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2018 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
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Alon Day (pictured in 2013) successfully defended the Elite 1 title in 2018.

The 2018 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series is the tenth Racecar Euro Series season, and the sixth under the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series branding. The season consisted of six meetings – with two races at each meeting – starting on 14 April at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, and ending on 21 October at Circuit Zolder in Belgium. Alon Day and Wilfried Boucenna entered the season as the defending champion in Elite 1 and Elite 2 respectively.

In the Elite 1 class, Alon Day successfully defended his Elite 1 title, winning the championship by 28 points over Frédéric Gabillon. In the Elite 2 class, Ulysse Delsaux scored his first NASCAR Euro Series title, ahead of Go Fas Racing's Florian Venturi by six points. RDV Compétition won the team's championship title, while Toyota won their first Euro Series manufacturer's title.

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Teams and driversEdit

 
Cup Series team Go Fas Racing (shown here with Matt DiBenedetto in the team's No. 32 Cup car at Sonoma in 2017) entered the series.

NASCAR released the entry list for the teams participating on 15 March 2018.[1][2]

Elite 1 DivisionEdit

Manufacturer Car Team No. Race Driver Rounds
Chevrolet SS   Racing Total 10   Miguel Angel Dasi[3] 1–4
  William Ayer, Jr.[4] 6[a]
  Pegasus Racing 29   Julien Schell[3] 1–3
  Mishumotors 33   Lucas Lasserre[5] All
70   Dominik Farnbacher[6] 5
  Dale Quarterley[4] 6
Camaro 3
SS 3
  PK Carsport 11   Stienes Longin[7] All
Camaro 4
SS 2
24   Anthony Kumpen[7] 1–4
  Bert Longin[6] 5
  Koen Wauters[4] 6
  Braxx Racing 91   Marc Goossens[8] All[b]
Camaro 2
SS 2
  Dexwet DF1 Racing 66   Christophe Bouchut[3] 1–3, 6
Camaro 3
SS 3
  Memphis Racing 77   Alexander Graff[9] All[c]
Ford Mustang   Renauer Motorsport 5   Martin Doubek[3] 1
  Racers Motorsport 8   Dario Caso[3] All
9   Gianmarco Ercoli[3] All
  BVR Motorsport 27   Angelo Rogari[3] 1–4
  Go Fas Racing 32   Romain Iannetta[10] All
  Knauf Racing 37   Thomas Ferrando[3] All
73   Wilfried Boucenna[3] All
  MRT by Nocentini 40   Marconi Abreu[3] 1
47   Marconi Abreu[11] 2
  Renzo Calcinati 5
58   Alex Sedgwick[3] 1
  Hendriks Motorsport 50   Loris Hezemans[12] All
  RDV Compétition 51   Didier Bec[13] 3, 5
  Braxx Racing 78   Jerry de Weerdt[8] 1–5
  Dylan Derdaele[4] 6
Toyota Camry   Alex Caffi Motorsport 2   Kenko Miura[3] All
  RDV Compétition 3   Frédéric Gabillon[3] All
04   Jean-François Dumoulin[14] 6
18   Bobby Labonte[15] All
Ford 3
Chevrolet 2
Mustang
Camry
  Alex Caffi Motorsport 1   Borja García[3] 1
  Alex Caffi[16] 2
  Bert Longin[13] 3
  Henri Tuomaala[6] 5-6
Chevrolet 3
Ford 2
SS
Mustang
  Belgium Driver Academy 7   Martin Doubek[11] 2–6
Chevrolet 2
Ford 4
  Racing Total 46   Justin Kunz[17] All
Chevrolet 4
Ford 2
Camaro
Mustang
  Solaris Motorsports 12   Francesco Sini[18] All
Chevrolet 3
Ford 3
  Race Art - Blu Mot 31   Mauro Trione[19] All[d]
Chevrolet 2
Ford 2
  The Club Motorsports 41   Davide Di Benedetto[3] 1
  Fabrizio Armetta[11] 2, 6
  Max Lanza[13] 3[e]
Chevrolet 2
Ford 2
  Braxx Racing 90   Alex Sedgwick[13] 3–6
Chevrolet 3
Toyota 3
SS
Camry
  CAAL Racing 44   Matthias Hauer[20] All
Chevrolet 2
Toyota 4
54   Alon Day[20] All
Chevrolet 3
Toyota 2
56   Salvador Tineo Arroyo[20] 1, 5
  Alex Ciompi[11] 2
  Nicolò Rocca[13] 3, 6

