2011 Masters Series season

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2011 Masters Series season
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Competition Masters Series
Platform Used RFactor.png rFactor v1.255
Rounds 14
Vehicle(s) BMW E90
Tyre Supplier(s) Yokohama
Drivers 61
Teams 17
Drivers' Champion England Simon Cattell
Teams' Champion United States MMC Racing
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Masters Series

The 2011 Masters Series was the third season of the Masters Series in the GPVWC.

Report

Race Weekend Format

Two races per ‘round’. Consisting of a 25 minute or feature race, and a 15 minute sprint race. The starting grid for Race 2 will be the reversed results of Race 1.

  • Practice = 20 minutes
  • Qualifying = 10 minutes
  • Warm-up = 5 minutes
  • Race 1 (Feature) = 25 minutes
  • Race 2 (Sprint) = 15 minutes (Reverse Grid)

Series Changes

For 2011 the race times for both rounds will remain the same as 2010, however each race will have a absolute lap length in order to avoid issues such as under filling fuel in the cars due to miscalculation of the race length. The lap count for each race will be declared prior to the event based on the length of the lap time at any given track.

Three car teams also make a return for 2011 in order to allow for bigger grids due to popular demand. A maximum grid size has not yet been imposed but a decision will be made after pre-season testing on the size of the grid, in the event of more cars entered than slots available the times of qualifying will declare those that are allowed to enter the 2 races.

The series schedule has been lengthened to 14 rounds with the single round event dropped from 2010. Due to the enlarged grid size for 2011 it has been decided the Top 15 positions will score points but kept to a similar points scale as previous seasons.

Scoring system

Points will be awarded to the top 15 classified finishers. Fastest lap and Pole Position for the Feature Race yeild a point each.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th   Pole Position   Fastest Lap 
Points 25 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1

Season Summary

The Masters series returned for a third time in October of 2011 when 40 cars took to the track in the season opener at the Norisring, a new record turnout for the series in a season of record numbers of entries.

The 14 round championship was ultimately won by Simon Cattell, the Englishman took 3 wins, 3 poles, 9 podiums, 11 fastest laps and scored points in every race allowing him to romp home to the title by a clear 100 points to his nearest rival. However he was battled hard in the championship by Jack Keithley who exited the series after Rounds 7-8 at Istanbul whilst leading the drivers points standings, eventually ending 3rd in the championship despite missing the last 3 events.

The season was action packed as ever and played host to some exciting tin top racing that the series has become known for. The 2011 season also made first time GPVWC race winners of Steve Davis and Jarl Teien whilst recognised GPVWC names such as David Jundt, Dave Carr-Smith, Ojay Clark, Jason Muscat and 2010 Masters series champion Joe Consiglio also took victories.

Bart de Vos failed to turn consistency into a race victory on the season but took home the runners-up spot in the championship with great aplomb, securing his name as one to watch for the future.

MMC Racing returned to the series for a full schedule and with a combination of drivers secured the Constructors championship for the second time, pipping newcomers Tiger Express Motorsports by 35 points thanks to consistent points scoring from Philip Cullen, Adam Rouse, Tom Eley, Steve Davis and team owner Ryan McConkey.

By seasons end the Masters series had further cemented its place as a popular GPVWC series, playing host to a record breaking 17 different teams and 61 participating drivers across 14 rounds.

