2017 Grand Endurance Auto Racing Series

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Automobilista logo.png 2017 Grand Endurance Auto Racing Series
2017 GEARS season logo
Date February - November 2017
Category Grand Touring
Region Europe Europe
Rounds 6
Drivers 24
Teams 17
Drivers' Champion United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
Teams' Champion United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
Achievement Badges
Putting the 1 in RS01 - This driver won the GEARS 2017 drivers' championship. Menage à deux - This driver drove for the GEARS 2017 teams' champion. A sixth the way in - This driver won a race during the GEARS 2017 season.
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The 2017 Grand Endurance Auto Racing Series (GEARS) is the fourth season of Realish Racing's sportscar endurance championship.

Format

The six rounds will feature five sessions:

  • Free Practice - running throughout the week of the race beginning on the Monday evening.
  • Final Practice - 30 minutes, all cars on track, beginning at 18:30.
  • Qualifying - 30 minutes, all cars on track, no lap limit. Beginning at 19:00.
  • Warmup - 5 minutes for setup finalisation, refuelling, and bathroom breaks, beginning at 19:30.
  • Race - 120 minutes (2 hours) in length with a formation lap behind the safety car followed by a rolling start. Beginning at approximately 19:35.

Car Specifications

The 2017 GEARS season is open only to the Renault RS01. As such, it is a spec series.

France Renault
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Model RS01
Type Mid Engined, RWD
Power 519 BHP
Weight 1100 kg

Entry List

Team No. Driver Rounds Entered
United Kingdom The Offenders 1 United Kingdom James Price-Harper 1-3
7 United Kingdom Lee Harrison 1-3
France Eiffel Power Motorsports 00 Scotland Sam Hill 1, 6
86 United Kingdom Craig Woollard 1, 3-6
Japan Cosmo Seiki Japan 2 Tyne and Wear Joshua Anderson 1-5
166 United Kingdom Chris Williamson 1-3, 5-6
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports 3 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin 1-3, 5-6
314 Sweden April Carlsvard 1-5
United Kingdom The Defenders 9 United Kingdom Sam Hirani 1-4
Wales Chwaraeon Modur Iau 10 Germany Björn Golda 1, 5
Scotland Sgioba Alba 13 Scotland Neil Heatlie 1-2, 4
United Kingdom POWA 23 England Alex Odell 1, 4-6
United Kingdom Smile Power Racing 31 Australia Matthew Wheeler 1, 3-6
62 United Kingdom Mike Bell 1-4
Europe The Indypendables 33 United Kingdom Tom Bellingham 3
Japan Kaibutsu Racing 35 Scotland Allie Ferrie 1-6
64 Scotland Campbell Wallis 1-5
Canada Howler Racing 43 Canada Rob Covey 1-2, 4-5
85 United Kingdom Matt Davies 1-2, 5
United Kingdom Argosport 79 United Kingdom Ben Russell 1
420 Flag of poland.png Tomasz Kowalski 3
Tropico Tropico Motorsports 91 United Kingdom James Lambert 1-2, 4-5
Antarctica Team Penguin 101 United Kingdom William Walker 1-3
United Kingdom Priority 1 Motorsport 771 Guernsey Craig Patteson 1-2


UPA cars of Kyran Parkin and April Dillon
Junior Motorsport car of Bjorn Golda
Argosport car of Ben Russell and Tomasz Kowalski
Cosmo car of Josh Anderson
Cosmo car of Chris Williamson
The Defenders car of Sam Hirani
Howler Racing cars of Rob Covey and Matt Davies
Kaibutsu car of Allie Ferrie
Kaibutsu car of Campbell Wallis
The Offenders car of Lee Harrison
POWA car of Alex Odell
Team Penguin car of William Walker
The Offenders car of James Price Harper
Sgoiba Alba car of Neil Heatlie
Smile Power car of Mike Bell
Smile Power car of Matthew Wheeler
Tropico Motorsports car of James Lambert
Tropico Motorsports car of James Lambert

Calendar & Results

The calendar is as follows.

Round Venue Layout Conditions Race Length Pole Position Winner Fastest Lap Date
1 2017 GEARS
Silverstone 2 Hours
Silverstone Circuit
Northamptonshire, UK United Kingdom
Grand Prix Day-Evening 120 Minutes United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
Sunday 12th
February 2017
2 2017 GEARS
2 Hours of Monza
Monza
Milan, Italy Italy
Grand Prix Day-Evening 120 Minutes United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
Sunday 9th
April 2017
3 2017 GEARS
Spielberg 2 Hours
Red Bull Ring
Spielberg, Austria Austria
Grand Prix Day-Evening 120 Minutes United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
United Kingdom Lee Harrison
United Kingdom The Offenders
United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
Sunday 21st
May 2017
4 2017 GEARS
2 Heures du Magny-Cours
Magny-Cours
Nevers, France France
Grand Prix Day-Evening 120 Minutes United Kingdom Mike Bell
United Kingdom Smile Power Racing
Scotland Allie Ferrie
Japan Kaibutsu Racing
Scotland Allie Ferrie
Japan Kaibutsu Racing
Sunday 6th
August 2017
5 2017 GEARS
Spa 120 Minutes
Spa-Francorchamps
Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium Belgium
Grand Prix Day-Evening 120 Minutes United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
Sunday 10th
September 2017
6 2017 GEARS
Algarve 2 Hours
Algarve International Circuit
Portimao, Portugal Portugal
Grand Prix Day-Evening 120 Minutes United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
Sunday 19th
November 2017

Championship Standings

Points

All drivers are eligible to score points in the Drivers Championship. The Drivers Champion will be the driver with the most points at the end of the season. There will be no dropped scores. If points totals are tied between 2 or more drivers, race result countback will determine the champion, followed by fastest total combined race time. To be classified, drivers need to complete 70% of the race distance when finishing, or 90% when DNF'ing. The newcomer driver finishing highest in the Drivers Championship will win the Newcomers Trophy.

