Enzo Potolicchio

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Enzo Potolicchio
Enzo potolicchio le mans 2012.jpg
Nationality Venezuela Venezuelan
Born (1968-08-07) August 7, 1968 (age 46)
Caracas
FIA World Endurance Championship Rolex Sports Car Series career
Current team Starworks Motorsport
Former teams HP-Tech Motorsport
Previous series
Ferrari Challenge, Formula Ford, Porsche Super Cup
Championship titles
2005 Venezuelan Formula Ford 2000
Awards
1998 Venezuelan Automobile Driver of the Year

Vicente "Enzo" Potolicchio (born 7 August 1968 in Caracas) is a Venezuelan racing driver and businessman, who competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship and Rolex Sports Car Series for Starworks Motorsport. He won the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans and 2012 12 Hours of Sebring, both in the LMP2 class.

Early racing career[edit]

Potolicchio spent his early career racing Formula Ford, both at home in Venezuela where he was champion in 2005, and in the American F2000 Championship Series. He also took part in Venezuelan Porsche Super Cup in 1998, which saw him earn 11 victories and the country's Automobile Driver of the Year award.

Ferrari Challenge[edit]

Potolicchio participated in two Ferrari Challenge North America races in 2009, earning a victory and a third-place finish. In 2010 and 2011 he won back-to-back Ferrari Challenge titles.[1]

Rolex Sports Car Series[edit]

Potolicchio made his Grand-Am debut in 2011, racing in the Rolex Sports Car Series for Starworks Motorsport. He earned his first career victory at Mid-Ohio, teamed with Ryan Dalziel, finishing 13th in the end-of-season Daytona Prototype points standings.

In 2012, Potolicchio finished second overall in the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona, teamed with Ryan Dalziel, Alex Popow, Lucas Luhr and Allan McNish. He's collected four podium finishes in eight races to date.

Leading up to the second race at Watkins Glen, Potolicchio announced he was leaving the Rolex Series, but would continue to support the #8 Starworks car in the title challenge.

FIA World Endurance Championship[edit]

Together with Starworks, Potolicchio made his FIA World Endurance Championship debut at the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring, where he, Ryan Dalziel and Stephane Sarrazin finished third overall and first in LMP2. The trio finished 14th in class at the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, punctuated by a mechanical issue.

Potolicchio and teammates Ryan Dalziel and Tom Kimber-Smith won the Le Mans in the LMP2 class. Starworks also won the FIA LMP2 Trophy in the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship season.

In 2013, Potolicchio announced that he would enter the 2013 FIA WEC season with his newly created team, 8Star Motorsports, competing with one Ferrari 458 Italia GT2.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2012 United States Starworks Motorsport United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
HPD ARX-03b LMP2 354 7th 1st
2013 United States 8 Star Motorsports Portugal Rui Águas
Australia Jason Bright
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Am
294 37th 10th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FERRARI-CHALLENGE: Series set to start 12th season under GRAND-AM sanctioning". motorsport.com. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 

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