Gabriele Tarquini

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Gabriele Tarquini
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Nationality Italy Italian
Born (1962-03-02) 2 March 1962 (age 56)
Giulianova, Italy
World Touring Car Cup career
Debut season 2005
Current team BRC Racing Team
Car no. 30
Former teams Lada Sport Rosneft
Lukoil Racing Team
Lukoil-SUNRED
SEAT Sport
Alfa Romeo
Starts 271
Wins 24
Poles 18
Fastest laps 25
Best finish 1st in 2009
Previous series
2005-17
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
2000
1999
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1995
1995
1994
1993
19871992
1985–87
1987
1983–84
WTCC
ETCC
ETCC
ETCC
Euro STC
Euro STC
BTCC
BTCC
STW
STW
BTCC
ITC
BTCC
Italian Superturismo
F1
BTCC
Italian Superturismo
F1
International F3000
WTCC
Italian F3
Championship titles
2009
2003
1994
WTCC
ETCC
BTCC
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 19871992, 1995
Teams Osella, Coloni, First, AGS, Fondmetal, Tyrrell
Entries 78 (38 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 1
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1987 San Marino Grand Prix
Last entry 1995 European Grand Prix

Gabriele Tarquini (born 2 March 1962) is an Italian racing driver. He participated in 78 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on May 3, 1987. He scored 1 championship point, and holds the record for the most failed attempts to qualify. He has subsequently raced successfully in Touring Cars, winning the BTCC in 1994, the ETCC in 2003 and the WTCC in 2009.

On 22 November 2009 he won the 2009 FIA World Touring Car Championship title at the age of 47 years and 266 days. This made him the oldest ever world champion in an FIA series, breaking Juan Manuel Fangio's record of being FIA Formula One World Drivers' Champion at the age of 46 years and 41 days in 1957.[1][2][3]

Formula One[edit]

Tarquini began karting in 1976. By 1985 he was driving in Formula 3000, spending three seasons with underfunded outfits. His best result was 2nd at Imola in 1987, by which time he had already made his Grand Prix debut in a one-off drive for Osella at the 1987 San Marino Grand Prix.

He joined Coloni's Grand Prix team for 1988, having driven for them in F3000 in 1986. The season saw a prequalifying system being put in place as there were 31 entrants for a maximum 30 places in qualifying proper. As such, the slowest of the new entrants for the season (Coloni, Rial, Dallara and EuroBrun) would be eliminated from proceedings after the Friday morning session regardless of their overall position - Tarquini failed to prequalify several times despite often being faster than some of the exempt entrants (such as the Osella and Zakspeed cars). He drew good notices for his performance overall, however - his 8th place at the Canadian Grand Prix would stand as the team's best ever result and his eight starts the most ever garnered by a Coloni driver.

Tarquini signed to drive for the FIRST team (again a former employer in F3000) and drove for them at the Formula One Indoor Trophy, but when their car failed crash tests he started 1989 without a ride. Following Philippe Streiff's career-ending pre-season testing crash, Tarquini joined Joachim Winkelhock in the AGS team from the second round of the series. There he finished a fine 8th on the road, being promoted to 6th after the exclusion of Thierry Boutsen and Alex Caffi. He was then one of the stars of the weekend in Monaco, threatening to qualify in the top 6 before ending up 13th on the grid. In the race he advanced to a strong 4th before being sidelined by an electrical problem. At the following Mexican Grand Prix he finished 6th, though the team's joy was tempered after Williams and Scuderia Italia successfully appealed against their Imola disqualification and Tarquini lost his point. More bad luck followed at Phoenix where Tarquini was holding 6th despite technical problems before Boutsen passed him on the final lap. At the wet Canadian Grand Prix Tarquini again ran well until being shoved off the track by René Arnoux (who eventually went on to finish 5th). The series then moved to faster tracks where the AGS was less competitive and the results of others meant Tarquini's entry (exempt for the first half of the season thanks to Streiff's efforts in 1988) would have to prequalify for the second half of the season.

The expanding entry list meant prequalifying was much different to 1988, consisting of an hour-long free-for-all session on Friday morning between the less successful cars. Featuring the Larrousse cars of Michele Alboreto and Philippe Alliot, Roberto Moreno's Coloni, the Osellas of Nicola Larini and Piercarlo Ghinzani and the Onyx cars of Stefan Johansson and Bertrand Gachot among others with only the four fastest going through both Tarquini and new teammate Yannick Dalmas struggled and Tarquini would not qualify again that year.

