SEASON 5 SUMMARY
Season 5, with its remodeled championship format, was a great success, as the average participation per race increased by 30% over Season 4. This spectacular result can be attributed to the wise decision making of our two administrators, Joel Martin and Mark Lison.
The league now gets the attention of more and more younger drivers who, would you believe it, wish they were older so they can be part of a league where the competition is fierce and clean. But we all know their time will come, eventually …
The official road driver championship was intensely disputed by the league’s top guns, but in the end, it was an exciting duel between past champion Jos Van de Ven from the Netherlands, and newcomer Stephan Roesgen from Germany. Only after the 23rd and last race of the season was the title confirmed to our new Season 5 champion Stephan. The third position on the podium was earned by one of our Super 70’s drivers Manning Grinnan from Texas, living proof that you can be “experienced” and fast at the same time.
Congratulations to all participating drivers for a sensational season, and in particular to our podium, Stephan, Jos and Manning.
The official road team championship was an affair between 6 teams of 4 drivers each. Congratulations to the three teams who made it to the final podium:
1 - Team OLD SPEED (D. Fitterer, M. Grinnan, J. Freels and K. Baldwin)
2 - Team HART (S. Carkner, J. Martin, G. Florissen and C. Gilley)
3 - Team MORGAN (M. Robertson, B. Kern, PJ Salley and K. Dummer)
To add interest to this season, a separate driver standings was kept for our Super 70’s drivers (age 70 plus). A total of 10 drivers were part of this category, with Manning Grinnan, John Unsbee and Joel Martin respectively earning the first three positions of the final standings.
Also, to satisfy the needs of some of our members who like to turn left only and enjoy frequent rest periods (yellows), a short oval championship was held on 4 different circuits, with Mark Robertson, Joel Martin and John Morgan respectively earning the three final podium positions.
AND NOW, TO SEASON 6 …..
RESULTS OF LAST EVENT
S5 FINAL DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP RANKINGS
FINAL S4 TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
SEASON 5 HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS
Season 5 was:
23 races disputed on 12 circuits located in 7 countries and 5 continents,
Virtual displacement of pilots, crews, cars and equipment over a cumulative distance of 55,030 miles or 88,050 km between all 12 locations (apparently, the schedule was not built with transportation costs in mind),
12,656 nominal laps to be completed,
11,322 actual completed laps,
47 active drivers,
8 drivers participating in all 12 events,
33 drivers participating in at least 6 events,
Average participation per race of 28.9 drivers per race, an increase of 30% over S4,
6 different drivers winning in the 12 races no.1,
4 different drivers winning in the 11 races no.2,
One of our Super 70's driver grabbing the third position in the season official road championship standings.
Race no.1 highest participation: 36 (Interlagos)
Race no.1 lowest participation: 25 (Bathurst and Snetterton)
Race no.2 highest participation: 35 (Interlagos)
Race no.2 lowest participation: 23 (Le Mans)
The league's Hall of Fame now includes champions from 5 different countries, with 3 Europeans and 3 North Americans.
SEASON 5 ACHIEVEMNETS
LEAGUE HALL OF FAME
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