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2012 Blancpain Endurance Series

2012 Blancpain Endurance Series
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The 2012 Blancpain Endurance Series season was the second season of the Blancpain Endurance Series. The season featured six rounds lasting three hours each, starting on 14 April at Monza and ended in October at Navarra. An improved support package is added with the British Formula 3 Championship and Blancpain Revival Series present at selected rounds and the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo at all events.

CalendarEdit

Entry listEdit

On 17 February, SRO released the provisional entry list for the first round at Monza.[2] This was updated on 10 March.[3]

2012 Entry List
Team No. Drivers Car Rounds
Pro Cup
  Belgian Audi Club WRT 1   Stéphane Ortelli Audi R8 LMS Ultra All
  Christopher Mies
  Christopher Haase
2   Laurens Vanthoor Audi R8 LMS Ultra All
  Edward Sandström
  Marco Bonanomi 1, 3–6
  Andrea Piccini 2
6   Frank Stippler Audi R8 LMS Ultra 6
  Filipe Albuquerque
  Oliver Jarvis
  Audi Sport Team Phoenix   Marcel Fässler Audi R8 LMS Ultra 4
  André Lotterer
  Tom Kristensen
16   Andrea Piccini Audi R8 LMS Ultra 4
  René Rast
  Frank Stippler
13   Harold Primat Audi R8 LMS Ultra 5
  René Rast
  Luca Ludwig
  KRK Racing   Karl Wendlinger Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 1–2
  Koen Wauters
  Anthony Kumpen
  Marc VDS Racing Team 3   Bas Leinders BMW Z4 GT3 All
  Maxime Martin
  Markus Palttala
4   Henri Moser BMW Z4 GT3 All
  Bert Longin
  Mike Hezemans 1–5
  Nick Catsburg 6
  Boutsen Ginion Racing 5   Nico Verdonck McLaren MP4-12C GT3 1–3, 5–6
  Jack Clarke 1–3
  Edouard Mondron
  Seiji Ara 5
  Marino Franchitti
  Andy Soucek 6
  Zoël Amberg
  Hexis Racing 7   Frédéric Makowiecki McLaren MP4-12C GT3 6
  Stef Dusseldorp
  Álvaro Parente
  Gulf Racing UK 9   Rob Bell McLaren MP4-12C GT3 4
  Andy Meyrick
  Michael Wainwright
69   Jamie Campbell-Walter McLaren MP4-12C GT3 4
  Stuart Hall
  Roald Goethe
  Black Falcon 18   Jeroen Bleekemolen Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 5–6
  Franky Cheng
  Mike Parisy 5
  Dominik Baumann 6
  United Autosports 22   David Brabham McLaren MP4-12C GT3 1–3
  Alvaro Parente
  Matt Bell
  Blancpain Reiter 24   Peter Kox Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ 6
  Jos Menten
  Štefan Rosina
  DB Motorsport 36   Jeffrey van Hooydonk BMW Z4 GT3 1–4
  Stéphane Lémeret
  Jeroen den Boer
  Saintéloc Racing 40   Filipe Albuquerque Audi R8 LMS Ultra 4
  Grégory Guilvert 4–6
  Dino Lunardi
  Jonathan Hirschi 5
  Lapidus Racing 62   Tim Mullen McLaren MP4-12C GT3 3
  Phil Quaife
  Klaas Hummel
  Vita4One Racing Team 66   Gregory Franchi BMW Z4 GT3 All
  Frank Kechele
  Yelmer Buurman 1
  Adam Carroll 2
  Mathias Lauda 3–6
  Kessel Racing 71   Davide Rigon Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 All
  Daniel Zampieri
  Stefano Gattuso
  Prospeed Competition 75   Marc Goossens Porsche 997 GT3-R All
  Xavier Maassen
  Marc Hennerici
  Emil Frey Racing 80   Fredy Barth Jaguar XK Emil Frey G3 2–3, 6
  Gabriele Gardel
  Lorenz Frey
  SMG Challenge 83   Olivier Pla Porsche 997 GT3-R 1, 3–5
  Eric Clément
  Philippe Gache 1, 3–4
  Nicolas Armindo 5
  GPR Racing 89   Tim Verbergt Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 5
  Damien Dupont
  Ronnie Latinne
Pro-Am Cup
  Boutsen Ginion Racing 5   Jack Clarke McLaren MP4-12C GT3 4
  Nico Verdonck
  Eric van de Poele
  Edouard Mondron
15   Massimo Vagliani McLaren MP4-12C GT3 4
  Sarah Bovy
  Marlène Broggi
  Jérôme Thiry 4–6
  Edouard Mondron 5–6
  Fabien Thuner 6
  ARC Bratislava 7   Miroslav Konopka Porsche 997 GT3-R 1–4
  Zdeno Mikulasko
  Stefano Crotti
  Christoff Corten 4
  Haribo Racing Team 8   Mike Stursberg Porsche 997 GT3-R 1, 3–5
  Hans Guido Riegel
  Richard Westbrook 1, 5
  Christian Menzel 3–4
  Uwe Alzen 4
  Gulf Racing UK 9   Rob Bell McLaren MP4-12C GT3 1–3, 5–6
  Michael Wainwright
69   Roald Goethe McLaren MP4-12C GT3 1–3, 5
  Stuart Hall 1, 3, 5