AGS attempted to move to larger premises for 1990 but a lack of resources and the late arrival of the JH25 left Tarquini and Dalmas again struggling to get past prequalifying, Tarquini only making it into four races (finishing just once - 13th in the Hungarian Grand Prix), his early 1989 form long forgotten by most. The team were under even more severe financial constraints for 1991, though they would initially at least avoid prequalifying. Tarquini made it through into three races, finishing a worthy 8th in the season opener at Phoenix but financial constraints meant after Monaco the AGS didn't make the grid again.

Late in the season the cash-strapped team sold his contract to Gabriele Rumi's ambitious Fondmetal outfit in time for the Spanish Grand Prix, soon forming a good relationship with the team. He was signed for a full year in 1992, showing some good speed in the neat but underdeveloped Fondmetal GR02 chassis. However, his car only finished once (14th at Silverstone, hindered by clutch problems) and despite some fine qualifying efforts (including outqualifying Ivan Capelli's Ferrari in Belgium) the team struggled to find funding, folding after the following Italian Grand Prix and leaving Tarquini out of a drive.

Despite being firmly involved in his successful touring cars career and 33 years old, Tarquini was signed up by Tyrrell for the 1995 season as their test driver thanks to the presence of Fondmetal as a sponsor. He replaced Ukyo Katayama for the European round as the Japanese driver was injured from his start line accident in the previous race. Out of practice with single seaters (having done very little actual testing due to the team's financial constraints) he finished 14th, six laps down on winner Michael Schumacher. It was his final Grand Prix.

Tarquini failed to pre-qualify on a record 25 occasions (out of a total of 40 failures to qualify), mainly because he was a regular in the pre-qualifying era, usually in cars which were so slow as to struggle to qualify. Despite this record many consider him to have been a talented driver stuck with uncompetitive machinery (much like contemporary Roberto Moreno).

Touring Cars[edit]

BTCC[edit]

Tarquini moved to the British Touring Car Championship in 1994, winning the title at the first attempt in an Alfa Romeo featuring controversial aerodynamic enhancements. He started races in both the British and Italian Touring Car Championship in 1995, and was also in the BTCC for David Richards' Honda team in the late 1990s, taking 4 further victories, as well as racing in Germany's STW Cup and the Belgian Procar series. He switched to the European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) with considerable success, winning it for Alfa Romeo in 2003.

WTCC[edit]

Alfa Romeo (2005)[edit]

He remained with Alfa Romeo as the ETCC became the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) in 2005. He finished seventh overall, with two victories.

Tarquini driving the SEAT Léon at Brands Hatch in the 2008 WTCC season.

SEAT Sport (2006–2009)[edit]

In November 2005, Tarquini was confirmed as one of six drivers at SEAT Sport for 2006.[4] He finished fifth in the championship that year with one win. He finished 8th in the standings in 2007, once again winning just one race. 2008 saw considerable improvement for Tarquini as he finished runner-up in the championship to Yvan Muller winning three races. His biggest success of his career came in 2009 when he won the WTCC championship at the last race of the year in Macau.

Sunred (2010–2011)[edit]

Tarquini driving for Lukoil-SUNRED at Suzuka in the 2011 WTCC season.

SEAT withdrew from the WTCC for 2010, but provided funding to introduce the new semi-works SR-Sport team, with whom Tarquini attempted to retain his crown. He scored five wins during the season to finish runner-up to ex-SEAT Sport teammate Yvan Muller in the drivers standings. This was after four victories, plus an inherited victory in Belgium from Jordi Gene after Gene's disqualification. His crash in Japan race two ended his title hopes.

In 2011, Tarquini drove for the Lukoil-SUNRED team alongside Aleksei Dudukalo.[5] He started the year with the SEAT 2.0 TDI engine but switched to the SUNRED 1.6T for Brno onwards.[6] He finished the season 5th in the standings with just one win in a year dominated by the Chevrolet RML team.

