Peter Kox

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Peter Kox
Nationality Netherlands Dutch
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 19961997, 19992000, 2002
Teams David Price Racing, Team BMW Motorsport, Racing for Holland, Spyker Squadron, Prodrive Racing, Convers MenX Team, Aston Martin Racing, IPB Spartak Racing, Young Driver AMR
Best finish 3rd (1997)
Class wins 1 (2003)

Peter Kox (born 23 February 1964 in Eindhoven) is a racecar driver from the Netherlands

Kox began racing in karts in 1978, winning five titles until 1982. In 1983 he moved to automobiles, winning the Marlboro Formula Ford Challenge and was second and third in the Benelux and Dutch Formula Ford 2000 Championships, respectively, the following year. His single-seater racing career was interrupted several times and only took off in 1989 when he won the Benelux Formula Opel Championship in 1989.

In 1990 Kox raced in the British Formula Three Championship where he came third with two victories. He moved up to Formula 3000 in 1991, staying there for two seasons and winning one race.

Unable to find a seat in Formula One, Kox moved to touring cars winning five races in the Dutch series in 1993. In 1995 he became a works BMW driver in the German Supertouring Championship, coming second in the series, and also winning the Spa 24 Hours.

In 1996 he joined the BMW Motorsport, making a handful of British Touring Car Championship appearances but focusing his efforts on the development program for the McLaren F1 GTR, winning a race in the BPR Global GT Series. The following year he drove the car in the FIA GT Championship, winning once more. He also took a class win in the Spa 24 Hours with a Diesel-powered BMW.

From 1998 to 2000 Kox returned to touring cars, becoming a Honda works driver. He raced full-time in the BTCC in 1998 and 1999 (coming 7th overall in 1999), before taking second place in the Euro STC in 2000. The following year he joined the Carly Motors squad in a BMW and also took a win in a one-off race in the FIA GT Championship, with the Prodrive Ferrari 550 Maranello.

Kox continued with Prodrive for the following seasons, winning the GTS class in the Laguna Seca ALMS race in 2002 and the 2003 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2004 and 2005 he raced for several different teams, including Prodrive (in the Ferrari and Aston Martin DBR9) and Reiter Engineering (in the Lamborghini Murcielago). In 2006 he split his time between the MenX team, Aston Martin and Spyker, in FIA GT, Le Mans, Le Mans Series and ALMS.

In 2007 and 2008 Peter Kox is a works driver for Lamborghini, driving in the FIA GT Championship and ADAC GT Masters. He took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2007 with the works Aston Martin and 2008 with IPB Spartak Lamborghini.

Racing record[edit]

Touring Car racing[edit]

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded all races) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap) (* signifies that driver lead feature race for at least one lap – 1 point given 1998 onwards)

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 25 26 Pos Pts
1996 BMW Team Schnitzer BMW 320i DON
1
DON
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
THR
1
THR
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
THR
1

7
THR
2

10
DON
1

12
DON
2

7
BRH
1

2
BRH
2

6
14th 26
1998 Team Honda Sport Honda Accord THR
1

10
THR
2

7
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

11
DON
1

7
DON
2

Ret
BRH
1

14
BRH
2

7
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

Ret
DON
1

4
DON
2

Ret
CRO
1

7
CRO
2

Ret
SNE
1

16
SNE
2

Ret
THR
1

13
THR
2

7
KNO
1

7
KNO
2

14
BRH
1

6
BRH
2

7*
OUL
1

7
OUL
2

Ret
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

7*
12th 52
1999 Team Honda Sport Honda Accord DON
1

9
DON
2

7
SIL
1

9
SIL
2

5
THR
1

6
THR
2

5
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

4
OUL
1

9
OUL
2

7
DON
1

7
DON
2

Ret
CRO
1

3
CRO
2

9
SNE
1

6
SNE
2

1*
THR
1

9
THR
2

9
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

2
BRH
1

9
BRH
2

4*
OUL
1

5
OUL
2

Ret
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

Ret
7th 113
2000 Redstone Team Honda Honda Accord BRH
1
BRH
2
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

