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Benoît Tréluyer
Benoît Tréluyer
(French pronunciation: ​[bənwa tʁelyje]; born 7 December 1976) is a French professional racing driver.

Contents

1 Early career 2 Formula Nippon
Formula Nippon
and Super GT 3 Endurance racing and Le Mans 4 Career highlights 5 Racing record

5.1 Complete JGTC/ Super GT
Super GT
results 5.2 Complete Formula Nippon
Formula Nippon
results 5.3 24 Hours of Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
results 5.4 Complete FIA World Endurance Championship
FIA World Endurance Championship
results

6 External links

Early career[edit] 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
Pau Circuit
in 1999. Formula Nippon
Formula Nippon
and Super GT[edit] 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.

Tréluyer driving the Nissan GT-R
Nissan GT-R
GT500 for Nismo
Nismo
at the 2010 Super GT Fuji 400km race.

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
Satoshi Motoyama
and also finished as runner-up in 2011, his final year in Japan before making the factory Audi
Audi
squad his sole racing priority. Endurance racing and Le Mans[edit] Tréluyer made his Le Mans 24 Hours debut in 2002, claiming a GT class podium in the Chrysler Viper he shared with fellow countrymen Jonathan Cochet and Jean-Philippe Belloc. He would return to the race in 2004 to contest the premier LMP1 class with legendary French outfit Pescarolo Sport, taking a best finish of fourth overall. During the 2009 race Tréluyer was involved in a frightening accident that saw him transported to the infield care centre at the Circuit de la Sarthe. He was treated and released without serious injury.

Tréluyer with André Lotterer
André Lotterer
and Marcel Fässler at the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans drivers' parade

In 2010 he joined the factory Audi
Audi
squad alongside André Lotterer
André Lotterer
and Marcel Fässler. The trio took second position in their maiden 24 Hours together before triumphing in the 2011 race, holding off the charging Peugeot cars as their fellow Audis both exited in terrifying accidents. They would retain their crown in 2012 piloting the first hybrid-powered car to claim victory at La Sarthe. Tréluyer fell ill on the morning of the race, forcing him to swap shifts with Fässler, but recovered to play his part in the triumph.

Tréluyer driving the Audi R18
Audi R18
R18 e-tron quattro at the 2012 6 Hours of Fuji

Further wins in Great Britain and Bahrain, as well as podiums in Brazil, Japan and China, saw the trio go on to claim the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship drivers' title, becoming the first recipients of an officially sanctioned world sportscar title in two decades. Afterwards Tréluyer revealed that he was "very proud to finish ahead of Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish
Allan McNish
who are fantastic drivers." In March 2013 Tréluyer, along with Audi
Audi
team-mates Fässler and Oliver Jarvis, took victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring. The Frenchman will defend his world title in the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship alongside regular partners Lotterer and Fässler. Career highlights[edit]

3-times winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours (2011, 2012, 2014) FIA World Endurance Champion (2012) Winner of 8 other FIA World Endurance races from 2012 to 2015. 12 Hours of Sebring
12 Hours of Sebring
winner (2013) Japanese Super GT
Super GT
Champion (2008) Formula Nippon
Formula Nippon
Champion (2006) Japanese Formula Three Champion (2001) Pau Grand Prix
Pau Grand Prix
winner (1999)

Racing record[edit] Complete JGTC/ Super GT
Super GT
results[edit] (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Pts

