Dillon Battistini

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Dillon Battistini
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1977-12-03) December 3, 1977 (age 37)
Ewell, England
Firestone Indy Lights Series
Years active 2008-2010
Teams Panther Racing
Team Moore Racing
Genoa Racing
Team PBIR
Bryan Herta Autosport
Starts 19
Wins 4
Poles 1
Best finish 6th in 2008
Previous series
2006-2007
2003
Asian Formula Three Championship
Caterham R400 Challenge
Championship titles
2007 Asian Formula Three Championship

Dillon Battistini (born December 3, 1977) is an English-born racecar driver from Ewell.

Battistini competed in various classes of karting before moving to cars in the Caterham R400 challenge in 2003. In 2006 and 2007 he raced in the Asian Formula Three Championship, finishing 4th his first year and winning the 2007 series championship on 5 race wins. After testing a Champ Car for Minardi Team USA and the subsequent unification of American Open Wheel Racing, Battistini signed to race in the Firestone Indy Lights Series (formerly the Indy Pro Series) for Panther Racing less than 10 days before the season was set to begin. Battistini won his first race in the series which was also his first race on an oval track at Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 29, 2008.[1]

Battistini driving in Indy Lights at St. Petersburg

On May 24 Battistini won the Firestone Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from the pole for his second win of the season. Later that week he revealed that he and his team are preparing for him to make his IndyCar Series debut later in 2008.[2] He won two further races at Iowa and Kentucky. For the final race of the year, Battistini left the Panther team to race for Team Moore Racing.[3] Battistini was presented with the Gregory and Appel 'Securing Tomorrow' Award for winning the most races in the season at the 2008 IRL Awards Evening in Las Vegas. He competed in the fourth race of the 2009 season in a one-off for Genoa Racing and has been attempting to find a ride in the IndyCar Series. Having been unable to do so, he made two Indy Lights oval race appearances in 2010 for Team PBIR and Bryan Herta Autosport.

He participated in an IndyCar test with Conquest Racing at Kentucky Speedway on September 23, 2011, and made his IndyCar Series debut with the team in the 2011 season's race at Kentucky.[4]

Racing record[edit]

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2008 Panther Racing United States
HMS
1
United States
STP1
21
United States
STP2
4
United States
KAN
4
United States
INDY
1
United States
MIL
14
United States
IOW
1
United States
WGL1
17
United States
WGL2
20
United States
NSH
19
United States
MDO1
18
United States
MDO2
19
United States
KTY
1
United States
SNM1
18
United States
SNM2
15
6th 385
Team Moore Racing United States
CHI
23
2009 Genoa Racing United States
STP1
United States
STP2
United States
LBH
United States
KAN
15
United States
INDY
United States
MIL
United States
IOW
United States
WGL
Canada
TOR
Canada
EDM
United States
KTY
United States
MDO
United States
SNM
United States
CHI
United States
HMS
29th 15
2010 Team PBIR United States
STP
United States
ALA
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
United States
IOW
United States
WGL
Canada
TOR
Canada
EDM
United States
MDO
United States
SNM
United States
CHI
9
United States
KTY
22nd 44
Bryan Herta Autosport United States
HMS
9

IndyCar[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2011 Conquest Racing United States
STP
United States
ALA
United States
LBH
Brazil
SAO
United States
INDY
United States
TXS1
United States
TXS2
United States
MIL
United States
IOW
Canada
TOR
Canada
EDM
United States
MDO
United States
NWH
United States
SNM
United States
BAL
Japan
MOT
United States
KTY
28
United States
LSV
46th 10
Sporting positions
Preceded by
James Winslow
Asian Formula Three Champion
2007
Succeeded by
Frédéric Vervisch

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewandowski, Dave. Great Start, IndyCar.com, March 29, 2008
  2. ^ English, Steven & Andrew van de Burgt. Battistini plans two Panther outings, autosport.com, May 29, 2008
  3. ^ Loomis, Katie. Battistini Shifts Gears to Drive Team Moore Entry in Chicagoland Finale, Team Moore PR via IndyProRacer.com, September 4, 2008
  4. ^ Battistini to test for Conquest, Racer, September 19, 2011, Retrieved 2011-09-19

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