  Jamie Campbell-Walter 2
  SOFREV Auto Sport Promotion 10   Jérôme Policand Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1–3, 5–6
  Gabriel Balthazard
  Mike Savary 1, 3
  Maurice Ricci 2, 5–6
  Olivier Panis 4
  Fabien Barthez
  Morgan Moulin Traffort
  Eric Debard
20   Patrice Goueslard Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 All
  Ludovic Badey
  Jean-Luc Beaubélique
  Tristan Vautier 4
  Ruffier Racing 11   Jean-Claude Lagniez Porsche 997 GT3-R 1–3
  Xavier Pompidou 1–2
  Gabriel Abergel
  Mike Parisy 3
  Laurent Pasquali
  Sport Garage   Gilles Duqueine Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 4
  Eric Vaissière
  André-Alain Corbel
  Christian Beroujon
42   Kevin Despinasse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 All
  Emmet O'Brien 1–3, 5–6
  Arno Santamato 1–3, 6
  Lionel Comole 4
  Romain Brandela
  Michaël Petit
  Paul Lanchere 5
  ART Grand Prix 12   Duncan Tappy McLaren MP4-12C GT3 All
  Grégoire Demoustier
  Mike Parisy 4
  Ulric Amado
  KRK Racing 14   Raf Vanthoor Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 1–4
  Dennis Retera
  Marius Ritskes 1–2
  Koen Wauters 3–4
  Anthony Kumpen 4
  Insight Racing 17   Martin Jensen Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 All
  Dennis Andersen
  Iain Dockerill 4
  Black Falcon 18   Bret Curtis Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 1–4
  Steve Jans
  Sean Edwards 1
  Mike Parisy 2
  Jeroen Bleekemolen 3–4
  Franky Cheng 4
19   Oliver Morley Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 All
  Riccardo Brutschin 1–3
  Jérôme Thiry 1–2
  Manuel Metzger 3–4
  Kenneth Heyer 4
  Stephan Rösler
  Sean Edwards 5–6
  Steve Jans
  MTECH 21   Matt Griffin Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1–5
  Duncan Cameron
  Mike Edmonds 2–4
  Niki Cadei 4
  United Autosports 23   Mark Blundell McLaren MP4-12C GT3 1–3
  Mark Patterson
  Zak Brown
  Mark Blundell Audi R8 LMS Ultra 4
  Mark Patterson
  Alain Li
  Richard Meins
  Blancpain Reiter 24   Peter Kox Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ 2–5
  Marc A. Hayek
  Jos Menten 4
  Albert von Thurn und Taxis
  ROAL Motorsport 29   Tom Coronel BMW Z4 GT3 4
  Edoardo Liberati
  Michela Cerruti
  Stefano Colombo
  GT3 Racing 30   Craig Wilkins Audi R8 LMS All
  Peter Belshaw 1–5
  Aaron Scott 1–4, 6
  Phil Keen 4
  Adam Christodoulou 5
  Pro GT by Almeras 33   Antoine Leclerc Porsche 997 GT3-R All
  Eric Dermont
  David Tuchbant
  Franck Perera 4
34   Anthony Beltoise Porsche 997 GT3-R All
  Henry Hassid
  Roland Berville 1–4, 6
  Nicolas Armindo 4
  GT Academy Team RJN 35   Alex Buncombe Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 1–4
  Jann Mardenborough
  Chris Ward
  Lucas Ordóñez 4
  DB Motorsport 36   Jeroen den Boer BMW Z4 GT3 5–6
  Nico Bastian 5
  Alessandro Garofano
  Michael Mallock 6
  Nikolaus Mayr-Melnhof
37   Simon Knap BMW Z4 GT3 All
  Jochen Habets
  Andrew Danyliw
  Leon Rijnbeek 4
  Scuderia Vittoria 38   Alessandro Bonetti Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1–2
  Jay Palmer
  Michael Lyons 1
  David McDonald 2, 6
  Jody Fannin 6
  Danny Candia
  Saintéloc Racing 40   David Hallyday Audi R8 LMS Ultra 1–3
  Jérôme Demay
  Grégory Guilvert
43   Dino Lunardi Audi R8 LMS Ultra 3
  Marc Sourd
  Patrice Madeleine
43   Adrien Tambay Audi R8 LMS Ultra 6
  Jérôme Demay
  Jean-Marc Quintois
  Kessel Racing 46   Valentino Rossi Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1, 5
  Alessio Salucci
  Andrea Ceccato 5
72   Gino Forgione Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1–3
  Maurice Basso 1
  Max Mugelli
  Claude-Yves Gosselin 2–5
  Marc Rostan 2, 4–5
  Mathias Beche 3
  Pierre Bruneau 4–5
  Lorenzo Bontempelli 4
  ASM Team 47   Karim Ojjeh McLaren MP4-12C GT3 1–2, 4
  Ricardo Bravo
  Lourenço Beirão da Veiga 1
  Pedro Lamy 4
  Luis Silva
  AF Corse 49   Yannick Mallégol Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 All
  Howard Blank
  Jean-Marc Bachelier
  Francois Perrodo 4
50   Jack Gerber Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 All
