Albert Llovera

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Albert Llovera
Albert Llovera.jpg
Llovera during 2011 Rally Catalunya.
Personal information
Nationality  Andorran
Born (1966-09-11) 11 September 1966 (age 50)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 20012002, 20052006, 2008 – present
Co-driver Spain Diego Vallejo
Rallies 26
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 0
Stage wins 0
Total points 0
First rally 2001 Rally Catalunya
Last updated on: 20 July 2011.

Albert Llovera Massana (born 11 September 1966) is a rally driver and former alpine skier from Andorra. He became the youngest athlete to compete in the Winter Olympics in 1984 at the age of 17. A serious accident in 1985 left him paralysed from the waist down. He has since taken up rallying, using cars with specially adapted hand controls. He is currently competing in the Super 2000 World Rally Championship.

Career[edit]

Llovera during 2010 Rally Finland.

At the age of 17, Llovera became the youngest ever athlete to compete in the Winter Olympics when he represented Andorra at the 1984 games in Sarejevo, Yugoslavia.[1] In the following year, 1985, whilst competing in the European Ski Cup, also in Sarejevo, he suffered a serious accident which left him using a wheelchair with paraplegia beginning at lower back level.

He turned to motorsport, first competing on quad bikes and then starting in rallying. In 1989 he won the Peugeot Rally Cup in Andorra. In 2001, with the support of Fiat, he began competing in the Junior World Rally Championship in a Fiat Punto S1600. He continued in the championship in 2002.

After competing in Spain along with selected WRC appearances he returned full-time to the world stage in 2010 to contest the Super 2000 World Rally Championship in a Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000. He finished fifth in class on his first event Rally Mexico. He scored a best overall result of 17th on Rally Catalunya, which was not a round of the SWRC.[2]

He continued in the SWRC in 2011, finishing fourth in the category in Jordan.

Complete WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
2001 Pronto Racing Fiat Punto S1600 MON SWE POR ESP
Ret
ARG CYP GRE
Ret
KEN FIN
79
NZL ITA
Ret
FRA
39
AUS GBR
Ret
NC 0
2002 Albert Llovera Fiat Punto S1600 MON
Ret
SWE FRA ESP
33
CYP ARG GRE
Ret
KEN FIN GER
Ret
ITA
33
NZL AUS GBR NC 0
2005 Albert Llovera Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII MON SWE MEX NZL ITA CYP TUR GRE ARG FIN
32
GER GBR JPN FRA ESP AUS NC 0
2006 Albert Llovera Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII MON SWE MEX ESP
36
FRA ARG ITA GRE GER FIN
54
JPN CYP TUR AUS NZL GBR NC 0
2008 Albert Llovera Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 MON SWE MEX ARG JOR ITA GRE TUR FIN GER NZL ESP
Ret
FRA JPN GBR NC 0
2009 PCR Sport Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 IRE NOR CYP POR ARG ITA GRE POL FIN AUS ESP
42
GBR NC 0
2010 Albert Llovera Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 SWE MEX
22
JOR TUR NZL
Ret
POR
41
BUL FIN
Ret
GER
35
JPN FRA
47
ESP
17
GBR NC 0
2011 Albert Llovera Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 SWE MEX POR JOR
17
ITA
Ret
ARG GRE
24
FIN
Ret
GER
Ret
AUS FRA
DNS
ESP
40
GBR NC 0
2012 PCR Sport Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 MON SWE MEX POR ARG GRE NZL FIN GER GBR FRA ITA ESP
Ret
NC 0

JWRC Results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 JWRC Points
2001 Pronto Racing Fiat Punto S1600 ESP
Ret
GRE
Ret
FIN
7
ITA
Ret
FRA
13
GBR
Ret
NC 0
2002 Albert Llovera Fiat Punto S1600 MON
Ret
ESP
12
GRE
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
16
GBR NC 0

SWRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 SWRC Points
2010 Albert Llovera Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 SWE MEX
5
JOR NZL
Ret
POR
10
FIN
Ret
GER
8
JPN FRA
9
GBR 13th 17
2011 Albert Llovera Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 MEX JOR
4
ITA
Ret
GRE
9
FIN
Ret
GER
Ret
FRA ESP
8
10th 18
2012 PCR Sport Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 MON SWE POR NZL FIN GBR FRA ESP
Ret
NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Driver". albertllovera.com. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Driver profile - Albert Llovera". eWRC-results.com. eWRC.cz. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 

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