Lukoil Racing (2012)[edit]

In January 2012 it was confirmed that Tarquini would drive for Lukoil Racing in a SEAT León powered by the new SEAT Sport turbocharged engine.[7] His teammate will once again be Aleksei Dudukalo. He started from pole position at the first race of the season in Italy but finished third behind Yvan Muller and Rob Huff in race one, he retired from the second race. Contact with Huff in race two in Portugal left him 19th with damage although no penalties were applied.[8]

Honda (2013–2015)[edit]

Tarquini competing in the 2014 World Touring Car Championship

In July 2012, it was confirmed that Tarquini would drive a factory supported Honda Civic run by the returning JAS Motorsport team, alongside Tiago Monteiro in 2013.[9] He qualified fifth for the season opening Race of Italy but was given a five–place grid penalty for race one having tapped René Münnich into a spin during qualifying.[10] He finished race one in fourth and race two in third. He gave the Honda team its first pole position in the WTCC at the Race of Morocco.[11] He finished second in race one but retired from race two when he lost control over one of the kerbs and collided with Alex MacDowall.[12]

In a poll conducted by Motorsport Magazine in 2005, Tarquini was voted the 11th greatest touring car driver ever.[13]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
1983 Italian Formula 3 Championship Fernando Spreafico 7 0 0 0 0 0 NC
1984 Italian Formula 3 Championship Fernando Spreafico 8 0 0 0 0 0 NC
FIA European Formula 3 Championship Fernando Spreafico 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
1985 International Formula 3000 San Remo Racing 10 0 0 0 1 14 6th
24 Hours of Le Mans – C1 Brun Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
1986 International Formula 3000 Coloni Racing 9 0 0 0 1 7 10th
BS Automotive 1 0 0 0 0
1987 International Formula 3000 First Racing 11 0 0 1 2 12 8th
FIA World Touring Car Championship Brixia Corse 6 0 0 0 0 43 30th
Formula One Osella Squadra Corse 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
1988 Formula One Coloni SpA 16 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Macau Grand Prix Prema Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
1989 Formula One Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives 15 0 0 0 0 1 16th
Italian Super Touring Car Championship Bigazzi M Team ? 1 ? ? ? ? 5th
24 Hours of Spa – A2.5 Bastos Castrol Racing Team 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
1990 Formula One Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives 16 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Italian Touring Car Championship Bigazzi M Team 11 0 0 2 3 78 8th
1991 Formula One Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives 13 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Fondmetal F1 SpA 3 0 0 0 0
1992 Formula One Fondmetal F1 SpA 13 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Italian Superturismo Championship CiBiEmme Engineering 18 0 0 0 2 89 5th
24 Hours of Spa – DTM2.5 BMW Fina Bastos Team 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
1993 Italian Superturismo Championship Alfa Corse 20 5 3 ? 11 207 3rd
FIA Touring Car Challenge 2 0 0 0 0 11 17th
1994 British Touring Car Championship Alfa Corse 17 8 2 8 14 298 1st
Spanish Touring Car Championship 2 1 1 2 2 0 NC
FIA Touring Car World Cup 1 0 0 0 0 0 4th
1995 Italian Superturismo Championship Alfa Corse 12 2 2 4 6 88 7th
British Touring Car Championship 12 0 0 0 0 33 16th
FIA Touring Car World Cup 2 0 0 0 0 10 17th
Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft Alfa Corse 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC
International Touring Car Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 29th
Formula One Nokia Tyrrell Yamaha 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
1996 International Touring Car Championship JAS Motorsport Alfa Romeo 21 1 0 1 2 60 14th
1997 British Touring Car Championship Team Honda Sport 24 1 1 3 6 130 6th
Belgian Procar Honda Sport VZM 1 1 0 1 1 20 12th
24 Hours of Spa – ST 1 0 1 1 0 N/A DNF
1998 Super Tourenwagen Cup JAS Team Honda Sport 19 1 0 1 2 335 7th
1999 Super Tourenwagen Cup JAS Team Honda Sport 19 1 0 0 7 470 4th
British Touring Car Championship Team Honda Sport 4 0 0 1 1 17 14th
2000 British Touring Car Championship Redstone Team Honda 24 3 1 2 6 143 6th
European Super Touring Cup JAS Engineering 3 0 0 0 0 10 16th
Belgian Procar Barwell Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2001 European Super Touring Championship JAS Engineering Italia IP 20 9 6 10 14 579 3rd
2002 Italian Super Production Car Championship GTA Racing Team Nordauto 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
European Touring Car Championship 2 0 0 1 1 4 14th
2003 European Touring Car Championship GTA Racing Team Nordauto 19 6 1 4 9 107 1st
2004 European Touring Car Championship AutoDelta Squadra Corse 19 6 1 2 10 106 3rd
BTCC Masters SEAT Sport UK 1 0 0 1 1 N/A 3rd
2005 FIA World Touring Car Championship Alfa Romeo Racing Team 18 2 2 3 5 55 7th
2006 FIA World Touring Car Championship SEAT Sport Italia 19 1 2 2 2 57 5th
2007 FIA World Touring Car Championship SEAT Sport 22 1 1 3 3 62 8th
2008 FIA World Touring Car Championship SEAT Sport 24 3 0 0 6 88 2nd
2009 FIA World Touring Car Championship SEAT Sport 24 3 5 2 12 127 1st
2010 FIA World Touring Car Championship SR-Sport 22 5 3 6 10 276 2nd
TC 2000 Championship Equipo Petrobras 1 0 0 0 0 0 26th
Trofeo Castrol SEAT Leon Supercopa SEAT Motorsport 4 0 1 2 0 0 NC†
2011 FIA World Touring Car Championship Lukoil-SUNRED 24 1 0 0 6 204 5th
Scandinavian Touring Car Championship Polestar Racing 4 0 0 0 0 2 24th
2012 FIA World Touring Car Championship Lukoil Racing Team 24 1 2 0 8 252 4th
2013 FIA World Touring Car Championship Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team 23 2 2 1 8 242 2nd
2014 FIA World Touring Car Championship Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team 20 1 0 2 5 182 6th
2015 FIA World Touring Car Championship Honda Racing Team JAS 24 0 0 3 4 197 5th
2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship Lada Sport Rosneft 22 2 0 2 4 147 9th
2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
TCR International Series BRC Racing Team 4 1 0 2 1 0 NC†
Touring Car Endurance Series – SP3-GT4 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
TCR Trophy Europe 2 1 1 2 2 0 NC†
2018 FIA World Touring Car Cup BRC Racing Team 17 4 2 3 6 202 1st*

