Luca Rangoni

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Luca Rangoni
Nationality Italian
Born (1968-09-23) 23 September 1968 (age 49)
World Touring Car Championship career
Debut season 2006
Current team None
Former teams Proteam Motorsport
Starts 41
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 14th in 2007
Previous series
1995
1996
2004
Italian F3 Championship
International F3000 Championship
European Touring Car Championship
Championship titles
1995
2000-2003
Italian F3 Championship
Renault Sport Clio International Trophy

Luca Rangoni (born 23 September 1968 in Bologna) is an Italian auto racing driver. He is a married man with one son.

Early career[edit]

Like many racing drivers, Rangoni's first taste of racing was in karts, where he spent four years. He made his debut in circuit racing in the 1989 Italian Formula Alfa Boxer Championship, where he finished sixth on points. This was followed by two years in the Italian F2000 Trophy, which he won in his second year in 1991.[citation needed]

In 1993 he competed in the Italian Formula Three Championship, winning the title in 1995 in a Dallara-Fiat. His success the previous year led to a drive in the 1996 FIA International F3000 Championship. Despite only entering one round in Pau, he ended the year in seventeenth after coming sixth in the race. After his time in Formula 3000 he took a break from racing due to a family tragedy.[1]

Touring cars[edit]

He returned to racing in 1999, switching to touring cars with the Renault Sport Clio International Trophy. He dominated the championship, winning four back to back titles between 2000 and 2003.[2]

In 2004 he found a drive in the FIA European Touring Car Championship. Entereing an Alfa Romeo 156, he finished the series in 16th position overall. He returned to the newly named FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2006 for Proteam Motorsport in a BMW 320i. He ended the season in 19th overall, including a podium finish in Valencia, and was runner-up the Yokohama Independents Trophy, behind Tom Coronel, with two wins.[citation needed]

For 2007 Rangoni stayed with Proteam, finishing the year in 14th after another overall podium, one place ahead of works BMW driver and fellow Italian Alessandro Zanardi, and lost the title to the Yokohama Independents Trophy to Stefano D'Aste by two points, in spite of scoring nine wins (including the double points rounds at Macau) to D'Aste's three. For 2008 he raced in the Italian Porsche Carrera Cup, finishing as runner-up, and also raced in the Superstars Series.[citation needed]

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
1996 Shannon Racing NÜR
PAU
6
PER
HOC
SIL
SPA
MAG
EST
MUG
HOC
18th 1

Complete European 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 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
2004 Oregon Team Alfa Romeo 156 GTA MNZ
1

NC
MNZ
2

17
VAL
1

19
VAL
2

8
MAG
1

18
MAG
2

Ret
HOC
1

7
HOC
2

7
BRN
1

10
BRN
2

Ret
DON
1

14
DON
2

Ret
SPA
1

13
SPA
2

14
IMO
1

Ret
IMO
2

9
OSC
1

24
OSC
2

9
DUB
1

8
DUB
2

10
16th 6

Complete World 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 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2006 Proteam Motorsport BMW 320si ITA
1

15
ITA
2

Ret
FRA
1

12
FRA
2

21
GBR
1

20
GBR
2

15
GER
1

17
GER
2

23
BRA
1

17
BRA
2

Ret
MEX
1

23
MEX
2

12
CZE
1

Ret
CZE
2

12
TUR
1

21
TUR
2

21
ESP
1

2
ESP
2

3
MAC
1

20
MAC
2

12
19th 14
2007 Scuderia Proteam Motorsport BMW 320si BRA
1

Ret
BRA
2

7
NED
1

3
NED
2

6
ESP
1

7
ESP
2

7
FRA
1

Ret
FRA
2

17
CZE
1

18
CZE
2

Ret
POR
1

20
POR
2

12
SWE
1

17
SWE
2

20
GER
1

16
GER
2

18
GBR
1

16
GBR
2

21
ITA
1

10
ITA
2

DNS
MAC
1

17
MAC
2

10
14th 15

Complete TCR International Series 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 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2015 Top Run Motorsport Subaru Impreza STi TCR MYS
1
MYS
2
CHN
1
CHN
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
POR
1
POR
2
ITA
1
ITA
2
AUT
1
AUT
2
RUS
1
RUS
2
RBR
1
RBR
2
SIN
1

15
SIN
2

Ret
THA
1
THA
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
NC 0
2016 Top Run Motorsport Subaru Impreza STi TCR BHR
1
BHR
2
POR
1

Ret
POR
2

15†
BEL
1
BEL
2
ITA
1
ITA
2
AUT
1
AUT
2
GER
1
GER
2
RUS
1
RUS
2
THA
1
THA
2
SIN
1
SIN
2
MYS
1
MYS
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
NC 0

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Career on Official website; accessed 17 July 2015.
  2. ^ Profile Archived 2009-01-06 at the Wayback Machine., fiawtcc.com; accessed 17 July 2016.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Giancarlo Fisichella
Italian Formula Three Champion
1995
Succeeded by
Andrea Boldrini
Preceded by
Jérôme Policand
Renault Sport Clio Trophy Champion
2000-2003
Succeeded by
Jan Heylen
(Eurocup Mégane Trophy)