Marc Basseng

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Marc Basseng
Marc basseng brandshatch2014.JPG
Nationality  German
Born (1978-12-12) 12 December 1978 (age 35)
Engelskirchen (Germany)
Previous series
2013
20102012
2008
20072009
2007
2007
2007
2006, 2008–2009
2005
2004-06
2003
2001-02
1997-98, 2003, 06
WTCC
FIA GT1 World Championship
ADAC GT Masters
American Le Mans Series
Le Mans Series
FIA GT Championship
Porsche Supercup
FIA GT3
ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup
VLN
Clio Cup Germany
Renault Sport Clio Trophy
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
Championship titles
2012
2004
FIA GT1 World Championship
Clio Cup Germany

Marc Basseng (born 12 December 1978 in Engelskirchen) is a German racing driver.

Career[edit]

Basseng began his career in karting. In 1997 he began competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany for the UPS Porsche Junior Team, finishing third in the 1998 standings.[1] He raced in the Renault Sport Clio Trophy in 2001 and 2002 and won the German Clio Cup in 2003.

In 2004, Basseng began to compete in the VLN Nürburgring Endurance Championship, where he has claimed 25 overall wins. The driver also competed part-time at the FIA GT3 European Championship, FIA GT Championship, Le Mans Series, American Le Mans Series and ADAC GT Masters. In 2008, the Belgian raced full-time at the American Le Mans Series in a Porsche 911 for Farnbacher Loles.

He began racing in the new FIA GT1 World Championship in 2010 for the All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport team, for which he also serves as team manager. On 26 July 2010, Marc Basseng achieved the lap record in a Pagani Zonda R on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.[2] In 2011 he finished 5th in the standings for Münnich, sharing his ride with Markus Winkelhock. In 2012 he claimed the world championship with Winkelhock, managing to win a race and finishing 10 times in the podium.

Basseng moved with Münnich Motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship for 2013.[3] As he was the reigning FIA GT1 World Champion he was ruled to be ineligible for the Yokohama Independents' Trophy.[4] He qualified eighth for the season opening Race of Italy and was battling for sixth place in race one with Gabriele Tarquini before dropping out of contention when he served a drive–through penalty for not having all his wheels down on the ground at the three minute warning on the grid.[5] He started second for race two but dropped down to fourth before challenging Tarquini for third on the last lap.[6]


Racing record[edit]

Complete GT1 World Championship results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2010 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Lamborghini ABU
QR

Ret
ABU
CR

17
SIL
QR

17
SIL
CR

Ret
BRN
QR

14
BRN
CR

13
PRI
QR

16
PRI
CR

17
SPA
QR

15
SPA
CR

Ret
NÜR
QR

DNS
NÜR
CR

19
ALG
QR

Ret
ALG
CR

17
NAV
QR

8
NAV
CR

Ret
INT
QR

EX
INT
CR

EX
SAN
QR

14
SAN
CR

6
39th 8
2011 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Lamborghini ABU
QR

6
ABU
CR

3
ZOL
QR

1
ZOL
CR

1
ALG
QR

7
ALG
CR

6
SAC
QR

9
SAC
CR

Ret
SIL
QR

Ret
SIL
CR

5
NAV
QR

1
NAV
CR

2
PRI
QR

7
PRI
CR

8
ORD
QR

EX
ORD
CR

8
BEI
QR

12
BEI
CR

Ret
SAN
QR

6
SAN
CR

Ret
5th 102
2012 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Mercedes-Benz NOG
QR

6
NOG
CR

3
ZOL
QR

6
ZOL
CR

9
NAV
QR

5
NAV
QR

2
SVK
QR

4
SVK
CR

3
ALG
QR

1
ALG
CR

2
SVK
QR

3
SVK
CR

2
MOS
QR

2
MOS
CR

5
NUR
QR

3
NUR
CR

2
DON
QR

5
DON
CR

EX
1st 145

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Pos Pts
2013 ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport SEAT León WTCC ITA
1

14
ITA
2

4
MAR
1

7
MAR
2

5
SVK
1

16
SVK
2

15
HUN
1

11
HUN
2

17
AUT
1

Ret
AUT
2

11
RUS
1

18
RUS
2

13
POR
1

10
POR
2

5
ARG
1

12
ARG
2

Ret
USA
1

9
USA
2

9
JPN
1

9
JPN
2

17
CHN
1

15
CHN
2

18
MAC
1

7
MAC
2

7
13th 57

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.driverdb.com/drivers/3983/career/
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPd0ATqvoJM&hd=1
  3. ^ "Basseng and Winkelhock set for WTCC 2013". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). 8 November 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Hudson, Neil (15 March 2013). "Full entry list for the first round of the 2013 WTCC". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Abbott, Andrew (24 March 2013). "Muller takes first win of year". TouringCars.net (Andrew Abbott). Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Tremayne, Sam (24 March 2013). "Monza WTCC: Yvan Muller charges to second Monza win in rain". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 25 March 2013. 

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