DSC’s Quiz Of The Decade, Part One

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It’s the end of the 2010s and as a special treat for those of our readers that either have astounding knowledge of endurance racing, or else are amazing at using Google, we present here the first of a five-part quiz of the decade.

There are no prizes there than our undying admiration – please feel free to discuss any uncertainties on Twitter – but please don’t post spoilers, unless they are of the aerodynamic kind!

First up – 2010 & 2011 –

2010

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

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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.

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

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?

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