Rinaldo Capello

Rinaldo " Dindo " Capello ( born June 17, 1964 in Asti ) is an Italian race car driver.


Rinaldo Capello began his motorsport career in 1976 as a kart driver in Italy. Although the Piedmont played some single-seater racing, as in the Italian Formula Fiat Abarth Cup, but his great success he achieved in touring and racing cars.

In 1990, he secured on a VW Golf, the Italian Super Touring Car Championship, a success which he could repeat with an Audi A4 1996. In 1998 he made ​​his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He was works driver for Audi at Le Mans in 1999 and peaked at his first appearance with the R8 fourth in the overall standings. Some years it seemed as if Capello always sit at Le Mans in the wrong car, when it came to the overall victory. Only when he came into the car 2003 series winner Tom Kristensen - the VW subsidiary Bentley Speed ​​8 represented by the Group at the Sarthe - the tide turned. Capello celebrated his first Le Mans victory and left a year later, the same follow the second overall victory.

A victory with the new diesel Audi R10 TDI he made in 2008 at the third attempt. After a third place in 2006 stopped a serious accident in the Indianapolis curve 2007 the leading Capello on the way to a possible victory on Sunday in the morning, when the Audi R10 lost a wheel.

In addition to his victories at Le Mans in 2002 he was successful in the 12 - hour race at Sebring in 2006 and 2007 and secured the drivers' title in the American Le Mans Series.

In 2005, he played a full season in the DTM, but remained with his results fell short of expectations.


  • Overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2003, 2004 and 2008
  • Overall victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2001, 2002, 2006, 2009 and 2012
  • Drivers' title in the American Le Mans Series in 2006 and 2007

Le Mans results