Teams and drivers

The 2011 GPVWC Masters Series grid.
Team Car
No.
Driver Rounds
Italy Nordsjoen Racing 1 Malta Joe Consiglio 3-4
6 Belgium Bart De Vos 1-14
78 Finland Samuli Leinonen 3-8, 11-12
Scotland Deadline Racing 2 Scotland Sam Millar 1-14
Wales Red 5 Racing 4 Wales Ben Morgan 1-6
5 Wales Gavin Thomas 1-6, 9-14
10 Northern Ireland Luke McKee 6-10
England Nijo Racing 7 Estonia Pavel Loknovski 1-14
23 England Ben Warren 1-6, 8-12
81 England Chris Williamson 1-14
England Woods Racing 8 England Ollie Woods 1-6, 8-12
12 England Mark Wicks 1-14
73 England Phil Perkins 1-14
Northern Ireland Synergetic Motorsports 9 Northern Ireland Mal McKee 1-14
13 England Mark Fuller 1-2, 4-14
15 Scotland Jon MacLean 8-14
Netherlands Racing Team Schroten 11 Netherlands Roy Schroten 13-14
41 England Scott Bennett 1-4, 8-14
55 Netherlands Mike Schroten 1-14
Malta No Fear Racing 14 Malta Jason Muscat 1-14
16 Netherlands Abdel Damghi 1-8
Netherlands Ruud Heesterbeek 8-14
19 England Ojay Clark 1-14
Latvia NRT Racing 17 Latvia Andrejs Pestovs 1-10
20 England Jack Keithley 1-8
21 Latvia Viesturs Priede 3-4, 7-10
England Midnight Motorsport 18 England Nick Rowland 1-2, 11-12
22 England Simon Melhuish 1-4
33 England Dave Carr-Smith 1-4, 11-12
England Constant Racing 25 England Lewis Redshaw 1-14
28 England Mark Stanton 1-14
86 England David Stanton 1-14
Wales Draig Racing 43 Scotland Ryan Walker 3-4, 11-14
44 England Lee Morris 3-4
Wales Mike Phillis 5-6
Scotland Chris Ford 7-8
45 England Ric Scott 1-14
Germany Force Lotus 50 Germany Christoph Lichtenstein 3-4, 7-8, 11-12
51 England Matt Clipp 3-4, 7-8
52 England Paul McKenna 1-2, 9-10
France Tiger Express Motorsports 58 Norway Erik Tveit 1-4, 11-14
63 England Tom Parker 1-2
England Simon Cattell 8-14
66 Switzerland David Jundt 1-14
Finland FA Racing 68 Australia William Tringas 1-8
69 Finland Teemu Toikka 1-2, 8-14
83 Italy William Ponissi 1-2
United States MMC Racing 77 England Adam Rouse 1-8
Australia Steve Davis 8-12
Australia Tom Eley 13-14
88 United States Ryan McConkey 1-8, 11-14
99 Ireland Philip Cullen 1-12
United Kingdom vMaxSR 74 England James Burgess 1-14
75 Netherlands Bas van Sambeek 1-14
76 Finland Markku Hyrkäs 3-4, 7-14
Independents 00 Finland Janne Väänänen 1-14
00 England Eric Stanford 3-4, 7-8
00 England Scotty Moore 5-14
00 Norway Jarl Teien 7-12
00 England Lee Massey 9-10
00 England Myles Dixon 9-12
00 England Tom Eley 11-12

2011 Calendar

Rounds Race Title Circuit Date Time
Track time GMT
1-2 Norisring Masters Germany Norisring, Nuremberg 27th October 2011 13.00 19:00
3-4 Goldenport Masters China Goldenport Park Circuit, Beijing 3rd November 2011 13.00 19:00
5-6 Zolder Masters Belgium Circuit Zolder, Heusden-Zolder 10th November 2011 13.00 19:00
7-8 Istanbul Masters Turkey Istanbul Park, Istanbul 17th November 2011 13.00 19:00
9-10 Watkins Glen Masters United States Watkins Glen International, New York 1st December 2011 13.00 19:00
11-12 Bathurst Masters Australia Mount Panorama Circuit, New South Wales 8th December 2011 13.00 19:00
13-14 Donington Park Masters England Donington Park, Leicestershire 15th December 2011 13.00 19:00