Elite 2 DivisionEdit

Manufacturer Car Team No. Race Driver Rounds
Chevrolet Camaro   Solaris Motorsports 12   Francesco Sini[21] 3
  Dexwet DF1 Racing 66   Clemens Sparowitz[13] 3, 5[f]
SS   Racing Total 10   Jennifer Jo Cobb[17] 1
  Marko Stipp[13] 3
  Stephen Young[22] 4
  Carmen Boix Gil 5
  Diederik Ceyssens[3] 6[a]
  Pegasus Racing 29   Claude Jean Diebolt[3] 1
  Julien Schell[23] 2–3
  Mishumotors 33   Eric Quintal[5] 1–2
  Freddy Nordström[13] 3
  Carmen Boix Gil[22] 4
  Ian Eric Wadén[24] 5
70   Mirco Schultis[24] 5-6
Camaro 3
SS 3
  PK Carsport 11   Felipe Rabello[7] All
Camaro 3
SS 2
24   Guillaume Dumarey[7] 1–4, 6
  Pol Van Pollaert 5
Camaro 4
SS 2
  Memphis Racing 77   Guillaume Deflandre[3] All[c]
  Braxx Racing 91   Tom Boonen[8] All[b]
Ford Mustang   Renauer Motorsport 5   Maxime Pampel[3] 1
  Racers Motorsport 8   Nicholas Risitano[3] All
9   Fillipo Vita[3] 1
  Simone Laureti[11] 2–6
  BVR Motorsport 27   Pierluigi Veronesi[3] All
  Go Fas Racing 32   Florian Venturi[25] All
  Knauf Racing 37   Wilfired Boucenna[3] All
73   Paul Guiod[3] All
  MRT by Nocentini 40   Marconi Abreu[3] 1
47   Marconi Abreu[11] 2
  Renzo Calcinati 5
58   Julio Carayol Casas[3] 1
  Alex Sedgwick[11] 2
  Hendriks Motorsport 50   Diederik Ceyssens[3] 1–4
  RDV Compétition 51   Hugo Bec[13] 3, 5
  Braxx Racing 78   Jerry de Weerdt[3] All
Toyota Camry   Alex Caffi Motorsport 2   Kenko Miura[3] 1, 3–6
  Denny Zardo[11] 2
  RDV Compétition 3   Ulysse Delsaux[3] All
04   Jean-François Dumoulin[14] 6
18   Adrien Paviot[22] 4
Ford 3
Chevrolet 2
Mustang
Camry
  Alex Caffi Motorsport 1   Carmen Boix Gil[3] 1–3, 6
  Jesse Vartiainen[24] 5
Chevrolet 3
Ford 2
SS
Mustang
  Belgium Driver Academy 7   Maxime Pampel[11] 2–6
Chevrolet 2
Ford 4
  Racing Total 46   Justin Kunz[17] All
Chevrolet 4
Ford 2
Camaro
Mustang
  Race Art - Blu Mot 31   Francesco Parli[19] All[d]
Chevrolet 2
Ford 3
  The Club Motorsports 41   Max Lanza[3] 1–3, 5-6[e]
Chevrolet 2
Ford 4
  Braxx Racing 90   Pedro Bonnet All
Chevrolet 1
Ford 1
  Dexwet DF1 Racing 99   Advait Deodhar[13] 3, 5[f]
Chevrolet 3
Toyota 3
SS
Camry
  CAAL Racing 44   Gil Linster[20] All
Chevrolet 2
Toyota 4
54   Arianna Casoli[20] All
Chevrolet 4
Toyota 2
56   Maciej Dreszer[20] 1–4, 6
  Thomas Fritsch[24] 5

