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2011 Rolex Sports Car Series

2011 Rolex Sports Car Series
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Daytona Prototype field at Road America

The 2011 Rolex Sports Car Series season was the twelfth season of Grand-Am's premier series. Continental Tire became the official tire supplier for Grand-Am, replacing Pirelli after three seasons due to Pirelli departing to FIA Formula One, GP2 Asia Series and GP2 Series (now FIA Formula 2 Championship) as well as increasing GP3 Series involvement as tire supplier after FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting verdict in Geneva, Switzerland on June 24, 2010.[1][2] The company purchased the naming rights of the RSCS's support series, the Grand-Am Cup Series, from KONI in 2010.

The season began with the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 29[3] and finished with the EMCO Gears Classic at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on September 17.

A notable change is the television coverage. In contrast to 2010, about half of the races were not televised live.

ScheduleEdit

The official schedule was released October 18, 2010, and consisted of twelve rounds.[4] Road America appears on the schedule after a nine-year absence, while Laguna Seca returns after its absence from the schedule in 2010. The second race at Daytona and Miller Motorsports Park do not return.

Rnd Race Length/Duration Circuit Location Date
1 Rolex 24 At Daytona 24 hours Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Florida January 27–30
2 Grand Prix of Miami 2 hours 45 minutes Homestead-Miami Speedway Homestead, Florida March 5
3 Porsche 250 2 hours 45 minutes Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama April 9
4 Bosch Engineering 250 250 miles or 3 hours Virginia International Raceway Danville, Virginia May 14
5 Memorial Day Classic 2 hours 45 minutes Lime Rock Park Lime Rock, Connecticut May 30
6 Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen 6 hours Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, New York June 4
7 Rolex Sports Car Series 250 2 hours Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin June 25
8 Continental Tire Sports Car Festival 2 hours 45 minutes Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California July 9
9 American Red Cross 250 2 hours 45 minutes New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, New Jersey July 24
10 Canadian Tire 200 2 hours or 200 miles Watkins Glen short Watkins Glen, New York August 13
11 Montreal 200 2 hours 30 minutes or 200 miles Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Montreal, Quebec August 20
12 EMCO Gears Classic 3 hours Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio September 17

Teams and driversEdit

Will Turner announced that he will field two BMW M3s in the Rolex Sports Car Series for 2011.[5]

Memo Gidley joined Team Sahlen for the 2011 season.[6]

Spirit of Daytona Racing announced on October 11, 2010, that they would be changing to a Chevrolet-powered prototype.[7] SunTrust Racing also announced on October 6 that they would return to the Chevrolet powerplant after two years of using a Ford powerplant.[8]

It was announced on October 12, 2010 that Brumos Racing would be fielding a Porsche 911 GT3 for 2011 in a return to the team's roots.[9] The drivers will be Leh Keen and Andrew Davis.

It was announced on October 13, 2010 that Blackforest Motorsports would be returning to the series, fielding a Ford Mustang.[10]

It was announced on October 22, 2010 that Toro Corse would be entering two Lamborghini Gallardos in the GT class.[11]

