2011 RAC Tourist Trophy

The 2011 RAC Tourist Trophy was an auto racing event held at the Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, England on 3–5 June, and was the fifth round of the 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship season. It was the FIA GT1 World Championship's second race held at the 5.901 km (3.667 mi) Silverstone, although it is the first international racing series to use the brand new pit complex which was being built at the time of last years race. The event was supported by the FIA GT3 European Championship, GT4 European Cup and Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo.

BackgroundEdit

Success Ballast[1]
Entry Ballast
No. 4 Hexis AMR 30 kg (66 lb)
No. 8 Young Driver AMR 30 kg (66 lb)
No. 37 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 25 kg (55 lb)
No. 20 Sumo Power GT 5 kg (11 lb)
No. 21 Sumo Power GT 5 kg (11 lb)
No. 38 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 5 kg (11 lb)

After a collision between the two Swiss Racing Team Lamborghini's, the team decided to miss the Tourist Trophy as they could not repair the damage in time for the weekend. DKR Engineering returned to the grid with the one car after missing the Sachsenring round due to lack of spare parts available. Markus Palttala and Andreas Zuber return to the series. Palttala returns behind the wheel of a Ford GT replacing Yann Clairay in the No. 10 Belgian Racing machine, racing alongside Antoine Leclerc. He raced a full season for Marc VDS Racing Team in 2010. Zuber raced for Exim Bank Team China alongside Mike Hezemans, replacing Nick Catsburg. Zuber raced only the first two rounds in 2010 for Phoenix Racing / Carsport who also ran a Corvette similar to the one he used at Silverstone. Dimitri Enjalbert makes his GT1 début for DKR Engineering alongside French compatriot Michaël Rossi, replacing Matteo Bobbi.

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying resultEdit

For qualifying, Driver 1 participates in the first and third sessions while Driver 2 participates in only the second session. The fastest lap for each session is indicated with bold.

Pos No. Driver 1 Team Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Grid
Driver 2
1 11   Mike Hezemans   Exim Bank Team China 1:59.584 1:59.334 1:58.967 1
  Andreas Zuber
2 23   Michael Krumm   JR Motorsports 1:59.384 1:59.506 1:59.140 2
  Lucas Luhr
3 7   Tomáš Enge   Young Driver AMR 1:59.344 1:59.799 1:59.361 3
  Alex Müller
4 8   Stefan Mücke   Young Driver AMR 1:59.510 1:59.816 1:59.595 4
  Darren Turner
5 22   Richard Westbrook   JR Motorsports 1:59.376 1:59.803 2:00.043 5
  Peter Dumbreck
6 21   Jamie Campbell-Walter   Sumo Power GT 2:00.091 1:59.727 2:00.068 6
  David Brabham
7 20   Warren Hughes   Sumo Power GT 1:59.843 1:59.823 2:00.105 7
  Enrique Bernoldi
8 41   Frédéric Makowiecki   Marc VDS Racing Team 2:00.364 1:59.683 2:00.592 8
  Maxime Martin
9 3   Stef Dusseldorp   Hexis AMR 2:00.053 2:00.043 9
  Clivio Piccione
10 4   Christian Hohenadel   Hexis AMR 2:00.149 2:00.139 10
  Andrea Piccini
11 37   Nicky Pastorelli   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 2:01.586 2:00.516 11
  Dominik Schwager
12 40   Bas Leinders   Marc VDS Racing Team 2:00.792 2:00.786 12
  Marc Hennerici
13 47   Dimitri Enjalbert   DKR Engineering 2:00.360 2:00.962 13
  Michaël Rossi
14 38   Marc Basseng   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 2:01.738 2:01.194 14
  Markus Winkelhock
15 9   Vanina Ickx   Belgian Racing 2:01.986 15
  Christoffer Nygaard
16 10   Antoine Leclerc   Belgian Racing 2:02.490 16
  Markus Palttala