Driver changesEdit

  • Romain Iannetta will return to the series after a two-year absence, with him joining Go Fas Racing as their Elite 1 driver for this season.
  • French F4 Championship driver Florian Venturi will make his debut in the series, joining Go Fas Racing as their Elite 2 driver for this season.
  • Felipe Rabello switches team from CAAL Racing to PK Carsport, replacing Justin Kunz who switched to competing in both divisions with Racing Total.
  • Maciej Dreszer switches team from DF1 Racing to CAAL Racing. In addition, German driver Matthias Hauer will make his series debut, replacing Swedish driver Freddy Nordström as the Elite 1 driver of the No. 44 car.
  • Truck Series driver Jennifer Jo Cobb will make her debut in the series, with her driving the No. 10 car of Racing Total.
  • Both Loris Hezemans and Diederik Ceyssens will make their series debut driving the No. 50 Hendriks Motorsport Ford Mustang, driving in Elite 1 and Elite 2 respectively.
  • Swiss drivers Mauro Trione and Francesco Parli will make their series debut driving the No. 31 Race Art Technology Ford Mustang, driving in Elite 1 and Elite 2 respectively.
  • Lucas Lasserre will make his full-time debut in the series after participating part-time last season with Mishumotors. His teammates Eric Quintal and Advait Deodhar will also make their series debut, with Quintal driving in Elite 2 and Deodhar driving in Elite Club division.
  • Former pro cyclist Tom Boonen and fellow Belgian Pedro Bonnet signed with Braxx Racing, with both making their series debut. Pedro Bonnet will drive the team's No. 90 car, while Boonen will drive the team's No. 91 car alongside Marc Goossens, who got transferred from the No. 90 car to the No. 91 car for this season.
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte will make his full-time debut in the series, following his debut at Brands Hatch in 2017, driving the No. 18 RDV Compétition Toyota Camry in Elite 1.

Team changesEdit

  • For the first time in the teams history, Braxx Racing will field an Elite 2 driver other than Jerry de Weerdt. Former pro cyclist Tom Boonen and fellow Belgian Pedro Bonnet signed with the team to drive in Elite 2. Braxx also expands into a three-car team with the addition of the No. 91 car into the team, with the No. 91 car fielding the new Camaro chassis instead of the Mustang chassis.[8]
  • Hendriks Motorsport (not to be confused with Hendrick Motorsports that currently competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) supported Team Raceway Venray during the 2016 season but will now enter under their own name. The car is owned by Loris' father, former touring car racer Toine Hezemans.
  • Solaris Motorsports will enter the season with Francesco Sini after racing mainly GT3 machinery in previous years.[26]
  • Go Fas Racing will expand to NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. This will make Go Fas the first team that competed in any of NASCAR's top three series to enter a car in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. Romain Iannetta will be the team's Elite 1 driver, while Florian Venturi will be the team's Elite 2 driver.[10]
  • Mishumotors will downsize from a two-car team into a single car team.
  • Racers Motorsport also downsizes from a three-car team into a two-car team after previously listing a three-car squad to enter this season.
  • Racing Total will make their NASCAR Euro Series full-season debut after previously competed in three races last season. They will also expand into a two-car team with the part-time No. 10 car.
  • MRT by Nocentini returns to the series full-time, their first since 2016 as Double T by MRT Nocentini. They will also expand into a two-team effort following a one car part-time effort last season, with MRT fielding cars No. 40 (later renumbered as the No. 47 car) and No. 58 for this season.
  • The Club Motorsports is expected to make their first full-season effort in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series after participating part-time in the 2017 season.
  • Pegasus Racing switches from endurance racing to NASCAR Whelen Euro Series starting from this season.
  • BVR Motorsport and Race Art Technology are expected to make their debut in the series, both participating full-time fielding one car each for this season.
  • Memphis Racing will make their debut in the series as a late addition to the entry list. They will field the No. 77 Chevrolet for this season.

Manufacturer changesEdit

  • NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will update their Chevrolet body style into a Camaro ZL1-based body style, in line with the move made by Chevrolet in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series that also introduces a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 body style replacing the Chevrolet SS body style that have been used since the inception of the Generation 6 body style in 2013.[27] Despite this, due to lack of available parts, all Chevrolet teams were using the Chevrolet SS body in Valencia and Franciacorta.
  • BFGoodrich will become the series sole tyre supplier. The 100% Michelin subsidiary takes over from the parent company which supplied tyres for the series since its inception in 2009.

