Konstantīns Calko

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Konstantīns Calko
NationalityLatvian
Born (1994-04-13) 13 April 1994 (age 24)
Daugavpils, Latvia
Asian Le Mans Series career
Debut season2017
Current teamARC Bratislava
Car no.4
Starts4
Best finish3 in
Finished last season3
Previous series
2013
2012–14
2011
2001–12
WEC WTCC
Radical European Masters
Baltic Touring Car Championship
Karting
Championship titles
2012
2010, 12
Radical European Masters
Karting

Konstantīns Calko (born 13 April 1994) is first Latvian racing driver competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Racing career[edit]

Konstantins began his career in 2001 in karting. Since then he became numerous Latvian champion in various karting categories. In 2011 he switched to the Baltic Touring Car Championship. Next year Calko raced in Radical European Masters and secured Champion title in Supersports category as well took World Vice-Champion title in DD2 category in Rotax Grand Finals held in Portimao [1] In 2013 Calko made his World Touring Car Championship debut with Campos Racing driving a SEAT León WTCC in the last round in Macau.[2]

In February 2015 it was announced that he would make his European Le Mans Series debut with SVK by Speed Factory driving a Ginetta LMP3. Finished season on 3rd.[3]

In 2017 Calko fulfilled his life dream and competed in 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans race with ARC Bratislava. Though technical failures with the car prevented to reach high results. After few months later in Asian Le Mans Series 2017/2018 season together with the same team Calko finished 3rd in championship.

In 2018 together with Red Camel Jordans team won Creventic 24H Silverstone overall and TCE class.

Racing record[edit]

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded just in first race; races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races; * signifies that driver led race for at least one lap – 1 point given all races)

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 Pts
2013 Campos Racing SEAT León WTCC ITA
1
ITA
2
MAR
1
MAR
2
SVK
1
SVK
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
AUT
1
AUT
2
RUS
1
RUS
2
POR
1
POR
2
ARG
1
ARG
2
USA
1
USA
2
JPN
1
JPN
2
CHN
1
CHN
2
MAC
1

29†
MAC
2

Ret
NC 0

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

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2017 Slovakia ARC Bratislava Slovakia Miroslav Konôpka
Netherlands Rik Breukers
Ligier JS P217-Gibson LMP2 314 45th 19th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Konstantins Calko career statistics". Driver Database. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Konstantins Calko to make WTCC debut with Campos". TouringCarTimes. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  3. ^ ten Caat, Marcel (2 February 2015). "SVK by Speed Factory Racing Confirms ELMS Plans for 2015". sportscar365.com. John Dagys Media. Retrieved 2 July 2015.

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