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European Touring Car Cup

European Touring Car Cup
Category Touring cars
Country Europe
Inaugural season 2005
Drivers' champion Petr Fulín
Official website fiaetcc.com/
Current season

The FIA European Touring Car Cup is an annual touring car racing event, which has been held at various locations across Europe since 2005. Unlike in previous years where it was a one-off event, for 2010 the series is a three round event.

History

It was created when the European Touring Car Championship finished at the end of 2004, being superseded by the World Touring Car Championship.

The cars that are eligible are those complying with the FIA Super 2000, Super 2000 Diesel, Super Production and Super 1600 technical regulations. The Drivers must either have competed in a minimum of 50% of their own National Championships; been designated by their ASN (National Sporting Authority) and who have not taken part in the FIA WTCC with a Manufacturer’s team or belong to a country in which there is no national Championship and been designated by their ASN.[1] In 2012 the Single Make Trophy was introduced for cars such as SEAT León Supercopa and Renault Clio Cup. From the 2013 season Diesel engines and the Super Production regulations were outlawed and thus only petrol engined Super 2000, SEAT León Supercopa and Super 1600 cars are allowed.

The event is broadcast live by Eurosport.[1]

Event format

  • Saturday: two 30-minute practice sessions; one 30-minute qualifying session
  • Sunday: one 15-minute warm-up session; two back-to-back 50 km races
  • The grid of Race 2 is determined by Race 1 results, with top-8 in reverse order[1]

In 2010 the event format will change from a one-off event to four separate events over the year.[2]

Point scoring system

In each class - Super 2000, Super Production and Super 1600 points are awarded in each of the two races in the following way:

  • 1st 10 points; 2nd 8 points; 3rd 6 points; 4th 5 points; 5th 4 points; 6th 3 points; 7th 2 points; 8th 1 point[1]

Titles

The points scored count towards the following trophies:[1]

  • FIA Drivers’ European Touring Car Cup Super 2000
  • FIA Drivers’ European Touring Car Cup Super Production
  • FIA Drivers’ European Touring Car Cup Super 1600
  • FIA Touring Car Nations Cup

Champions

Year Super 2000 Super Production Super 1600 Single Makes Trophy Circuit
2005 Richard Göransson (BMW 320i) Lorenzo Falessi (Alfa Romeo 147 SP) not held not held Vallelunga
2006 Ryan Sharp (SEAT León) Alexander Lvov (Honda Civic Type R) Estoril
2007 Michel Nykjær (SEAT León) Aleksey Basov (Honda Civic Type R) Adria
2008 Michel Nykjær (Chevrolet Lacetti) Fabio Fabiani (BMW 320i) Ralf Martin (Ford Fiesta ST) Salzburgring
2009 James Thompson (Honda Accord Euro R) Marcis Birkens (Honda Civic Type R) Carsten Seifert (Ford Fiesta ST) Braga
2010 James Thompson (Honda Accord Euro R) Vojislav Lekic (Honda Civic Type R) Carsten Seifert (Ford Fiesta ST) 3 round series
2011 Fabrizio Giovanardi (Honda Accord Euro R) Alexsandar Tosić (Honda Civic Type R) Thomas Mühlenz (Ford Fiesta ST) Salzburgring
2012 Fernando Monje (SEAT León) Nikolay Karamyshev (Honda Civic Type R) Kevin Krammes (Ford Fiesta 1.6 16V) Stian Paulsen (SEAT León Supercopa) 4 round series
2013 Petr Fulín (BMW 320si) not held Kevin Krammes (Ford Fiesta 1.6 16V) Mario Dablander (SEAT León Supercopa) 5 round series
Year TC2 Turbo TC2 Super 1600 Single Makes Trophy Circuit
2014 Nikolay Karamyshev (Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T) Petr Fulín (BMW 320si) Gilles Bruckner (Ford Fiesta 1.6 16V) Dmitry Bragin (SEAT León Supercopa) 5 round series

Event Winners

European Touring Car Cup

References

  1. ^ a b c d e http://www.fiaetcc.com/2k9/ Official Website of the European Touring Car Cup - Home Page
  2. ^ "Official site of the FIA EUROPEAN TOURING CAR CUP". Fiaetcc.com. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 

External links

  • Official Website of the FIA EUROPEAN TOURING CAR CUP
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