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Rangers F.C. SF Team
Founded 2008
Country Scotlandmarker
Operated by Alan Docking Racing
Drivers John Martin (2009)
Ryan Dalziel (2008)
James Walker (2008)

Races Wins Poles Podiums
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Rangers F.C. Superleague Formula team is the racing team of Rangers F.C., a football team that competes in Scotlandmarker in the Scottish Premier League. The Rangers racing team competes in the Superleague Formula. It has been operated by Alan Docking Racing for all seasons, although Team West-Tec operated the Rangers team in 2008 pre-season. The car was revealed outside Ibrox Stadiummarker with the Rangers first team present, including manager Walter Smith.

2008 season



In the 2008 Superleague Formula season Rangers finished overall in the mid table in 13th. It was only 1 of 3 teams that completed the whole season but did not get on to the podium. The car was drove in all rounds by Ryan Dalziel except the 2008 Nürburgring Superleague Formula round where James Walker was driving and posted Rangers best finishing position of 4th.



2009 season

For the 2009 Superleague Formula season, John Martin was the driver. For the first round of the season Rangers F.C. had a bad weekend. In race one Rangers got caught up in a mistake from Olympiacos CFP (Davide Rigon) eliminating them from the race. In race 2 Rangers F.C. led after lap 1 and built up a lead before the pitstop window opened. The car got stuck on the jack in the pits and lost 35 seconds coming out in 13th place. After that driver John Martin made a small mistake putting Rangers F.C. out of the race.

At the Zolder round Rangers F.C. got to their first 'Pole Shoot Out' of qualifying and narrowly lost out on pole to FC Midtjylland (Kasper Andersen). John Martin and Rangers F.C. followed this up with a debut podium finishing in 2nd place. In the second race of the day at Circuit Zoldermarker Rangers F.C. retired early with gearbox problems.

At the Donington round Rangers F.C. and John Martin claimed their 2nd podium in Superleague Formula. They were in position to win race one before being impeded by PSV Eindhoven (Dominick Muermans) allowing FC Basel to get their first win. Rangers F.C. finished 2nd. In race two John Martin and Rangers F.C. crashed into A.C. Milan (Giorgio Pantano) ending both teams races. In the 6 car 'Super Final' Rangers F.C. and John Martin claimed their very first Superleague Formula win, passing FC Basel (Maximilian Wissel) with 2 laps to go.

At the Estoril round it was the first time Rangers F.C. finished both races this season. They claimed a 5th place and an 8th place. During race two Rangers F.C. had an incident with Atlético Madrid (María de Villota) which sent both teams spinning and dropping a couple of places.

Record

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Year Racing team Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points Rank
DON NÜR ZOL EST VAL JER
2008 Alan Docking Racing
Ryan Dalziel 8 14 8 17 13 15 5 7 15 6 227 13th
James Walker 4 12
Year Racing team Driver MAG ZOL DON EST MOZ JAR Points Rank
2009 Alan Docking Racing John Martin 17 16 2 15 2 16 5 8 11 12 10 9 241 10th


Super Final Results

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6
2009 MAG

DNQ
ZOL

N/A
DON

1
EST

DNQ
MOZ

N/A
JAR

DNQ


References

  1. http://www.johnmartinracing.com/index.php?page_id=blog&mod=comments&blog_id=2
  2. http://www.superleagueformula.com/Clubs/AS-Roma/News/FC-Midtjylland-wins-Qualifying-Shoot-Out-Final-in-Belgium
  3. http://www.rangers.premiumtv.co.uk/articles/martin-makes-his-mark-20090719_2254024_1727038
  4. http://www.johnmartinracing.com/index.php?page_id=blog&mod=comments&blog_id=4


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