9
THR
1
THR
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
CRO
1
CRO
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
DON
1
DON
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
13th 2

V8 Supercar 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 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Final Pos Points
2012 Dick Johnson Racing Ford FG Falcon ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
HAM
R5
HAM
R6
PER
R7
PER
R8
PER
R9
PHI
R10
PHI
R11
HDV
R12
HDV
R13
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16
QLD
R17
SMP
R18
SMP
R19
SAN
Q
SAN
R20
BAT
R21
SUR
R22

Ret
SUR
R23

Ret
YMC
R24
YMC
R25
YMC
R26
WIN
R27

WIN
R28

SYD
R29

SYD
R30

NC 0 †

† Not Eligible for points

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1996 United Kingdom West Competition
United Kingdom David Price Racing
Denmark John Nielsen
Germany Thomas Bscher
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 338 4th 3rd
1997 Germany Team BMW Motorsport
Germany BMW Team Schnitzer
Italy Roberto Ravaglia
France Eric Hélary
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 358 3rd 2nd
1999 Germany Konrad Motorsport
Netherlands Talkline Racing for Holland
Netherlands Jan Lammers
Netherlands Tom Coronel
Lola B98/10-Ford LMP 213 DNF DNF
2000 Germany Konrad Motorsport
Netherlands Racing for Holland
Netherlands Jan Lammers
Netherlands Tom Coronel
Lola B2K/10-Ford LMP900 38 DNF DNF
2002 Netherlands Spyker Automobielen Germany Norman Simon
Netherlands Hans Hugenholtz
Spyker C8 Double-12R GT 142 DNF DNF
2003 United Kingdom Veloqx Prodrive Racing Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
United Kingdom Jamie Davies
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello GTS 336 10th 1st
2004 United Kingdom Prodrive Racing Switzerland Alain Menu
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello GTS 325 11th 4th
2005 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Portugal Pedro Lamy
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 327 DNF DNF
2006 Russia Convers MenX Team Russia Alexey Vasilyev
Czech Republic Robert Pergl
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello GT1 196 DNF DNF
2007 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 337 9th 4th
2008 Russia IPB Spartak Racing
Germany Reiter Engineering
Netherlands Mike Hezemans
Russia Roman Rusinov
Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT GT1 266 NC NC
2009 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing United Kingdom Stuart Hall
Switzerland Harold Primat
Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 LMP1 252 DNF DNF
2010 Germany Young Driver AMR Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Denmark Christoffer Nygaard
Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 311 22nd 3rd

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 Reiter Lamborghini ABU
QR

15
ABU
CR

8
SIL
QR

10
SIL
CR

Ret
BRN
QR

DNS
BRN
CR

DNS
PRI
QR

2
PRI
CR

18
SPA
QR

7
SPA
CR

Ret
NÜR
QR

3
NÜR
CR

2
ALG
QR

12
ALG
CR

7
NAV
QR

17
NAV
CR

Ret
INT
QR

9
INT
CR

12
SAN
QR

Ret
SAN
CR

10
18th 39
2011 Swiss Racing Team Lamborghini ABU
QR

10
ABU
CR

7
ZOL
QR

4
ZOL
CR

4
ALG
QR

10
ALG
CR

5
SAC
QR

12
SAC
CR

Ret
SIL
QR
SIL
CR
NAV
QR
NAV
CR
PRI
QR
PRI
CR
ORD
QR
ORD
CR
BEI
QR
BEI
CR
SAN
QR
SAN
CR
16th 31
2012 Reiter Engineering Lamborghini NOG
QR

8
NOG
CR

7
ZOL
QR

8
ZOL
CR

13
NAV
QR

4
NAV
QR

7
SVK
QR
SVK
CR
ALG
QR

Ret
ALG
CR

4
SVK
QR

6
SVK
CR

7
MOS
QR
MOS
CR
NUR
QR

1
NUR
CR

3
DON
QR

4
DON
CR

2
10th 78

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Christian Abt
ADAC GT Masters Champion
2010 with:
Albert von Thurn und Taxis
Succeeded by
Dino Lunardi
Alexandros Margaritis