Xavier Maassen

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Xavier Maassen
Nationality Netherlands Dutch
Born (1980-06-22) 22 June 1980 (age 34)
Heerlen, Netherlands
2014 Blancpain Endurance Series
Debut season 2011
Current team Prospeed Competition
Car no. 75
Former teams Faster Racing by DB Motorspor
Starts 5
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Previous series
2011
2010
2009
200809
2007
2006
200306
2003–05
2002
2001–02
2001–02
Belcar
FIA GT1 World Championship
Dutch Supercar Challenge
FIA GT Championship
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault Netherlands
Formula Ford Netherlands
Formula Ford Benelux
Formula Ford Belgium
Championship titles
2001–02 Formula Ford Belgium
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2009
Teams Luc Alphand Aventures
JMW Motorsport
Best finish 16th (2009)
Class wins 0

Xavier Maassen (born 22 June 1980 in Heerlen) is a Dutch racing driver currently competing in the FIA GT1 World Championship for Mad-Croc Racing. He lives in Lanaken in Belgium.

Career[edit]

Single-seaters[edit]

Formula Ford[edit]

Maassen began his racing career with success in Formula Ford, winning the Belgian championship in 2001 and 2002. He also finished fifth in the Benelux series in 2001, and was runner-up to Jaap van Lagen in 2002. He also finished fifth in the Dutch series in 2002.[1]

Formula Renault[edit]

Maassen racing in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2007.

Maassen stepped up to Formula Renault in 2003, finishing seventh in Formula Renault 2.0 Netherlands, before finishing runner-up to Junior Strous in 2004. Having competed in selected Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 in the previous two seasons, Maassen moved to the series full-time in 2005, finishing tenth overall. In 2006, he combined another season in the Eurocup, where he finished 13th, with a season in the North European Championship, a merger of the Dutch and German national series. He finished third in the overall standings behind Filipe Albuquerque and Chris van der Drift.

Maassen stepped up to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2007, but failed to score any points in 17 starts for Prema Powerteam.[1]

GT racing[edit]

Maassen began racing in the FIA GT Championship in 2008 driving a Corvette C6.R for the Selleslagh Racing Team alongside Christophe Bouchut. He won just his second GT race at Monza, and the pair finished 13th in the driver's standings.

Maassen started the 2009 season driving a Corvette for Luc Alphand Aventures, but the team missed the races at Spa and Algarve, and so raced for another Corvette team, Sangari Team Brazil at those races. Maassen also raced for Luc Alphand Aventures at the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing second in the GT1 category.[1]

Maassen competed in the new FIA GT1 World Championship in 2010, returning to the DKR Engineering team, now under the Mad-Croc Racing banner.

Racing record[edit]

Complete GT1 World Championship results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2010 Mad-Croc Racing Corvette ABU
QR

14
ABU
CR

10
SIL
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12
SIL
CR

11
BRN
QR

5
BRN
CR

15
PRI
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4
PRI
CR

6
SPA
QR

1
SPA
CR

Ret
NÜR
QR

18
NÜR
CR

18
ALG
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7
ALG
CR

14
NAV
QR
NAV
CR
INT
QR
INT
CR
SAN
QR
SAN
CR
31st 17

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2009 France Luc Alphand Aventures France Julien Jousse
France Yann Clairay
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 336 16th 2nd
2010 France Luc Alphand Aventures France Julien Jousse
France Patrice Goueslard
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 238 DNF DNF
2011 United Kingdom JMW Motorsport United Kingdom Rob Bell
United Kingdom Tim Sugden
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Pro
290 24th 9th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Xavier Maassen career statistics at Driver Database

External links[edit]