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Benoît Tréluyer


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Benoît Tréluyer
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Born: 7 December 1976
Nationality: French

A race car driver.

His accomplishments include:
2012 World Endurance Championship Champion (LMP1)

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Benoît Tréluyer page on 25 May 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Benoît Tréluyer is a French professional racing driver.

Beginning his motorsport career in motocross and karting, Alençon-born Tréluyer switched to single-seaters in Formula Renault Campus for 1995. He was a race winner in the French Formula Renault championship in 1996, finishing sixth overall in 1997 before moving up to domestic F3 for ‘98. He would go on to finish ninth overall in his rookie season and third the following year, and also claimed the European Formula Three Cup at the Pau Circuit in 1999.

Tréluyer relocated to Asia to contest the Japanese F3 category in 2000, a title he would win in 2001 title with 15 wins and 13 pole positions from 19 races. He also finished second in the blue riband Macau GP and third in the F3 World Cup in Korea.

In 2002 he graduated from F3 to Formula Nippon, only racing in 5 rounds. He finished second overall the following season and finally claiming the title in 2006 with 4 wins from 9 races. He would take two more runner-up finishes in the championship (2007 and 2009) before calling time on his single-seater career to focus on sportscar competition.

Throughout his time in Nippon Tréluyer also competed in Japan's GT category having debuted in the series during the 2001 season aboard a Dome Project Honda NSX. From next year, he drove for Nissan-backed teams for ten years. He would win the title in 2008 alongside co-driver Satoshi Motoyama and also finished as runner-up in 2011, his final year in Japan before making the factory Audi squad his sole racing priority.


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2003 Nissan Skyline Calsonic JGTC Model Car Subject:  2003 Nissan Skyline Calsonic JGTC Scale Model
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Event:  2013 GTR Summer NNL
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