Mid-season team changesEdit

  • The Camaro body debuted at Franciacorta after the #91 Braxx Racing team made a switch to a Camaro body between Race 1 and Race 2 of the race weekend, with their Elite 2 driver Tom Boonen would become the first driver to use the new Camaro body in a NWES race (previously Chevrolet teams used a SS body similar to the body used in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series from 2013-17). As the season goes by, fellow Chevrolet teams PK Carsport, DF1 Racing, and Memphis Racing would also switched to the Camaro chassis.[21]
  • Three Ford teams, Solaris Motorsport, The Club Motorsports, and Race Art - Blu Mot, switched manufacturers to Chevrolet after the Camaro chassis became available for use. Later on, fellow Ford team Braxx Racing's No. 90 team would also made the switch to Chevrolet Camaro chassis.
  • CAAL Motorsport and Racing Total's No. 46 team switched manufacturers mid-season, switching to Toyota and Ford respectively.
  • Belgium Driver Academy made its debut at Franciacorta, running the #7 car for Martin Doubek and Maxime Pampel, both previously driving the #5 Renauer Motorsport Ford Mustang at Valencia. The team also replaces Renauer Motorsport, who shut down its operations after the Valencia round.
  • After competing the first two races of the season, MRT by Nocentini withdrawn their entries for the rest of the season, although the team made a return for the Hockenheim round with Renzo Calcinati behind the wheel of the No. 47 car.
  • Pegasus Racing also withdrawn their entries for the rest of the season after their only car was written out following a heavy accident in Brands Hatch.
  • After the fourth round in Tours, BVR Motorsports and Hendriks Motorsport would withdrawn their Elite 1 and Elite 2 entries respectively for the rest of the season.
  • RDV Compétition's third entry, the No. 51 Ford Mustang driven Didier Bec and Hugo Bec, made a return for a part-time effort, competing in Brands Hatch and Hockenheim. They would also later field the No. 04 Toyota Camry for NASCAR Pinty's Series driver Jean-François Dumoulin at Zolder as part of a driver exchange program that the Euro Series ran in conjunction with Pinty's Series.[14]
  • Alex Caffi Motorsport's No. 1 team would switch manufacturers to Toyota starting from Hockenheim.
  • Mishumotors, who had previously downsized from a two-car team into a single car team, would expand into a two-car team once again when the team revived the No. 70 entry starting at Hockenheim.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Elite 1Edit

Round Race Title Track Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning Driver Winning Manufacturer
1 R1 Valencia NASCAR Fest   Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia 14 April   Alon Day   Marc Goossens   Alon Day Chevrolet
R2 15 April   Marc Goossens   Anthony Kumpen   Alon Day Chevrolet
2 R3 NASCAR GP Of Italy   Autodromo di Franciacorta, Castrezzato 19 May   Alon Day   Alon Day   Alon Day Chevrolet
R4 20 May   Alon Day   Marc Goossens[g]   Lucas Lasserre[h] Chevrolet
3 R5 NASCAR GP UK - American Speedfest VI   Brands Hatch (Indy), Swanley 9 June   Frédéric Gabillon   Gianmarco Ercoli   Frédéric Gabillon Toyota
R6 10 June   Gianmarco Ercoli   Anthony Kumpen   Gianmarco Ercoli Ford
4 R7 NASCAR GP France - Oval World Challenge 2018   Tours Speedway, Tours 30 June   Frédéric Gabillon   Loris Hezemans   Frédéric Gabillon Toyota
R8 1 July   Alon Day   Frédéric Gabillon   Alon Day Toyota
5 R9 American Fan Fest Semi Finals   Hockenheimring (National), Hockenheim 15 September   Loris Hezemans   Alon Day   Loris Hezemans Ford
R10 16 September   Alon Day   Loris Hezemans   Alon Day Toyota
6 R11 American Festival NASCAR Finals   Circuit Zolder, Heusden-Zolder 20 October   Alon Day   Alon Day   Alon Day Toyota
R12 21 October   Alon Day   Alon Day   Alon Day Toyota
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course