ResultsEdit

Rnd Circuit Pole Position Fastest Lap Winner
1 Daytona #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Patrick Long
  Seth Neiman
  Johannes van Overbeek
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Patrick Long
  Seth Neiman
  Johannes van Overbeek
  Scott Pruett
  Memo Rojas
  Joey Hand
  Graham Rahal
#66 The Racer's Group #44 Magnus Racing #67 The Racer's Group
  Dominik Farnbacher
  Tim George, Jr.
  Ben Keating
  Lucas Luhr
  Marco Holzer
  Richard Lietz
  John Potter
  Craig Stanton
  Andy Lally
  Steven Bertheau
  Brendan Gaughan
  Wolf Henzler
  Spencer Pumpelly
2 Homestead #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing #9 Action Express Racing #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
  Jon Fogarty
  Alex Gurney
  João Barbosa
  Terry Borcheller
  Scott Pruett
  Memo Rojas
#57 Stevenson Motorsport #57 Stevenson Motorsport #94 Turner Motorsport
  Jan Magnussen
  Robin Liddell
  Jan Magnussen
  Robin Liddell
  Bill Auberlen
  Paul Dalla Lana
3 Barber #90 Spirit of Daytona Racing #10 SunTrust Racing #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
  Antonio García
  Paul Edwards
  Max Angelelli
  Ricky Taylor
  Scott Pruett
  Memo Rojas
#41 Dempsey Racing #94 Turner Motorsport #94 Turner Motorsport
  Dane Cameron
  James Gue
  Bill Auberlen
  Paul Dalla Lana
  Bill Auberlen
  Paul Dalla Lana
4 VIR #90 Spirit of Daytona Racing #9 Action Express Racing #9 Action Express Racing
  Paul Edwards
  Antonio García
  João Barbosa
  Terry Borcheller
  J. C. France
  João Barbosa
  Terry Borcheller
  J. C. France
#57 Stevenson Motorsport #88 Autohaus Motorsports #88 Autohaus Motorsports
  Jan Magnussen
  Robin Liddell
  Jordan Taylor
  Bill Lester
  Jordan Taylor
  Bill Lester
5 Lime Rock #10 SunTrust Racing #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates #10 SunTrust Racing
  Ricky Taylor
  Max Angelelli
  Scott Pruett
  Memo Rojas
  Max Angelelli
  Ricky Taylor
#57 Stevenson Motorsport #57 Stevenson Motorsport #57 Stevenson Motorsport
  Robin Liddell
  Jan Magnussen
  Jan Magnussen
  Robin Liddell
  Robin Liddell
  Jan Magnussen
6 Watkins Glen Long #10 SunTrust Racing #10 SunTrust Racing #10 SunTrust Racing
  Ricky Taylor
  Max Angelelli
  Ricky Taylor
  Max Angelelli
  Max Angelelli
  Ricky Taylor
#88 Autohaus Motorsports #07 Banner Racing #59 Brumos Racing
  Jordan Taylor
  Bill Lester
  Tommy Milner
  Oliver Gavin
  Gunter Schaldach
  Mike Skeen
  Andrew Davis
  Leh Keen
7 Road America #10 SunTrust Racing #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
  Ricky Taylor
  Max Angelelli
  Scott Pruett
  Memo Rojas
  Scott Pruett
  Memo Rojas
#42 Team Sahlen #42 Team Sahlen #31 Marsh Racing
  Wayne Nonnamaker
  John Edwards
  John Edwards
  Wayne Nonnamaker
  Eric Curran
  John Heinricy
8 Laguna Seca #10 SunTrust Racing #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing
  Ricky Taylor
  Max Angelelli
  Jon Fogarty
  Alex Gurney
  Jon Fogarty
  Alex Gurney
#59 Brumos Racing #59 Brumos Racing #59 Brumos Racing
  Andrew Davis
  Leh Keen
  Andrew Davis
  Leh Keen
  Andrew Davis
  Leh Keen
9 New Jersey #10 SunTrust Racing #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
  Ricky Taylor
  Max Angelelli
  Jon Fogarty
  Alex Gurney
  Scott Pruett
  Memo Rojas
#42 Team Sahlen #70 SpeedSource #70 SpeedSource
  Wayne Nonnamaker
  John Edwards
  Jonathan Bomarito
  Sylvain Tremblay
  Jonathan Bomarito
  Sylvain Tremblay
10 Watkins Glen Short #10 SunTrust Racing #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates #10 SunTrust Racing
  Ricky Taylor
  Max Angelelli
  Scott Pruett
  Memo Rojas
  Max Angelelli
  Ricky Taylor
#57 Stevenson Motorsport #88 Autohaus Motorsports #67 The Racer's Group
  Robin Liddell
  Jan Magnussen
  Jordan Taylor
  Bill Lester
  Spencer Pumpelly
  Steven Bertheau
11 Montreal #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing
  Jon Fogarty
  Alex Gurney
  Jon Fogarty
  Alex Gurney
  Jon Fogarty
  Alex Gurney
#31 Marsh Racing #94 Turner Motorsport #57 Stevenson Motorsport
  Boris Said
  Owen Kelly
  Billy Johnson
  Paul Dalla Lana
  Robin Liddell
  Ronnie Bremer
12 Mid-Ohio #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing #10 SunTrust Racing #8 Starworks Motorsport
  Jon Fogarty
  Alex Gurney
  Ricky Taylor
  Max Angelelli
  Ryan Dalziel
  Enzo Potolicchio
#57 Stevenson Motorsport #42 Team Sahlen #57 Stevenson Motorsport
  Ronnie Bremer
  Robin Liddell
  John Edwards
  Wayne Nonnamaker
  Ronnie Bremer
  Robin Liddell

Championship StandingsEdit

[12]

