Johnny Cecotto

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Johnny Cecotto
Nationality Venezuela Venezuelan
Born (1956-01-25) 25 January 1956 (age 62)
Caracas, Venezuela
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years19751980
First race1975 250cc French Grand Prix
Last race1980 500cc German Grand Prix
First win1975 250cc French Grand Prix
Last win1980 350cc Nations Grand Prix
Team(s)Yamaha
Championships1975 – 350cc
1978 – Formula 750
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
48 14 26 22 7 433
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 19831984
Teams Theodore, Toleman
Entries 23 (18 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 1
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1983 Brazilian Grand Prix
Last entry 1984 British Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years 1981, 1996, 1998
Teams Team Bigazzi SRL, Team BMW Motorsport
Best finish 8th (1996)
Class wins 0

Alberto "Johnny" Cecotto (born January 25, 1956) is a Venezuelan former Grand Prix motorcycle racer and auto racer.[1] He rose to prominence as a teenage prodigy in 1975 when he became the youngest motorcycle road racing world champion at the age of 19. Despite the auspicious beginning to his motorcycle racing career, he suffered numerous injuries and mechanical problems which curtailed his success in motorcycle Grand Prix racing.

At the age of 24, Cecotto turned his attention to auto racing where he reached the pinnacle of the sport as a Formula One driver. He later became a successful Touring Car racer. He is the last of a select group of competitors who competed at the highest level in motorcycle and auto racing which, includes John Surtees and Mike Hailwood among others.[2]

Motorcycle racing history[edit]

Early career[edit]

Cecotto was born in Caracas, Venezuela to Italian immigrant parents.[3] His father was a motorcycle shop owner and former motorcycle racer who had won the Venezuelan national championship on a 500cc Norton.[3] He followed his father's career path and began motorcycle racing at a young age, winning the 1973 Venezuelan road racing national championship at the age of 17.[3] He successfully defended his title by reclaiming the national championship in 1974, and also won the 1974 South American motorcycle road racing championship.[2]

Daytona success[edit]

Cecotto rose to international prominence at the 1975 Daytona 200 motorcycle race with one of the more inspired rides in the history of the event which, at the time was considered one of the most important motorcycle races in the world, attracting world champions such as Giacomo Agostini and Barry Sheene.[2][4] He arrived at Daytona as an unknown rookie aboard an unmodified Yamaha TZ700 sponsored by Venemotos, Yamaha's Venezuelan importer.[4] The unheralded teenager promptly raised his profile by qualifying on the front row shared with pole-sitter Kenny Roberts, Gene Romero, Teuvo Lansivuori and Steve Baker.[5] As Cecotto took his place on the starting grid, race officials noticed a puddle of fluid developing beneath his motorcycle.[5] With the start of the race just moments away, the officials made the decision to remove Cecotto and his motorcycle from the grid for safety reasons.[4] As the race was started without Cecotto, officials discovered that the fluid was only water overflowing from the radiator and posed no safety hazard.

Officials allowed Cecotto re-enter the race however, by then he was in last place.[4] With an impressive display of riding ability, Cecotto passed half the field of competitors on the first lap alone.[5] Two laps later, he was up to 26th place.[5] By the fifth lap he was in 18th place and by the end of the tenth lap he was in tenth place.[5] On the 50th lap, he caught and passed Agostini for third place before his motorcycle began to overheat, forcing him to reduce his pace and settle for a third place behind the eventual winner Gene Romero and second place Steve Baker.[2][4][5] On the event of the 50th anniversary of the Daytona 200 in 1991, the American Motorcyclist Association convened a panel of motorcycling press and former racers, who named Cecotto's accomplishment as the top performance in the first 50 years of the race.[4]

World champion[edit]

One month after his Daytona performance, Cecotto traveled to Europe where he continued his meteoric rise with a victory at the prestigious Imola 200 non-championship race after Agostini's engine seized while American champion Kenny Roberts withdrew due to a wrist injury.[6][7]