The team with the highest combined points total from all of their drivers will win the Teams Championship.

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Points 20 15 12 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Drivers

Pos Driver Team SIL
United Kingdom
MON
Italy
RBR
Austria
MAG
France
SPA
Belgium
ALG
Portugal
Total
Points
1 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports 1 1 3 1 1 92
2 Scotland Allie Ferrie Japan Kaibutsu Racing 9 7 5 1 2 DNF 53
3 Sweden April Carlsvard United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports 2 6 6 3 3 53
4 United Kingdom Mike Bell United Kingdom Smile Power Racing 6 4 4 2 42
5 United Kingdom Lee Harrison United Kingdom The Offenders 7 2 1 41
6 United Kingdom Sam Hirani United Kingdom The Defenders 3 3 2 D/C 39
7 England Alex Odell United Kingdom POWA 8 5 5 2 36
8 Scotland Campbell Wallis Japan Kaibutsu Racing 13 9 7 4 6 27
9 United Kingdom Chris Williamson Japan Cosmo Seiki Japan 16 10 10 8 3 23
10 United Kingdom Craig Woollard France Eiffel Power Motorsports 12 8 DNF 7 6 19
11 United Kingdom James Price-Harper United Kingdom The Offenders 4 5 DNF 18
12 Australia Matthew Wheeler United Kingdom Smile Power Racing 14 D/C 6 10 5 18
13 Guernsey Craig Patteson United Kingdom Priority 1 Motorsport 5 8 13
14 Germany Björn Golda Wales Chwaraeon Modur Iau 11 4 12
15 Scotland Sam Hill France Eiffel Power Motorsports DNF 4 10
16 Tyne and Wear Joshua Anderson Japan Cosmo Seiki Japan 15 11 9 DNF 9 10
17 Scotland Neil Heatlie Scotland Sgioba Alba 10 DNF DNF 3
18 United Kingdom Matt Davies Canada Howler Racing 19 13 11 2
19 Canada Rob Covey Canada Howler Racing 18 12 DNF 12 2
20 United Kingdom William Walker Antarctica Team Penguin 20 14 DNF 0
21 United Kingdom Ben Russell United Kingdom Argosport 17 0
22 United Kingdom James Lambert Tropico Tropico Motorsports D/C DNF DNF DNF 0
23 United Kingdom Tom Bellingham Europe The Indypendables DNF 0
24 Flag of poland.png Tomasz Kowalski United Kingdom Argosport DNF 0

Teams

Pos Team No. SIL
United Kingdom
MON
Italy
RBR
Austria
MAG
France
SPA
Belgium
ALG
Portugal
Total
Points
1 United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports 3 1 1 3 1 1 145
314 2 6 6 3 3
2 Japan Kaibutsu Racing 35 9 7 5 1 2 DNF 80
64 13 9 7 4 6
3 United Kingdom Smile Power Racing 31 14 D/C 6 10 5 60
95 6 4 4 2
4 United Kingdom The Offenders 1 4 5 DNF 59
7 7 2 1
5 United Kingdom The Defenders 9 3 3 2 D/C 39
6 United Kingdom POWA 23 8 5 5 2 36
7 Japan Cosmo Seiki Japan 2 11 9 DNF 9 30
166 10 8 3
8 France Eiffel Power Motorsports 00 DNF 4 29
86 12 8 DNF 7 6
9 United Kingdom Priority 1 Motorsport 91 D/C DNF 13
771 5 8
10 Wales Chwaraeon Modur Iau 10 11 4 12
11 Canada Howler Racing 43 18 12 DNF 12 4
85 19 13 11
12 RlyR Realish Racing NDP 2 15 3
166 16 10
13 Scotland Sgioba Alba 13 10 DNF DNF 3
14 Antarctica Team Penguin 101 20 14 DNF 0
15 United Kingdom Argosport 79 17 0
420 DNF
16 Europe The Indypendables 33 DNF 0
17 Tropico Tropico Motorsports 91 DNF DNF 0

Season Records

Record Total Driver(s)
Most Wins 4 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
1 United Kingdom Lee Harrison, Scotland Allie Ferrie
Most Podiums 5 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
3 United Kingdom Sam Hirani, Sweden April Carlsvard
2 United Kingdom Lee Harrison, Scotland Allie Ferrie
1 United Kingdom Mike Bell, England Alex Odell, United Kingdom Chris Williamson
Most Pole Positions 5 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
1 United Kingdom Mike Bell
Most Fastest Laps 5 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
1 Scotland Allie Ferrie