Luciano Bacheta

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Luciano Bacheta
Nationality British
Born (1990-04-26) 26 April 1990 (age 27)
Romford (England)
Renault Sport Trophy career
Debut season 2015
Current team Oregon Team
Car no. 6
Starts 12
Wins 1
Poles 1
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 5th (Elite) & 3rd (Enduro) in 2015
Previous series
2014
2013
201112
2011
200810
200809
2007
2006–07
2006
2006
European Le Mans Series
Auto GP
FIA Formula Two Championship
GP3 Series
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC
Formula Palmer Audi
FPA Autumn Trophy
T Cars
Ginetta Junior Championship
Championship titles
2012
2006
FIA Formula Two Championship
T Cars

Akshay Luciano Bacheta (born 26 April 1990 in Romford, England) is a professional British racecar driver, born to Indian parents and with Italian ancestry.[1]

Bacheta started karting at the age of fourteen in 2004 and stepped up to cars in 2005, racing in the Junior Ginetta series, recording six wins and the most fastest laps and pole positions. In 2006, Bacheta won the T Cars Championship after scoring six consecutive victories mid-season, and edged out Max Chilton by three points. In the off-season, Bacheta moved into open-wheel racing, competing in the Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy. At Snetterton, Bacheta won his very first race in a single-seater car, and went on to finish the Autumn Trophy in third place after problems at round two.

Bacheta committed to racing a full campaign in Formula Palmer Audi for the 2007 season, and finished third overall in the championship standings with three poles and four wins. He competed in the Autumn Trophy again at the completion of the season, but could only finish a lowly fourteenth in the standings.

Bacheta moved into Formula Renault in 2008, moving into both the Eurocup and the West European Cup, driving for the Hitech Junior Team. Bacheta made six starts in the WEC, recording a best finish of ninth at Magny-Cours with left him 26th in the championship. He fared three places better in the pan-European series, amassing three points from an eighth-place finish at Le Mans. Bacheta moved to Epsilon Sport for the 2009 campaigns, but put his main emphasis into the Eurocup, with just one appearance in the WEC – finishing fifth and sixth – at the World Touring Car Championship-supporting round in Pau. In the Eurocup, Bacheta finished in the points three times, en route to sixteenth in the championship, despite missing the rounds in Hungary with budgetary problems. He has returned to the series in 2010, with the new Interwetten Junior Team, finishing as vice-champion. He was also awarded BRDC Rising Star status and nominated for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.

Racing record[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2006 T Cars PalmerSport Junior 20 6 3 5 11 170 1st
Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy 6 2 1  ? 3 102 3rd
Ginetta Junior Championship 2 0 0 0 2 0† NC†
2007 Formula Palmer Audi 20 4 2  ? 9 303 3rd
Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy 3 0 0 0 0 37 14th
2008 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Hitech Junior Team 14 0 0 0 0 3 23rd
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC 6 0 0 0 0 2 26th
2009 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Epsilon Sport 12 0 0 0 0 11 16th
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC 2 0 0 0 0 11 13th
2010 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Interwetten Junior Team 16 1 0 2 6 124 2nd
Formula BMW Europe DAMS 4 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Interwetten Junior Team 2 0 0 0 0 1 32nd
Formula Renault UK Team Firstair 2 0 0 0 0 14 25th
2011 GP3 Series RSC Mücke Motorsport 12 0 0 0 0 4 22nd
FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 4 0 0 0 0 18 13th
2012 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 20 5 3 5 8 231.5 1st
2013 Auto GP Zele Racing 8 1 0 0 2 49 11th
2014 European Le Mans Series Greaves Motorsport 3 0 0 0 0 22 13th
2015 Renault Sport Trophy - Elite Class Oregon Team 9 0 0 0 0 62 5th
Renault Sport Endurance Trophy 6 1 1 0 3 72 3rd
2016 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup HTP Motorsport 5 0 0 0 0 10 34th

As Bacheta was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

Complete GP3 Series 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 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points
2011 RSC Mücke Motorsport IST
FEA

Ret
IST
SPR

19
CAT
FEA

22
CAT
SPR

16
VAL
FEA

18
VAL
SPR

10
SIL
FEA

5
SIL
SPR

19
NÜR
FEA

25
NÜR
SPR

25
HUN
FEA

17
HUN
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
22nd 4

Complete Formula Two results[edit]

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

Year No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Points
2011 26 SIL
1
SIL
2
MAG
1
MAG
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
RBR
1

7
RBR
2

10
MNZ
1

10
MNZ
2

5
CAT
1
CAT
2
13th 18
2012 4 SIL
1

1
SIL
2

1
ALG
1

1
ALG
2

1
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

6
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

1
BRH
1

3
BRH
2

6
LEC
1

2
LEC
2

5
HUN
1

3
HUN
2

8
MNZ
1

4
MNZ
2

3
1st 231.5

Complete Auto GP 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 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Points
2013 Zele Racing MNZ
1

8
MNZ
2

2
MAR
1

8
MAR
2

1
HUN
1

16†
HUN
2

9
SIL
1

10
SIL
2

8
MUG
1
MUG
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
DON
1
DON
2
BRN
1
BRN
2
11th 49

Complete European Le Mans Series results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 Rank Points
2014 Greaves Motorsport LMP2 Zytek Z11SN Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL IMO RBR
4
LEC
5
EST
Ret
13th 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bacheta named BASA Sports Personality of the Year". sportasiaonline.com. Sport Asia Online. 6 March 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2012. I've got Italian ancestry, but I'm not immediately Italian both my parents are Indian 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Adrian Quaife-Hobbs
T Cars
Champion

2006
Succeeded by
Daniel Brown
Preceded by
Mirko Bortolotti
FIA Formula Two Championship
Champion

2012
Succeeded by
None
(Series ended)