RacesEdit

Qualifying RaceEdit

Race resultEdit

Pos No. Team Drivers Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired
1 7   Young Driver AMR   Tomáš Enge
  Alex Müller
Aston Martin 30
2 23   JR Motorsports   Michael Krumm
  Lucas Luhr
Nissan 30 −1.840
3 11   Exim Bank Team China   Mike Hezemans
  Andreas Zuber
Corvette 30 −18.923
4 20   Sumo Power GT   Warren Hughes
  Enrique Bernoldi
Nissan 30 −26.681
5 3   Hexis AMR   Stef Dusseldorp
  Clivio Piccione
Aston Martin 30 −32.758
6 37   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport   Nicky Pastorelli
  Dominik Schwager
Lamborghini 30 −55.936
7 9   Belgian Racing   Vanina Ickx
  Christoffer Nygaard
Ford 30 −1:21.843
8 10   Belgian Racing   Antoine Leclerc
  Markus Palttala
Ford 30 −1:41.562
9 47   DKR Engineering   Dimitri Enjalbert
  Michaël Rossi
Corvette 30 −1:50.177
10 4   Hexis AMR   Christian Hohenadel
  Andrea Piccini
Aston Martin 29 −1 lap
11
DNF
40   Marc VDS Racing Team   Bas Leinders
  Marc Hennerici
Ford 23 Retired
12
NC
41   Marc VDS Racing Team   Frédéric Makowiecki
  Maxime Martin
Ford 12 Not Classified
13
DNF
38   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport   Marc Basseng
  Markus Winkelhock
Lamborghini 8 Retired
14
DNF
21   Sumo Power GT   Jamie Campbell-Walter
  David Brabham
Nissan 1 Collision
15
DNF
8   Young Driver AMR   Stefan Mücke
  Darren Turner
Aston Martin 1 Collision
16
DNF
22   JR Motorsport   Richard Westbrook
  Peter Dumbreck
Nissan 0 Collision

Championship RaceEdit

Race resultEdit

Pos No. Team Drivers Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired
1 23   JR Motorsports   Michael Krumm
  Lucas Luhr
Nissan 28
2 7   Young Driver AMR   Tomáš Enge
  Alex Müller
Aston Martin 28 −0.220
3 11   Exim Bank Team China   Mike Hezemans
  Andreas Zuber
Corvette 28 −0.491
4 3   Hexis AMR   Clivio Piccione
  Stef Dusseldorp
Aston Martin 28 −2.417
5 38   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport   Marc Basseng
  Markus Winkelhock
Lamborghini 28 −7.436
6 40   Marc VDS Racing Team   Bas Leinders
  Marc Hennerici
Ford 28 −10.831
7 20   Sumo Power GT   Warren Hughes
  Enrique Bernoldi
Nissan 28 −13.063
8 10   Belgian Racing   Antoine Leclerc
  Markus Palttala
Ford 28 −24.117
9 9   Belgian Racing   Vanina Ickx
  Christoffer Nygaard
Ford 28 −58.515
10
DNF
37   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport   Dominik Schwager
  Nicky Pastorelli
Lamborghini 25 Engine
11
DNF
41   Marc VDS Racing Team   Maxime Martin
  Frédéric Makowiecki
Ford 17 Collision
12
DNF
21   Sumo Power GT   David Brabham
  Jamie Campbell-Walter
Nissan 16 Collision
13
DNF
4   Hexis AMR   Christian Hohenadel
  Andrea Piccini
Aston Martin 16 Collision
14
DNF
47   DKR Engineering   Michaël Rossi
  Dimitri Enjalbert
Corvette 16 Collision
15
DNF
8   Young Driver AMR   Stefan Mücke
  Darren Turner
Aston Martin 10 Collision
16
DNF
22   JR Motorsport   Richard Westbrook
  Peter Dumbreck
Nissan 10 Collision

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIA Entry List – Silverstone (GBR) – 5 June 2011" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit


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