Elite 2Edit

Round Race Title Track Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning Driver Winning Manufacturer
1 R1 Valencia NASCAR Fest   Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia 14 April   Ulysse Delsaux   Wilfried Boucenna   Wilfried Boucenna Ford
R2 15 April   Wilfried Boucenna   Nicholas Risitano   Wilfried Boucenna Ford
2 R3 NASCAR GP Of Italy   Autodromo di Franciacorta, Castrezzato 19 May   Felipe Rabello   Guillaume Dumarey   Felipe Rabello Chevrolet
R4 20 May   Guillaume Dumarey   Felipe Rabello   Guillaume Dumarey Chevrolet
3 R5 NASCAR GP UK - American Speedfest VI   Brands Hatch (Indy), Swanley 9 June   Guillaume Deflandre   Guillaume Dumarey   Guillaume Deflandre Chevrolet
R6 10 June   Guillaume Dumarey   Florian Venturi   Florian Venturi Ford
4 R7 NASCAR GP France - Oval World Challenge 2018   Tours Speedway, Tours 30 June   Ulysse Delsaux   Ulysse Delsaux   Ulysse Delsaux Toyota
R8 1 July   Florian Venturi   Ulysse Delsaux   Ulysse Delsaux Toyota
5 R9 American Fan Fest Semi Finals   Hockenheimring (National), Hockenheim 15 September   Ulysse Delsaux   Ulysse Delsaux   Ulysse Delsaux Toyota
R10 16 September   Ulysse Delsaux   Ulysse Delsaux   Guillaume Deflandre Chevrolet
6 R11 American Festival NASCAR Finals   Circuit Zolder, Heusden-Zolder 20 October   Guillaume Dumarey   Guillaume Dumarey   Florian Venturi Ford
R12 21 October   Guillaume Dumarey   Wilfried Boucenna   Guillaume Dumarey Chevrolet
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course

Season reportEdit

In the Elite 1 class, the championship was closely contested by defending champion Alon Day of CAAL Racing and Frédéric Gabillon of RDV Compétition. Day initially got the upper hand after winning the first three races of the season, but his championship campaign received a setback when he got disqualified at the second race in Franciacorta due to technical infrigments during post-race inspection. Gabillon took the championship lead soon after and would lead the championship by the time the playoffs begin at Hockenheim. Problems for both Gabillon and Day at Hockenheim, however, allowed Lucas Lasserre of Mishumotors and rookie Loris Hezemans of Hendriks Motorsport to close up the gap, setting up a four-way battle for the title at Zolder. Ultimately, retirements for both Lasserre and Hezemans during the first race of the Zolder race meet effectively eliminated them from title contention, and with Gabillon unable to match Day's pace for the weekend, Alon Day was crowned champion after winning his seventh race of the season at the final race of the season. Alon Day's seven race wins set a new record for the most races won in a single Elite 1 Euro Series season, one short of Stienes Longin's overall record of 8 wins in the 2016 Elite 2 season. Gabillon won two races (Brands Hatch 1 and Tours 1), while Lassere (Franciacorta 2), Hezemans (Hockenheim 1), and 2015 Elite 2 champion Gianmarco Ercoli (Brands Hatch 2) scored one race win each.

In the Elite 2 class, the championship was closely fought between four drivers: Ulysse Delsaux of RDV Compétition, defending champions Wilfried Boucenna of Knauf Racing, Florian Venturi of Go Fas Racing, and the returning Guillaume Deflandre for Memphis Racing. Boucenna initially took the championship lead after sweeping both races at Valencia. However, problems for Boucenna at Franciacorta Race 2 allowed Deflandre to caught up to him, and further problems for Boucenna at the first race of Brands Hatch race meet allowed Deflandre to take the championship lead. Delsaux then sweeps the Tours race week to take the lead in the championship, and looks set to sweep the Hockenheim race week had a tire failure in the second race at Hockenheim didn't forced him to retire from the race. This allowed Deflandre, Boucenna, and a resurgent Venturi to set up a four-way battle for the championship. A costly retirement at race 1 of Zolder ultimately took out Deflandre of the championship hunt, and while Venturi was able to score a win and a second place finish at Zolder, Delsaux had enough gap between him and Venturi to take the championship with a third place finish at the final race of the season. Delsaux also scored the most race wins of the season with three (Tours sweep and Hockenheim 1). Venturi (Brands Hatch 2 and Zolder 1), Boucenna (Valencia sweep), Deflandre (Brands Hatch 1 and Hockenheim 2), and PK Carsport's Guillaume Dumarey (Franciacorta 2 and Zolder 2) scored two race wins, while Brazilian Felipe Rabello (Franciacorta 1) scored one race win.

