Soheil Ayari

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Soheil Ayari
Soheil Ayari.jpg
Nationality France France
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 1997, 1999, 2003 - 2005, 2007-2012, 2014
Teams Viper Team Oreca, Pescarolo Sport, Pecom Racing
Best finish 4th (2004, 2010)
Class wins 0

Soheil Ayari (born 5 April 1970) is a French-Iranian race car driver born in Aix-les-Bains, Savoie, from an Iranian father and a French mother. He won the French Formula Ford championship of 1994, Formula Three championship of 1996 and the Macau Grand Prix of 1997. From 1997 until 2000, he competed in Formula 3000 where he won two races before moving on to the French Supertouring Championship in 2001 where he became champion in 2002, 2004 and 2005.

In 2006 and 2007, he drove in GT Championship, in GT1 for Team Oreca (on a Saleen S7-R). He became French champion in 2006 & 2007 and won the European Le Mans séries championship in 2007 with Stephane Ortelli. In 2008 & 2009, he drove a Corvette GT 1 in French GT 3 championship before joining the Audi ORECA Team in 2010. In 2011, he raced and won 2 Championships : ILMC LMP2 (Signatech Nissan) and International Open GT with JMB Ferrari F458 GT2

Ayari driving the Oreca 01 during the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Soheil Ayari is also a famous 24 Hours of Le Mans driver with 11 starts in GT 1, LMP1 & LMP2. Best results over all were 4th in 2004 ((Pescarolo)) & 2010 (ORECA 01)), 5th in 2009 ((ORECA)) and 2nd LMP2 (Signatech Nissan) in 2011.

Racing record[edit]

Complete International Formula 3000 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 DC Points
1997 Team Astromega SIL
Ret
PAU
6
HEL
1
NÜR
19
PER
Ret
HOC
Ret
A1R
10
SPA
Ret
MUG
6
JER
Ret
8th 12
1998 Durango Formula OSC
Ret
IMO
Ret
CAT
5
SIL
Ret
MON
DNQ
PAU
Ret
A1R
1
HOC
Ret
HUN
Ret
SPA
3
PER
3
NÜR
Ret
5th 20
1999 Cica Team Oreca IMO
Ret
MON
Ret
CAT
10
MAG
8
SIL
4
A1R
2
HOC
12
HUN
4
SPA
Ret
NÜR
4
7th 15
2000 Coloni Motorsport IMO
14
SIL
6
CAT
Ret
NÜR
Ret
MON
Ret
MAG
22
A1R
Ret
HOC
24th 1
WRT Racing HUN
13
SPA
14

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1997 France Viper Team Oreca United States Tommy Archer
Belgium Marc Duez
Chrysler Viper GTS-R GT2 76 DNF DNF
1999 France Viper Team Oreca United States David Donohue
France Jean-Philippe Belloc
Chrysler Viper GTS-R GTS 271 DNF DNF
2003 France Pescarolo Sport France Eric Hélary
France Nicolas Minassian
Courage C60-Peugeot LMP900 352 9th 7th
2004 France Pescarolo Sport France Érik Comas
France Benoît Tréluyer
Pescarolo C60-Judd LMP1 361 4th 4th
2005 France Pescarolo Sport France Eric Hélary
France Sébastien Loeb
Pescarolo C60 Hybrid-Judd LMP1 288 DNF DNF
2007 France Team Oreca Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
France Nicolas Lapierre
Saleen S7-R GT1 318 16th 9th
2008 France Team Oreca-Matmut France Loïc Duval
France Laurent Groppi
Courage-Oreca LC70-Judd LMP1 357 8th 8th
2009 France Team Oreca-Matmut AIM France Olivier Panis
France Nicolas Lapierre
Oreca 01-AIM LMP1 370 5th 5th
2010 France AIM Team Oreca-Matmut France Didier André
United Kingdom Andy Meyrick
Oreca 01-AIM LMP1 369 4th 4th
2011 France Signatech Nissan France Franck Mailleux
Spain Lucas Ordoñez
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 320 9th 2nd
2012 Argentina PeCom Racing Argentina Luís Pérez Companc
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 352 9th 3rd
2014 France Team Sofrev ASP France Anthony Pons
France Fabien Barthez
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 GTE
Am
325 29th 9th

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 DC Points
2005 Peugeot Sport Denmark Peugeot 407 ITA
1
ITA
2
FRA
1
FRA
2
GBR
1
GBR
2
SMR
1
SMR
2
MEX
1
MEX
2
BEL
1

23
BEL
2

Ret
GER
1
GER
2
TUR
1
TUR
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
NC 0

FIA GT Series results[edit]

Year Class Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Points
2013 Pro-Am SOFREV Auto Sport Promotion Ferrari NOG
QR

Ret
NOG
CR

19
ZOL
QR
ZOL
CR
ZAN
QR
ZAN
QR
SVK
QR
SVK
CR
NAV
QR
NAV
CR
BAK
QR
BAK
CR
20th 4

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Laurent Rédon
French Formula Three
Champion

1996
Succeeded by
Patrice Gay
Preceded by
Ralph Firman
Macau Grand Prix
Winner

1997
Succeeded by
Peter Dumbreck
Preceded by
Jean-Philippe Dayraut
French Touring Car Champion
2002
Succeeded by
Christophe Bouchut
Preceded by
Christophe Bouchut
French Touring Car Champion
2004-2005
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Olivier Thévenin
Patrick Bornhauser
FFSA GT Champion
2006 with:
(Bruno Hernandez)
Succeeded by
Soheil Ayari
Raymond Narac
Preceded by
Soheil Ayari
Bruno Hernandez
FFSA GT Champion
2007 with:
(Raymond Narac)
Succeeded by
Christophe Bouchut
Patrick Bornhauser
Preceded by
Álvaro Barba
Pierre Kaffer
International GT Open champion
2011
Succeeded by
Federico Leo
Gianmaria Bruni