2018 Global Endurance Auto Racing Series

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RFactor2 Logo.png 2018 Global Endurance Auto Racing Series
2018 GEARS season logo
Date March - November 2017
Category Touring Cars
Region Global
Rounds 6
Drivers 20
Teams 10
Drivers' Champion United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
Teams' Champion Japan Kaibutsu Racing
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The 2018 Global Endurance Auto Racing Series (GEARS) is the fifth season of Realish Racing's 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 - 60 minutes, all cars on track, beginning at 18:00.
  • 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 2018 GEARS season will run NGTC specification touring cars of four different manufacturers. Three front-wheel drive options and one rear-wheel drive option will be available.

Germany BMW 125i
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Type Front engined, RWD
Power 320 BHP
Weight 1325kg
United States of America Chevrolet Cruze
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Type Front engined, FWD
Power 320 BHP
Weight 1325 kg
United States of America Ford Focus ST
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Type Front engined, FWD
Power 320 BHP
Weight 1325 kg
Japan Toyota Avensis
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Type Front engined, FWD
Power 320 BHP
Weight 1325 kg

Entry List

Team Car No. Driver Rounds
Entered
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports United States of America Chevrolet Cruze 1 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin 1-6
14 Greece Lazaros Filippakos 6
31 Australia Matthew Wheeler 1-2
Japan Cosmo Seiki Japan Japan Toyota Avensis 2 Tyne and Wear Joshua Anderson 1-2
74 Flag of poland.png Artur Borowski 5
Germany aureus motorsport Japan Toyota Avensis 10 Germany Björn Golda 1-2, 6
23 England Alex Odell 1-2, 5
Scotland Sgioba Alba Germany BMW 125i 13 Scotland Neil Heatlie 1-3
27 United Kingdom David Carter 1-2
United Kingdom Smile Power Racing Germany BMW 125i 14 Greece Lazaros Filippakos 1-3, 5
62 United Kingdom Mike Bell 1-2
Japan Kaibutsu Racing Germany BMW 125i 35 Scotland Allie Ferrie 1-6
64 Scotland Campbell Wallis 1-6
Tropico Tropico Motorsports Japan Toyota Avensis 36 United Kingdom Mark Singleton 1-6
91 United Kingdom James Lambert 2
Canada Howler Racing United States of America Chevrolet Cruze 43 Canada Rob Covey 1-6
France Eiffel Power Motorsports Germany BMW 125i 86 United Kingdom Craig Woollard 1-4, 6
314 Sweden April Carlsvard 1-4, 6
Antarctica Team Penguin United States of America Ford Focus ST 101 United Kingdom William Walker 1-2
166 United Kingdom Chris Williamson 1-2, 4-6


Unified Petroleum Autosports
Team Penguin
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Calendar & Results

The calendar is as follows.

Round Venue Layout Conditions Race Length Pole Position Winner Fastest Lap Date
1 2018 GEARS
2 Stunden von Hockenheim
Hockenheimring
Baden-Württemberg, Germany Germany
Grand Prix Clear DayRain 120 Minutes United Kingdom Mark Singleton
Tropico Tropico Motorsports
United Kingdom David Carter
Scotland Sgioba Alba
United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
Sunday 4th
March 2018
2 2018 GEARS
De 2 Uur van Zolder
Circuit Zolder
Heusden-Zolder, Belgium Belgium
Grand Prix Clear Day 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 22nd
April 2018
3 2018 GEARS
La 2 Ore di Misano
Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Emilia-Romagna, Italy Italy
Grand Prix Clear Day 120 Minutes United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
United Kingdom Mark Singleton
Tropico Tropico Motorsports
United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
Sunday 24th
June 2018
4 2018 GEARS
2 Hours of Lime Rock Park
Lime Rock Park
Connecticut, United States United States of America
Grand Prix Clear Day 120 Minutes United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
North Carolina Joe Nathan
Mexico Valor Racing Team
United Kingdom Mark Singleton
Tropico Tropico Motorsports
Sunday 29th
July 2018
5 2018 GEARS
2 Hours of Zhuhai
Zhuhai International Circuit
Guangdong, China Peoples Republic of China
Grand Prix Clear Day 120 Minutes United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
Scotland Allie Ferrie
Japan Kaibutsu Racing
Sunday 16th
September 2018
6 2018 GEARS
2 Hours of Bathurst
Mount Panorama Circuit
New South Wales, Australia Australia
Grand Prix Clear Day 120 Minutes United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
Sweden April Carlsvard
France Eiffel Power Motorsports
United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
Sunday 4th
November 2018