In the team's championship, with both of their drivers being in the championship hunt for the entirety of the season, RDV Compétition's #3 team comfortably won team's title, finishing 107 points clear of Knauf Racing's #37 team. New teams Memphis Racing and Go Fas Racing scored an impressive third and fourth place finish, while Knauf Racing's #73 team completes the top five in the team's championship.

In the manufacturer's championship, Toyota claimed their first Euro Series manufacturers title, becoming the first manufacturer to successfully topple Chevrolet from the top spot. Toyota's championship hopes were helped by the decision made by Alon Day's team CAAL Racing to switch manufacturers from Chevrolet to Toyota mid-season, giving Toyota the crucial edge they need to secure the manufacturer's title.

Notably, this season saw a noticeable increase in attention from the other side of the Atlantic. Both former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte and current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team Go Fas Racing made their Euro Series debuts in 2018. Labonte, in his first season as a full-time driver since 2011, scored a second place finish at the second race in Tours (the only oval race meet in the schedule) and would finish 14th in the standings with 1 Top 5 and 3 Top 10 finishes. Go Fas impressed in their debut season, finishing fourth in the team's championship with their Elite 2 driver Florian Venturi being in the championship hunt for much of the season. Truck Series regular Jennifer Jo Cobb also made an appearance at Valencia, driving for Racing Total in the Elite 2 class, a decision that ultimately allowed Racing Total driver Justin Kunz to made a Truck Series start for Jo Cobb's Truck team in Mosport. Pinty's Series driver Jean-François Dumoulin and K&N East driver Dale Quarterley made an appearance at Zolder as part of a driver exchange program that the Euro Series ran in conjunction with Pinty's Series and K&N East. Former B. J. McLeod Motorsports driver Stephen Young also made an appearance this season, driving for Racing Total's #10 entry at Tours in the Elite 2 class.

StandingsEdit

Points are awarded to drivers and team using the current point system used in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, excluding the Stage and Race Winner bonus points. For the final two races in Hockenheim and Zolder, double points are awarded. In addition, the driver that gained the most positions in a race will receive bonus championship points.

Elite 1Edit

(key) Bold - Pole position awarded by fastest qualifying time (in Race 1) or by previous race's fastest lap (in Race 2) or by setting the fastest lap time on the semi-final heat races (Tours only). Italics - Fastest lap. * – Most laps led. ^ – Most positions gained.

Pos Driver  
VAL
 
FRA
 
BRH
 
TOU
 
HOC
 
ZOL
Points
1   Alon Day 1* 1* 1* DSQ 21 3 2 1* 15 1* 1* 1* 512
2   Frédéric Gabillon 2 3 2 4 1* 4 1* 6 7 20 3 4 484
3   Lucas Lasserre 6 10 5 1 5 15 6 12 3 3 28 5 446
4   Loris Hezemans 30 24 23 3 2 8 3 4 1* 2 26 2 442
5   Stienes Longin 4 4 7 24 16 28 4 15 21 8 2 3 419
6   Wilfried Boucenna 24 9 10 16 11 10 8^ 8 5 19 10^ 9 416
7   Thomas Ferrando 7 12 6 6 8 19 7 13 26 6^ 6 6 412
8   Gianmarco Ercoli 10 7 3 23 25 1* 10 9 19 5 8 13 407
9   Alexander Graff 11^ 13 29 17 27 13 9 7 9 13 4 12 388
10   Romain Iannetta 12 6 26 27 20 9 16 3^ 12 23 23 11 347
11   Justin Kunz 22 30 13 12 13^ 14 13 DNS 14 15 15 21 339
12   Alex Sedgwick 15 14 7 6 5 5 24 9 13 28 338
13   Martin Doubek 20 11^ 8 8 19 7 Wth Wth 4^ 4 12 DSQ 337
14   Bobby Labonte 14 8 21 13 10 24 DNS 2 8 21 20 26 335
15   Kenko Miura 17 23 28 15 15 11^ 14 11 23 11 19 15 333
16   Dario Caso 16 20 14 14 14 12 11 14 16 24 17 18 330
17   Mauro Trione 23 16 27 19 22 17 12 10 11 18 24 23 320
18   Francesco Sini 28 27 25 18 3 15 Wth Wth 13 10 9 25 303
19   Marc Goossens 8 28 19 2* 17 2 19 DNS 2 DNS 11 27 293
20   Matthias Hauer 25 22 16 20 24 22 17 DNS 18 16 25 24 279
21   Christophe Bouchut 29 26 9 7 6 5 7 7 260
22   Jerry de Weerdt 21 15 15 22 26 18 15 DNS 20 14 224
23   Anthony Kumpen 3 2 4 5 4 23 18 Wth 200
24   Henri Tuomaala 10 12 16 16 180
25   Nicolò Rocca 9 21 5 17 154
26   Fabrizio Armetta 20 26 18 10 128
27   Didier Bec 18 20 17 17 124
28   Dominik Farnbacher 6 7 122
29   Salvador Tineo Arroyo 9 25 22 22 108
30   Dylan Derdaele 14 8 106
31   Julien Schell 13 19 11 DNS 12 29 101
32   Angelo Rogari 26 17 12^ 25 28 26 Wth Wth 92
33   Marconi Abreu 19 29 24 10^ 70
34   Jean-François Dumoulin 21 20 66
35   Borja García 5 5 64
36   Miguel Angel Dasi 27 21 17 21 Wth Wth Wth Wth 62
37   Dale Quarterley 22 19 60
38   Bert Longin 23 27 25 DNS 60
39   William Ayer, Jr. 27 22 54
40   Koen Wauters 29 14^ 50
41   Alex Ciompi 18 9 47
42   Alex Caffi 22 11 41
43   Davide di Benedetto 18 18 38
44   Max Lanza DNS 25 12
  Renzo Calcinati Wth Wth 0
Pos Driver  
VAL
 