At his first-ever Grand Prix event at the opening round of the 1975 world championship, Cecotto continued his impressive streak in the French Grand Prix by winning the 250cc and 350cc races.[1] He went on to win three more races and defeated the seven-time defending champion, Giacomo Agostini, for the 350cc World Championship.[1] At the age of nineteen, he became the youngest-ever rider at the time to win a world championship.[8] He also finished the 1975 250cc world championship in fourth place with two victories.[1]

Later career[edit]

In 1976, Cecotto returned to the Daytona 200, now with full support from the Yamaha factory racing team.[9] The race turned into a battle between Cecotto and his Yamaha teammate, Kenny Roberts.[9] Their grueling pace proved too much for their tires and on the 33rd of the 52 laps Roberts slowed with a worn rear tire.[9] Nine laps from the end, Roberts' tire blew apart, almost making him lose control before he limped back into the pits.[9] Cecotto's pit crew attempted to wave him into the pits with three laps remaining to check on his tire but, he ignored their signal and continued on to win the race.[9][10][11] Afterwards, his shredded tires showed how close he was to suffering the same fate as Roberts.[9][12]

Johnny Cecotto at the Nürburgring in 1976

Cecotto moved up to the premier 500cc class riding a year-old Yamaha YZR500 for a Yamaha-supported satellite team operated under the Venemotos team banner.[12] Suzuki's Barry Sheene was expected to be his main competitor for the 1976 world championship.[13] He began the season with a promising second-place finish behind Sheene at the season-opening French Grand Prix however, Cecotto struggled to come to grips with the Yamaha, falling 13 times in subsequent races.[8][13] He failed to score any further points after the French round and shortly after the Italian Grand Prix, he gave up on the 500cc class completely to concentrate on defending his 350cc title. He finished the 500cc season in a disappointing 20th place as Sheene won the 500cc world championship.[1] He also lost his 350cc crown in a tight battle with Harley-Davidson mounted Walter Villa.[1]

While Cecotto possessed a natural riding ability, some observers speculated that he had won too early in his career without fully understanding how he had accomplished it.[13] Yamaha Team Manager and former world champion Rod Gould said, "I think Cecotto was going fast and didn't really know why. Now he doesn't know why he's going slower and crashing."[13] Cecotto's results were also affected by the Venemotos team's disorganization and lack of preparation. According to his Yamaha factory mechanic Vince French, on several occasions, the team failed to file official race entry forms or failed to secure garage space thus delaying vital practice time.[12] On other occasions, the team failed to provide equipment required by race organizers causing further delays.[12]

Johnny Cecotto (4) leads Barry Sheene (7) and Kenny Roberts (1) during the 1978 500cc Dutch TT race

At the beginning of the 1977 season, Cecotto was badly injured in a deadly four rider accident at the Austrian Grand Prix that claimed the life of Swiss rider Hans Stadelmann.[14] He recovered from his injuries in time for the Swedish Grand Prix where he finished in second place, 2.9 seconds behind winner Barry Sheene.[15] Cecotto then won two consecutive races with victories at the Finnish Grand Prix and the Czechoslovak Grand Prix where he also won the 350cc Grand Prix.[1] Despite missing most of the season due to injuries, he still ranked fourth in the final championship standings.[1]

Cecotto began the 1978 season by winning the Imola 200 for a second time but, he faced a new rival for the world championship with the arrival of Kenny Roberts.[6] Although he scored four podium finishes including a narrow victory by 1/10ths of a second over Roberts at the 1978 Dutch TT, he failed to score consistent results and suffered four mechanical failures, as Roberts won the world championship ahead of Sheene and the third placed Cecotto.[1][16] He was more successful in the 1978 Formula 750 World Championship, where despite four victories by Roberts, Cecotto was able to score three victories along with three second-place finishes to secure the championship.[17]

Cecotto suffered a badly broken kneecap at the 1979 Austrian Grand Prix at the Salzburgring and missed half the season due to his injuries.[8] He rejoined the championship for the final four races but, with his injuries still causing him pain, he failed to score consistent results as, Roberts won his second consecutive 500cc world championship.[1] Although he won 5 races in the 1979 Formula 750 World Championship, his inconsistent results relegated him to third place in the final standings.[18]

