Davide Rigon

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Davide Rigon
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Nationality Italy Italian
Born (1986-08-26) August 26, 1986 (age 28)
Thiene, Vicenza, Italy
2014 GP2 Series
Debut season 2009
Current team Scuderia Coloni
Car no. 19
Former teams Trident Racing
Starts 20
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 22nd in 2009
Previous series
200809
2008–09
2008
2008
2008
200608
2005
2005
2005
2004, 2006
2004–05
2004
2004
2003
2003
Superleague Formula
GP2 Asia Series
FIA GT Championship
International Formula Master
Superstars Series
Euroseries 3000
Formula One testing
World Series by Renault
Formula Azzurra
Italian F3
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia
FRenault Italia Winter Series
Formula Gloria
Formula BMW ADAC
Formula Gloria W. Trophy
Championship titles
2010
2008
2007
2007
2005
Superleague (Anderlecht)
Superleague (B. Guoan)
Euroseries 3000
Italian Formula 3000
Formula Azzurra

Davide Rigon (born August 26, 1986 in Thiene, Vicenza) is an Italian racing driver.

Career[edit]

Starting out in Formula BMW ADAC in 2003, he progressed to the Italian Formula Renault Championship and Italian Formula Three. He won the Formula Azzurra title in 2005, and finished second in Italian Formula Three the following year.

In 2007, Rigon won the Euroseries 3000 championship, winning three races. He also raced for Italy in the 2007–08 A1 Grand Prix season. In 2008, he competed in the GT2 class of the FIA GT Championship for BMS Scuderia Italia, and also in International Formula Master, while also racing for Beijing Guoan in the inaugural 2008 Superleague Formula season. Guoan were rated amongst the outsiders for the title, but Rigon defied that and led them to the championship, with three wins.

During the off-season, Rigon joined up with Trident Racing to compete in the fourth round of the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season in Qatar.[1] He scored his first points in the series, with a seventh at the penultimate race in Bahrain. He followed that up with a third in the final race, as he finished 17th in the championship.

He continued with the team into the 2009 GP2 Series season, but was replaced after four rounds by Rodolfo González despite outpacing team-mate Ricardo Teixeira all season.[2] He did however return for the Hungarian rounds of the championship, and remained with the team for the rest of the season. He returned to Superleague Formula, but with the Olympiacos CFP team instead of Beijing Guoan. He reclaimed the championship in 2010 whilst driving for the R.S.C. Anderlecht team.

Rigon returned to the GP2 Series for 2011 with the Coloni team. During the first round of the season, at Istanbul Park, he was involved in a crash with Julián Leal and suffered multiple fractures to his tibia and fibula.[3] He was replaced by compatriot Kevin Ceccon, and later Luca Filippi, and was restricted to 29th in the championship as a result of his injury.[4]

Rigon switched to sports car racing in 2012, and joined Kessel Racing for the Blancpain Endurance Series. In the 2013 season, he won at Monza and ended fourth in the Pro Cup with teammates Daniel Zampieri and César Ramos. Also in 2013, he drove in four rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship with 8 Star Motorsports, also in a Ferrari 458 Italia. He got a win and two second place finishes, helping the team to win the GTE-Am class championship. The Italian also won two races out of four in the International GT Open partnering with Andrea Montermini in a Scuderia Villorba Ferrari.

Rigon will drive a GTE-Pro class Ferrari F458 Italia for AF Corse full-time for the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship.

Racing record[edit]

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2005 Victory Engineering ZOL
1
ZOL
1
MON
1
VAL
1
VAL
2
LMS
1
LMS
2
BIL
1
BIL
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
DON
1
DON
2
EST
1

16
EST
2

10
MNZ
1

8
MNZ
2

14
26th 4
2012 BVM Target ALC
1
ALC
2
MON
1
SPA
1
SPA
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
MSC
1
MSC
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
LEC
1

19
LEC
2

13
CAT
1
CAT
2
33rd 0

Superleague Formula results[edit]

2008–2009[edit]

(Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Operator 1 2 3 4 5 6 Position Points
2008 Beijing Guoan Zakspeed DON NÜR ZOL EST VAL JER 1st 413
1 6 5 3 17 1 5 5 1 5 9 3
2009 Olympiacos CFP GU-Racing International MAG ZOL DON EST MOZ JAR 6th 300
18 2 10 4 17 15

2009 Super Final results[edit]

  • Super Final results in 2009 did not count for points towards the main championship.
Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6
2009 Olympiacos CFP
GU-Racing International
MAG
6
ZOL
N/A
DON
DNQ
EST MOZ JAR

2010[edit]

Year Team Operator 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 NC 11 Position Points
2010 R.S.C. Anderlecht Azerti Motorsport SIL ASS MAG JAR NÜR ZOL BRH ADR POR ORD BEI NAV 1st 699
9 10 X 1 10 1 7 3 2 10 6 X 2 12 2 2 9 1 13 2 2 1 8 1 2 9 2 5 8 3 13 15 C 2 11 4
† Non-championship event.

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2009 Trident Racing ESP
FEA

17
ESP
SPR

21
MON
FEA

9
MON
SPR

7
TUR
FEA

10
TUR
SPR

8
GBR
FEA

16
GBR
SPR

20
GER
FEA
GER
SPR
HUN
FEA

8
HUN
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

12
VAL
SPR

7
BEL
FEA

Ret
BEL
SPR

5
ITA
FEA

9
ITA
SPR

8
POR
FEA

14
POR
SPR

9
22nd 3
2011 Scuderia Coloni TUR
FEA

10
TUR
SPR

Ret
ESP
FEA
ESP
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
GBR
FEA
GBR
SPR
GER
FEA
GER
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
ITA
FEA
ITA
SPR
29th 0

Complete GP2 Asia Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2008–09 Trident Racing CHN
FEA

CHN
SPR

DUB
FEA

DUB
SPR

BHR1
FEA

BHR1
SPR

QAT
FEA

14
QAT
SPR

15
MYS
FEA

Ret
MYS
SPR

13
BHR2
FEA

7
BHR2
SPR

3
17th 6

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2013 8 Star Motorsport LMGTE Am Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari F142 4.5L V8 SIL
SPA
LMS
SÃO
2
COA
FUJ
4
SHA
1
BHR
2
6th 73
2014 AF Corse LMGTE Pro Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 SIL
5
SPA
3
LMS
Ret
COA
7
FUJ
2
SHA
BHR
SÃO
10th* 49*

* Season in progress

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2014 Italy AF Corse Germany Pierre Kaffer
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Pro
28 DNF DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rigon replaces Valles at Trident". autosport.com. 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 
  2. ^ "2009 GP2 Series – Round 5". GP2 Series. 2009-07-07. Retrieved 2009-07-07. [dead link]
  3. ^ Freeman, Glenn (2011-05-08). "Rigon injured in Istanbul collision". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  4. ^ Van De Burgt, Andrew (2011-05-17). "Ceccon replaces Rigon at Coloni". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2011-05-21. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
New Championship
Formula Azzurra
2005
Succeeded by
Giuseppe Termine
Preceded by
Giacomo Ricci
Euroseries 3000 champion
2007
Succeeded by
Nicolas Prost
Preceded by
Giacomo Ricci
Italian F3000 champion
2007
Succeeded by
Omar Leal
Preceded by
New Championship
Superleague Formula champion
(Beijing Guoan)

2008
Succeeded by
Adrián Vallés
(Liverpool F.C.)
Preceded by
Adrián Vallés
(Liverpool F.C.)
Superleague Formula champion
(R.S.C. Anderlecht)

2010
Succeeded by
John Martin
(Australia)