Rui Águas (racing driver)

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Rui Águas
Nationality  Portuguese
Born (1972-02-29) February 29, 1972 (age 42)
Nampula, Mozambique
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 20112013
Teams AF Corse-Waltrip, 8 Star Motorsports
Best finish 31st (2012)
Class wins 0

Rui Águas (born February 29, 1972 in Nampula, Mozambique) is a Mozambican-born Portuguese race car driver. Águas spent two seasons in Formula 3000, driving for Nordic in 1997 and Auto&Sport and Coloni in 1998. He has since moved on to Formula Nissan and Renault Eurocup, before making a name for himself on the GT class, being one of the top contenders of the GT2 category, always at the wheel of a Ferrari. He's currently racing on the International GT Open´.

He has also, prior to his Formula 3000 days, driven for the Marko, Tomakidis, KMS and GM teams in German Formula Three, and also spent some of 1994 in British Formula Renault Championship, finishing second for Martello Racing.

In 1992 he was a works driver for Van Diemen on the British and European FF1800 championship.

For 2012, Aguas will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship in an AF Waltrip Ferrari F458 Italia.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2011 Italy AF Corse-Waltrip United States Rob Kauffmann
United States Michael Waltrip
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Pro
178 DNF DNF
2012 Italy AF Corse-Waltrip United States Rob Kauffmann
United States Brian Vickers
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Am
294 31st 6th
2013 United States 8 Star Motorsports Venezuela Enzo Potolicchio
Australia Jason Bright
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 LMGTE
Am
294 38th 10th

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