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Flag of Mexico.png   2011 Supercup Mexican Grand Prix
Race details
2011 Supercup season
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.png
Date July 27th, 2011
Official name 2011 Supercup Mexican Grand Prix
Location Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Mexico City, Mexico
Course Permanent racing facility
2.747 mi / 4.421 km
Distance 38 laps, 104.386 mi / 167.998 km
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Flag of England.png Lewis Redshaw Malta Force GP
Time 1:13.218
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of England.png Lewis Redshaw Malta Force GP
Time 1:14.541
Podium
First Flag of Scotland.png Ryan Walker Nordsjoen Racing
Second Flag of England.png Gregg Lawson Woods Racing
Third Flag of Switzerland.png David Jundt Nijo Racing


The 2011 Supercup Mexican Grand Prix for the Supercup - the thirteenth race of the season - took place at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit in Mexico on the 27th of July.

Contents

Report

After retiring from the lead in the previous race at Turkey, championship leader Bart De Vos shocked the paddock and pleased his rivals by announcing he would be unable to race at Mexico, but would return for Malta Force at the next round in Canada. De Vos' teammate Lewis Redshaw, and other championship contenders Pavel Loknovski and David Jundt surely pinpointed this race as a chance to close the gap even more between themselves and the absent Belgian driver. Young Latvian driver Viesturs Priede took the free seat at Malta Force for his Supercup debut, and Australian driver William Tringas joined the field for PB Racing, also making his debut.

Qualifying

Lewis Redshaw signalled his intent to take control of the championship, taking pole position, ahead of Phil Perkins, driving for Draig Racing. Ryan Walker took 3rd on the grid for Nordsjoen Racing, with Pavel Loknovski having to settle for 4th place. Gregg Lawson rounded out the top 5 for Woods Racing. Championship contender David Jundt had to settle for 7th place on the grid, ahead of Tom Parker, Ben Warren, and Ric Scott. Debutants Priede and Tringas qualified 17th and 18th respectively.

Race

At the start of the race, pole man Redshaw made a lightning quick getaway, leaving the rest of the field in his wake. It was a more difficult start for Ryan Walker, dropping from 2nd to 6th position almost instantly. 6th quickly became 4th though, after light contact between Tom Parker and Gregg Lawson resulted in the latter dropping way down the order. It was a very early retirement for Mineral GP driver Nikos Evangelidakis, who after a promising qualifying session, speared into the barrier on the exit of Turn 3 as a result of light contact with the rear tyre of Ric Scott. Back up front, and Redshaw was already pulling out a gap between himself and the squabbling Perkins, Loknovski and Walker in the battle for 2nd place. Not too far behind, a nice battle for 5th place had developed between Kenney Lybeer, Parker and Jundt, with Warren keeping a watching brief a few seconds behind. The field held relative station for the opening part of the race, until Lap 11, which saw the retirement of Perkins from 2nd place, after an accidental double downshift caused his engine to cry enough, elevating Ryan Walker up to 2nd, who had moved ahead of the now 3rd placed Loknovski. Perkins' retirement set off a crazy chain of high profile retirements from then on.

A crazy incident involving the two Triple-Double Racing cars occurred 5 laps later. After entering the start of sector 2, Loknovski appeared to lose control of the car, causing it to slow dramatically on track. Sadly for his temporary teammate Lybeer, he was the first one on the scene, and unable to avoid the almost stationary Estonian, both cars collided, causing both driver's to have to retire. Perhaps an even bigger shock was to take place on Lap 20, with the leader Lewis Redshaw retiring after losing control of his car at the penultimate corner, taking off both his wings. After his pitstop, he still appeared to have handling problems, and unrepairable suspension damage caused the leader to have to retire. This elevated Ryan Walker into the lead, in only his third race driving for Nordsjoen Racing, Tom Parker up to an impressive 2nd, and David Jundt in 3rd. While there were retirements left, right and centre at the front of the field, further down the order, Gregg Lawson's recovery drive was in session, and after making his way past Ben Warren for 4th place, he quickly caught up the 2nd and 3rd position driver's. After a couple of laps, Lawson made his way past Jundt, and reeled in the 2nd placed Parker, passing for the position on Lap 37 of 38, in what unraveled as a controversial battle after the race. As Parker pushed hard trying to keep up with Lawson, the young Englishman just pushed that little bit too hard, causing him to lose his front wing. With only 1 lap to go, he opted not to pit, and while he lost 3rd place to Jundt, he was just able to cross the line for 4th place ahead of Warren who took home 5th.

