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CareerEdit

Tappy began his racing career in 2003 in the Zip Formula Great Britain series before competing in the Southern Formula Ford championship with Steve Mole Motosrport for 2004. In the three races he contested he took one podium. The following year he moved up to the UK Formula Ford championship, racing in the winter series where he finished as runner-up. He also took part in the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch, finishing in eleventh place.

In 2005 Tappy took part in the full UK Formula Ford season with Jamun Racing, taking an seventeen podiums in twenty races, including ten victories, to finish runner-up in the standings. He completed his year by winning the end-of-season Formula Ford Festival at the second attempt. During this year Tappy was also selected as a finalist for the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC award.

In 2006 he stepped up to the British Formula Renault 2.0 Championship with Jamun Racing, finishing his debut year eighteenth in the standings. He was also awarded 'Rising Star' status by the British Racing Drivers Club. Tappy stayed in the series for a second season in 2007, this time switching to Fortec Motorsport. During the season, he took sixteen podium finishes, including nine race wins, to end the year as series champion. He also took part in selected rounds of the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup and French Formula Renault 2.0.

At the end of the season Tappy was named as British Club Driver of the Year at the annual Autosport Awards[1] and once again nominated for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award. During the off-season, he tested a World Series car for both Red Devil Team Comtec and Fortec Motorsport with a view to entering the championship in 2008, but a lack of funds prevented the move.

In early 2008, Tappy made two appearances as a rookie driver for A1 Team Great Britain in Mexico City and Shanghai. In April, he made his sportscar debut when he took part in the Monza 1000km Le Mans Series event.[2] Driving a Pescarolo Judd for Rollcentre Racing, he finished the race in seventh position. The following month he also made a one-off appearance in the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain at Thruxton.

In June 2008 he stepped up to the World Series by Renault, replacing Borja García at Italian team RC Motorsport.[3] He competed in four race weekends for the team and finished 6th in the sprint race at the Hungaroring and was credited with 23rd in points. He also competed in the first season of Superleague Formula for Tottenham Hotspur and again in the second for Galatasaray S.K..

He has signed on with Genoa Racing to compete in the first race weekend of the Firestone Indy Lights Series at St. Petersburg.[4] However he crashed out and finished last in both races and left the team. He has continued to drive in Superleague Formula in 2009.

He is the official series test driver for the Pro1000 Series which will give its inaugural season in 2010.

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2003 Zip Formula Great Britain Unknown - - - - - 48 11th
2004 UK Formula Ford Championship (Winter Series) Steve Mole Motorsport - - - - - - 2nd
2005 UK Formula Ford Championship Jamun Racing 20 10 5 3 17 479 2nd
2006 British Formula Renault 2.0 Jamun Racing 16 0 0 0 0 101 18th
2007 British Formula Renault 2.0 Fortec Motorsport 20 9 7 9 16 512 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup 2 0 0 0 1 30 33rd
French Formula Renault 2.0 1 0 1 0 1 0 NC
2008 Le Mans Series (LMP1) Rollcentre Racing 1 0 0 0 0 2 14th
Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain Porsche Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Formula Renault 3.5 Series RC Motorsport 8 0 0 0 0 6 23rd
Superleague Formula Tottenham Hotspur 10 0 0 0 3 257† 11th†
2009 International Formula Master Team JVA 2 0 0 0 0 0 22nd
Indy Lights Genoa Racing 2 0 0 0 0 8 32nd
Superleague Formula Galatasaray S.K. 4 0 0 0 0 133† 16th†
2010 Auto GP DAMS 12 0 0 0 2 37 3rd
Superleague Formula Galatasaray S.K. 11 0 0 1 5 540† 6th†
2011 Superleague Formula Japan 3 1 0 0 1 136† 2nd
Turkey – Galatasaray S.K. 2 0 0 0 0 88† 10th†
Team standings.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 DC Points
2008 RC Motorsport MNZ
1
MNZ
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
MON
1
SIL
1

16
SIL
2

21
HUN
1

6
HUN
2

19
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
BUG
1
BUG
2
EST
1

14
EST
2

11
CAT
1

10
CAT
2

Ret
23rd 6

Superleague Formula recordEdit

2008-2009Edit

(Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Operator 1 2 3 4 5 6 Position Points
2008 Tottenham Hotspur GTA Motor Competición DON NÜR ZOL EST VAL JER 11th 257
3 5 13 17 12 2 11 10 3 14
2009 Galatasaray S.K. Ultimate Motorsport MAG ZOL DON EST MOZ JAR 11th 239
5 11 9 16

2009 Super Final ResultsEdit

  • Super Final results in 2009 did not count for points towards the main championship.
Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6
2009 Galatasaray S.K.
Ultimate Motorsport
MAG
DNQ
ZOL
N/A
DON EST MOZ JAR

2010-2011Edit

Year Team Operator 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Position Points
2010 CR Flamengo Alpha SIL ASS MAG JAR NÜR ZOL BRH ADR POR ORD BEI NAV 6th 540
3 12 X 17 2 X 9 3 3 10 3 X 8 7 X
2011 Japan Atech Reid Grand Prix HOL BEL 2nd 136
7 1 6
Turkey – Galatasaray S.K. EmiliodeVillota Motorsport 10 5 X 10th 88
Non-championship event.

American open–wheel racing resultsEdit

(key)

Indy LightsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points
2009 Genoa Racing  
STP1
25
 
STP2
27
 
LBH
 
KAN
 
INDY
 
MIL
 
IOW
 
WGL
 
TOR
 
EDM
 
KTY
 
MDO
 
SNM
 
CHI
 
HMS
32nd 8

Complete Auto GP ResultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Points
2010 DAMS BRN
1

5
BRN
2

11
IMO
1

4
IMO
2

3
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

9
MAG
1

2
MAG
2

4
NAV
1

4
NAV
2

4
MNZ
1

4
MNZ
2

11
3rd 37

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Duncan named British Club Driver of the Year". duncantappy.com. 5 December 2007. Retrieved 24 June 2008.
  2. ^ "Duncan Tappy to race Rollcentre Pescarolo". duncantappy.com. 20 April 2008. Retrieved 24 June 2008.
  3. ^ "Tappy replaces Garcia at RC". autosport.com. 1 June 2008. Retrieved 24 June 2008.
  4. ^ Duncan Tappy To Pilot the Genoa Indy Lights Car At St. Petersburg, Paddock Talk, 28 March 2009

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Sam Bird
Autosport
British Club Driver of the Year

2007
Succeeded by
Adam Christodoulou
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dan Clarke
Formula Ford Festival
Winner

2005
Succeeded by
Richard Tannahill
Preceded by
Sebastian Hohenthal
British Formula Renault
UK series champion

2007
Succeeded by
Adam Christodoulou