27/09/2012

What's happening this weekend?

No F1 this weekend, but there's still an awful lot of action to keep us interested!

World Endurance Championship
The venue is the Bahrain International Circuit for round six (of eight) of the 2012 World Endurance Championship.

The race this weekend is a six hour race and the team will be hoping they do better than they did at the last race where an electrical glitch made the JRM car lose a whole 12 laps of running.

Here are the championship standings:

Drivers World Championship (17th-27th):
17=) Harold Primat (34.5 pts)
17=) Andrea Belicchi (34.5)
19=) Nick Leventis (33)
19=) Jonny Kane (33)
19=) Danny Watts (33)
22=) Peter Dumbreck (30.5)
22=) David Brabham (30.5)
22=) Karun Chandhok (30.5)
25) Stéphane Sarrazin (25.5)
26=) Pierre Kaffer (25)
26=) Luís Pérez Companc (25)

LMP1 trophy standings:
1) Rebellion Racing (137 pts)
2) Strakka Racing (93)
3) JRM (87)
4) Pescarolo Team (25)
5) OAK Racing (8)

Formula Two
It's the final race of the season this weekend at Monza. Parthiva Sureshwaren missed the last three rounds of the championship (reason: unknown, but we guess sponsor issues) and so it is expected he won't take part this weekend either, however this is unconfirmed.

If he does take part, he'll be aiming to score his first points of the season. It's as simple as that really; one round, two races, two chances to score points.

Formula Renault 3.5
Luck has not been on Jules Bianchi's side this season, yet he still finds himself in contention for the FR3.5 title, i think that shows just how much quality Jules possesses.

The series races this weekend at Circuit Paul Ricard, France. The aim for Jules at this stage of the season has to be wins, it's a crucial weekend for Sahara Force India's reserve driver, here's why:

Drivers' Championship (1st-3rd):
1) Robin Frijns (166 pts)
2) Jules Bianchi (142)
3) Sam Bird (139)

There are four races to go which means 100 points up for grabs; 50 of those points can be scored this weekend. The gap between Robin & Jules is 24 points. If the gap between Robin and the rest, after this weekend, is more than 50 points - Robin takes the title. Therefore it's pretty imperative that Jules out-scores Robin. All this tension will surely make for a very exciting weekend in the championship!

Super One Championship
The SFI academy boys will finish their season this weekend at the Shenington Kart Racing Circuit, England. This season is all about development for Arjun Maini, Tarun Reddy & Jehan Daruvala. Don't forget, Indian nationals they are ineligible to score points in the series - this season is purely about honing their skills.

British GT Championship & GT1
It's the final race of both seasons this weekend but we (probably) won't have anybody in action. Sailesh Bolisetti was having a good season in the British GT Championship until his visa application to attend one of the races was rejected, ruining his title chances. He has since decided to save his money for next season.

In GT1, Armaan Ebrahim joined halfway through the season and took part in one race (and did well). He was due to continue until the end of the season, but when the race at the Buddh International Circuit got dropped, so did Armaan. He will probably remain dropped for this weekend, but this is unconfirmed.

We'll have regular updates this weekend on how everybody is doing, make sure you check back for that.

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