Jeffrey van Hooydonk

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Jeffrey van Hooydonk (born 1 October 1977) is a Belgian racing car driver.

A native of Antwerp, Van Hooydonk began racing karts in 1990 and graduated to open-wheel racing five years later. For the next three seasons, he was successful in Formula Renault, winning the European Formula Super Renault championship in 1997. He progressed to German Formula Three the following year, finishing sixth in the championship, and then moving up to Formula 3000 in 1999. Despite scoring one pole position, the next two years were largely unsuccessful, and he switched to the Belcar series in 2001 with a Porsche 996.

After returning the German F3 in 2002, and finishing fifth overall, van Hooydonk was again promoted to F3000 and remained there for the 2003 and 2004 seasons, with moderate success. This was not enough to get him a drive in the new GP2 Series which replaced F3000 in 2005, and, despite a test with the MF1 Formula One team, he returned to tin-top racing by competing in the European Mégane Trophy for that year, finishing the championship in fourth whilst driving for ex-F1 driver Thierry Boutsen's team.

Van Hooydonk has also competed in some endurance races at Zolder, Spa-Francorchamps and Le Mans.

Racing record[edit]

Complete International Formula 3000 results[edit]

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
1999 Witmeur KTR IMO
Ret
MON
10
CAT
11
MAG
4
SIL
19
A1R
DNQ
HOC
DNQ
HUN
Ret
SPA
DNQ
NÜR
12
17th 3
2000 Witmeur KTR IMO
13
SIL
9
CAT
4
NÜR
Ret
MON
9
MAG
19
A1R
12
HOC
Ret
HUN
Ret
SPA
Ret
19th 3
2003 Team Astromega IMO
Ret
CAT
Ret
A1R MON
8
NÜR
8
MAG
6
SIL HOC HUN MNZ
5
13th 9
2004 Coloni Motorsport IMO
6
CAT
Ret
MON
7
NÜR
8
11th 8
Super Nova Racing MAG
13
SIL
Ret
HOC
9
HUN
9
SPA
9
MNZ
7

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2000 France Mopar Team Oreca Belgium Didier Theys
France Didier André
Reynard 2KQ-LM-Mopar LMP900 292 20th 10th

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Enrique Bernoldi
Eurocup Formula Renault champion
1997
Succeeded by
Bruno Besson