† Ineligible for points.
* Season still in progress.

Complete International Formula 3000 results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Pts
1985 San Remo Racing March 85B Cosworth SIL
5
THR
5
EST
3
VAL
Ret
PAU
DNS
SPA
4
DIJ
13
PER
4
ÖST
13
ZAN
Ret
DON
Ret
6th 14
1986 Coloni Racing March 85B Cosworth SIL VAL
13
PAU
Ret
SPA
8
IMO
4
MUG
Ret
PER
Ret
ÖST
3
BIR
13
BUG
Ret
10th 7
BS Automotive Lola T86/50 JAR
14
1987 First Racing March 87B Cosworth SIL
10
VAL
Ret
SPA
12
PAU
11†
DON
19
PER
3
BRH
17
BIR
14
IMO
2
BUG
5
JAR
Ret
8th 12

† — Did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1985 Switzerland Brun Motorsport Italy Massimo Sigala
Argentina Oscar Larrauri
Porsche 956 C1 323 DNF DNF

Complete Formula One results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Pts
1987 Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1G Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 V8t BRA SMR
Ret
BEL MON DET FRA GBR GER HUN AUT ITA POR ESP MEX JPN AUS NC 0
1988 Coloni SpA Coloni FC188 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 BRA
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON
Ret
MEX
14
CAN
8
DET
DNPQ
FRA
DNPQ
GBR
DNPQ
GER
DNPQ
HUN
13
BEL
NC
NC 0
Coloni FC188B ITA
DNQ
POR
11
ESP
DNPQ
JPN
DNPQ
AUS
DNQ
1989 FIRST Racing First F189 Judd CV 3.5 V8 BRA
DNA
26th 1
Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives AGS JH23B Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 SMR
8
MON
Ret
MEX
6
USA
7
CAN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GER
DNPQ
AGS JH24 GBR
DNQ
HUN
DNPQ
BEL
DNPQ
ITA
DNPQ
POR
DNPQ
ESP
DNPQ
JPN
DNPQ
AUS
DNPQ
1990 Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives AGS JH24 Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 USA
DNPQ
BRA
DNPQ
NC 0
AGS JH25 SMR
DNPQ
MON
DNPQ
CAN
DNPQ
MEX
DNPQ
FRA
DNQ
GBR
Ret
GER
DNPQ
HUN
13
BEL
DNQ
ITA
DNQ
POR
DNQ
ESP
Ret
JPN
DNQ
AUS
Ret
1991 Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives AGS JH25 Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 USA
8
BRA
Ret
SMR
DNQ
MON
Ret
CAN
DNQ
MEX
DNQ
NC 0
AGS JH25B FRA
DNQ
GBR
DNQ
GER
DNQ
HUN
DNPQ
BEL
DNPQ
AGS JH27 ITA
DNPQ
POR
DNQ
Fondmetal F1 SpA Fomet F1 ESP
12
JPN
11
AUS
DNPQ
1992 Fondmetal F1 SpA Fondmetal GR01 Ford HBA5 3.5 V8 RSA
Ret
MEX
Ret
BRA
Ret
ESP
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON
Ret
NC 0
Fondmetal GR02 CAN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
14
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
POR JPN AUS
1995 Nokia Tyrrell Yamaha Tyrrell 023 Yamaha OX10C 3.0 V10 BRA ARG SMR ESP MON CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR EUR
14
PAC JPN AUS NC 0

Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded 1996 onwards all races) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap) (* signifies that driver lead feature race for at least one lap – 1 point given 1998 onwards)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 DC Pts
1994 Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 155 TS THR
1

1
BRH
1

1
BRH
2

1
SNE
1

1
SIL
1

1
SIL
2

DNS
OUL
1

WD
DON
1

3
DON
2

DNS
BRH
1

1
BRH
2

1
SIL
1

2
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

DNS
OUL
1

3
BRH
1

2
BRH
2

2
SIL
1

2
SIL
2

1
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

4
1st 298
1995 Alfa Romeo Old Spice Racing Alfa Romeo 155 TS DON
1
DON
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
THR
1
THR
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
OUL
1

11
OUL
2

Ret
BRH
1
BRH
2
DON
1
DON
2
SIL
1
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

8
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

4
SNE
1

4
SNE
2

Ret
OUL
1

4
OUL
2

13
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

15
16th 33
1997 Team Honda Sport Honda Accord DON
1

7
DON
2

4
SIL
1

5
SIL
2

15
THR
1

2
THR
2

1
BRH
1

6
BRH
2

2
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

Ret
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

6
CRO
1

17
CRO
2

Ret
KNO
1

7
KNO
2

3
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

3
THR
1

4
THR
2

4
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

7
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

3
6th 130
1999 Team Honda Sport Honda Accord DON
1
DON
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
THR
1
THR
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
DON
1
DON
2
CRO
1
CRO
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
THR
1
THR
2
KNO
1

2
KNO
2

6
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

Ret
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
14th 17
2000 Redstone Team Honda Honda Accord T BRH
1

9
BRH
2

6*
DON
1

4
DON
2

2*
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

5
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

1*
OUL
1

9
OUL
2

8
SIL
1

5
SIL
2

2
CRO
1

6
CRO
2

Ret‡
SNE
1

6
SNE
2

7
DON
1

6
DON
2

1*
BRH
1

9
BRH
2

10
OUL
1

2
OUL
2

1*
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

6
6th 149

‡ Retired before second start of race

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos Pts
1995 Alfa Corse 2 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti HOC
1
HOC
2
AVU
1
AVU
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
DIE
1
DIE
2
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

Ret
SIN
1

Ret
SIN
2

DNS
HOC
1
HOC
2
NC 0

Complete International Touring Car Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Pos Points
1995 Alfa Corse 2 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti MUG
1
MUG
2
HEL
1
HEL
2
DON
1
DON
2
EST
1
EST
2
MAG
1

17†
MAG
2

DNS
29th 0
1996 JAS Motorsport Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

DNS
NÜR
1

10
NÜR
2

5
EST
1

Ret
EST
2

14
HEL
1

Ret
HEL
2

DNS
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

DNS
DIE
1

20
DIE
2

Ret
SIL
1

2
SIL
2

1
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

17
MAG
1

15†
MAG
2

Ret
MUG
1

13
MUG
2

6
HOC
1

4
HOC
2

Ret
INT
1

Ret
INT
2

DNS
SUZ
1

DNS
SUZ
2

Ret
14th 60

† — Did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete Super Tourenwagen Cup results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos. Pts
1998 JAS Team Honda Sport Honda Accord HOC
1