As a result of Roberts' success for the Yamaha team along with Cecotto's inconsistent performances, Yamaha withdrew their factory support for him after the 1979 season.[19] He went into the 1980 season competing as a privateer aboard a Bimota chassis powered by a Yamaha engine in the 350cc class and a production Yamaha in the 500cc class.[19] He began the year with a victory at the 1980 Imola 200, joining Kenny Roberts as three-time winners of the event.[7] His world championship campaign started on a positive note when, he scored a victory at the season opening 350cc French Grand Prix along with a fourth-place finish in the 500cc race however, after his initial success his motorcycles suffered numerous mechanical failures and, he could do no better than a fourth-place finish in the 350cc championship along with a seventh place in the 500cc championship.[1] After the 1980 season, he decided to quit motorcycle racing at the age of 24 to pursue an auto racing career.[19] He retired with twelve 500cc pole positions in 27 starts, giving him one of the highest pole position per start ratios in motorcycle Grand Prix history.

Automobile racing history[edit]

Formula racing[edit]

Cecotto at the 1984 Dallas Grand Prix, his last Formula One start.

Cecotto made his four-wheeled debut with Minardi in the 1980 Formula Two Championship. In the 1982 Formula Two season, driving for the March-BMW team, he won three races and finished the season tied for first place with his teammate Corrado Fabi, but was relegated to runner up by the tie breaker system.[20] Nevertheless, his performance garnered enough attention that he was offered a seat in Formula One.[2]

In Formula One, Cecotto participated in 23 races, debuting on March 13, 1983 for the Theodore Racing team.[21] He had a promising start as he scored a sixth place in only his second race; however, the team suffered from lack of funding and he was forced to sit out the final two rounds.[21] For the 1984 season, he joined the Toleman racing team with Ayrton Senna as his team mate.[22] While qualifying for the British Grand Prix, he crashed heavily, breaking both of his legs which effectively ended his Formula One career. His sixth place at Long Beach stood as the best result for a Venezuelan driver until Pastor Maldonado's victory in the Spanish Grand Prix 29 years later.

Touring cars[edit]

After recovering from his injuries, Cecotto returned to competition in the flourishing Group A Touring Car category for the famed Schnitzer Motorsport BMW team, with his best finish being 2nd at the 1985 Spa 24 Hours with Dieter Quester and Markus Oestreich. He then traveled to Australia where he finished second in the 1985 James Hardie 1000 at the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, driving the BMW 635 CSi he drove at Spa, jointly winning the races "Rookie of the Year" award with his co-driver Roberto Ravaglia. During practice for the James Hardie, Cecotto professed surprise when told by former motorcycle racing rival Gregg Hansford, who was driving an Alfa Romeo GTV6 in the race, that they raced motorcycles at Mt Panorama as well as cars, claiming that he would think twice before racing a bike there (Hansford was at the time the 350cc motorcycle lap record holder for the 6.172 km (3.835 mi) circuit).[citation needed]

In 1986 he joined Belgian based factory backed RAS Sport Volvo team in the renamed (for 1986 only) FIA Touring Car Championship driving a turbocharged Volvo 240T. Usually co-driving with defending European Touring Car Champion Thomas Lindström, Cecotto finished 8th in the championship with two wins (Hockenheim and Zolder), two second and two third placings. He also drove a 240T to victory at the 1986 Guia Race held during the Macau Grand Prix, as well as winning the 1986 InterTEC 500 held at Fuji in Japan alongside Anders Olofsson.[23][24]

After Volvo pulled out at the end of the 1986 season, Cecotto re-joined BMW and competed in the 1987 World Touring Car Championship driving a BMW M3 for the Italian CiBiEmme team alongside joint 1985 ETCC champion Gianfranco Brancatelli. The pair won the third round of the championship, the 500 km de Bourgogne at Dijon-Prenois, before being the first WTCC registered car to finish the first Australian round, the 1987 James Hardie 1000. Although Cecotto and Brancatelli only finished in 7th place at Bathurst, as the first registered car to finish they were awarded first place points.[25][26] In 1989 he captured the Italian Touring Car Championship.[27][28] Cecotto finished in 8th place with Brancatelli in the 1987 World Touring Car Championship with 158 points.

