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Benot Treluyer

Benoît Tréluyer (born 7 December 1976) is a French professional racing driver.

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 in 1999.

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.

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.

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.

In 2010 he joined the factory Audi squad alongside 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.

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 who are fantastic drivers."

In March 2013 Tréluyer, along with 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 winner (2013)
  • Japanese Super GT Champion (2008)
  • Formula Nippon Champion (2006)
  • Japanese Formula Three Champion (2001)
  • Pau Grand Prix winner (1999)

Racing record Edit

Complete JGTC/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 MugenProject Honda NSX GT500 TAI FUJ SUG FUJ MOT

14

SUZ

12

MIN

3

18th 12
2002 Impul Nissan Skyline GT-R GT500 TAI FUJ SUG SEP FUJ MOT

11

MIN

13

SUZ

17

28th 1
2003 Impul 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 Z GT500 TAI

8

SUG

10

SEP

Ret

TOK

11

MOT

Ret

AUT

5

SUZ

1

11th 35
2005 Impul Nissan Z GT500 OKA

Ret

FUJ

15

SEP

8

SUG

5

MOT

3

FUJ

13

AUT

4

SUZ

9

11th 35
2006 Impul 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 Z GT500 SUZ

11

OKA

8

FUJ

10

SEP

3

SUG SUZ

Ret

MOT

Ret

AUT

Ret

FUJ

2

13th 30
2008 NISMO 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 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 GT-R GT500 SUZ

8

OKA

Ret

FUJ

Ret

SEP

2

SUG

6

SUZ

2

FUJ

C

MOT

8

7th 48
2011 NISMO 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 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 results Edit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class

Pos.

2002 Equipe de 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 Sport Team Joest André Lotterer

 Marcel Fässler

Audi R15 TDI plus LMP1 396 2nd 2nd
2011 Audi Sport Team Joest André Lotterer

 Marcel Fässler

Audi R18 TDI LMP1 355 1st 1st
2012 Audi Sport Team Joest André Lotterer

 Marcel Fässler

Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 378 1st 1st
2013 Audi Sport Team Joest André Lotterer

 Marcel Fässler

Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 338 5th 5th
2014 Audi Sport Team Joest André Lotterer

 Marcel Fässler

Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1-H 379 1st 1st
2015 Audi Sport Team Joest André Lotterer

 Marcel Fässler

Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 393 3rd 3rd
2016 Audi Sport Team Joest Marcel Fässler

 André Lotterer

Audi R18 LMP1 367 4th 4th

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results Edit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2012 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro 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 Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro 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 Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro 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 Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro 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 Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo Diesel V6

(Hybrid)

SIL

EX

SPA

5

LMS

4

NÜR
MEX
COA
FUJ
SHA
BHR
6th* 35*

* Season still in progress.

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