Paulo Nobre

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Paulo Nobre
Rally Finland 2010 - EK 1 - Paulo Nobre.jpg
Nobre on the 2010 Rally Finland.
Personal information
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Born (1968-02-24) February 24, 1968 (age 46)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 2006, 2009 – present
Co-driver Brazil Edu Paula
Teams WRC Team Mini Portugal, Palmeirinha
Rallies 13
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 0
Stage wins 0
Total points 0
First rally 2006 Rally Argentina
Last updated on: 10 February 2012.

Paulo Nobre (born 24 February 1968) is a Brazilian lawyer, rally driver and the current president of Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras. He competes in the World Rally Championship for WRC Team Mini Portugal. He has a close association with Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, where he was formerly vice-president,[1] before running for president in 2011.

Rally career[edit]

Nobre began rallying in 1999.[2] In 2006 he contested the Dakar Rally for the first time, and also made his World Rally Championship debut on Rally Argentina. His next WRC appearance came on the 2009 Rally GB. The following season he contested a full campaign in the Production World Rally Championship (P-WRC), in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X run by the Austrian team BRR. He finished the season 15th in the points, with a best result of sixth in class on Rally New Zealand.[3]

2011 saw a reduced programme for Nobre, contesting just four WRC rounds. The fourth and final of these saw him make his World Rally Car debut behind the wheel of a Mini John Cooper Works WRC on Wales Rally GB. He finished 29th overall. For 2012, Nobre committed to a full WRC programme in the Mini, run by Motorsport Italia and entered in the manufacturers' championship as a WRC Team under the name Palmeirinha Rally. After he finished 20th on the season opener in Monte Carlo, Nobre was brought together with the other Motorsport Italia-run car of Armindo Araujo under the new manufacturer entry of WRC Team Mini Portugal for the remainder of the 2012 season, following a change of direction by Mini.[4]

WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
2006 Paulo Nobre Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII MON SWE MEX ESP FRA ARG
42
ITA GRE GER FIN JPN CYP TUR AUS NZL GBR NC 0
2009 Paulo Nobre Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X IRE NOR CYP POR ARG ITA GRE POL FIN AUS ESP GBR
31
NC 0
2010 Palmeirinha Rally Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X SWE
42
MEX JOR
24
TUR NZL
35
POR BUL FIN
Ret
GER JPN
Ret
FRA ESP GBR
41
NC 0
2011 Palmeirinha Rally Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X R4 SWE MEX POR JOR ITA ARG GRE
26
FIN
Ret
NC 0
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X GER AUS FRA ESP
42
Mini John Cooper Works WRC GBR
29
2012 Palmeirinha Rally Mini John Cooper Works WRC MON
20
NC 0
WRC Team Mini Portugal SWE
Ret
MEX
Ret
POR
DNS
ARG
Ret
GRE
17
NZL
17
FIN
38
GER
Ret
GBR
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
19
ESP
30

PWRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 PWRC Points
2010 Palmeirinha Rally Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X SWE
8
MEX JOR
7
NZL
6
FIN
Ret
GER JPN
Ret
FRA GBR
14
15th 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilkinson, Andy (18 January 2010). "BRR to run Nobre in P-WRC". motorstv.com (Motors TV). Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Histórico Palmeirinha Rally". palmeirinha.com.br. Palmeirinha Rally. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Paulo Nobre". eWRC-results.com. eWRC.cz. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "MINI in WRC for long term". wrc.com. FIA. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 

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