Gustavo Yacamán

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Gustavo Yacamán
Gustavo Yacaman 2014 WEC Fuji.jpg
Yacamán in 2014.
Nationality Colombian
Born (1991-02-25) February 25, 1991 (age 26)
Santiago de Cali, Colombia
International GT Open career
Debut season 2016
Current team BMW Team Teo Martín
Car no. 2
Starts 14
Wins 1
Poles 2
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 2nd in 2016
Previous series
2015
2013-2014
2012
2009-2012
2006–08
2006
FIA World Endurance
WeatherTech Sportscar
Rolex Sports Car Series
Firestone Indy Lights
Spanish Formula 3
Spanish Formula BMW

Gustavo "El Tigrillo" (English: Ocelot) Yacamán Aristizabal (born February 25, 1991) is a Colombian racing driver from Santiago de Cali. Yacamán began his career in open-wheel racing, but switched to sports car endurance racing in 2012. He raced in the US until he joined G-Drive Racing in 2015, where he drove a Ligier in the WEC Championship and finished that season 3rd in the LMP2 class. In 2016 Yacamán switched to a sprint format, driving for BMW Team Teo Martín in the International GT Open series. He finished runner-up for the 2016 Championship.

Racing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After winning the American Stars of Karting competition in 2005, he moved immediately to the Spanish Formula Three Championship for the 2006 season, a significant jump for a young driver. He finished 16th in the championship. He also competed in Master Junior Formula in Europe and finished 4th. The following year Yacamán captured his first win and finished 8th in Spanish Formula Three. In 2008, he captured another win and finished 9th in Spanish F3.

Yacamán racing at the Milwaukee Mile in 2009.

Indy Lights[edit]

For 2009, he returned to the U.S. to race in the Firestone Indy Lights Series with Sam Schmidt Motorsports.[1] He finished 12th in points with a best finish of 4th at the Milwaukee Mile. He returned to the series in 2010 with the rookie team Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing. Yacamán improved to 10th in points and captured his first podium finish with a 3rd place at Toronto. He returned to the series in 2011 for a third season, this time with Team Moore Racing. He captured his first win late in the season at Baltimore and finished fourth in points. Yacamán achieved his first Indy Lights pole position at the 2012 Firestone Freedom 100. He finished the season third in points with two wins (at Detroit and Toronto) and three runner-up finishes.

Sports cars[edit]

For 2013 Yacamán moved to sports car racing after having raced in the 24 Hours of Daytona the previous year, driving the #6 Ford-Riley Daytona Prototype entry for Michael Shank Racing in the Rolex Sports Car Series. Yacaman caused a great deal of controversy during the 2013 race at Detroit's Belle Isle. On the first lap of the race Yacaman was trying to make a move inside of Memo Rojas but ran wide, pushing Rojas' car off-line and into a concrete barrier. The incident caused significant damage to Rojas' car, and also collected Yacaman's teammate John Pew. As a result of the incident Rojas and His teammate Scott Pruett did not accrue any points for the race which put them at a severe disadvantage for the Championship. In the course of the season, Yacamán managed a best finish of second place at Lime Rock, to finish eleventh in the championship.

For 2014 Yacamán has joined the newly unified United SportsCar Championship with OAK Racing; first with a Morgan LMP2-Nissan and then with a Ligier JS P2-Honda, managed to win at Mosport Park, and three podiums, so that ended eighth in the drivers' championship Prototype class.

Yacamán became a junior Lamborghini factory driver in 2017, and will compete at the Blancpain GT Series for Team Lazarus.

Racing record[edit]

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points
2009 Sam Schmidt Motorsports STP1
12
STP2
9
LBH
9
KAN
17
INDY
18
MIL
4
IOW
5
WGL
7
TOR
8
EDM
16
KTY
19
MDO
10
SNM
19
CHI HMS
16
12th 269
2010 Cape Motorsports
Wayne Taylor Racing
STP
5
ALA
9
LBH
14
INDY
11
IOW
11
WGL
8
TOR
3
EDM
9
MDO
15
SNM
4
CHI
15
KTY
5
HMS
16
10th 293
2011 Team Moore Racing STP
14
ALA
12
LBH
4
INDY
15
MIL
5
IOW
2
TOR
3
EDM1
5
EDM2
16
TRO
2
NHM
4
BAL
1
KTY
11
LVS
5
4th 401
2012 Team Moore Racing STP
6
ALA
4
LBH
10
INDY
4
DET
1
MIL
8
IOW
2
TOR
1
EDM
7
TRO
2
BAL
2
FON
11
3rd 394

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results[edit]

(key)(Races in bold indicate pole position, Results are overall/class)

Year Team Make Engine Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
2014 OAK Racing Morgan LMP2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 P DAY
6
SIR
4
LBH
4
LS
8
DET
3
S6H
2
MSP
1
IMS
8
ELK
11
COA
2
PET
9
5th 287

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2015 Russia G-Drive Racing Mexico Ricardo González
Brazil Pipo Derani
Ligier JS P2-Nissan LMP2 354 12th 4th

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2015 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
2
SPA
1
LMS
3
NÜR
3
COA
3
FUJ
3
SHA
Ret
BHR
3
3rd 134

Complete Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup results[edit]

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Points
2017 Orange 1 Team Lazarus Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Pro MIS
QR

15
MIS
CR

17
BRH
QR

21
BRH
CR

15
ZOL
QR

ZOL
CR

HUN
QR

HUN
CR

NÜR
QR

NÜR
CR

NC* 0*

* Season still in progress.

Complete Global Rallycross Championship results[edit]

(key)

GRC Lites[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Lites Points
2017 AF Racing Lites Ford Fiesta MEM
LOU
3
THO1
THO2
OTT1
OTT2
INDY
AC1
AC2
SEA
LA1
LA2
11th* 60*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knapp Schilke, Nancy. Gustavo Yacaman to take on new American challenge, Motorsport.com, December 30, 2008

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