Crepuscular GT Spectacular

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Crepuscular GT Spectacular
Event 1 of 7 in GT Super Sprint Series
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Date Thursday, 18th October 2012
Venue Sunset Peninsula Speedway,
Florida, USA United States of America
Entrants 19
Races 3
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The Crepuscular GT Spectacular was the first Event of the GTSSS season. Two races, a 10 lap sprint, and a 16 lap feature with mandatory pitstop, were run on the full combined road and oval course at the Sunset Peninsula Speedway in Florida. This is the first time that Really Rubbish Racing has visited the track since round 18 of the MEMES season back in June 2012, and the first time the full-length circuit have been used in over a year, when the venue hosted the opening event of the RRRTCC in August 2011.

A total of 19 drivers from 11 teams took the start of the inaugural event, which was dominated by Goteki House driver and OSCAR runner-up Shouty, who took a commanding pole position by half a second from defending champion and Black Raptors driver Smifaye. Shouty went on to win both races and record the two fastest laps, with Smifaye coming home a close second in both. Their two team mates PJ and Rumbly finished on the podium once each, cementing their two teams at the top of the championship early on.

Round 1 - Sprint Race

Round 1 - Sprint Race
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Full Circuit
Distance 10 laps 27.80 miles
Pole Position
Driver/Team United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Japan Goteki House
Time 1:30.505
Fastest Lap
Driver/Team United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Japan Goteki House
Time 1:30.238
Podium
First United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Japan Goteki House
Second United Kingdom Adam Smith United Kingdom Black Raptors
Third Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney Japan Goteki House

Summary

Qualifying was the usual mix of risk/reward, further amplified by the difficult Turn 16. Quite a few drivers were caught out by that transition from infield to oval, which invalidated their laps. Those that made it through safely however were rewarded with strong grid slots/results, especially those in Lobby 2 who overtook half of Lobby 1 by "keeping it clean". Smifaye set Provisional Pole before Shouty, who always tends to complete his lap at the very end, went half a second quicker to take the first Pole Position of the season. Right behind them on Row 2 were Ajokay and PJ, with the next quickest being the front row of Lobby 2, nOc75 and Kimstermagnum. 5 different cars made up the Top 6, with the only repeat entry being the second Goteki House Lamborghini.

Race summary goes here

Qualifying Results

Pos No Driver Team Car Lobby Time Diff.
1 16 United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Japan Goteki House Italy Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 1 1:30.505
2 1 United Kingdom Adam Smith United Kingdom Black Raptors United States of America Corvette ZR1 1 1:30.964 +0.459
3 23 England Alex Odell United Kingdom POWA United Kingdom McLaren MP4-12C GT3 1 1:31.376 +0.871
4 45 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney Japan Goteki House Italy Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 1 1:31.682 +1.177
5 75 County Derry Niall O'Connell Spain PSP Motorsports United Kingdom Lotus Evora Type 124 2 1:32.451 +1.946
6 9 United Kingdom Sam Hirani Sealand Firecruiser Racing Team Italy Ferrari F458 Italia 2 1:32.512 +2.007
7 71 United Kingdom Pete Walker United Kingdom POWA United Kingdom McLaren MP4-12C GT3 1 1:32.807 +2.302
8 12 Greece Niko Gouloumis Europe Indy Alfa Germany BMW Z4 GT3 2 1:33.592 +3.087
9 442 United Kingdom Scott Wilkes United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport United Kingdom Jaguar XKR GT 2 1:33.669 +3.164
10 5 Lancashire Tom Collantine United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport United Kingdom Jaguar XKR GT 2 1:34.295 +3.790
11 906 Sweden Daniel Becker Sweden B13 Racing Italy Ferrari F458 Italia 2 1:34.965 +4.460
12 777 Yorkshire Ben Haddleton Sealand Firecruiser Racing Team Italy Ferrari F458 Italia 2 1:35.848 +5.343
13 3 United Kingdom Noel Slevin United Kingdom Forza Noelinho Italy Ferrari F430 GT 2 1:35.967 +5.462
14 7 United Kingdom Lee Harrison Japan Goteki House Italy Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 1 1:43.019 +12.514
15 69 United Kingdom Sam White United Kingdom Black Raptors United States of America Corvette ZR1 1 1:32.053 +1.548
16 17 United Kingdom Jay Cooper Europe Indy Beta Germany Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 1 1:32.458 +1.953
17 802 Kernow Dan Thorn Europe Indy Alfa Germany BMW Z4 GT3 1 1:33.750 +3.245
18 85 United Kingdom Matt Davies Spain PSP Motorsports United Kingdom Lotus Evora Type 124 2 No Time
19 149 Nottinghamshire Dave Morley United Kingdom Monolith Motorsport Germany Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 2 No Time