Results and standings

Events

Rd. Event Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Report
1 Germany Norisring Feature England Jack Keithley England Jack Keithley
(54.273)
England Jack Keithley Latvia NRT Racing Report
2 Germany Norisring Sprint England Simon Cattell
(54.236)
England Ojay Clark Malta No Fear Racing Report
3 China Goldenport Feature Malta Joe Consiglio Malta Joe Consiglio
(1:05.605)
Malta Joe Consiglio Italy Nordsjoen Racing Report
4 China Goldenport Sprint Malta Joe Consiglio
(1:05.761)
England Dave Carr-Smith England Midnight Motorsport Report
5 Belgium Zolder Feature England Jack Keithley England Simon Cattell
(1:36.764)
England Jack Keithley Latvia NRT Racing Report
6 Belgium Zolder Sprint England Simon Cattell
(1:37.118)
Switzerland David Jundt France Tiger Express Motorsports Report
7 Turkey Istanbul Feature England Simon Cattell England Simon Cattell
(2:01.256)
England Jack Keithley Latvia NRT Racing Report
8 Turkey Istanbul Sprint England Simon Cattell
(2:01.624)
Malta Jason Muscat Malta No Fear Racing Report
9 United States Watkins Glen Feature Estonia Pavel Loknovski England Simon Cattell
(1:11.752)
Australia Steve Davis United States MMC Racing Report
10 United States Watkins Glen Sprint England Simon Cattell
(1:11.935)
Norway Jarl Teien Guest Driver Report
11 Australia Bathurst Feature England Simon Cattell England Simon Cattell
(2:13.796)
England Simon Cattell France Tiger Express Motorsports Report
12 Australia Bathurst Sprint England Simon Cattell
(2:15.551)
Malta Jason Muscat Malta No Fear Racing Report
13 England Donington Park Feature England Simon Cattell England Simon Cattell
(1:34.026)
England Simon Cattell France Tiger Express Motorsports Report
14 England Donington Park Sprint England Simon Cattell
(1:33.853)
England Simon Cattell France Tiger Express Motorsports Report

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top 15 classified finishers. Fastest lap and Pole Position for the Feature Race yeild a point each.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th   Pole Position   Fastest Lap 
Points 25 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1

