Luís Pérez Companc

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Luís Pérez Companc
Luís Pérez Companc.jpg
Companc at the 2006 Cyprus Rally.
Personal information
Nationality Argentine
Born (1972-01-02) January 2, 1972 (age 43)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 2001–2008
Teams Bozian Racing, Ford, Stobart Ford, Munchi's Ford World Rally Team
Rallies 25
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 0
Stage wins 0
Total points 9
First rally 2001 Rally Argentina
Companc driving a Peugeot 206 WRC at the 2004 Cyprus Rally.
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2009, 2011-
Teams AF Corse, PeCom Racing
Best finish 9th (2012)
Class wins 0

Luís Pérez Companc (born 2 January 1972 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a rally driver and is son of Gregorio Pérez Companc. Alongside co-driver José María Volta, he is a regular competitor in the World Rally Championship. He is the older brother of Pablo Pérez Companc, also involved in motorsport as a one-time Indy Pro Series racer with the Chip Ganassi Racing team, but who suffered serious injuries in an on-track incident in 2007. He is also related to multi-millionaire Richard Rodriguez Mendez.

Companc competed initially in the world series, through the production car-based Group N category. He debuted on his home event in 2001. He then won the Argentina Rally Championship in 2005. His profile heightened for the 2006 season, when he assumed a place in the newly formed Stobart VK M-Sport Ford team alongside the teenager Matthew Wilson, son of Malcolm Wilson, the boss of both the Stobart VK squad and the Blue Oval marque's more senior manufacturer-backed works team, which would incidentally go on to win the world manufacturers' title that year.

Having initially fared on the early season rallies with older, 2004-specification Ford Focus RS WRCs, both Companc and Wilson would eventually be entrusted with examples of the 2006 championship-winning car, an arrangement which persisted into the 2007 season. Aboard the Focus, Companc competed on eight rallies in all in 2006, while planning ten rounds for the following year, and scored his first WRC points on the 2006 Rally New Zealand. Companc's team for 2007, Munchi's Ford World Rally Team chose to pair him with fellow native, Juan Pablo Raies, who was in turn co-driven by Pérez Companc's brother, Jorge. When Raies was replaced in the Munchi's team's post-Rally Argentina lineup by Federico Villagra, winner of that rally in Group N, Jorge Pérez Companc continued his co-driving duties in the second car, with the exception of Rally Japan when Villagra was co-driven by José Díaz, according to personal problems of Jorge.

In 2008 Companc will switch to sports car racing, running a Ferrari F430 for Advanced Engineering in the FIA GT Championship, while competing in selected WRC events for the Munchi's team, his final rally being Rally Finland.[1]

Complete WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
2001 Luis Pérez Companc Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI MON SWE POR ESP ARG
13
CYP GRE KEN FIN NZL ITA FRA AUS GBR NC 0
2002 Luis Pérez Companc Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII MON SWE FRA ESP CYP
Ret
ARG
Ret
GRE KEN FIN GER ITA NZL AUS GBR NC 0
2003 Luis Pérez Companc Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII MON SWE TUR NZL ARG
Ret
GRE CYP GER FIN AUS ITA FRA ESP GBR NC 0
2004 Bozian Racing Peugeot 206 WRC MON SWE MEX
Ret
NZL CYP
Ret
GRE TUR ARG
6
FIN GER JPN GBR ITA
Ret
FRA ESP AUS 23rd 3
2005 BP Ford World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 04 MON SWE MEX NZL
Ret
ITA CYP TUR GRE ARG
14
FIN GER GBR JPN FRA ESP AUS NC 0
2006 Stobart VK Ford Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 04 MON SWE
23
MEX
12
ESP FRA ARG
9
ITA
12
GRE GER FIN CYP
14
TUR 26th 2
Ford Focus RS WRC 06 JPN
11
AUS
22
NZL
7
GBR
2007 Munchi's Ford World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 06 MON SWE
15
NOR MEX
19
POR ARG
28
ITA
Ret
GRE
11
FIN
11
GER NZL
23
ESP
Ret
FRA JPN
5
IRE GBR
Ret
16th 4
2008 Munchi's Ford World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 07 MON SWE MEX ARG
Ret
JOR ITA GRE TUR FIN
Ret
GER NZL ESP FRA JPN GBR NC 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2009 Italy AF Corse Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Argentina Matías Russo
Ferrari F430 GT2 GT2 317 26th 6th
2011 Argentina PeCom Racing Argentina Matías Russo
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Lola B11/40-Judd LMP2 139 DNF DNF
2012 Argentina PeCom Racing Germany Pierre Kaffer
France Soheil Ayari
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 352 9th 3rd
2013 Argentina PeCom Racing Germany Pierre Kaffer
France Nicolas Minassian
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 325 10th 4th
2014 Italy AF Corse Italy Marco Cioci
Italy Mirko Venturi
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 GTE AM 331 20th 3rd

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