7
HOC
2

11
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

Ret
SAC
1

5
SAC
2

4
NOR
1

5
NOR
2

7
REG
1

3
REG
2

1
WUN
1

Ret
WUN
2

DNS
ZWE
1

4
ZWE
2

22
SAL
1

5
SAL
2

4
OSC
1

16
OSC
2

12
NÜR
1

21
NÜR
2

9
7th 335
1999 JAS Team Honda Sport Honda Accord SAC
1

8
SAC
2

7
ZWE
1

7
ZWE
2

3
OSC
1

3
OSC
2

5
NOR
1

16
NOR
2

DNS
MIS
1

4
MIS
2

3
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

3
SAL
1

Ret
SAL
2

6
OSC
1

1
OSC
2

2
HOC
1

6
HOC
2

6
NÜR
1

11
NÜR
2

3
4th 470

Complete European Touring Car Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
2000 JAS Engineering Honda Accord MUG
1
MUG
2
PER
1
PER
2
A1R
1
A1R
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
IMO
1
IMO
2
MIS
1
MIS
2
BRN
1
BRN
2
VAL
1

7
VAL
2

DNS
MOB
1

11
MOB
2

6
16th 10
2001 JAS Engineering Italia IP Honda Accord MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

1
BRN
1

Ret
BRN
2

3
MAG
1

1
MAG
2

Ret
SIL
1

1
SIL
2

1
ZOL
1

1
ZOL
2

14
HUN
1

2
HUN
2

4
A1R
1

1
A1R
2

1
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

2
JAR
1

1
JAR
2

1
EST
1

2
EST
2

Ret
3rd 579
2002 GTA Racing Team Nordauto Alfa Romeo 156 GTA MAG
1
MAG
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
BRN
1
BRN
2
JAR
1
JAR
2
AND
1
AND
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
PER
1
PER
2
DON
1

3
DON
2

7
EST
1
EST
2
14th 4
2003 GTA Racing Team Nordauto Alfa Romeo 156 GTA VAL
1

1
VAL
2

4
MAG
1

4
MAG
2

Ret
PER
1

3
PER
2

1
BRN
1

6
BRN
2

4
DON
1

1
DON
2

17
SPA
1

1
SPA
2

14
AND
1

Ret
AND
2

DNS
OSC
1

2
OSC
2

5
EST
1

1
EST
2

1
MNZ
1

4
MNZ
2

3
1st 107
2004 AutoDelta Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo 156 MNZ
1

1
MNZ
2

Ret
VAL
1

1
VAL
2

2
MAG
1

5
MAG
2

2
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

6
BRN
1

9
BRN
2

Ret
DON
1

3
DON
2

2
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

4
IMO
1

1
IMO
2

1
OSC
1

Ret
OSC
2

DNS
DUB
1

1
DUB
2

1
3rd 106

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2005 Alfa Romeo Racing Team Alfa Romeo 156 ITA
1