Drivers standings

Pos Driver NOR
Germany
GOL
China
ZOL
Belgium
IST
Turkey
WAT
United States
BAT
Australia
DON
England
Points
1 England Simon Cattell 7 2 3 2 2 12 2 6 9 2 1 15 1 1 258
2 Belgium Bart de Vos 2 5 4 18 7 8 3 12 2 3 12 31 8 21 158
3 England Jack Keithley 1 14 2 3 1 10 1 2 - - - - - - 150
4 Scotland Sam Millar 14 3 19 13 3 9 6 18 3 6 30 3 4 18 139
5 Ireland Philip Cullen 9 24 5 8 5 5 7 Ret 7 11 26 2 - - 117
6 Switzerland David Jundt 5 22 7 32 27 1 31 8 4 10 8 17 8 19 107
7 England Ojay Clark Ret 1 10 DNS Ret 23 5 29 Ret Ret 3 6 3 12 105
8 England Adam Rouse 4 7 6 17 4 2 8 21 - - - - - - 94
9 Malta Jason Muscat 13 17 Ret DNS 12 DNS 9 1 28 12 28 1 22 3 89
10 Estonia Pavel Loknovski 28 13 18 33 19 3 4 31 11 Ret 5 29 5 15 80
11 England Mark Wicks 15 9 25 11 13 7 14 14 10 14 13 13 7 8 69
12 England Lewis Redshaw 6 12 17 9 8 6 12 17 DNS 9 - - 12 16 66
13 Norway Erik Tveit 31 4 Ret 30 - - - - - - 32 3 11 2 65
14 Finland Samuli Leinonen - - 9 15 6 11 10 4 - - 7 26 - - 64
15 England Mark Stanton 26 16 13 Ret 9 17 11 10 5 7 16 32 20 6 64
16 England Tom Eley - - - - - - - - - - 2 21 2 4 62
17 England Dave Carr-Smith 3 11 33 1 - - - - - - DNS 8 - - 60
18 England David Stanton 20 18 34 20 10 25 Ret 26 8 4 34 5 25 9 58
19 Netherlands Ruud Heesterbeek - - - - - - - - Ret 17 6 7 6 5 56
20 Norway Jarl Teien - - - - - - 35 5 Ret 1 9 Ret - - 49
21 Australia Steve Davis - - - - - - - - 1 Ret 4 12 - - 47
22 Malta Joe Consiglio - - 1 5 - - - - - - - - - - 44
23 Netherlands Mike Schroten Ret 33 12 25 17 18 26 20 19 5 33 9 13 7 43
24 England Ric Scott 12 23 15 12 25 4 23 30 16 Ret 15 16 15 13 32
25 United States Ryan McConkey 8 19 8 19 11 19 13 16 - - 21 30 16 23 28
26 England Scott Bennett Ret 6 Ret Ret - - - - 14 8 18 20 Ret DNS 26
27 Finland Janne Vaananen 19 8 20 22 Ret 16 28 7 22 28 35 24 30 22 22
28 England Phil Perkins 21 Ret 14 10 14 13 30 Ret Ret Ret 19 14 19 10 21
29 Scotland Chris Ford - - - - - - Ret 3 - - - - - - 20
30 Scotland Ryan Walker - - 11 27 - - - - - - 14 Ret 10 11 18
31 Wales Ben Morgan DSQ DSQ 27 4 18 Ret - - - - - - - - 18
32 Australia William Tringas 17 21 29 7 21 21 15 11 - - - - - - 18
33 England Nick Rowland 11 10 - - - - - - - - 10 Ret - - 17
34 Finland Markku Hyrkas - - DNS 6 - - 32 33 18 15 Ret 27 23 20 15
35 England Ben Warren 18 26 16 24 24 29 - - 6 Ret 17 Ret - - 14
36 England James Burgess 32 Ret 23 23 15 Ret 18 9 24 16 27 11 21 27 14
37 Scotland Jon MacLean - - - - - - 19 34 12 13 11 28 17 Ret 12
38 England Tom Parker 10 15 - - - - - - - - - - - - 7
39 England Myles Dixon - - - - - - - - 21 24 20 10 - - 6
40 Latvia Andrejs Pestovs 23 27 24 Ret 29 15 25 28 13 19 - - - - 4
41 England Chris Williamson 24 34 21 31 Ret 28 17 13 26 22 24 18 28 25 3
42 Finland Teemu Toikka Ret 29 - - - - - - 29 21 31 23 14 24 2
43 Wales Gavin Thomas 22 32 Ret 14 33 20 - - 23 20 Ret DNS 27 Ret 2
44 England Mark Fuller 16 20 - - 20 24 24 23 Ret 18 25 Ret 18 14 2
45 Netherlands Bas van Sambeek 30 31 31 Ret 28 14 DNS - 27 23 37 22 29 DNS 2
46 Latvia Viesturs Priede - - 26 34 - - 21 15 DSQ Ret - - - - 1
47 England Scotty Moore - - - - 30 Ret 33 32 15 Ret 22 25 26 DNS 1
48 Northern Ireland Luke McKee - - - - 22 26 16 19 Ret 26 - - - - 0
49 Northern Ireland Mal McKee 27 28 28 29 16 22 22 22 20 27 23 19 24 17 0
50 Netherlands Abdel Damghi 25 Ret 32 16 23 Ret 34 Ret - - - - - - 0
51 Germany Christoph Lichtenstein - - 30 28 - - 20 25 - - 29 Ret - - 0
52 England Eric Stanford - - 36 21 - - 27 27 - - - - - - 0
53 England Simon Melhuish DSQ DSQ 22 26 - - - - - - - - - - 0
54 England Matt Clipp - - 35 Ret - - 29 24 - - - - - - 0
55 England Lee Massey - - - - - - - - 25 25 - - - - 0
56 England Paul Mckenna DNS 25 - - - - - - Ret Ret - - - - 0
57 Wales Mike Phillis - - - - 26 27 - - - - - - - - 0
58 Italy William Ponissi 29 30 - - - - - - - - - - - - 0
59 England Ollie Woods 33 35 DNS - 31 30 - - Ret Ret 36 33 - - 0
60 Netherlands Roy Schroten - - - - - - - - - - - - DNS 26 0
61 England Lee Morris - - DSQ DSQ EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX 0
Pos Driver NOR
Germany
GOL
China
ZOL
Belgium
IST
Turkey
WAT
United States
BAT
Australia
DON
England
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Blank Did not participate (-)
Excluded (EX)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Polesitter for the feature race in bold. Driver in italics has been awarded point for fastest lap.

