Nicky Pastorelli

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Nicky Pastorelli
Nationality Netherlands Dutch
Born (1983-04-11) April 11, 1983 (age 31)
The Hague, Netherlands
Achievements 2004 Euro Formula 3000 Champion
Champ Car career
9 races run over 1 year
Years active 2006
Team(s) Rocketsports
Best finish 17th - 2006
First race 2006 Grand Prix of Houston (Reliant Park)
Last race 2006 Champ Car Grand Prix de Montreal (Montreal)
Wins Podiums Poles
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Nicky Pastorelli (born April 11, 1983 in The Hague) is a Dutch race car driver.

Motorsports career[edit]

Euro Formula 3000[edit]

In 2003, Pastorelli participated in Euro Formula 3000 for Scuderia Fama. He finished on the podium twice and placed 5th in the season championship.

For 2004, Pastorelli signed with the defending champion Draco Junior Team. Pastorelli won the championship by one point over Fabrizio Del Monte with 2 wins among 6 podium finishes in the 10 series races.

Formula One testing[edit]

This result gained him a Formula One test at Minardi, and in 2005 Pastorelli was appointed official Jordan Grand Prix test driver, and was the first driver in the Young Driver Development Program of MF1 Racing. However, none of these tests resulted in a Formula One race drive for Pastorelli.

Champ Car[edit]

Pastorelli made his debut at Grand Prix of Houston in the second race of the season, in Rocketsports' only entry. He qualified 16th of the 17 cars, and retired after 29 laps with a mechanical failure. His first finish, in 15th, came in the next race at Grand Prix of Monterrey, and in his first and only oval start at the Milwaukee Mile he finished 10th. His best Champ Car finish came in his final race in the series at the Grand Prix of Montreal. He was replaced for the final three races of the season by veteran Mario Domínguez.

American Le Mans Series[edit]

Pastorelli's 2008 Dutch Supercar

In 2008 and 2009, Pastorelli has competed in the GT2 class of the American Le Mans Series for VICI Racing in a Porsche 911 GT3. In 2008, he also finished 3rd in the GT class of the Dutch Supercar Challenge in a Volkswagen Passat.

Career summary[edit]

  • 2000
Formula Arcobaleno Netherlands, Competed in 6 out of 8 races: 5 wins, 3 poles, 3rd place in Championship
  • 2001
Italian Formula Renault 2000 - 18th place
  • 2002
European Formula Renault 2000 - 9 race starts, no points
  • 2003
Euro Formula 3000 Series: 2 second place finishes and 5th in the championship
  • 2004
Superfund Euro 3000 - Championship winner, 2 victories
Champ Car Test with Walker Racing at Sebring International Raceway
  • 2005
Formula 1 test with Minardi at Misano (January)
Official Jordan F1 test driver and in Young Driver Development Program of Midland F1
  • 2006
Official 3rd driver - Midland F1
Champ Car - Partial season driving with Rocketsports Racing in Champ Car. - 17th place
  • 2008
Dutch Supercar Challenge - Papagayo Racing, Volkswagen Passat V8 STAR - 3rd place
American Le Mans Series GT2 - VICI Racing, Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - 22nd place (GT2 drivers championship)
  • 2009
American Le Mans Series GT2 - VICI Racing, Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

Motorsports career results[edit]

American Open Wheel racing[edit]

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Complete Champ Car results[edit]

Yr Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2006 Rocketsports United States
LBH
United States
HOU
17
Mexico
MTY
15
United States
MIL
10
United States
POR
17
United States
CLE
17
Canada
TOR
Canada
EDM
17
United States
SJO
10
United States
DEN
12
Canada
MTL
6
United States
ROA
Australia
SRF
Mexico
MXC
17th 73

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
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2012 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Mercedes-Benz NOG
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* Season in progress.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Augusto Farfus
Superfund Euro Formula 3000 champion
2004
Succeeded by
Luca Filippi