Danny van Dongen

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Danny van Dongen
NationalityNetherlands Dutch
Born (1983-03-19) 19 March 1983 (age 36)
Zandvoort
MW-V6 Pickup Series career
Debut season2014
Previous series
2013

2012

2011

2009-10
2008

2006-07
2004
2002
2001
1999-00
Dutch Supercar Challenge - Superlights PR1
Dutch Supercar Challenge - Super GT
Raceway Venray BRL V6
ADAC GT Masters
Dutch Supercar Challenge - GT
Dutch GT4 Championship
Dutch Supercar Challenge - Supersport 1
GT4 European Cup
Spanish GT - GTA
Dutch Supercar Challenge - GT1
Dutch Renault Clio Cup
Dutch Citroën Saxo Cup
Championship titles
2013Dutch Supercar Challenge - Superlights PR1

Danny van Dongen (born 1983) is a Dutch racing driver and entrepreneur currently competing in the MW-V6 Pickup Series.

Racing career[edit]

Danny van Dongens BRL V6 car in 2007

Van Dongen started his racing career in the Dutch Citroën Saxo Cup. He scored a third-place finish in the championship in 2000. The following year he graduated to the Renault Clio Cup finishing seventh. He also raced in the Dutch Formula Arcobaleno and the German Formula König. In 2002 he graduated into GT racing, racing a Marcos Mantis for semi-works team Eurotech. Van Dongen competed in the Dutch Supercar Challenge and the Euro GT Series. He also raced in the Spanish GT Championship for the Marcos works team in a Marcos LM600.[1]

In 2006 the Dutch driver returned to his native country racing in the BRL V6 silhouette racing series. He achieved several podium finishes in 2006 and 2007. Van Dongen founded the Dutch Race Driver Academy a racing school for aspiring racing drivers. He also continued racing a Chevrolet Corvette C6 in the Dutch Supercar Challenge. The following year he raced the same car in the Dutch GT4 Championship. In 2009 and 2010 he scored a total of three wins in the championship driving a Corvette. The following year Van Dongen founded the Dutch Racing Driver Organisation. The organisation sanctions auto races in three different classes: BMW M3, Diesel and Specials. In 2011 he graduated from the Johan Cruijff Academy.[2] In the same year he was also a full-time racedriver in the ADAC GT Masters and Dutch Supercar Challenge. Van Dongen won two races, racing an Audi R8 LMS, in the Dutch Supercar Challenge GT class. In 2012 Danny van Dongen was contracted by Praga as a factory driver for the new Praga R1. He raced a limited schedule in the R1 predecessor the Praga R4S. At one of the few ovals in the Netherlands, Raceway Venray, he raced in the BRL V6 series scoring two wins and a second place in the championship. In 2013 he won the Dutch Supercar Challenge Superlights championship in the Praga R1 class. In 2014 Van Dongen returned to international racing in the Acceleration 2014 MW-V6 Pickup Series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danny van Dongen". DriverDB. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Danny van Dongen". LinkedIn. Archived from the original on 28 June 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2014.