Constructors standings

Pos Team Car
No.
NOR
Germany
GOL
China
ZOL
Belgium
IST
Turkey
WAT
United States
BAT
Australia
DON
England
Points
1 United States MMC Racing 77 4 7 6 17 4 2 8 21 1 Ret 4 12 2 4 326
88 8 19 8 19 11 19 13 16 - - 21 30 16 23
99 9 24 5 8 5 5 7 Ret 7 11 26 2 - -
2 France Tiger Express Motorsports 58 31 4 Ret 30 - - - - - - 32 3 11 2 291
63 10 15 - - - - - - 9 2 1 15 1 1
66 5 22 7 32 27 1 31 8 4 10 8 17 8 19
3 Italy Nordsjoen Racing 1 - - 1 5 - - - - - - - - - - 268
6 2 5 4 18 7 8 3 12 2 3 12 31 8 21
78 - - 9 15 6 11 10 4 - - 7 26 - -
4 Malta No Fear Racing 14 13 17 Ret DNS 12 DNS 9 1 28 12 28 1 22 3 250
16 25 Ret 32 16 23 Ret 34 Ret Ret 17 6 7 6 5
19 Ret 1 10 DNS Ret 23 5 29 Ret Ret 3 6 3 12
5 England Constant Racing 25 6 12 17 9 8 6 12 17 DNS 9 - - 12 16 188
28 26 16 13 Ret 9 17 11 10 5 7 16 32 20 6
86 20 18 34 20 10 25 Ret 26 8 4 34 5 25 9
6 Latvia NRT Racing 17 23 27 24 Ret 29 15 25 28 13 19 - - - - 157
20 1 14 2 3 1 10 1 2 - - - - - -
21 - - 26 34 - - 21 15 DSQ Ret - - - -
7 England Deadline Racing 2 14 3 19 13 3 9 6 18 3 6 30 3 4 18 139
8 England Nijo Racing 7 28 13 18 33 19 3 4 31 11 Ret 5 29 5 15 97
23 18 26 16 24 24 29 - - 6 Ret 17 Ret - -
81 24 34 21 31 Ret 28 17 13 26 22 24 18 28 25
9 England Woods Racing 8 33 35 DNS DNS 31 30 - - Ret Ret 36 33 - - 90
12 15 9 25 11 13 7 14 14 10 14 13 13 7 8
73 21 Ret 14 10 14 13 30 Ret Ret Ret 19 14 19 10
10 England Midnight Motorsport 18 11 10 - - - - - - - - 10 Ret - - 76
22 DSQ DSQ 22 26 - - - - - - - - - -
33 3 11 33 1 - - - - - - DNS 8 - -
11 Wales Draig Racing 43 - - 11 27 - - - - - - 14 Ret 10 11 70
44 - - DSQ DSQ 26 27 Ret 3 - - - - - -
45 12 23 15 12 25 4 23 30 16 Ret 15 16 15 13
12 Netherlands Racing Team Schroten 11 - - - - - - - - - - - - DNS 26 69
41 Ret 6 Ret Ret - - - - - - 18 20 Ret DNS
55 Ret 33 12 25 27 18 26 20 19 5 33 9 13 7
13 England vMaxSR 74 32 Ret 23 23 15 Ret 18 9 24 16 27 11 21 27 31
75 30 31 31 Ret 28 14 - - 27 23 37 22 29 DNS
76 - - DNS 6 - - 32 33 18 15 Ret 27 23 20
14 Wales Red 5 Racing 4 DSQ DSQ 27 4 18 Ret - - - - - - - - 20
5 22 32 Ret 14 33 20 - - 23 20 Ret DNS 27 Ret
10 - - - - 22 26 16 19 Ret Ret - - - -
15 Finland FA Racing 68 17 21 29 7 21 21 15 11 - - - - - - 20
69 Ret 29 - - - - - - 29 21 31 23 14 24
83 29 30 - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Northern Ireland Synergetic Motorsports 9 27 28 28 29 16 22 22 22 20 27 23 19 24 17 14
13 16 20 - - 20 24 24 23 Ret 18 25 Ret 18 14
15 - - - - - - - - 12 13 11 28 17 Ret
17 Germany Force Lotus 50 - - 30 28 - - 20 25 - - - Ret - - 0
51 - - 35 Ret - - 29 24 - - - - - -
52 DNS 25 - - - - - - Ret Ret - - - -
Pos Team Car
No.
NOR
Germany
GOL
China
ZOL
Belgium
IST
Turkey
WAT
United States
BAT
Australia
DON
England
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Blank Did not participate (-)
Excluded (EX)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Polesitter for the feature race in bold. Driver in italics has been awarded point for fastest lap.
Results when entered as a guest driver do not carry over for when a driver joined an official team.

Preceded by:
2010 Masters Series season
2011 Masters Series season
2011
Succeeded by:
2012 Masters Series season