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DSC Quiz Of The Decade: The Answers

2010

Which two cars did Atlas eFX-Team FS plan to enter in the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (they didn’t enter either!)?

A Creation LMP1 and Panoz Abruzzi

How many teams from the 2010 FIA GT World Championship entry list, still race under the same banner in GT racing today?

None, Vitaphone, Swiss Racing Team, Matech Competition, Young Driver AMR, Hexis AMR, Mad-Croc Racing, Phoenix racing/ Carsport, Sumo Power, Reiter, Triple H Hegersport, All.Inkl.com Münnich, Marc VDS

In the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours, all four Peugeot 908s retired, three with near-identical engine failures, what caused the other car to retire (the first of the four) and who was driving at the time?

Suspension failure, Pedro Lamy

How many GT3 cars finished in the top 10 overall of the 2010 Nurburgring 24 Hours and what was the highest finisher?

Six, the highest placed of which (behind the winning GT2 spec (Ex-1P entered) BMW and 2nd placed (also GT2 spec) Hankook Team Farnbacher Ferrari F 430 GTC) was the #97 Phoenix Racing Audi

Picture question: Who (driver)? What (car)? Where (Circuit)? When (Month) and when did this specific car first race? For a bonus point, in what car was this driver racing in 2019?

It’s the Libra Motorsport Radical SR9/10, testing in 2010, race debut with the IER Nissan engine came at Mid Ohio in 2011, driven here by Francesco Dracone, a full season driver in the 2019 ELMS in the BHK Motorsport ORECA 07 Gibson

2011

In the 2011 Blancpain Endurance Series, its inaugural season, there were four categories including GT3 Pro Cup, GT3 Pro-Am and GT4 Cup. Which was the fourth?

GT3 Citation Cup

What caused Allan McNish to express total disgust during the ILMC Zhuhai race meeting in 2011?
A: Discovering counterfeit Tunnocks Tea Cakes at a local store.
B: Being asked to carry the English national flag during the race parade.
C: Being introduced as Tom Kristensen’s son at an official dinner.

It was B!

Which national GT Championship had its opening race postponed by over two months and why?

The Super GT Championship after the Fukushima Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear disasters

Which Asian driver scored only the second ever overall ALMS win by a driver from that continent and where and for a bonus, who, when, where and in what was the first?

Humaid Al Masaood took the overall win at Baltimore in the Oryx Dyson Racing Lola Mazda with Steven Kane. The first overall win by an Asian driver came at the season-ending Laguna Seca race in 2005 when Hayanari Shimoda took the win with Tom Chilton in the #15 Zytek

17 LMP1 cars started the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours. How many different combinations of engine and chassis numbered amongst that 17?

Ten, Audi R18 TDI, Peugeot 908 (V8), Oreca Peugeot 908 HDi FAP (V12), Rebellion Lola Toyota, Kronos/ Marc VDS Lola Aston Martin, Pescarolo 01 Judd GV5, Oak Racing Pescarolo 01 Judd DB, Hope Racing Oreca 01 Swiss HyTech 2.0 L Hybrid Turbo, Ztyek 09C, Aston Martin AMR One

2012

In 2012, who won two major races in two days at Brands Hatch, returning to the Kent-based circuit for the first time in 3 years?

Alex Zanardi won Paralympic handbike Gold medals at Brands for the individual H4 time trial and the individual H4 road race three years after his last appearance at the circuit in the WTCC.

How many different classes took part in the 2012 Sebring 12 Hours?

Nine, LMP1, LMP2, GTE Pro GTE Am (all FIA WEC) P1, P2, PC, GT and GTC (ALMS)

How many rounds composed the 2012 European Le Mans Series, and where was the last of them held?

Three, Road Atlanta (Petit Le Mans)

Which driver took his only FIA WEC race win in the second-ever WEC event?

Marc Gene, Spa 6 Hours for Audi

Bentley signed a deal with MSPort to develop the Continental GT3. But which other joint efforts would have produced the first GT3 Bentley and why didn’t they?

Rollcentre Racing/Lola, the collapse of Lola ended any chance of the plan progressing.

2013

Which entry won four of the last five WEC races of the 2013 season in LMP2 and finished second in the other, but still only finished third in the final standings?

G-Drive Racing (ADR Delta) Oreca 03, John Martin, Mike Conway, Roman Rusinov

Which future World Champion won the Grand-Am race at Road America, one half of the unique joint weekend with ALMS. Who was his driving partner and in which car?

Brendon Hartley won at Road America with Scott Mayer in Starworks’ Riley BMW DP

What, Where, When, Who?

HVM Status GP Lola Judd LMP2, Le Mans 24 Hours, Johnny Mowlem, Tony Burgess, Jonathan Hirschi

Who became the first-ever non-European Pro-class race winner in the Blancpain Endurance Series?

Cesar Ramos, Kessel Racing Ferrari Monza

Porsche scored its 100th class victory at Le Mans with which car?

#76 IMSA Performance Matmut 911 GT3 RSR, Raymond Narac, Jean-Karl Vernay and Christophe Bourret

2014

Toyota won the World Championship but which driver was stood down by the factory team mid-season?

Nico Lapierre, dropped after a rain-ruined CoTA race.

Who won a class at the Rolex 24 Hours four hours after the race was completed?

The #555 Level 5 Motorsports Ferrari won GTD after a penalty for unnecessary contact was rescinded. Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell, Jeff Segal, Alessandro Pier Guidi and Scott Tucker. The Ferrari later played a key part in the Netflix ‘Dirty Money’ documentary as it was recovered from Tucker’s home by court authorities

Five different LMP2 crews scored overall wins in the 2014 ELMS, but only one winning driver has a current full-season drive in the FIA WEC, who?