After surviving on this tough track, Ryan Walker took a deserved first win in the GPVWC for himself and Nordsjoen Racing, just under 7 seconds ahead of Lawson, who is surely a contender for driver of the day after recovering to 2nd place from a long way back. David Jundt took 3rd place, but more importantly, put himself right into the championship mix thanks to his three main rivals, one of which didn't race, not scoring any points. Despite Parker's misfortune late on, he still held on for 4th place, ahead of Warren in 5th. Ric Scott took home a lonely, but nevertheless pleasing 6th place. It was a great debut for William Tringas, who kept himself out of trouble and took 7th, ahead of the other debutant Viesturs Priede, who did well on his debut with an 8th place. Christoph Lichtenstein and Ihab Abbas rounded out the top 10.

With the retirements of Redshaw and Loknovski, and De Vos not racing, David Jundt moves up to 2nd place in the standings thanks to his 3rd place finish at Mexico. The Swiss driver just 8 points behind still championship leader De Vos. Redshaw slips to 3rd, but only 1 point behind Jundt. Loknovski slips down to 4th, 15 points off the leader. Gregg Lawson's 2nd place finish sees him now 25 points behind the championship leader, and the likes of Jundt, Redshaw and Loknovski may have to look over their shoulder for the charging Woods driver, who'll hope to maintain a late season surge. Further down the order, Lichtenstein's 2 points from Mexico sees him move into 10th, bumping Chris Williamson down to 11th place in the standings. In the Constructors battle, despite Redshaw's retirement, Malta Force still hold a commanding 48 point lead over 2nd placed Nijo Racing, who are now just 1 point ahead of Nordsjoen Racing, after Walker's win, and Warren's 5th place finish. Triple-Double Racing and Woods Racing still are rounding out the top 5, but well out of contention for the top 3 positions.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Team Lap Gap
1 15 Flag of England.png Lewis Redshaw Malta Force GP 1:13.218
2 0 Flag of England.png Phil Perkins Draig Racing 1:13.414 +0.197s
3 10 Flag of Scotland.png Ryan Walker Nordsjoen Racing 1:13.571 +0.353s
4 19 Flag of Estonia.png Pavel Loknovski Triple-Double Racing 1:13.804 +0.586s
5 16 Flag of England.png Gregg Lawson Woods Racing 1:13.856 +0.638s
6 11 Flag of Belgium (civil).png Kenney Lybeer Triple-Double Racing 1:14.123 +0.906s
7 4 Flag of Switzerland.png David Jundt Nijo Racing 1:14.206 +0.988s
8 28 Flag of England.png Tom Parker Kernow Sport 1:14.296 +1.079s
9 9 Flag of England.png Ben Warren Nordsjoen Racing 1:14.819 +1.602s
10 2 Flag of England.png Ric Scott Draig Racing 1:14.915 +1.697s
11 12 Flag of Greece.png Nikos Evangelidakis Mineral GP 1:14.994 +1.776s
12 27 Flag of Egypt.png Ihab Abbas Water Blue Racing 1:15.130 +1.913s
13 8 Flag of Wales.png Gavin Thomas Red 5 Racing 1:15.201 +1.984s
14 26 Flag of Australia.png Josh Barton Water Blue Racing 1:15.413 +2.195s
15 22 Flag of Northern Ireland.png Mal McKee Synergetic Motorsports 1:15.520 +2.303s
16 21 Flag of Germany.png Christoph Lichtenstein CP Lotus 1:15.634 +2.416s
17 15 Flag of Latvia.png Viesturs Priede Malta Force GP 1:15.785 +2.568s
18 25 Flag of Australia.png William Tringas PB Racing 1:15.797 +2.580s
19 3 Flag of England.png Chris Williamson Nijo Racing 1:15.946 +2.729s
20 24 Flag of Finland.png Teemu Toikka PB Racing 1:16.308 +3.090s

