Jaime Melo

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24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2004, 2007 - 2012
Teams JMB Racing, Risi Competizione, Luxury Racing
Best finish 18th (2009, 2012)
Class wins 2 (2008, 2009)
Melo at the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Jaime Melo, also known as Jaime Melo, Jr. (born 24 April 1980 in Cascavel), is a Brazilian auto racing driver best known for his success in grand tourers as Ferrari driver. In 2006 he won the FIA GT Championship in the GT2 class driving for AF Corse and the next year he did the same at the American Le Mans Series for Risi Competizione, where he currently drives. Melo has collected GT2 class wins at the 2008 and 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 2009 24 Hours of Spa, the 2007, 2009 and 2010 12 Hours of Sebring and the 2008 and 2009 Petit Le Mans among other endurance race wins.

For 2012, Melo will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship, driving for Luxury Racing in GTE-Pro.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2004 France JMB Racing France Jean-René de Fornoux
France Stéphane Daoudi
Ferrari 360 Modena GTC GT 133 DNF DNF
2007 United States Risi Competizione Finland Mika Salo
United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem
Ferrari F430 GT2 GT2 223 DNF DNF
2008 United States Risi Competizione Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Finland Mika Salo
Ferrari F430 GT2 GT2 326 19th 1st
2009 United States Risi Competizione Germany Pierre Kaffer
Finland Mika Salo
Ferrari F430 GT2 GT2 329 18th 1st
2010 United States Risi Competizione Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Ferrari F430 GT2 GT2 116 DNF DNF
2011 France Luxury Racing Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
France Frédéric Makowiecki
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Pro
183 DNF DNF
2012 France Luxury Racing France Frédéric Makowiecki
Germany Dominik Farnbacher
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Pro
333 18th 2nd

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Felipe Massa
Euro Formula 3000 champion
2002
Succeeded by
Augusto Farfus