Daytona PrototypesEdit

Driver's (Top 30)Edit

Pos Driver R24
HOM
BIR
VIR
LIM
S6H
ELK
LAG
NJ
WAT
MON
LEX
Points
1   Scott Pruett 1 1 1 2 7 2 1 2 1 2 5 2 385
  Memo Rojas 1 1 1 2 7 2 1 2 1 2 5 2
2   Max Angelelli 5 3 11 4 1 1 3 3 2 1 2 11 353
  Ricky Taylor 5 3 11 4 1 1 3 3 2 1 2 11
3   David Donohue 9 2 5 3 5 5 6 6 6 6 3 5 318
  Darren Law 9 2 5 3 5 5 6 6 6 6 3 5
4   Jon Fogarty 12 8 2 10 4 3 2 1 3 12† 1 3 315
  Alex Gurney 12 8 2 10 4 3 2 1 3 12† 1 3
5   João Barbosa 3 5 7 1 6 7 7 8 5 7 6 4 314
  J. C. France 3 5 7 1 6 7 7 8 5 7 6 4
6   Oswaldo Negri 10 9 6 6 2 4 5 5 8 5 9 8 299
  John Pew 10 9 6 6 2 4 5 5 8 5 9 8
7   Paul Edwards 14 11 9 8 9 8 10 10 7 10 4 10 263
  Antonio García 14 11 9 8 9 8 10 10 7 10 4 10
8   Brian Frisselle 17 13 10 5 8 6 9 9 9 8 8 9 263
9   Burt Frisselle 9 4 4 9 5 11 9 4 7 9 242
10   Henri Richard 17 13 10 5 8 6 9 9 9 8 8 241
11   Ryan Dalziel 16 12 3 11† 3 9† 4 7 4 3 10† 1 240
12   Terry Borcheller 3 5 7 1 6 7 7 8 5 7† 4† 237
13   Enzo Potolicchio 15 7 8 7 10† 8 10 11 11 1 206
14   Alex Popow 15 7 8 7 10† 8 7 10 3 10 6† 206
15   Mark Wilkins 8 4 4 9 11 4 7 6 198
16   Mike Forest 16 12 3 11† 3 9† 4 4 151
17   Mark Blundell 4 6 9 7 99
18   Matt Bell 17 6 11 61
19   Zak Brown 4 9 7† 50
20   Raphael Matos 11 4 48
21   Michael Valiante 10 6 46
22   Jörg Bergmeister 13 11 38
23   Joey Hand 1 35
  Graham Rahal 1
24   Scott Dixon 2 32
  Dario Franchitti 2
  Jamie McMurray 2
  Juan Pablo Montoya 2
25   Christian Fittipaldi 3 30
  Max Papis 3
26   Martin Brundle 4 28
  Mark Patterson 4
27   Ryan Briscoe 5 26
28   Niclas Jönsson 6 25
  Tracy Krohn 6
  Nicolas Minassian 6
  Ricardo Zonta 6
29   A. J. Allmendinger 7 24
  Michael McDowell 7
  Justin Wilson 7
30   Christophe Bouchut 8 23
  Luis Díaz 8
  Scott Tucker 8
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)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

NotesEdit
  • Drivers denoted by † did not complete sufficient laps in order to score points.

Grand TouringEdit

Driver's (Top 10)Edit

Pos Driver R24
HOM
BIR
VIR
LIM
S6H
ELK
LAG
NJ
WAT
MON
LEX
Points
1   Andrew Davis 5 7 10 5 3 1 6 1 12 7 5 4 319
  Leh Keen 5 7 10 5 3 1 6 1 12 7 5 4 319
2   Jordan Taylor 14 6 7 1 2 2 5 10 4 2 9 8 317
  Bill Lester 14 6 7 1 2 2 5 10 4 2 9 8 317
3   Jonathan Bomarito 6 4 3 14 12 10 7 3 1 4 2 5 315
  Sylvain Tremblay 6 4 3 14 12 10 7 3 1 4 2 5 315
4   Dane Cameron 10 5 6 4 4 8 13 9 3 6 3 3 306
  James Gue 10 5 6 4 4 8 13 9 3 6 3 3 306
5   Emil Assentato 27 2 4 8 10 3 10 2 6 10 10 2 302
  Jeff Segal 27 2 4 8 10 3 10 2 6 10 10 2 302
6   Craig Stanton 4 3 5 15 9 5 4 7 8 3 7 7 301
  John Potter 4 3 5 15 9 5 4 7 8 3 7 7 301
7   Paul Dalla Lana 17 1 1 3 6 11 8 8 13 5 4 16 294
8   Wayne Nonnamaker 7 9 11 9 7 7 2 14 2 8 6 6 290
9   Robin Liddell 12 16 9 7 1 15 12 4 5 20 1 1 285
10   Gunter Schaldach 23 8 2 2 8 4 16† 6 7 9 8 9 270
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)
NotesEdit
  • Drivers denoted by † did not complete sufficient laps in order to score points.

EngineEdit

Pos Engine R24
HOM
BIR
VIR
LIM
S6H
ELK
LAG
NJ
WAT
MON
LEX
Points
1   Chevrolet 12 6 2 1 1 2 1 4 4 2 1 1 371
2   Mazda 3 2 3 4 4 3 2 2 1 4 2 2 369
3   Porsche 1 3 5 5 3 1 3 1 8 1 5 4 359
4   BMW 17 1 1 3 6 11 8 8 10 5 4 15 296
5   Ford 19 13 12 49
6   Ferrari 15 16
Pos Engine R24
HOM
BIR
VIR
LIM
S6H
ELK
LAG
NJ
WAT
MON
LEX
Points

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Continental – Official GRAND-AM Tire Supplier from 2011". autoevolution. Retrieved 2010-06-01.
  2. ^ "World Motor Sport Council: 23/06/2010". fia.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 23 June 2010. Archived from the original on 26 June 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Rolex 24 At Daytona". Daytona International Speedway. 2010-01-24. Archived from the original on 2010-12-26. Retrieved 2010-06-01.
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  12. ^ GRAND-AM Rolex Series Driver Point Standings, Grand-Am Road Racing, June 15, 2012, Retrieved 2012-06-15

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