Profile

Date of Birth: 12 December 1978
Lives in: Sansepolcro, AR (Italy)
Nationality: Italian
Height / Weight: 181 cms / 67 Kgs
Spoken languages: Italian, English, French
Hobbies: Music, Computer
Favourite circuits: Spa-Francorchamps, Le Mans, Mugello

 

CAREER

1994 In his first race ever in Go-kart he scored his first win
1995-1996 Few races in Formula Europa Boxer and Formula Opel Lotus
1997 German Formula Opel Lotus (Penker Racing): 1 pole position and 4 podiums, Rookie of the Year
1998 3rd in the European Formula Opel Lotus (Penker Racing): 2 pole positions and 6 podiums | Best driver in the test with the official Alfa Romeo 156 at Mugello | Winner of Autosprint’s Trofeo Gariboldi as “Young Italian driver of the year”
1999-2000 International Formula 3000 (Team Kid Jensen Racing)
2001 International Formula 3000 (European Minardi F3000) | European Minardi Formula 1 test driver
2002 3rd in the FIA GT Championship (Ferrari 550 Maranello GT1 – BMS Scuderia Italia): 3 pole positions and 4 wins (most winning driver) | Gold Helmet of Autosprint: “Best Italian driver of the year”
2003 4th in the FIA GT Championship (Lister Storm GT1 – Lister Racing): 3 podiums | 6 Hours of Vallelunga (Porsche 996 GT3)
2004 FIA GT Championship (Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT – Team Dams) | Le Mans Endurance Series, 2nd at Silverstone 1000 Km (Ferrari 575 GTC – Team Barron Connor Racing) | Six races in the Italian GT Championship (Porsche 996 GT3 RSR – Team Ebimotors): 2 pole positions and 4 wins
2005 FIA GT Championship (Ferrari 575 GTC – GPC)
2006 2nd in the FIA GT Championship (Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 – Team Phoenix Racing): 1 pole position and 1 win. | 2nd at Le Mans 24 Hours (Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 – Aston Martin Racing) | American Le Mans Series (Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 – Aston Martin Racing)
2007 5th in the FIA GT Championship (Maserati MC12 GT1 – Scuderia PlayTeam): 1 pole position and 1 win
2008 FIA GT Championship (Saleen S7R GT1 – iPos Racing/Konrad Motorsport) | FIA GT Championship (Ferrari F430 GT2 – CR Scuderia) | 4th at Le Mans 24 Hours (Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 – Aston Martin Racing) | Italian GT Championship (Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 – MIK Corse) | Ferrari Challenge Europa (Ferrari F430 Challenge – Ferrari GB Dealer Team): 2 wins
2009 4th in the Le Mans Endurance Series (Lola B08/80 – Racing Box): 1 win | International GT Open (Audi R8 LMS – Team Phoenix Racing): 1 win | 6 Hours of Misano Adriatico (BMW M3 – Duller Motorsport)
2010 Le Mans Endurance Series (Lola B08/80 – Racing Box) | FIA GT1 World Championship (Chevrolet Corvette C6R – Team Phoenix Racing) | 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (Audi R8 LMS – Team Phoenix Racing)
2011 3rd in the FIA GT1 World Championship (Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 – Hexis Racing): 1 win and 2 podiums | Blancpain Endurance Series team champion (Audi R8 LMS – Team WRT) | 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (Audi R8 LMS – Team Phoenix Racing) | VLN/24 Hours of Nurburgring/Belcar (Audi TT RS – Raeder Motorsport) | ADAC GT Masters (Audi R8 LMS – Team Phoenix Racing)
2012 Winner of 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (Audi R8 LMS Ultra – Audi Sport Team Phoenix) | VLN (Audi R8 LMS Ultra – Team Phoenix Racing) | 24 Hours of Nurburgring (Audi R8 LMS Ultra – Speedhunter WRT) | Blancpain Endurance Series (Audi R8 LMS Ultra – Team WRT) | ADAC GT Masters (Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ GT3 – GRT Grasser Racing Team)
2013 Spa 24 Hours (BMW Z4 GT3 – Marc VDS BMW Motorsport) | 2nd overall Nurburgring 24 Hours (BMW Z4 GT3 – Marc VDS BMW Motorsport)
2014 ELMS: 1 race, 1 win (Ferrari 458 GT3 – AF Corse) | International GT Open: 1 race, 1 win (Ferrari 458 GT3 – AF Corse) | 3rd Spa 24 Hours (Ferrari 458 GT3 – AF Corse)
2015 Pole Position Spa 24 Hours (Ferrari 458 GT3 – Kessel Racing)
2016 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup (Lamborghini Huracan GT3 GT3 – Grasser Racing)