Robert Bell (racing driver)

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Robert Bell
Nationality  British
Born (1979-04-30) 30 April 1979 (age 35)
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
2014 Le Mans Series
Current team JMW Motorsport
Car no. 92
Championship titles
2001
2002
2007
2008
Formula Renault UK (Winter)
Formula Renault UK (Winter)
Le Mans Series (GT2 class)
Le Mans Series (GT2 class)
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2007
Teams Team LNT
Virgo Motorsport
JMW Motorsport
Best finish 23rd (2007, 2009)
Class wins 0

Robert "Rob" Bell (born 30 April 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne) is a British racing driver.[1] He has competed in such series as the FIA GT Championship, the British GT Championship and Formula Renault V6 Eurocup. He won the Winter Series of Formula Renault UK in both 2001 and 2002.

Bell was the Le Mans Series GT2 class champion for Virgo Motorsport in the 2007 and 2008 seasons, and vice-champion for JMW in 2009 and 2011. In 2009 he also finished 7th at the FIA GT Championship GT2 class for CRS Racing, collecting a 2nd place at the 24 Hours of Spa. Since 2012, Bell has competed at the Blancpain Endurance Series Pro Cup class with a McLaren MP4-12C for Gulf Racing UK.

Bell also finished 2nd in the GT class at the 2011 24 Hours of Daytona as a Paul Miller Racing driver. He returned to the team for the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring, resulting 5th in the GT class.

His brother Matt has raced in FIA GT3 and British GT3.

Racing record[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2007 United Kingdom Team LNT United Kingdom Lawrence Tomlinson
United Kingdom Richard Dean
Panoz Esperante GT-LM GT2 308 22nd 5th
2008 United Kingdom Virgo Motorsport United Kingdom Tim Mullen
United Kingdom Tim Sugden
Ferrari F430 GT2 GT2 289 DNF DNF
2009 United Kingdom JMW Motorsport United Kingdom Andrew Kirkaldy
United Kingdom Tim Sugden
Ferrari F430 GT2 GT2 320 23rd 4th
2010 United Kingdom JMW Motorsport United Kingdom Tim Sugden
United States Bryce Miller
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 GT2 71 DNF DNF
2011 United Kingdom JMW Motorsport United Kingdom Tim Sugden
Netherlands Xavier Maassen
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Pro
290 24th 9th
2013 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing France Frédéric Makowiecki
Brazil Bruno Senna
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 GTE
Pro
248 DNF DNF

Complete FIA GT Series results[edit]

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Points
2013 Hexis Racing McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Pro NOG
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NOG
CR

ZOL
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ZOL
CR

ZAN
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ZAN
CR

SVK
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SVK
CR

NAV
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NAV
CR

BAK
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3
BAK
CR

3
NC 0‡

‡ — Guest driver – Not eligible for points.

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