Renger van der Zande

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Renger van der Zande
Renger van der Zande 2016.jpg
Nationality Netherlands Dutch
Born (1986-02-16) 16 February 1986 (age 31)
Dodewaard, Netherlands
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship career
Debut season 2013
Current team Visit Florida Racing
Car no. 90
Former teams Mishumotors, Starworks Motorsport,
Starts 38
Wins 9
Previous series
2016
2015
2014
2013


2012

2011
200710
2009
2008–09
2006–07
2006
2004–05
2004–05
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Tudor United Sportscar Championship
Tudor United Sportscar Championship
American Le Mans Series, BRL V6, International GT Open
World Endurance Championship, Porsche Supercup
DTM
Formula 3 Euro Series
British Formula 3
GP2 Asia Series
A1 Grand Prix
German Formula Three
FR2.0 Germany
FR2.0 Netherlands
Championship titles
2005
2016
FR2.0 Netherlands
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Renger van der Zande (born 16 February 1986 in Dodewaard, Gelderland) is a Dutch race-car driver. He is the son of the 1978 National Dutch Rallycross Champion with VW Golf Mk1 1600, the Psychologist Ronald van der Zande. In 2016, van der Zande won his first major sports car championship with co-driver Alex Popow and Starworks Motorsport in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship PC Class.[1] Renger resides in Amsterdam with his partner Carlijn and their daughter.

Career[edit]

van der Zande in 1998 with his first go kart

Having won the 2005 Formula Renault 2000 Netherlands championship with Van Amersfoort Racing, van der Zande drove three races for the A1GP Netherlands team in the 2006–07 season. He raced for the Prema Powerteam in the Formula Three Euroseries in 2007 and 2008, and made his GP2 Series début by competing in the second round of the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season for Trust Team Arden, where he replaced Mika Mäki.[2] However, he was himself replaced by Euroseries rival Edoardo Mortara for the third round in Bahrain.[3]

Van der Zande in 2005

Having not acquired the budget for a GP2 campaign, van der Zande moved into the British Formula 3 Championship, competing for Hitech Racing.[4] On his debut, he won the first race at Silverstone. He returned to the Euroseries midway through the season, as Atte Mustonen had to pull out of the Oschersleben rounds due to health problems.[5] He returned in Barcelona, again replacing Mustonen at Motopark.[6] This was due to the fact that Daniel Ricciardo had sealed the 2009 British F3 title, before the final round. Hitech team-mate Walter Grubmüller overhauled his points tally, and finished as runner-up in the title race. After scoring a point in the first race in Barcelona, van der Zande won the second race from pole position.

In 2010, van der Zade joined RSC Mücke Motorsport for the debut season of the GP3 series, the feeder series for the GP2 Series, earning one podium finish. The Dutch driver also competed in the Windsor Arch F3 Macau Grand Prix with Team Motopark Academy, finishing 5th.

From GP3, van der Zande advancecd to the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters in 2011 with Persson Motorsport, earning a third place finish at the Munich Olympic Stadium event. From there, he continued his journey in sports cars for 2012, joining Konrad Motorsport for the first two rounds of the Porsche Supercup at Bahrain. That year, he also joined the Lotus LMP2 team in the FIAWEC for two rounds, qualifying 5th at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

The 2013 was a busy one for van der Zande. He competed in six races in the American Le Mans Series LMPC class with Mishumotors, earning one pole position and one podium. He also competed in the 16 race BRL-V6 season with Teunissen Racing, winning the championship with six race wins and four pole positions. He also competed in select events in the International GT Open with Seyffarth Motorsport in the Mercedes SLS AMG, earning two wins, one pole, and three podiums. That year, he also raced in the Macau GT Cup with Erebus Motorsport, getting as high as third before contact ended his run early.

