Richard Westbrook

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Richard Westbrook
Richard Westbrook - 2010 Rolex 24 of Daytona podium.jpg
Nationality United Kingdom British
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2010 –
Teams JR Motorsports
Corvette Racing
Best finish 3rd in LMGT2 (2010)
Class wins 0

Richard Westbrook (born 10 July 1975 in Chelmsford, Essex, England, United Kingdom) is a British racing driver noted for his success in racing Porsche and sportscars. As a boy he attended St Joseph's College, Ipswich. He has won both the Porsche Supercup international championship and the Porsche Carrera Cup in his native Britain.

The Porsche Carrera Cup commenced in 2002 and Richard was immediately a front-runner. He won the 2004 title and was runner-up in both 2003 and 2005. His 2005 totals for victories and pole positions are both series records. Having done a few Supercup races in 2002 he returned in 2005 in rounds which did not clash with his UK commitments. He won the season opener in Bahrain and came 9th overall.

In 2006 he finished every Supercup race on the podium, wrapping up the title with two races to go, against drivers such as Uwe Alzen, Alessandro Zampedri and Patrick Huisman. He has also competed in several Carrera races at home where he has alternated with Danny Watts. Both won races in the #2 car but, after a run of strong drives from Watts, Danny kept the ride to the end of the season, finishing third overall.

In 2007 Westbrook won his second Porsche Supercup title in a row, with wins in Spain and Hungary, along with five other podium finishes.

In 2008 he drove a programme that included the FIA GT Championship, Le Mans Series and American Le Mans Series. He was the only driver to win at least one race in all three categories.

In 2009 he drove for VICI Racing in the American Le Mans Series and for Prospeed in the FIA GT Championship. In his first ALMS Race this year he finished fourth at Long Beach, alongside Johannes Stuck. In the FIA GT Championship Westbrook won the GT2 class overall after victories at Silverstone (UK), Adria (Italy), Hungaroring (Hungary) and Zolder (Belgium) backed up by second places in Algarve (Portugal) and Paul Ricard (France).

In 2010 he entered the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the GT2 class,[1] driving a Porsche 997 GT3-RSR for BMS Scuderia Italia alongside Marco Holzer and Timo Scheider.

For 2012, Richard will compete in the Rolex Sports Car Series in Spirit of Daytona Racing's Corvette DP. He will also return as the endurance driver for the Corvette Racing in the American Le Mans Series and Le Mans 24 Hours.

Westbrook will be taking part in the 2014 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona race[2] in the Spirit of Daytona Corvette Daytona Prototype with Michael Valiante and Mike Rockenfeller.

Racing record[edit]

Partial Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
2005 Redline Racing Porsche 996 GT3 DON
1

1
DON
2

1
THR
1

1
THR
2

1
BRH
1

1
BRH
2

1
OUL
1
CRO
1

1
CRO
2

1
MON
1

1
MON
2

Ret
MON
3

3
SNE
1

DSQ
SNE
2

2
KNO
1

1
KNO
2

1
SIL
1

1
SIL
2

1
BRH
1

1
BRH
2

1
2nd 331
2006 Team Irwin with Redline Racing Porsche 997 GT3 BRH
1

1
BRH
2

1
MON
1
MON
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
THR
1

15
THR
2

1
CRO
1
CRO
2
DON
1
DON
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
14th 64

Complete Porsche Supercup results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 2 points awarded 2008 onwards in all races) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 DC Points
2002 Kadach Tuning Porsche 996 GT3 ITA
8
ESP
Ret
AUT
6
MON
14
GER
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
8
HUN
14
BEL ITA USA USA 15th 40
2003 Porsche Cars Great Britain Porsche 996 GT3 ITA ESP AUT MON GER FRA GBR
9
GER HUN ITA USA USA NC‡ 0‡
2005 Walter Lechner Racing Porsche 997 GT3 ITA
2
ESP
5
MON
4
GER
5
USA
11
USA
Ret
FRA GBR
7
GER HUN
Ret
ITA
7
BEL
7
9th 95
2006 Morellato Racing Team PZ Essen Porsche 997 GT3 BHR
2
ITA
1
GER
1
ESP
3
MON
3
GBR
2
USA
1
USA
1
FRA
4
GER
3
HUN
3
ITA
2
1st 212
2007 HISAQ Competition Porsche 997 GT3 BHR
4
BHR
2
ESP
1
MON
3
FRA
3
GBR
18
GER
3
HUN
1
TUR
4
ITA
2
BEL
6
1st 169
2009 Federsand-Jetstream Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 BHR
10
BHR
3
ESP
1
MON
1
TUR
4
GBR GER HUN ESP BEL ITA 9th 78
Porsche Cars Great Britain UAE
14‡
UAE
3‡

‡ – Guest driver – Not eligible for points.

Complete Porsche Carrera Cup Germany results[edit]

(key)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Pts
2006 EUC Buchbinder ARAXA Racing Porsche 997 GT3 HOC LAU OSC NOR NÜR
3
ZAN
1
CAT
5
BUG
2
HOC
3
NC‡ 0‡
2007 ARAXA Racing Porsche 997 GT3 HOC
1
OSC
1
LAU
1

Ret
LAU
2

1
NOR
5
ZAN
26
NÜR
1
CAT
1
HOC
4
2nd 126
2009 ARAXA Racing Porsche 997 GT3 HOC LAU NOR ZAN OSC NÜR
5
CAT DIJ HOC NC‡ 0‡

‡ – Guest driver – Not eligible for points.

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 Matech Competition Ford ABU
QR
ABU
CR
SIL
QR
SIL
CR
BRN
QR
BRN
CR
PRI
QR
PRI
CR
SPA
QR

6
SPA
CR

3
NÜR
QR

6
NÜR
CR

13
ALG
QR

5
ALG
CR

2
NAV
QR

10
NAV
CR

Ret
INT
QR

Ret
INT
CR

14
SAN
QR

2
SAN
CR

2
13th 57
2011 JR Motorsports Nissan ABU
QR

2
ABU
CR

2
ZOL
QR

Ret
ZOL
CR

Ret
ALG
QR

1
ALG
CR

12
SAC
QR

6
SAC
CR

7
SIL
QR

Ret
SIL
CR

Ret
NAV
QR

7
NAV
CR

9
PRI
QR

4
PRI
CR

Ret
ORD
QR

2
ORD
CR

2
BEI
QR

7
BEI
CR

7
SAN
QR

NC
SAN
CR

8
9th 78

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2010 Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Germany Marco Holzer
Germany Timo Scheider
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 327 14th 3rd
2011 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
Pro
211 DNF DNF
2012 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Tommy Milner
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
Pro
215 NC NC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le Mans debut at last racing for driver Richard Westbrook". Essex Chronicle & Gazette. 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  2. ^ theCheckeredFlag.co.uk

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Josef Neuhauser
Austria Formula 3 Cup champion
1996
Succeeded by
Josef Neuhauser
Preceded by
Barry Horne
Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain champion
2004
Succeeded by
Damien Faulkner
Preceded by
Alessandro Zampedri
Porsche Supercup champion
2006–2007
Succeeded by
Jeroen Bleekemolen