andrew Waite[3] All
Dart International 69   Alastair Wootten[3] All

CalendarEdit

Round Date Location Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 16 January Teretonga Park   Mitch Evans   Mitch Evans   Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport
R2 17 January   Mitch Evans   Mitch Evans   Sten Pentus Giles Motorsport
R3   Sten Pentus   Lucas Foresti Giles Motorsport
2 R1 23 January Timaru International Motor Raceway   Mitch Evans   Mitch Evans   Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport
R2 24 January   Mitch Evans   Earl Bamber   Earl Bamber Triple X Motorsport
R3   Lucas Foresti   Earl Bamber Triple X Motorsport
3 R1 6 February Hampton Downs Motorsport Park   Mitch Evans   Richie Stanaway   Mitch Evans Giles Motorsport
R2 7 February   Mitch Evans   Andrew Waite ETEC Motorsport
R3   Mitch Evans   Richie Stanaway   Sten Pentus Giles Motorsport
4 R1 13 February Manfeild Autocourse   Mitch Evans   Earl Bamber   Richie Stanaway ETEC Motorsport
R2 14 February   Sten Pentus   Andrew Waite ETEC Motorsport
R3   Mitch Evans   Sten Pentus   Earl Bamber Triple X Motorsport
5 R1 20 March Taupo Motorsport Park   Earl Bamber   Mitch Evans   Earl Bamber Triple X Motorsport
R2 21 March   Earl Bamber   Earl Bamber Triple X Motorsport
R3   Earl Bamber   Earl Bamber   Earl Bamber Triple X Motorsport

Championship standingsEdit

Pos Driver TER TIM HMP MAN TAU Points
1   Mitch Evans 1 2 6 1 6 2 1 3 5 7 4 2 2 2 3 915
2   Earl Bamber 6 6 2 6 1 1 3 2 4 11 5 1 1 1 1 912
3   Andrew Waite 4 5 7 7 4 3 6 1 7 5 1 8 5 7 6 762
4   Sten Pentus 2 1 4 2 2 5 5 11 1 2 DSQ 3 660
5   Daniel Jilesen 3 3 3 3 8 4 Ret 9 9 8 9 5 Ret 3 4 643
6   Alastair Wootten 7 8 11 5 5 6 8 10 11 3 7 9 6 6 8 623
7   Stefan Webling 11 9 8 9 3 9 7 12 6 10 10 11 7 5 2 606
8   Lucas Foresti 5 4 1 4 9 7 2 4 3 6 Ret Ret 536
9   Jamie McNee 8 7 5 Ret Ret 8 Ret 5 10 12 6 6 4 Ret 5 472
10   Richie Stanaway 4 6 2 1 2 4 362
11   Sam MacNeill 4 3 7 3 4 7 312
12   Nathan Morcom 9 10 9 8 7 10 219
13   Ken Smith 9 7 12 9 8 10 214
14   Andy Knight Ret 8 8 78
15   Chris Wootton 10 DNS 10 66
Pos Driver TER TIM HMP MAN TAU Points
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)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Evans snatches TRS title back in thrilling finale". toyotaracing.co.nz. Toyota Racing Management. 2010-03-21. Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-21.
  2. ^ "Bamber elated with New Zealand Grand Prix win". toyotaracing.co.nz. Toyota Racing Management. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2010-03-21. Though Bamber took the prestigious Grand Prix title, Evans could take solace from second place, valuable points adding to his Championship title pursuit. He also won the four round international component of the Toyota Racing Series and takes home a cheque for $5,000 and a Tissot watch.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Four International drivers for 2010 Toyota Racing Series". toyotaracing.co.nz. Toyota Racing Management. 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
  4. ^ a b "Stakes go up as the silverware comes out". toyotaracing.co.nz. Toyota Racing Management. 2010-02-05. Retrieved 2010-02-05.
  5. ^ "Evans aims to be youngest ever Grand Prix winner". toyotaracing.co.nz. Toyota Racing Management. 2010-02-11. Retrieved 2010-02-13.
  6. ^ a b c "Triple X sign Bamber, Webling and Australian Wootton for Toyota Racing Series" (PDF). Stefan Webling Motorsport. Stefan Webling. 2009-12-20. Retrieved 2010-10-20.

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