Christoffer Nygaard

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Christoffer Nygaard
Nationality Danish
Born (1986-03-24) 24 March 1986 (age 31)
Gentofte, Denmark
FIA World Endurance Championship career
Debut season 2012
Current team Aston Martin Racing
Car no. 95
Previous series
2001–2004
2005–2006
2007–2008
2009, 2012
2009-2011
2010-2011
Karting
ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup
SEAT Leon Supercopa Germany
ADAC GT Masters
FIA GT3 European Championship
FIA GT1 World Championship
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years 2010, 2012-
Teams Young Driver AMR, Aston Martin Racing
Best finish 3rd (2010)

Christoffer Nygaard (born 24 March 1986 in Gentofte) is a Danish auto racing driver who currently competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Racing career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Nygaard started his karting career in 2001. His best result while karting was 3rd in the Nordic Formula A Championship in his last season in 2004.

Touring Car racing[edit]

After karting for four years, Nygaard made his auto racing debut in 2005 in the German ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup. After racing in the ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup from 2005 to 2006 Nygaard switched to SEAT Leon Supercopa Germany for the 2007 season racing for Fischer Racing. In 2008 he finished 3rd in the championship.

GT racing[edit]

For 2009 Nygaard switched from the SEAT Leon Supercopa to a Ford GT GT3, still driving for Fischer Racing, in ADAC GT Masters and the FIA GT3 European Championship. He continued in FIA GT3 for 2010 and debuted in the FIA GT1 World Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans the same year. Nygaard continued racing in the FIA GT3 and FIA GT1 for 2011.

In 2012 Nygaard returned to ADAC GT Masters. Since 2012 Nygaard has been racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship for Aston Martin Racing.[1]

Racing record[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2010 Germany Young Driver AMR Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Netherlands Peter Kox
Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 311 22nd 3rd
2012 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark Kristian Poulsen
Denmark Allan Simonsen
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Am
31 DNF DNF
2013 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark Kristian Poulsen
Denmark Allan Simonsen
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Am
2 DNF† DNF†
2014 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Canada Paul Dalla Lana
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Am
329 26th 6th
2015 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark Nicki Thiim
Denmark Marco Sørensen
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Pro
330 27th 4th

†Simonsen was killed on Lap 3 of the race. Neither Poulsen nor Nygaard had driven in the race at the time of the crash.

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2012 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Am Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SEB SPA LMS
Ret
SIL SÃO BHR FUJ SHA NC 0
2013 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Am Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL
1
SPA
2
LMS
Ret
SÃO
Ret
COA
2
FUJ
1
SHA
Ret
BHR
1
4th 104.5
2014 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Am Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL
2
SPA
3
LMS
5
COA
1
FUJ
2
SHA
1
BHR
3
SÃO
1
2nd 164
2015 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL
4
SPA
6
LMS NÜR COA FUJ SHA BHR 6th* 21*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christoffer Nygaard". Driver Database. DriverDB AB. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 

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