Times in italics indicate a dirty lap time

Race Classification

Pos No Driver Team Car Lobby Time/Retired Points
1 16 United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Japan Goteki House Italy Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 1 15:11.068 25
2 1 United Kingdom Adam Smith United Kingdom Black Raptors United States of America Corvette ZR1 1 +0.603 21
3 45 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney Japan Goteki House Italy Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 1 +3.970 18
4 17 United Kingdom Jay Cooper Europe Indy Beta Germany Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 1 +15.170 16
5 69 United Kingdom Sam White United Kingdom Black Raptors United States of America Corvette ZR1 1 +16.340 14
6 23 England Alex Odell United Kingdom POWA United Kingdom McLaren MP4-12C GT3 1 +16.741 12
7 802 Kernow Dan Thorn Europe Indy Alfa Germany BMW Z4 GT3 1 +18.578 10
8 9 United Kingdom Sam Hirani Sealand Firecruiser Racing Team Italy Ferrari F458 Italia 2 +25.334 9
9 75 County Derry Niall O'Connell Spain PSP Motorsports United Kingdom Lotus Evora Type 124 2 +26.506 8
10 12 Greece Niko Gouloumis Europe Indy Alfa Germany BMW Z4 GT3 2 +28.476 7
11 5 Lancashire Tom Collantine United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport United Kingdom Jaguar XKR GT 2 +33.823 6
12 7 United Kingdom Lee Harrison Japan Goteki House Italy Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 1 +37.212 5
13 71 United Kingdom Pete Walker United Kingdom POWA United Kingdom McLaren MP4-12C GT3 1 +38.406 4
14 85 United Kingdom Matt Davies Spain PSP Motorsports United Kingdom Lotus Evora Type 124 2 +41.200 3
15 906 Sweden Daniel Becker Sweden B13 Racing Italy Ferrari F458 Italia 2 +42.126 2
16 442 United Kingdom Scott Wilkes United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport United Kingdom Jaguar XKR GT 2 +46.768 1
17 149 Nottinghamshire Dave Morley United Kingdom Monolith Motorsport Germany Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 2 +50.033
18 777 Yorkshire Ben Haddleton Sealand Firecruiser Racing Team Italy Ferrari F458 Italia 2 +51.795
DNF 3 United Kingdom Noel Slevin United Kingdom Forza Noelinho Italy Ferrari F430 GT 2 Disconnected

Image Gallery

Black Raptors driver Smifaye creates a smokescreen over his team mate
JayCoops gets a slide on while chasing Rumbly
The 400 metre board gets taken out causing Shouty to go very wide
Smifaye and Shouty ran close all race long
Lobby 2 make their way through turn 1
Don Mateo uses a bit too much kerb around turn 5
A cone falls victim and sparks fly when Smifaye and Shouty battle
Smifaye gets trapped in a Goteki House sandwich

Round 2 - Feature Race

Round 1 - Sprint Race
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Full Circuit
Distance 16 laps 44.48 miles
Fastest Lap
Driver/Team United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Japan Goteki House
Time 1:29.862
Podium
First United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Japan Goteki House
Second United Kingdom Adam Smith United Kingdom Black Raptors
Third United Kingdom Sam White United Kingdom Black Raptors

Race Summery

Race Classification

Pos No Driver Team Car Lobby Time/Retired Points
1 16 United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Japan Goteki House Italy Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 1 24:39.861 25
2 1 United Kingdom Adam Smith United Kingdom Black Raptors United States of America Corvette ZR1 1 +7.791 21
3 69 United Kingdom Sam White United Kingdom Black Raptors United States of America Corvette ZR1 1 +7.856 18
4 17 United Kingdom Jay Cooper Europe Indy Beta Germany Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 1 +12.316 16
5 45 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney Japan Goteki House Italy Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 1 +12.938 14
6 7 United Kingdom Lee Harrison Japan Goteki House Italy Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 1 +16.664 12
7 23 England Alex Odell United Kingdom POWA United Kingdom McLaren MP4-12C GT3 1 +26.425 10
8 75 County Derry Niall O'Connell Spain PSP Motorsports United Kingdom Lotus Evora Type 124 2 +30.997 9
9 9 United Kingdom Sam Hirani Sealand Firecruiser Racing Team Italy Ferrari F458 Italia 2 +32.432 8
10 802 Kernow Dan Thorn Europe Indy Alfa Germany BMW Z4 GT3 1 +34.348 7
11 71 United Kingdom Pete Walker United Kingdom POWA United Kingdom McLaren MP4-12C GT3 1 +35.014 6
12 906 Sweden Daniel Becker Sweden B13 Racing Italy Ferrari F458 Italia 2 +35.281 5
13 149 Nottinghamshire Dave Morley United Kingdom Monolith Motorsport Germany Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 2 +37.652 4
14 12 Greece Niko Gouloumis Europe Indy Alfa Germany BMW Z4 GT3 2 +49.074 3
15 85 United Kingdom Matt Davies Spain PSP Motorsports United Kingdom Lotus Evora Type 124 2 +49.458 2
16 5 Lancashire Tom Collantine United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport United Kingdom Jaguar XKR GT 2 +50.992 1
17 442 United Kingdom Scott Wilkes United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport United Kingdom Jaguar XKR GT 2 +53.456
18 777 Yorkshire Ben Haddleton Sealand Firecruiser Racing Team Italy Ferrari F458 Italia 2 +59.496
DNF 3 United Kingdom Noel Slevin United Kingdom Forza Noelinho Italy Ferrari F430 GT 2 Disconnected

