Enzo Potolicchio

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Enzo Potolicchio
Enzo potolicchio le mans 2012.jpg
Nationality Venezuelan
Born (1968-08-07) 7 August 1968 (age 48)
Caracas
FIA World Endurance Championship Rolex Sports Car Series career
Current team [ 8 Star Motorsports ]]
Former teams HP-Tech Motorsport// Starworks MotorSports // AF Corsa
Previous series
Ferrari Challenge, Formula Ford, Porsche Super Cup
Championship titles
1998, 2001, 2010, 2011,2012 Venezuelan Formula Ford 1600, 2000 , Porsche SúperCup , Ferrari Challenge 2010/11
Awards
1998 Venezuelan Automobile Driver of the Year/ WEC Rockie of the year 2012. WEC LMP2 Champion 2012

Vicente "Enzo" Potolicchio (born 7 August 1968 in Caracas) is a Venezuelan racing driver and businessman, who competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship and Rolex Sports Car Series for Starworks Motorsport. He won the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans and 2012 12 Hours of Sebring, both in the LMP2 class.

Early racing career[edit]

Potolicchio spent his early career racing Formula Ford, both at home in Venezuela where he was champion in 2005, and in the American F2000 Championship Series. He also took part in Venezuelan Porsche Super Cup in 1998, which saw him earn 11 victories and the country's Automobile Driver of the Year award.

Ferrari Challenge[edit]

Potolicchio participated in two Ferrari Challenge North America races in 2009, earning a victory and a third-place finish. In 2010 and 2011 he won back-to-back Ferrari Challenge titles.[1]

Rolex Sports Car Series[edit]

Potolicchio made his Grand-Am debut in 2011, racing in the Rolex Sports Car Series for Starworks Motorsport. He earned his first career victory at Mid-Ohio, teamed with Ryan Dalziel, finishing 13th in the end-of-season Daytona Prototype points standings.

In 2012, Potolicchio finished second overall in the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona, teamed with Ryan Dalziel, Alex Popow, Lucas Luhr and Allan McNish. He has collected four podium finishes in eight races to date.

Leading up to the second race at Watkins Glen, Potolicchio announced he was leaving the Rolex Series, but would continue to support the No. 8 Starworks car in the title challenge.

FIA World Endurance Championship[edit]

Together with Starworks, Potolicchio made his FIA World Endurance Championship debut at the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring, where he, Ryan Dalziel and Stéphane Sarrazin finished third overall and first in LMP2. The trio finished 14th in class at the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, punctuated by a mechanical issue.

Potolicchio and teammates Ryan Dalziel and Tom Kimber-Smith won the Le Mans in the LMP2 class. Starworks also won the FIA LMP2 Trophy in the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship season.

In 2013, Potolicchio announced that he would enter the 2013 FIA WEC season with his newly created team, 8Star Motorsports, competing with one Ferrari 458 Italia GT2.

Complete motorsports results[edit]

American Open-Wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest race lap)

USF2000 National Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Points
2001 Amores Motorsports United States
HMS1
25
United States
HMS2
13
United States
HMS3
14
United States
WGI1
12
United States
WGI2
24
United States
IRP
United States
MDO1
United States
MDO2
United States
ROA1
United States
ROA2
United States
MDO3
United States
SEB1
United States
SEB2
20th 26
2004 Aiken Racing United States
SEB1
United States
SEB2
United States
ATL1
United States
ATL2
United States
LS1
United States
LS2
Canada
MOS1
Canada
MOS2
United States
MDO1
7
United States
MDO2
9
United States
SON1
United States
SON2
United States
MDO3
United States
MDO4
United States
ROA1
United States
ROA2
N.C. N.C.
2005 Cape Motorsports United States
ATL1
3
United States
ATL2
7
United States
MDO1
6
United States
MDO2
4
United States
CLE1
United States
CLE2
United States
ROA1
United States
ROA2
United States
MDO3
United States
MDO4
United States
VIR1
United States
VIR2
12th 72

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2012 United States Starworks Motorsport United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
HPD ARX-03b LMP2 354 7th 1st
2013 United States 8 Star Motorsports Portugal Rui Águas
Australia Jason Bright
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Am
294 37th 10th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FERRARI-CHALLENGE: Series set to start 12th season under GRAND-AM sanctioning". motorsport.com. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 

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