Filipe Albuquerque

How many overall wins at the Bathurst 1000 have the 2014 winners of the Bathurst 12 Hour scored?

Nine, John Bowe (2) and Craig Lowndes (7)

Who, what, where, when?

Marco Holzer, Martin Ragginger, Schütz Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 R Blancpain Sprint Race Baku Street Circuit, 2 November 2014

2015

“Exactly” where did Porsche unveil its 919 Hybrid Le Mans liveries?

On the Helipad at Circuit Paul Ricard during the WEC Prologue

2015 saw the racing debut of the first batch of LMP3 cars. The Ligier JS P3’s first race was at the ELMS season finale at Estoril. Who drove demonstration laps in Ligier’s JS P3 development car at the same race meeting?

ACO President Pierre Fillon

Which previous title winners made their last full season effort in the 2015 British GT Championship?

Godfrey and David Jones

What racing number did the Bathurst 12 Hour winning Nissan wear?

#35

Who, what, where, when?

Joe Toussaint, Cory Friedman, Autometrics Porsche 997 GT3R Daytona Winter Test

2016

What was the last IMSA race to be won by a Daytona Prototype and who won?

The Lone Star Le Mans IMSA event at CoTA on 17 September, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Dallara-chassied Corvette DP with Ricky and Jordan Taylor

Which ex F1 race winner took a national GT title in 2016?

Heiki Kovalainen took the Super GT GT500 title with Kohei Hirate for Lexus.

Which two drivers raced together twice in the same class in an international championship, in the same team, in identical cars, but with different numbers?

Gunnar Jeannette & David MacNeil raced at Daytona in the #22 Alex Job Racing Porsche and at  Road America in the #77 Porsche with the same team.

What was unique in WEC history about the Aston Martin Racing Drivers Championship winning effort in GTE Pro in 2016?

It was won on Dunlop tyres

Who, What, Where, When?

Egidio Perfetti and Klaus Bachler, Mentos Racing Porsche 911 GT3R. The very first Road to Le Mans race

2017

What foreign object caused a Full-Course Yellow during the FIA WEC 6 Hours of Mexico City?

A baseball made its way over the fence from the adjoining ball-park.

At which event in 2017 did Aston Martin Racing score its 50th victory?

In GTE Am at the 6 Hours of Shanghai.

During the 2017 FIA WEC season, Rebellion Racing’s ORECA 07s featured a Michel Vaillant livery. Earlier in the decade where, when and who did the same and in what car and team?

2015 Spa 24 Hours, ROAL Motorsport BMW Z4 GT3, Timo Glock, Bruno Spengler, Alex Zanardi.

How many overall race wins did the Ligier JS P217 Gibson score in its first season of racing?

Three, The final two ELMS races of the season fell to United Autosports whilst Spirit of Daytona took a win at Laguna Seca in the IMSA Championship

What, Where, When?

K4-GP demonstration, Kei car-based miniature racers supporting the 6 Hours of Fuji WEC race 14 October 2017.

2018

The Corvette C7.R took its final race win in 2018, where?

Long Beach

One season, two wins, completing a unique record, Championship winner, never finishing off the podium. Who, which Championship, which team?

Signatech Alpine Matmut. Took the ‘Super Season’ WEC LMP2 title including two Le Mans wins, and in the bargain gave Nicolas Lapierre his third and fourth class victories, still a 100% record in the class!

Jenson Button claimed the 2018 Super GT GT500 title with Naoki Yamamoto, in doing so the pair took a race win at Sugo, but where and when had Button last won a race?

The Brazilian F1 Grand Prix on 25 November 2012

How many factory drivers took part in the GT3 class in the 2018 British GT Championship?

Eight: Rob Bell (McLaren), Adam Christodoulou and Yelmer Buurman (Mercedes AMG), Nicki Thiim, Jonny Adam, Darren Turner, Maxime Martin and Marco Sorensen (Aston Martin).

Who, What, Where, When?

The #99 Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR Pat Long/ Tim Pappas/ Spencer Pumpelly at the 2018 Le Mans Test Day

2019

How many different (and which) teams have run with the full G-Drive livery in LMP2?

Nine:  Signatech (2012 FIA WEC) ADR Delta (2013 FIA WEC) OAK Racing (2014 & 2015 FIA WEC), Jota Sport (2016 ELMS), Dragonspeed (2017 ELMS), Graff Racing (2017 ELMS), TDS Racing (2017/ 18/19 FIA WEC) and Algarve Pro Racing (2019/20 Asian Le Mans Series)

Which driver has now claimed a win in every FIA WEC class?

Bruno Senna’s win overall in Shanghai with Rebellion Racing adds an LMP1 win to LMP2 wins in 2016 and 2017 with RGR Morand and Vaillante Rebellion, and to GTE Pro wins with Aston Martin in 2013, plus a win in GTE AM in the ‘race that never was’ in Fuji in the same season.

The FIA honoured all drivers who have won a World Sportscar and WEC title overall in early December with induction into the FIA Hall of Fame. Which two Champions were not present at the ceremony?

The late and very great Stefan Bellof and an unwell Teo Fabi

Which team took three wins in four races in three different Championships?

DragonSpeed, won Rolex 24 Hours LMP2 class followed by the Sebring 1000 Miles in the FIA WEC and the 4 Hours of Paul Ricard in the ELMS

Who, What, Where, When?

The #52 Rick Ware Racing Ligier JS P2 Nissan at the 2019 4 Hours of Shanghai, opening round of the 2018/19 Asian Le Mans Series, Cody Ware and Mark Kvamme