Roberto Colciago

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Roberto Colciago
Nationality  Italian
Born (1968-04-04) 4 April 1968 (age 46)
Saronno (Italy)
Previous series
2009–2010
200507
200003
200002
1996-99, 2006
1996
1995, 2008
1992, 1994
1993–94
1993
1991
1987–1990,
Italian Touring Endurance
WTCC
ETCC
STCC
Italia Superturismo Championship
Spanish Touring Car Championship
Italian GT Championship
Italian F3 Championship
German F3 Championship
Japanese F3 Championship
International Formula 3000
Italian F3 Championship
Championship titles
2006
2001-02
1990
Italia Superturismo Championship
STCC
Italian F3 Championship

Roberto Colciago (born 4 April 1968) is a racing driver from Saronno, Italy. He has spent most of his career in touring car racing – first in Super Touring and then in Super 2000 – and currently competes in the World Touring Car Championship. His major successes include two Swedish Touring Car Championship drivers' titles and the Italian Touring Car Championship title. He is married, with one daughter.

Career history[edit]

After a period in karting, Colciago entered the Italian Formula Three Championship at the age of 19. He was classified in 5th position in the 1987 standings, with one race win in his rookie season, and went on to win the title in 1990. From there, he progressed to the FIA Formula 3000 International Championship, but returned to Italian F3 in 1992 and then spent two further seasons in the German F3 Championship.

1995 brought Colciago into touring cars. He participated in the Italian and Spanish Super Touring Championships, with 8th and 10th place classifications respectively. He continued in the Italian series for the next four years and won the privateer's class title in 1996 and 1999. He spent the 2000 and 2001 seasons driving an Audi A4 in the European Super Touring Cup, in which he was a race winner on seven occasions. His 2001 programme was dovetailed with a title-winning participation in the Swedish Touring Car Championship and he successfully defended this title in 2002.

Colciago has spent the last few years switching between Italian and European championships. In 2003, he competed in the European Touring Car Championship, but returned to Italy in 2004, this time in the Touring Master Cup, in which he won two races and finished second in the standings. In 2005, he was back in the ETCC in its new form as the World Touring Car Championship, driving a Honda Accord for independent entrant JAS Motorsport. Then he made another return to Italy for a title-winning season in the Italian Touring Car Championship driving a SEAT. He has since reappeared in the World Championship with SEAT Sport Italia.

Racing record[edit]

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

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 DC Points
2005 JAS Motorsport Honda Accord Euro R ITA
1

12
ITA
2

Ret
FRA
1

12
FRA
2

12
GBR
1

12
GBR
2

19
SMR
1

6
SMR
2

Ret
MEX
1

Ret
MEX
2

18
BEL
1

8
BEL
2

Ret
GER
1
GER
2
TUR
1
TUR
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
19th 4
2006 Scuderia de Girasole SEAT Toledo Cupra ITA
1

Ret
ITA
2

DNS
NC 0
SEAT León FRA
1

15
FRA
2

11
GBR
1
GBR
2
GER
1
GER
2
BRA
1
BRA
2
MEX
1
MEX
2
CZE
1
CZE
2
TUR
1
TUR
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
2007 SEAT Sport Italia SEAT León BRA
1

WD
BRA
2

WD
NED
1

6
NED
2

7
ESP
1

Ret
ESP
2

Ret
FRA
1

DNS
FRA
2

DNS
CZE
1
CZE
2
POR
1

Ret
POR
2

DNS
SWE
1

19
SWE
2

18
GER
1

8
GER
2

14
GBR
1

12
GBR
2

15
ITA
1

22
ITA
2

9
MAC
1
MAC
2
17th 6

References[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gianni Morbidelli
Italian Formula Three Champion
1990
Succeeded by
Giambattista Busi
Preceded by
Tommy Rustad
Swedish Touring Car Champion
2001 - 2002
Succeeded by
Fredrik Ekblom
Preceded by
Alessandro Zanardi
Italian Touring Car Champion
2006
Succeeded by
Cesare Cremonesi