Van der Zande expanded his racing career to America for the 2014 TUDOR United Sportscar Championship race season, joining Starworks Motorsports with Mirco Schultis. The duo earned wins at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Road America, and Petit Le Mans, and earned an additional four podiums. In Europe, he finished first at the 12 Hours of Zandvoort with Car Collection in the Mercedes-Benz SLS, and also competed GT Masters Nürburgring for HTP Motorsport, and the Macau GT Cup with AMG Driving Academy.

For 2015, van der Zande returned to American sports car racing with Starworks Motorsports and co-driver Mirco Scultis in the IMSA PC class. The duo finished 5th in the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship PC class after winning at Detroit and Watkins Glen.[7] He also joined EFFORT Racing for the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Sonoma, filling in for full time driver Ryan Dalziel. van der Zande earned the Race 1 pole position and earned the win in Race 2.[8] Near the end of the season, van der Zande participated in the 24H Barcelona Trofeu Fermi Vélez, earning the pole position in the #5 Car Collection Motorsport Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.[9]

Lime Rock Win 2016.jpg

In 2016, van der Zande joined forces with Starworks Motorsport for a third year, racing with co-driver Alex Popow. After winning Detroit, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock Park and Austin, the pair earned the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship PC class championship in the final race of the season at Petit Le Mans.[10] He also competed in the Blancpain GT Series, finishing second at Spa-Franchorchamps, and also second at the Nürburgring 24 Hour.

In November 2016, it was announced van der Zande would advance to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class for 2017 with Visit Florida Racing, and with Marc Goosens as his co-driver.[11]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2004 Formula Renault 2.0 Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 103 7th
Formula Renault 2.0 Germany 4 0 0 0 0 24 26th
2005 Formula Renault 2.0 Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing 12 4 4 5 9 203 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 Germany 14 4 3 2 5 228 5th
Formula Renault 2.0 Nordic Series 2 0 0  ? 2 31 9th
2006 German Formula Three Championship SMS Seyffarth Motorsport 20 0 1 0 8 89 4th
2006–07 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Netherlands 3 0 0 0 0 57‡ 5th‡
2007 Formula 3 Euro Series Prema Powerteam 20 1 0 0 2 21 11th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 17th
2008 Formula 3 Euro Series Prema Powerteam 20 2 0 0 5 47 4th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series Arden Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 0 31st
2009 British Formula 3 Hitech Racing 16 3 5 7 9 178 3rd
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
Formula 3 Euro Series Motopark Academy 8 1 0 0 1 7 15th
Macau Grand Prix Räikkönen Robertson Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
2010 GP3 Series RSC Mücke Motorsport 16 0 0 0 1 6 21st
Formula 3 Euro Series Motopark Academy 2 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
2011 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Persson Motorsport 10 0 0 0 0 0 NC

‡ Team standings.
† – As van der Zande was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.

Complete A1 Grand Prix 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 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2006–07 A1 Team The Netherlands NED
SPR
NED
FEA
CZE
SPR
CZE
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
IDN
SPR
IDN
FEA
NZL
SPR
NZL
FEA
AUS
SPR
AUS
FEA
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
MEX
SPR

9
MEX
FEA
CHN
SPR

9
CHN
FEA

4
GBR
SPR
GBR
SPR
5th 57

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2007 Prema Powerteam HOC
1

4
HOC
2

21
BRH
1

13
BRH
2

19†
NOR
1

15†
NOR
2

Ret
MAG
1

12
MAG
2

8
MUG
1

8
MUG
2

3
ZAN
1

9
ZAN
2

5
NÜR
1

19
NÜR
2

8
CAT
1

6
CAT
2

1
NOG
1

16
NOG
2

14
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

11
11th 21
2008 Prema Powerteam HOC
1

8
HOC
2

1
MUG
1

5
MUG
2

20
PAU
1

8
PAU
2

2
NOR
1

10
NOR
2

5
ZAN
1

7
ZAN
2

1
NÜR
1

5
NÜR
2

Ret
BRH
1

6
BRH
2

3
CAT
1

24
CAT
2

10
LMS
1

18
LMS
2

25
HOC
1

2
HOC
2

5
4th 46
2009 Motopark Academy HOC
1
HOC
2
LAU
1
LAU
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
OSC
1

