Anders Olofsson

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Anders Olofsson (31 March 1952 – 22 January 2008) was a Swedish racing driver.[1]

Racing career[edit]

He won back-to-back Swedish Formula Three titles in 1977 and 1978 and finished runner-up in the European Formula Three Championship in the same seasons.

He won three consecutive Japanese Touring Car titles as a works Nissan driver and triumphed in the 1991 Spa 24 Hours, driving a Nissan Skyline with David Brabham and Naoki Hattori.

From 1992 to 1995, Anders competed in the Bathurst 1000 touring car race in Australia. He raced for Winfield Racing in all four races and finished 3rd, 4th, 6th and 4th in 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995, respectively. He also drove in the 1988 Bathurst 1000 with Glenn Seton in a Nissan and failed to finish and in 1989 Bathurst 1000 with George Fury in a Nissan finishing 4th.

Olofsson finished second overall in the GT1 class of the 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours, sharing a Gulf McLaren F1 with Jean-Marc Gounon and Pier-Henri Raphanel.

He retired from racing at the end of 1997 and worked in driver management with Swedish racers in the Swedish Touring Car Championship.

Death[edit]

Olofsson died in his sleep on 22 January 2008, aged 55.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". mitorosso.com. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  2. ^ English, Steven (24 January 2008). "Anders Olofsson dies aged 55". Autosport. Retrieved 10 September 2012.