Mathias Beche

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Mathias Beche
Nationality Switzerland Swiss / France French
Born (1986-06-28) June 28, 1986 (age 27)
Geneva
2014 European Le Mans Series
Debut season 2010
Current team Thiriet by TDS Racing
Car no. 46
Former teams Hope Polevision Racing
Matech
Starts 9
Wins 4
Poles 3
Fastest laps 1
Best finish Champion in 2012
Previous series
2011
2010
2009
2008
2008
20072008
FIA GT1 World Championship
European GT3
Formula Le Mans
Formula Asia 2.0
Formula V6 Asia
Asian Formula Renault
Championship titles
2012 Euro Le Mans Series LMP2 Class

Mathias Beche (born 28 June 1986 in Geneva) is a Swiss-French racing driver. He finished eighth overall and second in the LMP2 class of the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans and is the reigning champion of the European Le Mans Series in the LMP2 class.

Career[edit]

After starting in karting, Beche began racing in single-seaters in Asia in 2007 when he contested the Asian Formula Renault Challenge, finishing fifth overall with one win.[1] The following year he took part in Formula Asia 2.0 where he ended up runner-up to Felix Rosenqvist.

2009 saw Beche switch to sportscar racing, finishing third in Formula Le Mans. In 2010 he contested four Le Mans Series rounds; three in the FLM class and one in GT1 in a Ford GT. He then entered the last two rounds of the FIA GT3 European Championship, also in a Ford.

In 2011 Beche competed in the full Le Mans Series season in an LMP2 Oreca 03 for TDS Racing with Pierre Thiriet and Jody Firth. The trio won the rounds at Spa and Estoril and finished fourth in the final drivers' standings. Beche also drove in the FIA GT1 World Championship round at Zolder in a Ford.

For 2012, LMP2 became the top class of the renamed European Le Mans Series. Partnering Thiriet at TDS, Beche won the opening round of the season at Paul Ricard and the season finale at Road Atlanta, securing his first major championship victory. For the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans they were joined by Christophe Tinseau and the car finished eighth overall and second in LMP2.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2012 France Thiriet by TDS Racing France Pierre Thiriet
France Christophe Tinseau
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 353 8th 2nd
2013 Switzerland Rebellion Racing Italy Andrea Belicchi
China Congfu Cheng
Lola B12/60-Toyota LMP1 275 40th 8th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mathias Beche career statistics". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 

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