Andrea Belicchi ( born December 18, 1976 in Parma ) is an Italian race car driver. Belicchi since 2006 takes part in long-distance races and is in Rebellion Racing since 2007 under contract. Since 2012 he start in the FIA World Endurance Championship ( WEC).
- 2.1 Career stations
- 2.2 Le Mans results
Beginnings in motorsport (1991-1999)
Belicchi began his motorsport career in 1991 in karting, where he remained active until 1999. Among other things, he won the 1993 Italian championship 100 international and 1996 the Italian International 125 Championship. In 1997, he debuted in addition Tourenwagen-/GT-Sport. He was sixth in the Renault Spider Europe. In 1998, he remained in this series and decided it for themselves. In addition Belicchi won the Italian Renault Megane Coppa Junior and he took part in two races of the French GT Championship. In 1999 he came second overall in the Renault Sport Clio Trophy. In addition, he made his debut in Formula racing and claimed in motorsport part in nine races of the Euro Open Movistar By Nissan. Here he managed a win and he finished tenth in the championship.
Formula Nissan / Renault Formula (2000-2004)
2000 Belicchi focused mainly on formula racing. He changed within race series which was now called the Open Telefonica by Nissan to Doors engineering. With two victories, he finished the season in seventh place in the driver standings. In addition, he participated in several races of the Formula Renault Euro Cup 2000 part and he returned for individual race in the Renault Sport Clio Trophy. 2001 started Belicchi for Doors Sitec Engineering and Motorsport in the Open Telefonica by Nissan. With two victories, he improved to third overall, which represents his best overall finish of the race series. He also again took part in each race of the Clio Renault Sport Trophy. In 2002 Belicchi into Formula Nissan 2000, which was established as a sub- series of the Open Telefonica by Nissan. For starting BCN Competition, he won a race and finished the season from fifth on the championship course. In addition, he performed for Lukoil Racing in the Russian Formula 3 Championship. There he won two races and decided the championship.
2003 Belicchi received a cockpit at AFC Motorsport in the Formula Renault V6 Eurocup, from two years later with the Open Telefonica by Nissan Formula Renault 3.5 was. Belicchi won a race and was a total of four times on the podium. He finished sixth overall. In addition Belicchi in 2003 Finnish for Lukoil Racing Formula 3 champion. He won all eight races from pole position starting and always achieved the fastest lap of the race. 2004 remained at Belicchi AFC Motorsport in the Formula Renault V6 Eurocup. He won three races and finished third in the Drivers' Championship. It was Belicchis last full season in Formula racing.
GT Sport ( 2005)
2005 was Belicchis focus on the Italian GT Championship, in which he scored the seventh place in the GT1 championship. In addition, he took part in a race ever in the Porsche Supercup and the Italian Formula 3000.
Le Mans Series (2006-2011)
2006 debuted Belicchi in the Le Mans Series. He went to two races of the LMGT2 class and won read in a race.
2007 Belicchi entered for Speedy Racing in the LMGT2 class of the Le Mans Series and took - also in a LMGT2 vehicle - first time in 2007 at the 24 - hour race at Le Mans part. He was seventh in the LMGT2 class of the Le Mans Series. 2008 Belicchi stayed with Speedy Racing, but switched in the LMP2 class of the Le Mans prototypes. In the Le Mans Series, he was with a podium placing tenth in his class. At the 24 - hour race at Le Mans in 2008, where he also drove in the LMP2 class, he was parted from the previous year. In both years Belicchi was also active in the International GT Open.
2009 Belicchi rose along with Speedy Racing in the highest prototype class, the LMP1 on. Together with his team-mate Marcel Fässler and Nicolas Prost, he finished fifth in the championship with a podium placement. He also reached the 24 -hour race of Le Mans together with Prost and Neel Jani for the first time the goal. 2009 Belicchi was also active in the Italian Touring Car Endurance Championship and the Italian Porsche Carrera Cup at each race. In the Porsche Supercup, he completed a guest stint. 2010 remained Belicchi with his team, which now went to the start as Rebellion Racing. In the LMP1 championship of the Le Mans Series, he finished with Jean -Christophe Boullion in seventh place. He took for Rebellion Racing also part of the 24 - hour race at Le Mans 2010. 2011 occupied Belicchi together with Boullion second place in the LMP1 driver championship of the Le Mans Series. He also appeared for Rebellion Racing again for 24 - hour race at Le Mans and he took for his team participated in a race of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. In addition, he completed several races in the Italian GT Championship.
WEC (since 2012)
As the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship ( WEC) was Belicchi received a cockpit LMP1 in rebellion. He was fourth in two races and finished the season with his teammates Harold Primat from eighth place of the drivers' world championship. In addition, he took along with Jani and Prost part in a race in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS ), which prompted the three for himself. In the Porsche Supercup Belicchi completed an additional guest start.
2013 remained at Belicchi rebellion in the WEC, but was no longer used at every race since rebellion began only a vehicle in the 24- hour race at Le Mans 2013. At the 24 - hour race at Le Mans Belicchi also suffered a broken rib in an accident. At the 6 - hour race at Mount Fuji Belicchi was achieved together with Mathias Beche with a third place his first podium placement in the World Cup. After the seventh race he finished in eleventh place in the world championship. He also completed a race in the ALMS.
- 2002: Formula Nissan 2000 ( 5th place)
- 2002: Russian Formula 3 (Master)
- 2003: Formula Renault V6 Eurocup ( 6th place)
- 2003: Finnish Formula 3 (Master)
- 2004: Formula Renault V6 Eurocup ( 3rd place)
- 2005: Italian GT, GT1 ( 7th place)
- 2005: Italian Formula 3000 ( 17th)
- 2005: Porsche Supercup
- 2006: Le Mans Series, LMGT2 ( 9th place)
- 2007: Le Mans Series, LMGT2 ( 7th place)
- 2007: International GT Open
- 2008: Le Mans Series LMP2 ( place 10 )
- 2008: International GT Open ( 28th place )
- 2009: Le Mans Series, LMP1 ( 5th place)
- 2009: Italian touring car endurance ( number 17 )
- 2009: Italian Porsche Carrera Cup ( 16th place)
- 2010: Le Mans Series, LMP1 ( 7th place)
- 2011: Le Mans Series, LMP1 (2nd place)
- 2011: Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, LMP1
- 2011: Italian GT, GT4 ( No. 27 )
- 2012: WEC (8th place )
- 2012: ALMS, LMP1
- 2013: WEC
- 2013: ALMS, LMP1