Jorge Goncalvez (racing driver)

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Jorge Goncalvez
Nationality Venezuela Venezuelan
Born (1991-06-14) June 14, 1991 (age 25)
Los Teques, Miranda
Firestone Indy Lights Series career
Debut season 2011
Current team Belardi Auto Racing
Car no. 4
Starts 35
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 5th in 2011
Previous series
200910
2008
2007
Star Mazda Championship
Formula BMW Americas
French F4 Championship
Championship titles
2009–10 Star Mazda Winter Series

Jorge Andrés Goncalves, now spelling his last name Goncalvez, (born June 14, 1991) is a Venezuelan racing driver from Los Teques.

Racing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After karting, Goncalvez began his auto racing career in Formula Renault Campus France in 2007, finishing 14th. In 2008 he raced in Formula BMW USA for the Apex-HBR Racing Team and finished 7th. In 2009 Goncalvez moved to the Star Mazda Championship with AIM Autosport and finished 9th. After winning the 2009–2010 Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear Winter Series with Team Apex, Goncalvez returned to Team Apex for the full 2010 campaign. He finished fourth in points with five second-place finishes but no wins or poles.[1]

Indy Lights[edit]

In 2011 Goncalvez signed with Belardi Auto Racing to compete in IndyCar's Firestone Indy Lights series.[2] He captured four podium finishes, all on ovals, including a runner-up finish at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway and finished fifth in points. His best finish on a road or street course was a fourth place at Barber Motorsports Park. He signed on with Belardi to return to the series for the 2012 Indy Lights season.[3] Goncalvez's performance regressed in 2012, which saw him failing to reach the podium and finishing last among drivers who competed in every race. He will return to the team and the series for a third season in 2013.[4]

Racing record[edit]

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Star Mazda Championship[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
2009 SEB
?
VIR
?
MMP
?
NJ1
?
NJ2
?
WIS
?
IOW
?
ILL
?
ILL
?
QUE
?
ONT
?
ATL
?
LAG
?
9th 329
2010 Team Apex SEB
2
STP
17
LAG
11
ORP
10
IOW
2
NJ1
9
NJ2
5
ACC
21
ACC
7
TRO
2
ROA
2
MOS
2
ATL
9
4th 409

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2011 Belardi Auto Racing STP
11
ALA
4
LBH
10
INDY
11
MIL
3
IOW
6
TOR
6
EDM1
7
EDM2
12
TRO
9
NHM
2
BAL
16
KTY
3
LVS
3
5th 371
2012 Belardi Auto Racing STP
11
ALA
10
LBH
9
INDY
12
DET
DNS
MIL
9
IOW
6
TOR
9
EDM
11
TRO
7
BAL
7
FON
13
10th 247
2013 Belardi Auto Racing STP
6
ALA
5
LBH
4
INDY
6
MIL
7
IOW
5
POC
8
TOR
8
MDO
9
BAL
5
HOU
4
FON
5
6th 336

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jorge Andres Goncalves – Career Detail, Driver Database, Retrieved 2011-02-24
  2. ^ Goncalvez completes Belardi lineup, IndyCar, February 24, 2011, Retrieved 2011-02-24
  3. ^ Goncalvez back with Belardi for sophomore season, Racer, February 15, 2012, Retrieved 2012-03-31
  4. ^ Goncalvez rejoins Belard, Racer, February 27, 2013, Retrieved 2013-03-04

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