4 March 1965 |
Sterlitamak (Soviet Union)
|World Touring Car Championship career|
|Current team||Lada Sport|
|Best finish||29th in 2009|
|Dutch Supercar Challenge
Russian Touring Car Championship
Dutch Winter Endurance Series
Russian Touring Car Cup
|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.
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, 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. 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.
Complete WTCC results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
|2007||Russian Bears Motorsport||BMW 320i||CUR||ZAN||VAL||PAU||BRN||POR||AND||OSC||BRA||MON||MAC||-||0|
|2008||Russian Bears Motorsport||Lada 110 2.0||CUR||PUE||VAL||PAU||BRN||EST||BRA||OSC||IMO||MON||OKA||MAC||-||0|
|2009||LADA Sport||LADA 110 2.0||CUR||PUE||MAR||PAU||VAL||BRN||POR||BRA||OSC||IMO||OKA||MAC||29th||0|
- * Season still in progress.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 15, 2008. Retrieved January 16, 2009. Career at fiawtcc.com
- 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?
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 27, 2009. Retrieved February 14, 2009. Lada confirms three cars for the premiere
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