2
ITA
2

Ret
FRA
1

4
FRA
2

8
GBR
1

1
GBR
2

3
SMR
1

15
SMR
2

10
MEX
1

2
MEX
2

Ret
BEL
1

4
BEL
2

17†
GER
1

13
GER
2

14
TUR
1

7
TUR
2

1
ESP
1

16
ESP
2

23†
MAC
1

DNS
MAC
2

DNS
7th 55
2006 SEAT Sport Italia SEAT León ITA
1

5
ITA
2

6
FRA
1

4
FRA
2

5
GBR
1

6
GBR
2

4
GER
1

4
GER
2

7
BRA
1

4
BRA
2

5
MEX
1

10
MEX
2

8
CZE
1

Ret
CZE
2

10
TUR
1

3
TUR
2

1
ESP
1

24†
ESP
2

DNS
MAC
1

11
MAC
2

Ret
5th 57
2007 SEAT Sport SEAT León BRA
1

4
BRA
2

5
NED
1

7
NED
2

1
ESP
1

Ret
ESP
2

24†
FRA
1

19
FRA
2

12
CZE
1

7
CZE
2

4
POR
1

4
POR
2

7
SWE
1

5
SWE
2

7
GER
1

2
GER
2

7
GBR
1

10
GBR
2

Ret
8th 62
SEAT León TDI ITA
1

6
ITA
2

Ret
MAC
1

2
MAC
2

14
2008 SEAT Sport SEAT León TDI BRA
1

5
BRA
2

1
MEX
1

5
MEX
2

3
ESP
1

2
ESP
2

5
FRA
1

5
FRA
2

4
CZE
1

6
CZE
2

1
POR
1

13
POR
2

11
GBR
1

7
GBR
2

5
GER
1

24
GER
2

16
EUR
1

5
EUR
2

Ret
ITA
1

2
ITA
2

1
JPN
1

10
JPN
2

Ret
MAC
1

7
MAC
2

12†
2nd 88
2009 SEAT Sport SEAT León TDI BRA
1

4
BRA
2

1
MEX
1

6
MEX
2

8
MAR
1

2
MAR
2

5
FRA
1

12
FRA
2

6
ESP
1

3
ESP
2

3
CZE
1

3
CZE
2

5
POR
1

1
POR
2

Ret
GBR
1

4
GBR
2

3
GER
1

2
GER
2

3
ITA
1

1
ITA
2

2
JPN
1

5
JPN
2

7
MAC
1

2
MAC
2

5
1st 127
2010 SR-Sport SEAT León TDI BRA
1

4
BRA
2

1
MAR
1

1
MAR
2

6
ITA
1

7
ITA
2

20†
BEL
1

1
BEL
2

6
POR
1

3
POR
2

1
GBR
1

4
GBR
2

3
CZE
1

2
CZE
2

18†
GER
1

Ret
GER
2

9
ESP
1

1
ESP
2

3
JPN
1

5
JPN
2

Ret
MAC
1

4
MAC
2

2
2nd 276
2011 Lukoil-SUNRED SEAT León 2.0 TDI BRA
1

7
BRA
2

6
BEL
1

4
BEL
2

1
ITA
1

Ret
ITA
2

10
HUN
1

6
HUN
2

3
5th 204
SUNRED SR León 1.6T CZE
1

NC
CZE
2

6
POR
1

5
POR
2

7
GBR
1

5
GBR
2

7
GER
1

3
GER
2

3
ESP
1

17†
ESP
2

4
JPN
1

9
JPN
2

Ret
CHN
1

NC
CHN
2

2
MAC
1

3
MAC
2

4
2012 Lukoil Racing Team SEAT León WTCC ITA
1

3
ITA
2

Ret
ESP
1

2
ESP
2

9
MAR
1

11
MAR
2

Ret
SVK
1

1
SVK
2

3
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

6
AUT
1

4
AUT
2

16
POR
1

2
POR
2

19†
BRA
1

4
BRA
2

3
USA
1

4
USA
2

3
JPN
1

4
JPN
2

3
CHN
1

5
CHN
2

6
MAC
1

4
MAC
2

20†
4th 252
2013 Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team Honda Civic WTCC ITA
1

4
ITA
2

3
MAR
1

2
MAR
2

Ret
SVK
1

1
SVK
2

3
HUN
1

3
HUN
2

Ret
AUT
1

12
AUT
2

8
RUS
1

6
RUS
2

7
POR
1

Ret
POR
2

20
ARG
1

4
ARG
2

2
USA
1

6
USA
2

1
JPN
1

27†
JPN
2

4
CHN
1

7
CHN
2

2
MAC
1

DNS
MAC
2

8
2nd 242
2014 Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team Honda Civic WTCC MAR
1