2001 Dome x Mugen Project Honda NSX GT500 TAI FUJ SUG FUJ MOT 14 SUZ 12 MIN 3

18th 12

2002 Impul Nissan
Nissan
Skyline GT-R GT500 TAI FUJ SUG SEP FUJ MOT 11 MIN 13 SUZ 17

28th 1

2003 Impul Nissan
Nissan
Skyline GT-R GT500 TAI 12 FUJ 2 SUG Ret FUJ 1 FUJ 16 MOT 6 AUT 11 SUZ 1

4th 64

2004 Impul Nissan
Nissan
Z GT500 TAI 8 SUG 10 SEP Ret TOK 11 MOT Ret AUT 5 SUZ 1

11th 35

2005 Impul Nissan
Nissan
Z GT500 OKA Ret FUJ 15 SEP 8 SUG 5 MOT 3 FUJ 13 AUT 4 SUZ 9

11th 35

2006 Impul Nissan
Nissan
Z GT500 SUZ 13 OKA 6 FUJ 5 SEP 3 SUG 6 SUZ 1 MOT 13 AUT 4 FUJ 12 8th 67

2007 Impul Nissan
Nissan
Z GT500 SUZ 11 OKA 8 FUJ 10 SEP 3 SUG SUZ Ret MOT Ret AUT Ret FUJ 2 13th 30

2008 NISMO Nissan
Nissan
GT-R GT500 SUZ 1 OKA 1 FUJ 14 SEP 13 SUG 14 SUZ 8 MOT 12 AUT 1 FUJ 9 1st 76

2009 NISMO Nissan
Nissan
GT-R GT500 OKA 13 SUZ 11 FUJ 1 SEP 8 SUG 1 SUZ FUJ 2 AUT 2 MOT 14 4th 73

2010 NISMO Nissan
Nissan
GT-R GT500 SUZ 8 OKA Ret FUJ Ret SEP 2 SUG 6 SUZ 2 FUJ C MOT 8

7th 48

2011 NISMO Nissan
Nissan
GT-R GT500 OKA 5 FUJ 1 SEP 14 SUG 12 SUZ 4 FUJ 6 AUT 1 MOT 1

2nd 79

Complete Formula Nippon
Formula Nippon
results[edit]

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points

2002 COSMO OIL CERUMO SUZ 11 FUJ Ret MIN 6 SUZ 7 MOT 7 SUG FUJ MIN MOT SUZ

14th 1

2003 IMPUL SUZ Ret FUJ 2 MIN Ret MOT Ret SUZ 2 SUG 4 FUJ 1 MIN 1 MOT 9 SUZ Ret

2nd 35

2004 mobilecast IMPUL SUZ Ret SUG 6 MOT 4 SUZ 2 SUG 10 MIN 1 SEP 7 MOT Ret SUZ 1

4th 30

2005 mobilecast IMPUL MOT 6 SUZ 9 SUG Ret FUJ 1 SUZ Ret MIN DSQ FUJ 12 MOT 11 SUZ 4

6th 14

2006 mobilecast IMPUL FUJ 1 SUZ 3 MOT 2 SUZ 1 AUT 7 FUJ 1 SUG 2 MOT 1 SUZ Ret

1st 51

2007 mobilecast IMPUL FUJ 1 SUZ Ret MOT 4 OKA 2 SUZ Ret FUJ 2 SUG 2 MOT 3 SUZ Ret

2nd 45

2008 LAWSON IMPUL FUJ 4 SUZ 7 MOT Ret OKA 8 SUZ Ret SUZ 13 MOT 15 MOT Ret FUJ 7 FUJ 2 SUG 4 8th 27

2009 LAWSON IMPUL FUJ 1 SUZ 2 MOT 2 FUJ Ret SUZ 3 MOT 3 AUT 8 SUG 9

2nd 40

24 Hours of Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class Pos.

2002 Equipe de France
France
FFSA Oreca Jonathan Cochet Jean-Philippe Belloc Chrysler Viper GTS-R GTS 326 14th 3rd

2004 Pescarolo Sport Soheil Ayari Érik Comas Pescarolo C60-Judd LMP1 361 4th 4th

2007 Pescarolo Sport Harold Primat Christophe Tinseau Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP1 325 13th 6th

2008 Pescarolo Sport Christophe Tinseau Harold Primat Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP1 362 7th 7th

2009 Pescarolo Sport Simon Pagenaud Jean-Christophe Boullion Peugeot 908 HDi FAP LMP1 210 DNF DNF

2010 Audi
Audi
Sport Team Joest André Lotterer Marcel Fässler Audi
Audi
R15 TDI plus LMP1 396 2nd 2nd

2011 Audi
Audi
Sport Team Joest André Lotterer Marcel Fässler Audi R18
Audi R18
TDI LMP1 355 1st 1st

2012 Audi
Audi
Sport Team Joest André Lotterer Marcel Fässler Audi R18
Audi R18
e-tron quattro LMP1 378 1st 1st

2013 Audi
Audi
Sport Team Joest André Lotterer Marcel Fässler Audi R18
Audi R18
e-tron quattro LMP1 338 5th 5th

2014 Audi
Audi
Sport Team Joest André Lotterer Marcel Fässler Audi R18
Audi R18
e-tron quattro LMP1-H 379 1st 1st

2015 Audi
Audi
Sport Team Joest André Lotterer Marcel Fässler Audi R18
Audi R18
e-tron quattro LMP1 393 3rd 3rd

2016 Audi
Audi
Sport Team Joest Marcel Fässler André Lotterer Audi
Audi
R18 LMP1 367 4th 4th

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship
FIA World Endurance Championship
results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points