From 1988 to 1992, Cecotto competed in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM, German Touring Car Championship).[29] Driving a Schnitzer Motorsport BMW M3, he finished as runner up in the 1990 season.[30] He also participated in endurance racing, winning the 1990 24 Hours of Spa and the 1992 24 Hours of Nürburgring.[31] In 1994 and 1998 he won the German Super Tourenwagen Cup Championship for BMW.[32][33][34] In 1995 he raced in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) for BMW.[35] In 2001 and 2002, he switched to the Irmscher Opel Omega and won the German V8Star Series Championship two years running.[34][36][37]

Later life[edit]

Cecotto currently devotes most of his time to supporting the professional auto racing career of his sons, Johnny Cecotto Jr. and Jonathan Cecotto.[38] He is currently a Formula One sports commentator for Venezuelan state-owned television network Venezolana de Televisión.

Racing record[edit]

Motorcycle racing[edit]

Motorcycle Grand Prix results[edit]

Source:[1]

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

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

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Points Rank Wins
1975 250cc Yamaha FRA
1
ESP
NC
GER
NC
NAT
2
IOM NED
NC
BEL
1
SWE
NC
FIN
2
CZE
NC
YUG 54 4th 2
350cc Yamaha FRA
1
ESP
2
AUT
NC
GER
1
NAT
1
IOM NED
5
FIN
1
CZE
NC
YUG 78 1st 4
1976 350cc Yamaha FRA
2
AUT
1
NAT
1
YUG
NC
IOM NED
8
FIN
NC
CZE
NC
GER
2
ESP
4
65 2nd 2
500cc Yamaha FRA
2
AUT
NC
NAT
NC
IOM NED
DNS
BEL SWE FIN CZE GER 12 19th 0
1977 350cc Yamaha VEN
1
AUT
C
GER
INJ
NAT
INJ
ESP
INJ
FRA
INJ
YUG
INJ
NED
INJ
SWE
NC
FIN
NC
CZE
1
GBR
NC
30 9th 2
500cc Yamaha VEN
4
AUT
INJ
GER
INJ
NAT
INJ
FRA
INJ
NED
INJ
BEL
INJ
SWE
2
FIN
1
CZE
1
GBR
NC
50 4th 2
1978 500cc Yamaha VEN
NC
ESP
4
AUT
2
FRA
NC
NAT
NC
NED
1
BEL
NC
SWE
6
FIN
3
GBR
7
GER
2
66 3rd 1
1979 500cc Yamaha VEN
NC
AUT
NC
GER
INJ
NAT
INJ
ESP
INJ
YUG
INJ
NED
INJ
BEL
DNS
SWE
NC
FIN
7
GBR
NC
FRA
5
10 20th 0
1980 350cc Yamaha NAT
1
FRA
2
NED
20
GBR
NC
CZE
NC
GER
3
37 4th 1
500cc Yamaha NAT
4
ESP
6
FRA
9
NED
6
BEL
NC
FIN GBR
5
GER
6
31 7th 0

Car racing[edit]

Complete European Formula Two Championship results[edit]

Source:[20]
(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 Pos Pts
1980 Mike Earle Racing with March March 802 BMW THR HOC NÜR VAL PAU SIL
Ret
ZOL
9
MUG
0
Minardi Team Minardi GM75 ZAN
15
PER MIS HOC
1981 Minardi Team Minardi Fly 281 BMW SIL
14
HOC
Ret
THR
4
NÜR
DNS
VAL
Ret
14th 6
Horag Hotz Racing March 802 MUG
13
March 812 PAU
7
PER
Ret
SPA
Ret
DON
6
MIS
6
MAN
6
1982 March Racing Ltd March 822 BMW SIL
Ret
HOC
4
THR
1
NÜR
3
MUG
2
VAL
Ret
PAU
1
SPA
2
HOC
6
DON
2
MAN
1
PER
3
MIS
15
2nd 56

