Roman Rusinov

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Roman Rusinov
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2008 – 2009, 2012 –
Teams IPB Spartak Racing, Team Modena, Signatech-Nissan
Best finish 10th (2012)
Class wins 0

Roman Aleksandrovich Rusinov (Russian: Роман Александрович Русинов, born 21 October 1981 in Moscow) is a Russian auto racing driver.

Rusinov was the first Russian driver to win an international race in Europe, in 2000 he won the International Renault Finals in French Formula Renault. In 2002 he led the Formula Palmer Audi championship till the last event, but collided with his main rival and finished third overall. In 2003 he competed in Euro Formula 3000, taking a pole position at the Nürburgring. The same year he won the LMP650 class at the first race of the Le Mans Series, the 1000 km of Le Mans. In 2004, Rusinov raced with Ferrari Modena and became the Le Mans Series Champion in the GT2 class. In 2005, he competed in a Maserati MC12 in the FIA GT Championship and was appointed one of Russia's A1GP drivers. The A1GP team lasted only three events before running out of funding.

In 2006, Rusinov was one of four test drivers signed to Formula One team MF1 Racing. The team's owner, Russian-born Canadian businessman Alex Shnaider, had announced an ambition to get a Russian driver into F1. Rusinov participated in the first MF1 tests at Jerez, but was the only test driver not to participate in at least one Friday practice session, due to the absence of Russian sponsors on the MF1 Racing car and the difficult financial situation of the team.

In 2008, Rusinov switched to endurance racing, driving a Reiter Engineering-prepared Lamborghini Murcielago racing under the IPB SPARTAK RACING name in the FIA GT Championship and the Le Mans Series and a Lamborghini Gallardo in the ADAC GT Masters series. In the latter series he won two of the three races, with his driving partner Peter Kox.

Career summary[edit]

2013 FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 (Oreca 03-Nissan, G-Drive Racing), 4 class victories

2009 Le Mans Series LMGT1 (Lamborghini, IPB Spartak Racing), vict. Catalunya

2008 Le Mans Series (GT) 3 podium, (Lamborghini Murcielago)

ADAC GT3 (3 race) 2 win (Reiter Lamborghini Gallardo)

2006 Formula One (MF1 Racing) test driver

2005 FIA GT (Maserati MC12) Formula One Jordan/Midland test Driver A1 GP team Russia (2 race)

2004 Le Mans Series (N-GT) Champion, 1 win, 2 podiums (Ferrari Modena)

2003 “Le Mans 1000 Km” (LMP2) Winner (Courage Compétition)

Euro F3000 Series (GP racing) 1 pole position, 1 fastest lap (5 races)

2002 Formula Palmer Audi 3rd overall 1 win, 7 podiums, 1 pole position, 1 fastest lap

2001 French Formula Renault (Graff racing) 3rd in Grand Prix of Pau, 1 podium

2000 French Formula Renault (Graff racing) 2nd overall Junior Class, 7th overall, 1 win 1 podium Winner of the International Renault Finals

1999 Formula Campus

Complete A1 Grand Prix results[edit]

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2005–06 A1 Team Russia GBR
SPR

GBR
FEA

GER
SPR

GER
FEA

POR
SPR

POR
FEA

AUS
SPR

13
AUS
FEA

Ret
MYS
SPR

MYS
FEA

UAE
SPR

UAE
FEA

RSA
SPR

RSA
FEA

IDN
SPR

IDN
FEA

MEX
SPR

MEX
FEA

USA
SPR

USA
FEA

CHN
SPR

CHN
FEA

25th 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2008 Russia IPB Spartak Racing
Germany Reiter Engineering
Netherlands Peter Kox
Netherlands Mike Hezemans
Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT GT1 266 NC NC
2009 United Kingdom Team Modena United Kingdom Leo Mansell
Germany Pierre Ehret
Ferrari F430 GT2 GT2 314 27th 7th
2012 France Signatech-Nissan France Pierre Ragues
France Nelson Panciatici
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 351 10th 4th
2013 Russia G-Drive-Nissan Australia John Martin
United Kingdom Mike Conway
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 327 EX EX

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Car Engine Tyres 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2013 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D SIL
6
SPA
4
LMS
EX
SÃO
1
COA
1
FUJ
2
SHA
1
BHR
1
3rd 132

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