Michaël Rossi

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Michaël Rossi
Michael Rossi 2010 WTCC Race of Japan.jpg
In 2010, as a WTCC driver.
Nationality France French
Born (1988-04-12) 12 April 1988 (age 26)
Chambéry (France)
2014 SEAT León Eurocup
Current team SUNRED Engineering
Car no. 32
Starts 8
Wins 2
Poles 1
Fastest laps 1
Best finish 2nd in 2010
Previous series
2009
2009
2008
2007–09
2006
2006
2006
SEAT León Supercopa Spain
Formula Le Mans
THP Spider Cup
Eurocup Mégane Trophy
French Formula Renault
FR2.0 UK Winter Series
Formula Renault 2.0 Italy
Championship titles
2008 Eurocup Mégane Trophy

Michaël Rossi (born 12 April 1988 in Chambéry) is a French racing driver.

Career[edit]

After racing in karting, Rossi raced in the Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0 in 2006 driving for both SG Formula and Hexis Racing.[1] However he only scored one point in 11 races, placing him 21st in the standings.[1]

In 2007, Rossi raced in the Eurocup Mégane Trophy with the Racing for Belgium team, finishing ninth in the standings with one victory.[1] For 2008 he moved to the TDS Racing team, taking four wins on the way to the championship title.[1]

In 2009 Rossi moved to the SEAT León Eurocup, a support series for the World Touring Car Championship, driving a SUNRED Engineering-prepared car.[1] He scored a victory at Brno and at Imola.[1] He finished sixth in the standings after missing two of the six rounds in mid-season.[1] He did a few races of the Spanish series, and scored a podium in his one-off Mégane Trophy return.[1]

As the overall winner of the León Eurocup weekend in Imola,[2] Rossi made his World Touring Car Championship debut at the 2010 FIA WTCC Race of Japan at Okayama driving for SR-Sport.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2006 Italian Formula Renault 2.0 CO2 Motorsport 2 0 0  ? 0 0 NC
French Formula Renault 2.0 Hexis Racing 11 0 0 0 0 1 21st
SG Formula
British Formula Renault 2.0 Winter Series SL Formula Racing 4 0 0 0 0 N/A† N/A†
2007 Eurocup Mégane Trophy Racing for Belgium 12 1 2 0 2 41 9th
2008 Eurocup Mégane Trophy TDS Racing 14 4 8 6 13 170 1st
THP Spider Cup RBA Sport 2 0 0 0 0 14 22nd
2009 SEAT León Eurocup SUNRED Engineering 8 2 1 1 3 34 6th
SEAT León Supercopa Spain 6 1 0 0 3 0 NC‡
Eurocup Mégane Trophy Boutsen Energy Racing 2 0 0 1 1 10 9th
Formula Le Mans Exagon Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 13 23rd

† - Unlicenced driver: allowed to race without scoring. ‡ - As Rossi was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete WTCC 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 DC Points
2010 SR-Sport SEAT León TDI BRA
1

BRA
2

MAR
1

MAR
2

ITA
1

ITA
2

BEL
1

BEL
2

POR
1

POR
2

GBR
1

GBR
2

CZE
1

CZE
2

GER
1

GER
2

ESP
1

ESP
2

JPN
1

Ret
JPN
2

12
MAC
1

MAC
2

25th 0

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
2011 DKR Engineering Corvette ABU
QR

Ret
ABU
CR

13
ZOL
QR

9
ZOL
CR

Ret
ALG
QR

15
ALG
CR

Ret
SAC
QR
SAC
CR
SIL
QR

9
SIL
CR

Ret
NAV
QR

8
NAV
CR

7
PRI
QR

8
PRI
CR

10
23rd 17
Exim Bank Team China ORD
QR

15
ORD
CR

16
BEI
QR

8
BEI
CR

5
SAN
QR

11
SAN
CR

Ret

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Pedro Petiz
Eurocup Mégane Trophy Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Mike Verschuur