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

Source:[21][22]
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1983 Theodore Racing Team Theodore N183 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 BRA
14
USW
6
FRA
11
SMR
Ret
MON
DNPQ
BEL
10
DET
Ret
CAN
Ret
GBR
DNQ
GER
11
AUT
DNQ
NED
DNQ
ITA
12
EUR RSA 19th 1
1984 Toleman Group Motorsport Toleman TG183B Hart 415T 1.5 L4T BRA
Ret
RSA
Ret
BEL
Ret
SMR
NC
NC 0
Toleman TG184 FRA
Ret
MON
Ret
CAN
9
DET
Ret
DAL
Ret
GBR
DNQ
GER AUT NED ITA EUR POR

Complete European Touring Car Championship results[edit]

Source:[39][40][41][42][43][44][45]

(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 DC Points
1985 West Germany Schnitzer Motorsport BMW 635 CSi MNZ VAL DON AND BRN ZEL SAL
7
NUR SPA
2
SIL NOG ZOL EST JAR
7
NA NA
1986 Belgium RAS Sport Volvo 240T MNZ
9
DON
Ret
HOC
1
MIS
2
AND
DSQ
BRN
3
ZEL
DSQ
NUR
10
SPA
12
SIL
15
NOG
2
ZOL
1
JAR
3
EST
16
8th 144
1987 Italy CiBiEmme Sport BMW M3 DON
Ret
EST
1
AND ZOL
Ret
ZEL
1
IMO
Ret
NOG
Ret
15th 80
1988 Italy CiBiEmme Sport Alfa Romeo 75 MNZ DON EST JAR DIJ VAL NUR SPA
Ret
ZOL SIL NOG NC 0

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

Source:[46][47]
(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 DC Points
1987 Italy CiBiEmme Sport
West Germany BMW Motorsport
BMW M3 MNZ
DSQ
JAR
ovr:8
cls:6
DIJ
ovr:1
cls:1
NUR
Ret
SPA
Ret
BNO
ovr:5
cls:3
SIL
Ret
BAT
ovr:7
cls:3
CLD
ovr:4
cls:2
WEL
Ret
FJI
ovr:6
cls:3
8th 158

† Despite finishing 7th outright at Bathurst, as the highest placed registered WTCC car Cecotto was awarded 1st place points for the round.

Complete German Touring Championship results[edit]

Source:[48][49][50][51][52]
(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 Pos Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1988 AMG-Mercedes Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 ZOL
8
ZOL
DNF
HOC
13
HOC
DNF
NÜR
13
NÜR
12
BRN
33
BRN BER
1
BER
1
DIE
15
DIE
DNF
NÜR
11
NÜR
9
NOR
3
NOR
4
WUN
7
WUN
6
SLZ
C
SLZ
C
HUN
1
HUN
1
HOC
3
HOC
DNF
6th 204
1989 Schnitzer Motorsport BMW M3 ZOL ZOL HOC
3
HOC
1
NÜR NÜR MAI
2
MAI
8
BER
5
BER
22
NÜR
2
NÜR
2
NOR
7
NOR
6
HOC
1
HOC
4
DIE
DNF
DIE NÜR NÜR HOC
3
HOC
4
7th 206
1990 Schnitzer Motorsport BMW M3 ZOL
5
ZOL
DNF
HOC
4
HOC
1
NÜR
DNF
NÜR
4
BER
12
BER
5
MAI
1
MAI
1
WUN
3
WUN
4
NÜR
DNF
NÜR
3
NOR
5
NOR
14
DIE
2
DIE
3
NÜR
9
NÜR
DNF
HOC
11
HOC
4
2nd 177
1991 Schnitzer Motorsport BMW M3 ZOL
1
ZOL
1
HOC
9
HOC
DSQ
NÜR
2
NÜR
DNF
BER
6
BER
5
WUN
6
WUN
1
NOR
14
NOR
6
DIE
12
DIE
2
NÜR
10
NÜR
4
SIN
5
SIN
DNF
HOC
4
HOC
13
BRN
5
BRN
5
DON
3
DON
3
4th 147
1992 Team Fina Simtek BMW M3 ZOL
12
ZOL
DNF
NÜR
6
NÜR
DNF
WUN
5
WUN
DNF
BER
2
BER
6
HOC
9
HOC
8
NÜR
2
NÜR
2
NOR
7
NOR
7
BRN
1
BRN
1
DIE
5
DIE
5
SIN
4
SIN
12
NÜR
3
NÜR
4
HOC
7
HOC
2
4th 185