FRA
 
BRH
 
TOU
 
HOC
 
ZOL
Points

Elite 2Edit

(key) Bold - Pole position awarded by fastest qualifying time (in Race 1) or by previous race's fastest lap (in Race 2) or by setting the fastest lap time on the semi-final heat races (Tours only). Italics - Fastest lap. * – Most laps led. ^ – Most positions gained.

Pos Driver  
VAL
 
FRA
 
BRH
 
TOU
 
HOC
 
ZOL
Points
1   Ulysse Delsaux 2 27 5 4 5 6 1* 1* 1* 20* 2 3 503
2   Florian Venturi 3 3 17 25 3 1* 4 17 5 3 1* 2 497
3   Wilfried Boucenna 1* 1* 4 16 15 4 15 15 2 5 5 5 473
4   Guillaume Deflandre 14 5 3 3 1* 5 18 3 3 1 18 12 473
5   Gil Linster 9 7 6 26 10 8 5 8 16 10 4 13 423
6   Felipe Rabello 24 8 1* 2 2 DNS 13 7 6 4 23 6 416
7   Nicholas Risitano 6 2 10 8 8 16 10 2 17 9 15 14 413
8   Paul Guiod 23 4 14 12 9 19 8 4 4 2 19 16 413
9   Justin Kunz 13 28 8 7 28 11^ 2 16 7 8 20 11 385
10   Jerry de Weerdt 26 11^ 15 13 12 12 14 6 18 15 9 17 374
11   Kenko Miura 5 13 21 7 7 20 8 24 3 7 369
12   Pierluigi Veronesi 22 9 27 10 29 23 6^ 19 9 7 7 23 357
13   Tom Boonen 12 10 21 11 13 14 17 12 14 26 12 10 339
14   Maxime Pampel 10 17 19 6^ 15 13 Wth Wth 12 14 8 24 337
15   Francesco Parli 28 18 23 14 17 15 11 5^ 25 22 10 20 324
16   Carmen Boix Gil 18 12 22 18 20 22 9 10 20 18 16 21 314
17   Arianna Casoli 15 15 25 19 22 21 16 14 22 17 13 22 311
18   Guillaume Dumarey 4 25 2 1* 4 2 Wth Wth 21 1* 309
19   Max Lanza 11 24 12^ 17 25 27 15 25 6^ 12 299
20   Pedro Bonnet 21 22 11 21 26 10 3 18 27 23 24 8^ 297
21   Maciej Dreszer 8 26 16 5 6 24 Wth Wth 22 9 227
22   Simone Laureti 18 24 18 26 Wth Wth 23 21 17 19 219
23   Diederik Ceyssens 27 14 24 20 16 18 20 13 11 25 198
25   Hugo Bec 11^ 9 10^ 11 174
26   Marconi Abreu 7^ 6 13 9 117
27   Jesse Vartiainen 11 6^ 114
28   Advait Deodhar 24 25 24 13 111
29   Eric Quintal 25 16 20 15 72
30   Freddy Nordström 7 3 64
31   Renzo Calcinati 19 27 56
32   Clemens Sparowitz 23 20 DNS DNS 53
33   Ian Eric Wadén 26 16 52
34   Adrien Paviot 12 9 48
35   Denny Zardo 9 23 42
36   Julien Schell 7 DNS 27 DNS 40
37   Stephen Young 19 11 39
38   Jennifer Jo Cobb 17 19 38
39   Marko Stipp 19 17 38
40   Jean Claude Diebolt 19 21 34
41   Julio Carayol Casas 20 23 31
42   Alex Sedgwick 26 22 26
43   Filippo Vita 16 20 23
44   Pol Van Pollaert DNS DNS 22
  Francesco Sini PO PO 0
Drivers ineligible for Elite 2 points
  Jean-François Dumoulin DNS 15 -
Pos Driver  
VAL
 