2012 Audi
Audi
Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18
Audi R18
e-tron quattro Audi
Audi
TDI 3.7L Turbo V6 (Hybrid Diesel) SEB 11 SPA 2 LMS 1 SIL 1 SÃO 2 BHR 1 FUJ 2 SHA 3

1st 172.5

2013 Audi
Audi
Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18
Audi R18
e-tron quattro Audi
Audi
TDI 3.7L Turbo V6 (Hybrid Diesel) SIL 2 SPA 1 LMS 5 SÃO 1 COA 3 FUJ 14 SHA 1 BHR 2

2nd 149.25

2014 Audi
Audi
Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18
Audi R18
e-tron quattro Audi
Audi
TDI 4.0 L Turbo V6 (Hybrid Diesel) SIL Ret SPA 5 LMS 1 COA 1 FUJ 6 SHA 4 BHR 4 SÃO 5

2nd 127

2015 Audi
Audi
Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18
Audi R18
e-tron quattro Audi
Audi
TDI 4.0 L Turbo V6 (Hybrid Diesel) SIL 1 SPA 1 LMS 3 NÜR 3 COA 2 FUJ 3 SHA 3 BHR 2

2nd 161

2016 Audi
Audi
Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi
Audi
R18 Audi
Audi
TDI 4.0 L Turbo Diesel V6 (Hybrid) SIL EX SPA 5 LMS 4 NÜR MEX WD COA 6 FUJ Ret SHA 6 BHR 2 6th 70

External links[edit]

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Sporting positions

Preceded by Alessandro Zanardi (1990 European Cup) Juan Pablo Montoya (1998 Pau) FIA European Formula Three Cup / Pau Grand Prix
Pau Grand Prix
winner 1999 Succeeded by Jonathan Cochet

Preceded by Sebastien Philippe All-Japan Formula Three Champion 2001 Succeeded by Takashi Kogure

Preceded by Satoshi Motoyama Formula Nippon Champion 2006 Succeeded by Tsugio Matsuda

Preceded by Daisuke Itō Ralph Firman Super GT GT500 Champion 2008 with: Satoshi Motoyama Succeeded by Juichi Wakisaka André Lotterer

Preceded by Timo Bernhard Romain Dumas Mike Rockenfeller Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2011–2012 with: André Lotterer Marcel Fässler Succeeded by Allan McNish Tom Kristensen Loïc Duval

Preceded by Inaugural FIA World Endurance Champion 2012 with: André Lotterer Marcel Fässler Succeeded by Allan McNish Tom Kristensen Loïc Duval

Preceded by Allan McNish Tom Kristensen Loïc Duval Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2014 with: André Lotterer Marcel Fässler Succeeded by Earl Bamber Nico Hülkenberg Nick Tandy

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Audi Sport Team Joest
Audi Sport Team Joest
24 Hours of Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
driver timeline, 1999–2016

Drivers

Christian Abt
Christian Abt
(2000) Michele Alboreto
Michele Alboreto
(1999–2000) Filipe Albuquerque
Filipe Albuquerque
(2014–2015) Laurent Aïello
Laurent Aïello
(1999–2001) Timo Bernhard
Timo Bernhard
(2009–2011) Frank Biela
Frank Biela
(1999–2002; 2006–2008) Marco Bonanomi
Marco Bonanomi
(2012; 2014–2015) Rinaldo Capello
Rinaldo Capello
(1999–2002; 2006–2012) Lucas di Grassi
Lucas di Grassi
(2013–2016) Romain Dumas
Romain Dumas
(2009–2012) Loïc Duval
Loïc Duval
(2012–2013; 2015–2016) Marcel Fässler (2010–2016) Marc Gené
Marc Gené
(2012–2014) Johnny Herbert
Johnny Herbert
(2002) Oliver Jarvis
Oliver Jarvis
(2014–2016) Tom Kristensen (2000–2002; 2006–2014) Michael Krumm
Michael Krumm
(2002) André Lotterer
André Lotterer
(2010–2016) Lucas Luhr
Lucas Luhr
(2007–2009) Allan McNish
Allan McNish
(2000; 2006–2013) Stéphane Ortelli
Stéphane Ortelli
(2000) Christian Pescatori (2001–2002) Philipp Peter (2002) Emanuele Pirro
Emanuele Pirro
(1999–2002; 2006–2008) Alexandre Prémat
Alexandre Prémat
(2007–2009) René Rast
René Rast
(2015) Mike Rockenfeller
Mike Rockenfeller
(2007–2012) Didier Theys
Didier Theys
(1999) Benoît Tréluyer
Benoît Tréluyer
(2010–2016) Marco Werner
Marco Werner
(2002; 2006–2009)