  Marco Cioci 1, 3–6
  Raffaele Giammaria 2, 4
  Enzo Ide 4–5
51   Giuseppe Cirò Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 All
  Daniel Brown
  Gaetano Ardagna Perez
  Toni Vilander 4
52   Niek Hommerson Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 All
  Louis Machiels
  Andrea Bertolini 1, 3–5
  Maurizio Mediani 2
  Alessandro Pier Guidi 4, 6
  Vita4One Team Italy 57   Giacomo Petrobelli Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 All
  Eugenio Amos
  Alessandro Bonacini
  Jonathan Hirschi 4
59   Andrea Ceccato Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 2, 4
  Michael Lyons
  Josh Wakefield 2
  Alessandro Bonetti 3–4
  Andrea Barlesi 3
  Jay Palmer
  Filip Salaquarda 4
  Exagon Engineering 58   Vincent Radermecker Porsche 997 GT3-R 1
  Christian Kelders
  Von Ryan Racing 60   Stephen Jelley McLaren MP4-12C GT3 All
  Julien Draper
  Matthew Draper
  Stef Dusseldorp 4
88   Rob Barff McLaren MP4-12C GT3 All
  Leon Price 1–3, 5–6
  Jordan Grogor
  Álvaro Parente 4
  Chris Goodwin
  Roger Wills
  Lapidus Racing 62   Tim Mullen McLaren MP4-12C GT3 4
  Adam Christodoulou
  Phil Quaife
  Klaas Hummel
  Black Bull Swiss Racing 64   Mirko Venturi Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1, 3
  Andrea Invernizzi
  Tommaso Maino
  Race Art 70   Roger Grouwels BMW Z4 GT3 1–5
  Niels Bouwhuis 1, 3
  Phil Bastiaans 1
  Nick Catsburg 2–5
  Robert Nearn 2, 4
  Jaap van Lagen 4–5
  Prospeed Competition 74   Maxime Soulet Porsche 997 GT3-R All
  Paul van Splunteren
  Dylan Derdaele
  Fred Bouvy 4
  Ecurie Ecosse 79   Ollie Millroy BMW Z4 GT3 1–3, 5–6
  Joe Twyman
  Andrew Smith 1, 5–6
  Marco Attard 2
  Oliver Bryant 3
  Emil Frey Racing 80   Fredy Barth Jaguar XK Emil Frey G3 4
  Gabriele Gardel
  Lorenz Frey
  Rolf Maritz
  GPR Racing 89   Bertrand Baguette Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 4
  Tim Verbergt
  Damien Dupont
  Ronnie Latinne
  Preci-Spark 90   David Jones Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 1–5
  Godfrey Jones
  Mike Jordan 2–4
  Bernd Schneider 4
  JAS Motorsport 91   Akira Iida McLaren MP4-12C GT3 1, 3
  Jun-San Chen
  Morris Chen
  Beechdean-Aston Martin Racing 107   Jonathan Adam Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 4
  John Gaw
  Andrew Howard
  Phil Dryburgh
Gentlemen Trophy
  First Motorsport 25   Steve Vanbellingen Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S 4
  Bert Redant
  Armand Fumal
  Johan Vanloo
  Ruffier Racing 31   Georges Cabannes Lamborghini Gallardo LP520 1–3, 5–6
  Romain Brandela 1–3
  Fabien Thuner 1–2, 5
  Fabien Michal 5–6
  Saintéloc Racing 41   Pierre Hirschi Audi R8 LMS All
  Robert Hissom
  Marc Sourd 1–2
  Philippe Marie 3–6
  Jérôme Demay 4
  Exagon Engineering 58   Christian Kelders Porsche 997 GT3-R 3–6
  Daniel Desbruères
  Jean-Luc Blanchemain 4
  Pascal Muller
  Kessel Racing 73   Pablo Paladino Ferrari 430 Scuderia 1–4
  Paolo Andreasi
  Beniamino Caccia
  Giacomo Piccini 4
  ALFAB Racing 81   Erik Behrens Audi R8 LMS 4
  Daniel Roos
  Patrik Skoog
  Magnus Öhman
  GCR Racing 82   Gaël Lesoudier Dodge Viper CC 1–4
  Gilles Vannelet
  Luc Paillard 1–3
  Christophe Decultot 4
  Pierre Fontaine
  Racing Adventures 85   Benjamin Bailly Ford Mustang 4
  Raphaël van der Straten
  Nicolas De Crem
  José Close
  JB Motorsport 98   Jan Brunstedt Audi R8 LMS All
  Mikael Bender
  Jocke Mangs 1–4
  Daniel Roos 4–6
Cup Class
  Pro GT by Almeras 32   Alain Ferté Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 4
  Matthieu Vaxivière
  Jean-Louis Alloin
  Jérémy Alloin
  Race Art 76   Mathijs Harkema Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 4
  'Brody'
  Christophe Geoffroy
  Phillipe Richard
  RMS 86   Thierry Stepec Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 4
  Eric Mouez
  David Loger
  Philippe Salini
87   Fabio Spirgi Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 4
  Richard Feller
  Olivier Baron
  Manuel Nicolaïdis
  Speedlover 94   Christophe Bigourie Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 4
  Raf Vleugels
  Kevin Balthazard

