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Renault Sport Trophy

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Country  Europe
Constructors  Renault
Constructor  Renault
Inaugural season  2015
Last Teams' champion  Team Marc VDS EG 0,0
Folded  2016
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Category  One-make racing by Renault
Last Drivers' champion  En: Markus Palttala En: Fabian Schiller Pro: Pieter Schothorst AM: Fabian Schiller

Renault sport trophy race 1 spa 2016


The Renault Sport Trophy is a one-make racing series created and managed by Renault Sport. The series has raced with the Renault Sport R.S. 01 in 2015 and 2016 as part of the Renault Sport Series (formerly World Series by Renault).

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Development

In 2014, Renault announced its intention to create a new one-make sports car championship. The company unveiled the racecar for the series, called Renault Sport RS 01, at the 2014 Moscow Motor Show. The RS 01, developed by Renault Sport, has a Gibson Technology-tuned 3.8-litre V6 twin-turbo engine supplied by Renault Sport's Japanese partner Nismo and a chassis built by Dallara. It was announced that the championship would use a professional-gentleman drivers combination. The first season was held in 2015. The second and the last season was held in 2016, as a support event for 2016 European Le Mans Series.

Drivers and race format

The car is driven by a professional-gentleman driver combination. Professional drivers compete for the Elite (or PRO) class championship and gentlemen for the Prestige (or AM) class. As of 2016, the race weekend consists of one 60-minute/90-minute (plus one lap) race called "endurance", where the two drivers of each car participate, and two 25-minute races (one for the Elite-class driver and other for the Prestige-class driver). There are separate qualifying sessions for Elite and Prestige to determine the grid order in the short races, and the endurance grid order is determined by a system that uses a mix of Elite and Prestige qualifying results.

Awards

As of 2016 the Renault Sport Trophy Elite-class champion is given a development programme and the chance to participate at a Nismo's Super GT test. If he is not chosen to compete in Super GT, he receives a 200,000 € award. The Prestige-class driver can opt between a 140,000 € award to step up into the Elite class or a LMP2 entry at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Specifications

  • Engine displacement: 3.8 L (232 cu in) DOHC V6
  • Gearbox: 7-speed paddle shift gearbox (must have reverse)
  • Weight: 2,524 lb (1,145 kg)
  • Power output: 550 hp (410 kW)
  • Fuel: Elf LMS 101.6 RON Unleaded
  • Fuel Capacity: 39.6 US gallons (150 litres)
  • Fuel Delivery: Fuel injection
  • Aspiration: Twin-turbocharged
  • Length: 4,710 mm (185 in)
  • Width: 2,000 mm (79 in)
  • Wheelbase: 2,744 mm (108 in)
  • Steering: Hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion
  • References

    Renault Sport Trophy Wikipedia


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