Cars

R8R (1999) R8 (2000, 2001, 2002) R10 TDI (2006, 2007, 2008) R15 TDI (2009) R15 TDI plus (2010) R18 TDI (2011) R18 Ultra & E-Tron (2012) R18 E-Tron (2013, 2014, 2015) Audi R18
Audi R18
(2016)

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Winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Nine-time

Tom Kristensen

Six-time

Jacky Ickx

Five-time

Derek Bell Frank Biela Emanuele Pirro

Four-time

Yannick Dalmas Olivier Gendebien Henri Pescarolo

Three-time

Woolf Barnato Rinaldo Capello Luigi Chinetti Marcel Fässler Hurley Haywood Phil Hill Al Holbert André Lotterer Klaus Ludwig Allan McNish Benoît Tréluyer Marco Werner

Two-time

Earl Bamber Timo Bernhard Tim Birkin Ivor Bueb Romain Dumas Ron Flockhart Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Gérard Larrousse JJ Lehto Manuel Reuter André Rossignol Raymond Sommer Hans-Joachim Stuck Gijs van Lennep Jean-Pierre Wimille Alexander Wurz

One-time

Aïello Alboreto Amon Ara Attwood Baldi Bandini Barilla Barth Benjafield Benoist Bianchi Bloch Blundell Bouchut D. Brabham G. Brabham Brundle Chaboud Clement Cobb Davis de Courcelles Dickens Duff Dumfries Duval Étancelin Fontés Foyt Frère Gachot Gené González Gregory Guichet Gurney Hamilton Hartley Hawthorn Hélary Herbert Herrmann G. Hill Hindmarsh Howe Hülkenberg Jani Johansson Jones Kidston Krages Lagache Lammers Lang Léonard Lieb Marko Martini Mass McLaren Mitchell-Thomson Nielsen Nuvolari Oliver Ortelli Pironi Riess Rindt Rockenfeller Rodríguez Rolt Rondeau J. Rosier L. Rosier Rubin Salvadori Sanderson Scarfiotti Schuppan Sekiya Shelby Smith Tandy Trémoulet Trintignant Vaccarella Veyron Walker Wallace Warwick Weidler Whitehead B. Whittington D. Whittington Winkelhock

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Winners of the 12 Hours of Sebring

Six-time

Tom Kristensen

Five-time

Rinaldo Capello

Four-time

Frank Biela Allan McNish

Three-time

Hans-Joachim Stuck Mario Andretti Marco Werner

Two-time

Bob Akin Geoff Brabham Derek Daly Pipo Derani Andy Evans Juan Manuel Fangio Juan Manuel Fangio
Juan Manuel Fangio
II Olivier Gendebien Hurley Haywood Hans Herrmann Phil Hill Al Holbert Jacky Ickx Stefan Johansson Nicolas Lapierre JJ Lehto Emanuele Pirro Brian Redman Eric van de Poele Johannes van Overbeek Fermín Vélez Andy Wallace Phil Walters

One-time

Aïello Alboreto Baker Baldi Barbosa Barbour Behra Bernhard Bianchi Bonnier Bourdais Gary Brabham Brown Castellotti Collard Collins Daigh Dalmas Davidson de Narváez Dumas Duval Dyer Earl Elford Fässler Fitch Fittipaldi Fitzpatrick Foyt Franchitti Frisselle Garretson Gartner Gené Giunti Gray Gregg Gurney Hall Hawthorn Helmick Herbert Heyer Jarvis Kaffer Keyser Kulok Larrousse Leven Lloyd Ludwig Luyendyk Lynn Maglioli Mass McFarlin McLaren Mendez Miles Millen Moffat Moretti Morton Moss Mullen Müller Nierop O'Connell Oliver Pace Panis Parkes Paul, Jr. Paul, Sr. Pescatori Peter Pruett Rahal Robinson Rojas Ruby Scarfiotti H. Sharp S. Sharp Siffert Surtees J. Taylor R. Taylor W. Taylor Theys Tréluyer Vaccarella

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