Viktor Shapovalov

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Viktor Shapovalov
Nationality Russian
Born (1965-03-04) 4 March 1965 (age 52)
Sterlitamak (Soviet Union)
World Touring Car Championship career
Debut season 2007
Current team Lada Sport
Car no. 20
Starts 31
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 29th in 2009
Previous series
2007
2006
2005–06, 2006–07
1998
Dutch Supercar Challenge
Russian Touring Car Championship
Dutch Winter Endurance Series
Russian Touring Car Cup
Championship titles
1998 Russian Touring Car Cup 1600

Viktor Shapovalov (born 4 March 1965 in Sterlitamak, Bashkir ASSR) is a Russian auto racing driver. Most of his career has been in touring cars, competing in the Russian Touring Car Championship as well as the Dutch Supercar Challenge. In 1998 he won the 1600 Class Russian Touring Car Cup with a Lada Samara.[1]

Shapovalov in a Lada 110 at Brands Hatch in the 2008 WTCC

In 2007 he first competed in the World Touring Car Championship for his own Russian Bears Motorsport team in a BMW 320i. The team entered just four rounds at Zandvoort and Valencia, with little success. He returned for the 2008 season with the surprising entry of a Lada 110,[2] competing in fourteen rounds. His best finish this year was an eighteenth place at Brno. For the 2009 season he returned with full manufacturer backing from Lada.[3] Halfway through the 2009 season Shapovalov retired from driving duties to concentrate on running the LADA Sport operation as they run James Thompson in the new Lada Priora model.

Racing record[edit]

Complete WTCC 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 Position Points
2007 Russian Bears Motorsport BMW 320i CUR Brazil ZAN Netherlands VAL Spain PAU France BRN Czech Republic POR Portugal AND Sweden OSC Germany BRA United Kingdom MON Italy MAC Macau - 0
19 23 20 21
2008 Russian Bears Motorsport Lada 110 2.0 CUR Brazil PUE Mexico VAL Spain PAU France BRN Czech Republic EST Portugal BRA United Kingdom OSC Germany IMO Italy MON Italy OKA Japan MAC Macau - 0
20 Ret DNQ Ret 18 Ret 24 19 20 20 23 Ret DNS Ret 22
2009 LADA Sport LADA 110 2.0 CUR Brazil PUE Mexico MAR Morocco PAU France VAL Spain BRN Czech Republic POR Portugal BRA United Kingdom OSC Germany IMO Italy OKA Japan MAC Macau 29th 0
13 23 19 19 22 17 17 15 20 21 16 20
LADA Priora Ret 24
  • * Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 15, 2008. Retrieved January 16, 2009.  Career at fiawtcc.com
  2. ^ http://www.crash.net/motorsport/wtcc/feature/9099-0/are_lada_set_for_the_the_last_laugh.html Are Lada set for the last laugh?
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 27, 2009. Retrieved February 14, 2009.  Lada confirms three cars for the premiere