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Staturday: 2017 First Half vs. Second Half

November 11, 2017
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Stat geeks, rejoice! Staturday returns for the 2017 Red Bull GRC season, as we offer up key facts and figures through the entire year. Click here to bookmark the entire Staturday archive!

More often than not, the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship is determined not by who starts the year off well, but who finishes it that way. It was the case once again this year, as both Scott Speed and Cyril Raymond, the Supercar and GRC Lites champions, scored more points in the second half than any other driver in their respective classes.

The difference was most pronounced with Speed, who found himself out of the points lead in Ottawa after missing the Saturday final due to an engine replacement. After clawing back from fourth to third in the standings on Sunday, Speed wouldn’t finish worse than second again all season:

Supercar First Half Points

Rank /

Driver /

Points /

Wins /

Podiums /

1 Tanner Foust 418 2 4
2 Steve Arpin 391 2 4
3 Scott Speed 381 1 5
4 Mitchell deJong 372 0 2
5 Sebastian Eriksson 330 1 1

 

Supercar Second Half Points

Rank /

Driver /

Points /

Wins /

Podiums /

1 Scott Speed 445 3 6
2 Tanner Foust 389 3 4
3 Steve Arpin 352 0 3
4 Patrik Sandell 342 0 3
5 Sebastian Eriksson 321 0 1

 

Raymond, meanwhile, did his best work in the first half of the season with a nearly perfect month of June. He swept all four rounds, two each in New England and Ottawa, to extend a sizable championship gap. He managed to score more than anyone else in the second half, too, even if drivers like Christian Brooks and Travis PeCoy managed to close the gap—and both Brooks and Conner Martell equaled Raymond with two second-half wins:

GRC Lites First Half Points

Rank /

Driver /

Points /

Wins /

Podiums /

1 Cyril Raymond 407 4 5
2 Conner Martell 344 1 3
3 Colin Braun 333 0 2
T4 Christian Brooks 321 1 4
T4 Travis PeCoy 321 0 2

 

GRC Lites Second Half Points

Rank /

Driver /

Points /

Wins /

Podiums /

1 Cyril Raymond 379 2 4
2 Christian Brooks 371 2 5
3 Travis PeCoy 351 0 3
4 Conner Martell 312 2 3
5 Alex Keyes 308 0 3

 

Photo credit: Louis Yio

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