Race

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pitstops Fastlap Controller Points
1 10 Flag of Scotland.png Ryan Walker Nordsjoen Racing 38 48:39.835 3 1 01:14.710 Wheel generic-unknown.png 15
2 16 Flag of England.png Gregg Lawson Woods Racing 38 +6.767s 5 1 01:14.834 Wheel generic-unknown.png 12
3 4 Flag of Switzerland.png David Jundt Nijo Racing 38 +8.294s 7 1 01:15.028 Wheel ffb.png 10
4 28 Flag of England.png Tom Parker Kernow Sport 38 +29.504s 8 1 01:14.658 Wheel ffb.png 8
5 9 Flag of England.png Ben Warren Nordsjoen Racing 38 +30.518s 9 1 01:15.431 Wheel ffb.png 6
6 2 Flag of England.png Ric Scott Draig Racing 38 +45.317s 10 1 01:15.988 Wheel generic-unknown.png 5
7 25 Flag of Australia.png William Tringas PB Racing 37 +1 Lap 18 1 01:16.062 Wheel ffb.png 4
8 15 Flag of Latvia.png Viesturs Priede Malta Force GP 37 +1 Lap 17 1 01:16.905 Wheel ffb.png 3
9 21 Flag of Germany.png Christoph Lichtenstein CP Lotus 37 +1 Lap 16 1 01:16.827 Wheel generic-unknown.png 2
10 27 Flag of Egypt.png Ihab Abbas Water Blue Racing 36 +2 Laps 12 3 01:15.988 Wheel ffb.png 1
11 22 Flag of Northern Ireland.png Mal McKee Synergetic Motorsports 35 +3 Laps 15 5 01:16.989 Wheel ffb.png 0
12 20 Flag of Malta.png Jason Muscat CP Lotus 33 +5 Laps 22 2 01:15.530 Keyboard.png 0
Ret 5 Flag of England.png Ojay Clark Williamson Dynamics 30 DNF 21 4 01:15.603 Keyboard.png 0
Ret 8 Flag of Wales.png Gavin Thomas Red 5 Racing 24 DNF 13 3 01:16.03 Wheel ffb.png 0
Ret 15 Flag of England.png Lewis Redshaw Malta Force GP 20 DNF 1 1 01:14.541 Wheel generic-unknown.png 0
Ret 19 Flag of Estonia.png Pavel Loknovski Triple-Double Racing 16 DNF 4 2 01:14.981 Joypad.png 0
Ret 11 Flag of Belgium (civil).png Kenney Lybeer Triple-Double Racing 16 DNF 6 1 01:14.880 Wheel generic-unknown.png 0
Ret 26 Flag of Australia.png Josh Barton Water Blue Racing 13 DNF 14 2 01:16.802 Wheel generic-unknown.png 0
Ret 0 Flag of England.png Phil Perkins Draig Racing 11 DNF 2 0 01:14.596 Wheel ffb.png 0
Ret 24 Flag of Finland.png Teemu Toikka PB Racing 10 DNF 20 5 01:18.299 Wheel generic-unknown.png 0
Ret 3 Flag of England.png Chris Williamson Nijo Racing 3 DNF 19 0 01:17.490 Wheel ffb.png 0
Ret 12 Flag of Greece.png Nikos Evangelidakis Mineral GP 1 DNF 11 1 02:10.598 Wheel nonffb.png 0

Standings after the Race

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Flag of Belgium (civil).png Bart De Vos 96
2 Flag of Switzerland.png David Jundt 88
3 Flag of England.png Lewis Redshaw 87
4 Flag of Estonia.png Pavel Loknovski 81
5 Flag of England.png Gregg Lawson 71
6 Flag of Malta.png Jason Muscat 57
7 Flag of Greece.png Georgios Davakos 41
8 Flag of England.png Liam Hatchell 38
9 Flag of England.png Tom Parker 35
10 Flag of Germany.png Christoph Lichtenstein 27
11 Flag of Scotland.png Ryan Walker 26
= Flag of England.png Chris Williamson 26
= Flag of Egypt.png Ihab Abbas 26
14 Flag of Scotland.png Sam Millar 21
15 Flag of Finland.png Samuli Leinonen 20
16 Flag of England.png Simon Cattell 18
17 Flag of Belgium (civil).png Kenney Lybeer 16
18 Flag of Wales.png Gavin Thomas 13
19 Flag of Northern Ireland.png Mal McKee 10
= Flag of Greece.png Nikos Evangelidakis 10
= Flag of England.png Ben Warren 10
22 Flag of England.png Ric Scott 8
23 Flag of England.png Phil Perkins 7
24 Flag of England.png Paul McKenna 5
25 Flag of Wales.png Ben Morgan 4
= Flag of Australia.png William Tringas 4
27 Flag of England.png Alex Cooper 3
= Flag of Romania.png Dan Rusu 3
= Flag of Latvia.png Viesturs Priede 3
30 Flag of the United States of America.png Robert Rose 2
= Flag of Northern Ireland.png Luke McKee 2

Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Flag of Malta.png Malta Force GP 165
2 Flag of England.png Nijo Racing 114
3 Flag of Italy.png Nordsjoen Racing 113
4 Flag of England.png Triple-Double Racing 81
5 Flag of England.png Woods Racing 74
6 Flag of England.png PB Racing 58
7 Flag of Greece.png Water Blue Racing 52
8 Flag of Northern Ireland.png Synergetic Motorsports 48
9 Flag of England.png Kernow Sport 35
10 Flag of Germany.png CP Lotus 34
11 Flag of Wales.png Red 5 Racing 28
12 Flag of England.png Williamson Dynamics 21
13 Flag of the United States of America.png Mineral GP 20
14 Flag of Wales.png Draig Racing 15

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Preceded by:
2011 Supercup Turkish Grand Prix
2011 Supercup Mexican Grand Prix
2011
Succeeded by:
2011 Supercup Canadian Grand Prix
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