Complete German GT Cup results[edit]

Source:[53]
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pos Pts
1993 BMW Team FINA Warsteiner BMW M3 GTR BER
1
ZOL
4
NÜR
1
NÜR
DNF
SLZ
1
AHL
1
NÜR
1
ZAN
1
1st 130

Complete German Super Tourenwagen Cup results[edit]

Source:[54]
(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
1994 BMW Motorsport International BMW 318is BER
8
WUN
DNF
ZOL
1
ZAN
3
ÖST
3
SLZ
1
SPA
1
NÜR
1
1st 107
1996 BMW Motorsport Team Bigazzi BMW 320i ZOL
1

ZOL
2

ASS
1

ASS
2

HOC
1

HOC
2

SAC
1

SAC
2

WUN
1

WUN
2

ZWE
1

ZWE
2

SAL
1

6
SAL
2

7
AVU
1

11
AVU
2

2
NÜR
1

6
NÜR
2

Ret
20th 116
1997 BMW Motorsport Team Bigazzi BMW 320i HOC
1

2
HOC
2

3
ZOL
1

1
ZOL
2

1
NÜR
1

3
NÜR
2

2
SAC
1

15
SAC
2

5
NOR
1

4
NOR
2

Ret
WUN
1

7
WUN
2

5
ZWE
1

3
ZWE
2

2
SAL
1

7
SAL
2

5
REG
1

1
REG
2

2
NÜR
1

5
NÜR
2

3
3rd 571
1998 BMW Motorsport Team Schnitzer BMW 320i HOC
1

8
HOC
2

8
NÜR
1

3
NÜR
2

1
SAC
1

1
SAC
2

1
NOR
1

8
NOR
2

4
REG
1

4
REG
2

2
WUN
1

9
WUN
2

10
ZWE
1

1
ZWE
2

1
SAL
1

12
SAL
2

10
OSC
1

3
OSC
2

2
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

4
1st 595

Complete British 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 Pos Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1995 BMW Motorsport Team BMW 318i DON
5
DON
8
BRH
11
BRH
5
THR
Ret
THR
11
SIL
11
SIL
12
OUL
9
OUL
Ret
BRH
10
BRH
9
DON
Ret
DON
Ret
SIL
DNS
KNO
4
KNO
Ret
BRH
5
BRH
Ret
SNE
10
SNE
Ret
OUL
Ret
OUL
6
SIL
Ret
SIL
Ret
12th 49

Complete German Touring Masters results[edit]

Source:[55]
(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 Pos Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
2002 OPC Euroteam Opel Astra HOC
HOC
ZOL
ZOL
DON
DON
SAC
SAC
NOR
NOR
EUR
EUR
NÜR
NÜR
A1R
A1R
ZAN
ZAN
HOC
14
HOC
10
19th 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Source:[56][57][58]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1981 France BMW Italie-France
Germany Team BMW Motorsport
France Philippe Alliot
France Bernard Darniche
BMW M1 Gr.5 Gr.5 277 16th 5th
1996 Italy Team Bigazzi
Germany Team BMW Motorsport
Brazil Nelson Piquet
United States Danny Sullivan
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 324 8th 6th
1998 Germany Team BMW Motorsport Italy Pierluigi Martini
Germany Joachim Winkelhock
BMW V12 LM LMP1 43 DNF DNF

Complete Bathurst 1000 results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1985 Australia / West Germany Goold Motorsport Italy Roberto Ravaglia BMW 635 CSi C 163 2nd 2nd
1987 West Germany BMW Motorsport
Italy CiBiEmme
Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli BMW M3 2 154 7th 3rd
1992 Australia Benson & Hedges Racing Australia Tony Longhurst BMW M3 Evolution A 142 4th 4th

References[edit]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Giacomo Agostini
350cc Motorcycle World Champion
1975
Succeeded by
Walter Villa
Preceded by
Gianfranco Brancatelli
Guia Race winner
1986
Succeeded by
Roberto Ravaglia
Preceded by
Gianfranco Brancatelli
Italian Touring Car Champion
1989
Succeeded by
Roberto Ravaglia