Image Gallery

PJ attempts to escape from the 3 cars sideo-by-sideo behind him
Mr Flobadob outbrakes himself and gets spun around on Lap 1
Goteki House and the Black Raptors battled during the opening stint
The Goteki/Raptor battle splits in two as Smifaye and PJ pit together
JayCoops, Smifaye and PJ fight for the same piece of track at Turn 7
Newcomer RaceProUK leads Lobby 2 off the line
4-way battle for the lead in Lobby 2 early in the race
PJ goes crazy, overtaking Shouty and Smifaye in one corner

Trofeo MiTo Round 1

Round 1
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Club Circuit
Distance 10 laps 19.40 miles
Fastest Lap
Driver/Team United Kingdom Sam White United Kingdom Black Raptors
Time 1:09.073
Podium
First United Kingdom Sam White United Kingdom Black Raptors
Second Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney Japan Goteki House
Third United Kingdom Pete Walker United Kingdom JemTech Racing

Race Summery

Race Classification

Pos No Driver Team Lobby Time/Retired Points Bonus
1 69 United Kingdom Sam White United Kingdom Black Raptors 1 11:47.731 33 3
2 45 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney Japan Goteki House 1 +3.872 27
3 71 United Kingdom Pete Walker United Kingdom JemTech Racing 1 +8.930 24
4 23 England Alex Odell Hertfordshire Ajokay Motorsport 1 +10.828 22
5 17 United Kingdom Jay Cooper United Kingdom Team Cooper Racing 1 +12.076 20
6 1 United Kingdom Adam Smith United Kingdom Black Raptors 1 +16.312 18
7 9 United Kingdom Sam Hirani Sealand Firecruiser Racing Team 2 +18.879 17 1
8 7 United Kingdom Lee Harrison Japan Goteki House 1 +20.150 14
9 777 Yorkshire Ben Haddleton Sealand Firecruiser Racing Team 2 +22.242 13 1
10 75 County Derry Niall O'Connell Republic of Ireland Westlander Racing 2 +22.390 12 1
11 442 United Kingdom Scott Wilkes United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport 2 +26.794 10
12 12 Greece Niko Gouloumis Greece SpyroTechnimata 2 +27.283 9
13 85 United Kingdom Matt Davies United Kingdom Team Diablo 2 +28.248 8
14 802 Kernow Dan Thorn Kernow Kernowsport 1 +28.472 7
15 149 Nottinghamshire Dave Morley United Kingdom Monolith Motorsport 2 +29.034 6
16 906 Sweden Daniel Becker Sweden B13 Racing 2 +29.699 5
17 5 Lancashire Tom Collantine United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport 2 +40.008 5 1
DNF 3 United Kingdom Noel Slevin United Kingdom Forza Noelinho 2 Disconnected 0

Image Gallery

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Mr Flobadob gets tagged for the second race in sucession.
Lap 1 in Lobby 2 and chaos has already ensued
TheWilkesy88 drives by as Don Mateo has another accident
Smifaye goes mad after an earlier incident
Try as he might, PJ couldn't catch up to RumblyLizard in the final laps.

Championship Positions after the Event

Drivers' Championship

Pos Driver Points
1 United Kingdom Jamie Hunt 50
2 United Kingdom Adam Smith 42
3 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney 32
4 United Kingdom Sam White 32
5 United Kingdom Jay Cooper 32

Teams' Championship

Pos Team Points
1 Japan Goteki House 82
2 United Kingdom Black Raptors 74
3 United Kingdom POWA 36
4 Europe Indy Beta 32
5 Europe Indy Alfa 29

Rookie Championship

Pos Driver Points
1 Sweden Daniel Becker 9
2 Nottinghamshire Dave Morley 6

Trofeo MiTo

Pos Driver Points
1 United Kingdom Sam White 33
2 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney 27
3 United Kingdom Pete Walker 24
4 England Alex Odell 22
5 United Kingdom Jay Cooper 20