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Martini Paddock Racing, also known as Paddock Team Racing or by its abbreviation MPR, is a British former GPGSL racing team. It was founded by team owner Dan Paddock. The team entered the GPGSL in Season 1, as one of the founders teams. It stayed in the series until Season 11 when Paddock decided to close the team to switch his efforts to the smaller racing series Formula 1.

Martini Paddock Racing has recorded 24 victories, 29 pole positions, and 24 fastest laps in its time racing in the GPGSL.

Racing HistoryEdit

Season 1Edit

The team was initially established by Mike Seymour as one of the 11 founding members of the GrandPrixGames Super League (GPGSL) in July 2008.

The team held the official entry name of Scuderia Seymour Racing (SSR) and was assigned the numbers 16 and 17. Two young British drivers were signed to the fledgling team. Dan Paddock would drive the #16 car and Ross Cartwright would pilot the #17 machine. Seymour signed a sponsorship deal with British American Tobacco, with the SSR unveiled in the colours of the firm's Lucky Strike brand. Honda and Bridgestone would supply engines and tyres to the team respectively.

In a shock move, Seymour announced that he would be quitting the GPGSL with immediate effect just days before the start of the opening round, transferring ownership of the team to lead driver Paddock. His first move was to rename the team, which debuted under its new guise as Paddock Team Racing at the second round of the season in Brazil.

Despite the promising pre-season build up for PTR, solid results proved hard to come by amid the flurry of changes going on within the team. While the team did pick up its first points in only it's second ever race, the season would ultimately be a disappointment. The high points of the year would be Cartwright's fifth place finish in Monaco and Paddock's eighth place finish in Adelaide, Australia which saved him the ignominy of ranking last in the drivers' standings.

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PTR Season 1 Livery

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MPR Season 8 livery

PTR would finish the season in 11th place in the teams' championship. Cartwright ranked 19th in the drivers' table with 16 points and Paddock 21st with 13 points.

Late in the season Paddock announced the team would join forces with the Martini & Rossi distillery from Season 2 onwards, which would see the team re-branded as Martini Paddock Racing (MPR). The team would also be supplied with Porsche engines, renewing the famous link between Martini and Porsche, last seen to devastating effect the 1980s.

In a major coup, PTR confirmed it had signed the Slovenian, Marko Aleksander, to drive for the team in Season 2. Aleksander was classified third in the opening season of the GPGSL, narrowly missing out on a maiden title.

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Complete GrandPrixGames Super League ResultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap; underlined races indicate most places gained)

Season Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Points WCC
1 Honda B AUT BRA MON CAN GBR GER BEL ITA JPN AUS 29 11th
United Kingdom Dan Paddock 14 12 Ret Ret 12 7 Ret Ret 20 8
United Kingdom Ross Cartwright 13 9 5 18 14 Ret Ret 15 9 13
2 Porsche B AUS MON BEL ESP BRA JPN AUT USA NED CAN ITA GER SAM CZE TUR GBR 108 4th
United Kingdom Dan Paddock 5 9 14 11 8 14 16 12 18 7 7 Ret 17 16 18 Ret
Slovenia Marko Aleksander 7 Ret 13 3 2 11 12 11 19 8 Ret 8 5 5 7 7
3 Lancia B AUS GER USA CAN EUR SAM NED BEL MAL ENG HUN ITA JPN SMR BRA MON GBR 209 2nd
Slovenia Marko Aleksander 15 2 4 4 6 7 6 3 9 5 1 1 5 2 5 Ret 8
Portugal Monil Santilal 17 8 5 2 14 17 10 Ret 3 13 Ret 7 3 13 9 10 10
4 Lancia D AUS ITA BEL JPN EUR MON PAC RSA HUN GER BRA UAE MAL USA CAN NED GBR 254 2nd
Slovenia Marko Aleksander 18 5 16 2 4 1 4 4 2 3 1 8 5 8 3 16 6
Portugal Monil Santilal 11 3 5 6 Ret 4 2 3 10 4 10 1 1 18 12 5 Ret
5 Lancia D AUS FRA JPN BEL ESP BRA GER NED EUR ITA CAN UAE PAC USA MON TUR GBR 183 4th
Australia Matt Houston 19 2 2 Ret 6 12 3 1 1 2 13 21 Ret 11 Ret 5
United Kingdom Adam Davies 10
Portugal Monil Santilal 2 16 15 15 Ret 11 2 15 19 7 8 Ret 8 3
United Kingdom Adam Davies 2
United Kingdom Ben Johnson 7 2
6 Lancia D AUS ITA CAN HUN USA NED SMR GER JPN SAM ATL AUT MON FRA BEL BRA GBR 148 5th
Australia Matt Houston 12 7 1 Ret 17 Ret 11 5 Ret 13 7 17 11 7 Ret Ret
United Kingdom Owen Edwards 2
Netherlands Charrel Jalving 2 1 17 Ret 12 8 2 3 16 Ret 5 21 2 Ret 8 8 20
7 Lancia D AUS GCO JPN CAN USA FRA NED BEL SUI ITA SMR BRA OCE AUT HUN GER GBR 187 3rd
Netherlands Charrel Jalving 18 3 1 7 11 16 5 2 6 14 11 Ret 8 Ret Ret 6 5
Switzerland John Maverick 4 7 17 3 5 6 10 11 3 19 9 4 1 Ret 6 15 4
8 Lancia P AUS SOA SIN MAL JPN CAN SAM BRA BEL GER AUT SMR ITA MON FRA LUX GBR 454 4th
Netherlands Charrel Jalving 3 7 15 4 1 5 7 20 17 3 9 3 7 11 18 10 Ret
United Kingdom Jack Hunsley 4 14 12 5 Ret 13 6 11 3 13 7 4 16 15 11 6 14
9 Lancia P AUS JPN MAL RSA ESP CAN USA BRA BEL EUR NED ITA AUT CZE GER FRA GBR 263 1st
Australia Ed Greenhalgh 12 9 7 6 8 2 1 2 2 7 1 2 13 5 6 1 17
Netherlands Charrel Jalving 6 3 6 2 3 12 6 1 15 19 3 1 5 6 4 14 15
10 Lancia P AUS PAC MAL JPN UAE ITA AUT EUR CAN USA BRA RSA OCE GER BEL NED GBR FLE 212 2nd
Australia Ed Greenhalgh 14 6 4 17 Ret 4 16 1 6 2 5 8 1 3 Ret Ret 14 9
Netherlands Charrel Jalving 9 Ret 8 7 4 7 15 5 1 19 14 16 Ret 1 1 5 15 2
11 Lancia P AUS MAL JPN ITA ESP RSA BRA USA CAN GER AUT BEL GBR NED 112 4th
Netherlands Charrel Jalving 15 7 Ret 3 3 2 19 2 1 3 Ret 16 Ret 11
Uruguay Carlos Rodríguez 13 11 11 7 2 5 21 Ret 9 9 Ret 7 10 8

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