DNS
MAR
2

DNS
FRA
1

3
FRA
2

4
HUN
1

4
HUN
2

8
SVK
1

8
SVK
2

C
AUT
1

8
AUT
2

2
RUS
1

2
RUS
2

Ret
BEL
1

8
BEL
2

8
ARG
1

8
ARG
2

4
BEI
1

16†
BEI
2

10
CHN
1

6
CHN
2

Ret
JPN
1

6
JPN
2

1
MAC
1

3
MAC
2

DNS
6th 182
2015 Honda Racing Team JAS Honda Civic WTCC ARG
1

5
ARG
2

4
MAR
1

7
MAR
2

5
HUN
1

DSQ
HUN
2

13
GER
1

6
GER
2

4
RUS
1

3
RUS
2

Ret
SVK
1

6
SVK
2

4
FRA
1

8
FRA
2

5
POR
1

4
POR
2

3
JPN
1

3
JPN
2

12
CHN
1

Ret
CHN
2

2
THA
1

5
THA
2

5
QAT
1

15
QAT
2

7
5th 197
2016 Lada Sport Rosneft Lada Vesta WTCC FRA
1

Ret
FRA
2

Ret
SVK
1

4
SVK
2

13
HUN
1

5
HUN
2

Ret
MAR
1

4
MAR
2

3
GER
1

7
GER
2

9
RUS
1

1
RUS
2

2
POR
1

12
POR
2

13
ARG
1

14
ARG
2

13
JPN
1

10
JPN
2

10
CHN
1

16†
CHN
2

5
QAT
1

1
QAT
2

7
9th 147
2017 Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team Honda Civic WTCC MAR
1
MAR
2
ITA
1
ITA
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
GER
1
GER
2
POR
1
POR
2
ARG
1
ARG
2
CHN
1

DSQ
CHN
2

DSQ
JPN
1
JPN
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
QAT
1
QAT
2
NC 0

Did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete World Touring Car Cup results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Points
2018 BRC Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR MAR
1

1
MAR
2

19†
MAR
3

1
HUN
1

6
HUN
2

4
HUN
3

1
GER
1

Ret
GER
2

Ret
GER
3

DNS
NED
1

Ret
NED
2

19
NED
3

18
POR
1

4
POR
2

9
POR
3

2
SVK
1

3
SVK
2

1
SVK
3

Ret
CHN
1

CHN
2

CHN
3

WUH
1

WUH
2

WUH
3

JPN
1

JPN
2

JPN
3

MAC
1

MAC
2

MAC
3

1st* 202*

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.
* Season still in progress.

Complete Scandinavian Touring Car Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 DC Points
2011 Polestar Racing Volvo C30 JYL
1
JYL
2
KNU
1
KNU
2
MAN
1
MAN
2
GÖT
1
GÖT
2
FAL
1
FAL
2
KAR
1

11
KAR
2

13
JYL
1

Ret
JYL
2

9
KNU
1
KNU
2
MAN
1
MAN
2
24th 2

Complete TCR International Series results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2017 BRC Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR RIM
1
RIM
2
BHR
1
BHR
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
SAL
1
SAL
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
CHA
1
CHA
2
ZHE
1

1
ZHE
2

6
DUB
1

15
DUB
2

9
NC‡ 0‡

As Tarquini was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TARQUINI: EXPERIENCE AND CONSISTENCY". The Official FIA World Touring Car Championship Website. 2009-11-23. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. 
  2. ^ "WTCC: Tarquini – A Historic World Champion". TouringCarTimes. 2009-11-24. Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. 
  3. ^ "Tarquini And SEAT Crowned at Gala". FIA official website. 2009-12-11. Archived from the original on 2009-12-15. 
  4. ^ Three top drivers to SEAT, Touring Car Times.
  5. ^ Dudukalo and Tarquini at SUNRED with Lukoil, Touring Car Times.
  6. ^ Tarquini and Monteiro to switch to the 1.6 turbo in Brno[permanent dead link], Touring Car Times.
  7. ^ Tarquini and Dudukalo confirmed for Lukoil Racing, Touring Car Times.
  8. ^ No penalty in Huff/Muller/Tarquini clash[permanent dead link], TouringCarTimes.
  9. ^ Honda confirms Tarquini and Monteiro for its first season in the WTCC, Autosport.com.
  10. ^ "GRID PENALTIES FOR TARQUINI AND DUDUKALO". World Touring Car Championship. Kigema Sport Organisation. 23 March 2013. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  11. ^ Tremayne, Sam (6 April 2013). "WTCC Marrakech: Tarquini gives Honda maiden pole". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  12. ^ Abbott, Andrew (7 April 2013). "Oriola takes maiden win in Morocco". Touring-Cars.net. Andrew Abbott. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "Top 20 tin-top drivers". motorsportmagazine.com. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Gabriele Tarquini at Wikimedia Commons

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gianni Morbidelli
Formula One Indoor Trophy
Winner

1991
Succeeded by
Johnny Herbert
Preceded by
Joachim Winkelhock
British Touring Car Championship
Champion

1994
Succeeded by
John Cleland
Preceded by
Fabrizio Giovanardi
European Touring Car Championship
Champion

2003
Succeeded by
Andy Priaulx
Preceded by
Yvan Muller
World Touring Car Championship
Champion

2009
Succeeded by
Yvan Muller
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Kelvin Burt
Autosport
National Racing Driver of the Year

1994
Succeeded by
John Cleland