FRA
 
BRH
 
TOU
 
HOC
 
ZOL
Points

Team's Championship (Top 15)Edit

Pos No. Team Elite 1 Driver(s) Elite 2 Driver(s) Points
1 3   RDV Compétition   Frédéric Gabillon   Ulysse Delsaux 1026
2 37   Knauf Racing   Thomas Ferrando   Wilfried Boucenna 917
3 77   Memphis Racing   Alexander Graff   Guillaume Deflandre 886
4 32   Go Fas Racing   Romain Iannetta   Florian Venturi 863
5 73   Knauf Racing   Wilfried Boucenna   Paul Guiod 861
6 54   CAAL Racing   Alon Day   Arianna Casoli 851
7 11   PK Carsport   Stienes Longin   Felipe Rabello 844
8 8   Racers Motorsport   Dario Caso   Nicholas Risitano 775
9 2   Alex Caffi Motorsport   Kenko Miura   Kenko Miura
  Denny Zardo
751
10 46   Racing Total   Justin Kunz   Justin Kunz 729
11 78   Braxx Racing   Jerry de Weerdt
  Dylan Derdaele
  Jerry de Weerdt 716
12 44   CAAL Racing   Matthias Hauer   Gil Linster 711
13 33   Mishumotors   Lucas Lasserre   Eric Quintal
  Freddy Nordström
  Carmen Boix Gil
  Ian Eric Wadén
706
14 7   Belgium Driver Academy   Martin Doubek   Maxime Pampel 674
15 91   Braxx Racing   Marc Goossens   Tom Boonen 666
Pos No. Team Elite 1 Driver(s) Elite 2 Driver(s) Points

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b For the second race at Zolder, the 10 team uses a Chevrolet Camaro body instead of a Chevrolet SS body.
  2. ^ a b For the second race at Franciacorta, the 91 team uses a Chevrolet Camaro body instead of a Chevrolet SS body.
  3. ^ a b At Brands Hatch, the team originally entered a SS chassis, but the chassis was damaged following a collision between the team's Elite 1 driver Alexander Graff and Romain Iannetta at Elite 1 race 1. The team then swapped to a Camaro chassis between Elite 1 Race 1 and Elite 2 Race 1.
  4. ^ a b At Brands Hatch, the team originally entered a Ford Mustang chassis, but the Mustang chassis was then damaged in an incident during the first race of the Elite 1 class. The team then switched to a Camaro chassis for Elite 2.
  5. ^ a b At Brands Hatch, the team originally entered a Ford Mustang chassis, but the team swapped to a Camaro chassis before the race.
  6. ^ a b At Brands Hatch, Sparowitz was entered and practiced in car #99, while Deodhar originally entered and practiced in car #66. Both drivers swapped cars before the qualifying session.
  7. ^ Retroactively awarded to Goossens after Alon Day, who scored the actual fastest lap, was disqualified following technical infringements during the post-race inspection.[28]
  8. ^ Alon Day originally won the race, but he was disqualified following technical infringements during the post-race inspection.[29]

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