ResultsEdit

Event Circuit Pro Cup Winner Pro-Am Cup Winner Gentlemen Trophy Winner
1 Monza No. 3 Marc VDS Racing Team No. 57 Vita4One Team Italy No. 73 Kessel Racing
  Bas Leinders
  Maxime Martin
  Markus Palttala
  Eugenio Amos
  Alessandro Bonacini
  Giacomo Petrobelli
  Pablo Paladino
  Paolo Andreasi
  Beniamino Caccia
2 Silverstone No. 3 Marc VDS Racing Team No. 24 Blancpain Reiter No. 98 JB Motorsport
  Bas Leinders
  Maxime Martin
  Markus Palttala
  Peter Kox
  Marc A. Hayek
  Jan Brunstedt
  Mikael Bender
  Jocke Mangs
3 Paul Ricard No. 1 Belgian Audi Club WRT No. 52 AF Corse No. 58 Exagon Engineering
  Stéphane Ortelli
  Christopher Mies
  Christopher Haase
  Niek Hommerson
  Louis Machiels
  Andrea Bertolini
  Daniel Desbruères
  Christian Kelders
4 Spa-Francorchamps
Report
No. 16 Audi Sport Team Phoenix No. 52 AF Corse No. 25 First Motorsport
  Andrea Piccini
  René Rast
  Frank Stippler
  Niek Hommerson
  Louis Machiels
  Andrea Bertolini
  Alessandro Pier Guidi
  Steve van Bellingen
  Bert Redant
  Armand Fumal
  Johan Van Loo
5 Nürburgring No. 75 Prospeed Competition No. 19 Black Falcon No. 58 Exagon Engineering
  Marc Goossens
  Marc Hennerici
  Xavier Maassen
  Sean Edwards
  Steve Jans
  Oliver Morley
  Daniel Desbruères
  Christian Kelders
6 Navarra No. 7 Hexis Racing No. 12 ART Grand Prix No. 98 JB Motorsport
  Frédéric Makowiecki
  Stef Dusseldorp
  Álvaro Parente
  Duncan Tappy
  Grégoire Demoustier
  Jan Brunstedt
  Mikael Bender
  Daniel Roos