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 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 Germany
HOC
Belgium
ZOL
Italy
MIS
United States of America
LRP
Peoples Republic of China
ZHU
Australia
BAT
Total
Points
1 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports 6 1 2 7 1 2 83
2 Scotland Allie Ferrie Japan Kaibutsu Racing 3 2 5 2 2 5 73
3 Sweden April Carlsvard France Eiffel Power Motorsports 2 6 3 5 1 62
4 United Kingdom Mark Singleton Tropico Tropico Motorsports 5 8 1 6 4 DNF 50
5 Scotland Campbell Wallis Japan Kaibutsu Racing 10 9 DNF 3 5 7 33
6 United Kingdom David Carter Scotland Sgioba Alba 1 3 32
7 United Kingdom Chris Williamson Antarctica Team Penguin 14 10 4 6 6 27
8 Greece Lazaros Filippakos United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports DNF 11 4 DNF 3 24
9 England Alex Odell Germany aureus motorsport DNF 4 3 22
10 North Carolina Joe Nathan Mexico Valor Racing Team 1 20
11 Germany Björn Golda Germany aureus motorsport 11 5 4 20
12 Scotland Neil Heatlie Scotland Sgioba Alba 4 DNF 8 15
13 United Kingdom Craig Woollard France Eiffel Power Motorsports 7 DNF 7 DNF DNF 12
14 United Kingdom Mike Bell United Kingdom Smile Power Racing 8 7 11
15 Canada Rob Covey Canada Howler Racing DNF 12 6 DNF DNF DNF 8
16 Flag of poland.png Artur Borowski Japan Cosmo Seiki Japan 7 6
17 Australia Matthew Wheeler United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports 9 DNF 4
18 Tyne and Wear Joshua Anderson Japan Cosmo Seiki Japan 12 DNF 1
19 United Kingdom William Walker Antarctica Team Penguin 13 13 0
20 United Kingdom James Lambert Tropico Tropico Motorsports DNF 0

Teams

Pos Team No. Germany
HOC
Belgium
ZOL
Italy
MIS
United States of America
LRP
Peoples Republic of China
ZHU
Australia
BAT
Total
Points
1 Japan Kaibutsu Racing 35 3 2 5 2 2 5 106
64 10 9 DNF 3 5 7
2 United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports 1 6 1 2 7 1 2 99
14 3
31 9 DNF
3 France Eiffel Power Motorsports 86 7 DNF 7 DNF DNF 74
314 2 6 3 5 1
4 Tropico Tropico Motorsports 36 5 8 1 7 4 DNF 50
91 DNF
5 Scotland Sgioba Alba 13 4 DNF 8 47
27 1 3
6 Germany aureus motorsport 10 11 5 4 42
23 DNF 4 3
7 Antarctica Team Penguin 101 13 13 27
166 14 10 4 6 6
8 United Kingdom Smile Power Racing 14 DNF 11 4 DNF 23
62 8 7
10 Canada Howler Racing 43 DNF 12 6 DNF DNF DNF 8
11 Japan Cosmo Seiki Japan 2 12 DNF 1

Season Records

Record Total Driver(s)
Most Wins 2 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
1 United Kingdom David Carter, United Kingdom Mark Singleton, North Carolina Joe Nathan, Sweden April Carlsvard
Most Podiums 4 Scotland Allie Ferrie, United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
3 Sweden April Carlsvard
2 United Kingdom David Carter
1 United Kingdom Mark Singleton, Scotland Campbell Wallis, North Carolina Joe Nathan, England Alex Odell, Greece Lazaros Filippakos
Most Pole Positions 5 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
1 United Kingdom Mark Singleton
Most Fastest Laps 4 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
1 United Kingdom Mark Singleton, Scotland Allie Ferrie