DSQ
OSC
2

13
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
CAT
1

8
CAT
2

1
DIJ
1

Ret
DIJ
2

13
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

16†
15th 7
2010 Motopark Academy LEC
1
LEC
2
HOC1
1
HOC1
2
VAL
1
VAL
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
OSC
1

14
OSC
2

5
HOC2
1
HOC2
2
NC N/A

As van der Zande was a guest driver, he was ineligible for 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
2010 RSC Mücke Motorsport CAT
FEA

15
CAT
SPR

24
IST
FEA

Ret
IST
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

24
SIL
FEA

11
SIL
SPR

7
HOC
FEA

3
HOC
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

9
HUN
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

Ret
21st 6

Complete DTM 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  Pos.   Points 
2011 Persson Motorsport AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2008 HOC
18
ZAN
13
SPL
10
LAU
14
NOR
10
NÜR
11
BRH
15
OSC
Ret
VAL
DSQ
HOC
12
NC 0

Complete Porsche Supercup results[edit]

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 DC Points
2009 Federsand-Jetstream Motorsport BHR
BHR
CAT
MON
IST
SIL
9
NÜR
HUN
ESP
SPA
MNZ
YMC
YMC
17th 9
2012 Konrad Motorsport BHR
11
BHR
7
MON
VAL
SIL
GER
HUN
HUN
SPA
MNZ
19th 14

Complete American Le Mans Series Results[edit]

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

Year Team Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
2013 Mishumotors PC SEB
NA
LBG
NA
LS
5
LRP
5
MOS
2
ROA
6
BAL
NA
COTA
5
VIR
6
ATL
NA
13th 46

Complete TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Results[edit]

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

Year Team Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2014 Starworks Motorsport PC DIS
5
SEB
3
LBGP
LAG
1
KAN
2
WGI
7
MOS
IND
10
ROA
1
VIR
6
AUS
3
RAT
1
2nd 282
2015 Starworks Motorsport PC DIS
6
SEB
5
LBGP
LAG
6
DET
1
WGI
1
MOS
6
LRP
3
ROA
6
VIR
AUS
6
RAT
2
5th 268

Complete IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Results[edit]

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

Year Team Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2016 Starworks Motorsport PC DIS
4
SEB
3
LBGP
2
LAG
2
DET
1
WGI
1
MOS
2
LRP
1
ROA
6
VIR
NA
AUS
1
RAT
6
1st 355

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Starworks Motorsports Wins PC Championship at Petit Le Mans". starworksmotorsport.com. 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  2. ^ "Driver changes aplenty in Dubai". crash.net. 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  3. ^ "Mortara signs for Arden". autosport.com. 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  4. ^ "Dutch F3 star makes British series switch". fota.co.uk. British Formula 3 Championship. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  5. ^ "Renger van der Zande makes his comeback". f3euroseries.com. Formula Three Euroseries. 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2009-08-01. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Van der Zande returns to F3 Euroseries". gpupdate.net. GPUpdate.net. 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Starworks Claims Dominant PC Win at Belle Isle 2015". starworksmotorsport.com. 2015-06-15. 
  8. ^ "EFFORT Racing Wins in Wine Country". effortracing.com. 2015-08-30. 
  9. ^ "Renger van der Zande puts his Mercedes-Benz on pole for the 24H Barcelona Trofeu Fermi Vélez". motorsport.com. 2015-09-04. 
  10. ^ "Turning Point Tuesday: New Look, New Luck? Starworks Motorsport Takes Tiebreaker PC Championship After Changing Livery Mid-Season". imsa.com. 2016-11-01. 
  11. ^ "VISIT FLORIDA Racing to Field Marc Goossens and Renger van der Zande in 2017 IMSA Campaign". http://www.sdr-motorsports.com. 2016-11-14.  External link in |publisher= (help)

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Junior Strous
Dutch Formula Renault champion
2005
Succeeded by
Filipe Albuquerque
(NEC)