Championship standingsEdit

Drivers' ChampionshipsEdit

Pos Driver MNZ
 
SIL
 
LEC
 
SPA
 
NÜR
 
NAV
 
Pts
Pro Cup
1   Stéphane Ortelli
  Christopher Mies
  Christopher Haase
7 3 1 2 4 2 114
2   Markus Palttala
  Maxime Martin
  Bas Leinders
1 1 2 4 Ret 4 111
3   Marc Goossens
  Xavier Maassen
  Marc Hennerici
5 14 5 20 1 5 72
4   Andrea Piccini 2 1 62
5   Edward Sandström
  Laurens Vanthoor
2 2 Ret 31 7 Ret 59
Pro-Am Cup
1   Niek Hommerson
  Louis Machiels
17 18 4 5 Ret 16 76
2   Andrea Bertolini 17 4 5 Ret 67
3   Eugenio Amos
  Alessandro Bonacini
  Giacomo Petrobelli
6 6 7 37 Ret Ret 65
4   Patrice Goueslard
  Ludovic Badey
  Jean-Luc Beaubélique
8 8 Ret 10 12 15 64
5   Duncan Tappy
  Grégoire Demoustier
16 13 13 Ret 11 9 58
Gentlemen Trophy
1   Pierre Hirschi
  Robert Hissom
41 39 33 23 Ret 30 93
2   Jan Brunstedt
  Mikael Bender
Ret 38 30 33 Ret 38 82
3   Jocke Mangs Ret 38 30 33 57
4   Christian Kelders
  Daniel Desbruères
26 36 34 Ret 54
5   Gilles Vannelet
  Gaël Lesoudier
38 Ret Ret 22 51
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)

Teams' ChampionshipsEdit

Pos Team MNZ
 
SIL
 
LEC
 
SPA
 
NÜR
 
NAV
 
Pts
Pro Cup
1   Belgian Audi Club WRT 2 2 1 2 4 2 127
2   Marc VDS Racing Team 1 1 2 4 8 4 122
3   Prospeed Competition 5 14 5 20 1 5 80
4   Vita4One Racing Team 12 9 Ret 3 3 7 68
5   Kessel Racing 4 11 3 34 Ret 6 50
Pro-Am Cup
1   AF Corse 17 10 4 5 25 14 94
2   SOFREV Auto Sport Promotion 8 8 8 8 12 15 90
3   Vita4One Team Italy 6 6 7 37 Ret Ret 67
4   ART Grand Prix 16 13 13 Ret 11 9 60
5   Black Falcon 43 15 10 19 6 13 59
Gentlemen Trophy
1   Saintéloc Racing 41 39 33 23 Ret 30 93
2   JB Motorsport Ret 38 30 33 Ret 27 82
3   Exagon Engineering 26 36 34 Ret 54
4   Kessel Racing 37 44 Ret 56 49
  First Motorsport 17 49

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 Blancpain Endurance Series Calendar". Blancpain Endurance Series. Stéphane Ratel Organisation. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  2. ^ "50 inschrijvingen voor Blancpain seizoensopener in Monza". Startgrid.be. Startgrid.be. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Blancpain Endurance Series, Monza – Provisional Entry List". Startgrid.be. dailysportcar. 10 March 2012. Archived from the original on 20 January 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2012.

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