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Aleksey Mikhailovich Basov (Russian: Алексе́й Миха́йлович Ба́сов, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksʲej mʲɪˈxajləvʲɪt͡ɕ ˈbasɐv], born 22 April 1977) is a Russian racing driver. He is a current member of the SMP Racing driver programme.

Aleksey Basov
NationalityRussia Russian
Born (1977-04-22) 22 April 1977 (age 42)
Kaliningrad, Soviet Union
(now Korolyov, Russia)
Russian Circuit Racing Series career
Debut season2017
Current teamSMP Racing Russia
Car number7
Starts14
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish10th in 2017
Previous series
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2010-11
2009
2007-08
2007
2003-06
GT3 Le Mans Cup
FIA World Endurance Championship
European Le Mans Series - GTC
Blancpain Endurance Series
Ferrari Challenge Europe
Italian GT Championship
Ukrainian Touring Car Championship
Russian Circuit Racing Series
European Touring Car Cup
Lada Cup Russia
Championship titles
2016
2015
2012
2009
2008
2007
2007
GT3 Le Mans Cup
FIA WEC - LMGTE Am
Ferrari Challenge Europe — Coppa Shell
Ukrainian Touring Car Championship — Light
Russian Circuit Racing Series
RCRS - Super Production
European Touring Car Cup
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years2014-2015
TeamsSMP Racing
Best finish20th (2015)
Class wins1 (2015)

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Born in Kaliningrad, Basov began racing in his native Russia in 1995, finishing as runner-up in the cross championship of Moscow Oblast.[1] His highlight was third place in the 2005 Lada Cup Russia.[2]

Russian Circuit Racing Series and first steps in EuropeEdit

In 2007, Basov moved to the Super Production class of the Russian Circuit Racing Series, driving Honda Civic Type-R for Rostokino-Lada team. He won the category after eight race wins.[3] Also he won the two-race 2007 European Touring Car Cup in the same Super Production class.[4]

For the next year he moved into the main class — Touring, competing for the Red Wings team. He clinched the championship title.[1] In 2009, he moved to the Ukrainian Touring Car Championship and won the Light category after winning six from eight races.[5]

After two races behind the wheel of De Lorenzi Racing's Porsche 997 in the Italian GT Championship, Basov switched to Petricorse Motorsport for 2011, driving the same model of the car. He won one race, finishing twelfth at the end of the season.[6]

For 2012 Basov moved to the Ferrari Challenge Europe, where he became a champion of the Coppa Shell category after seven wins in 16 races.[7]

SMP Racing periodEdit

In 2013, Basov became part of the SMP Racing programme, joining their squad in the Blancpain Endurance Series. He finished 19th in the Pro-Am Cup class and 26th in the Pro Cup class.[8][9] Also he raced in the Algarve round of the GTS category in the 2013 International GT Open, winning the first race of the round.

For the next year Basov switched to the GTC category of the European Le Mans Series, joining Kirill Ladygin and Luca Persiani. They won race on the Red Bull Ring.[10] Basov also raced in the LMGTE Am class of the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans, alongside Andrea Bertolini and Viktor Shaytar. But the race was ended, after Shaytar crashed their Ferrari 458 Italia GT2.[11]

In 2015 Basov moved to the LMGTE Am class of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship, continuing with Bertolini and Shaytar.[12] His squad won 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMGTE Am category.[13] Also Basov's car was victorious at Nürburgring and Austin.[14][15] That consistency lead to the title in the LMGTE Am class.

In 2016 raced with Shaytar in the 2016 GT3 Le Mans Cup and won the title after three race wins.[16]

Shaytar returned to the Russian Circuit Racing Series in 2017, driving Volkswagen Polo R2 Mk5 in the Touring Light category.[17] He ended the season tenth with three podium finishes.

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2003 Lada Cup Russia Rostokino-Lada N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 23rd
2004 Lada Cup Russia Rostokino-Lada N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 22nd
2005 Lada Cup Russia Rostokino-Lada N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3rd
2006 Lada Cup Russia Rostokino-Lada N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 10th
Honda Civic Cup Russia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3rd
2007 Russian Circuit Racing Series - Super Production Rostokino-Lada N/A 8 N/A N/A N/A N/A 1st
European Touring Car Cup - Super Production 2 2 0 1 2 20 2nd
2008 Russian Circuit Racing Series Rostokino-Lada N/A 8 N/A N/A N/A N/A 1st
2009 Ukrainian Touring Car Championship — Light N/A 8 6 N/A N/A 8 58 1st
2010 Italian GT Championship - GT3 De Lorenzi Racing 2 0 0 0 0 9 28th
2011 Italian GT Championship - GT Cup Petricorse Motorsport 16 1 0 0 2 71 12th
2012 Ferrari Challenge Europe - Coppa Shell Ferrari Moscow 16 7 7 5 13 265 1st
FIA GT3 European Championship Esta Motorsports 2 0 0 0 1 20 13th
2013 Blancpain Endurance Series - Pro SMP Racing 3 0 0 0 0 10 26th
Blancpain Endurance Series - Pro-Am 1 0 0 0 0 24 19th
International GT Open - GTS Esta Motorsports 2 1 0 0 1 10 26th
2014 European Le Mans Series - GTC SMP Racing 5 1 0 0 2 100 3rd
2015 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Am SMP Racing 8 3 2 0 6 165 1st
2016 GT3 Le Mans Cup SMP Racing 8 3 2 0 6 165 1st
2017 Russian Circuit Racing Series SMP Racing Russia 14 0 0 0 3 120 10th

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2014   SMP Racing   Andrea Bertolini
  Viktor Shaytar
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Am
196 DNF DNF
2015   SMP Racing   Andrea Bertolini
  Viktor Shaytar
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Am
332 20th 1st

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Алексей Басов". smpracing.ru (in Russian). SMP Racing. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Lada Cup Russia 2005 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Russian Touring Car Championship Super Production 2007 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  4. ^ "European Touring Car Cup — Super Production 2007 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Ukrainian Touring Car Championship — Light 2009 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Italian GT Championship — GT Cup 2011 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Ferrari Challenge Europe — Coppa Shell 2012 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Blancpain Endurance Series — GT3 Pro-Am Cup 2013 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Blancpain Endurance Series — GT3 Pro Cup 2013 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  10. ^ "ELMS: Red Bull Ring, 'Les Bleues' Victorious". dailysportscar.com. Dailysportcar. 20 July 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  11. ^ ten Caat, Marcel (15 June 2014). "Gene Leads With Six Hours To Go at Le Mans". Sportscar365. Archived from the original on 21 July 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  12. ^ "2015 FIA World Endurance Championship — Full Season — Entry List" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  13. ^ DiZinno, Tony (14 June 2015). "Corvette, SMP Racing Take GTE-Pro, GTE-Am Wins at Le Mans". Sportscar365. Archived from the original on 16 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  14. ^ Errity, Stephen; Kilbey, Stephen (30 August 2015). "FIA WEC: Nürburgring: Hr 6, Porsche 1-2 In P1 & GTE Pro, KCMG & SMP Win P2 & GTE Am". DailySportsCar. Archived from the original on 24 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  15. ^ "FIA WEC 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas Race Final Classification" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 20 September 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  16. ^ "Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup 2016 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Придумай названия команд для пилотов SMP RACING" [Think up the names for SMP Racing team's] (in Russian). 21 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2018.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Vladimir Cherevan
Russian Circuit Racing Series
Super Production Champion

2007
Succeeded by
Pavel Fedorov
Preceded by
Aleksandr Lvov
Russian Circuit Racing Series
Champion

2008
Succeeded by
Vladimir Strelchenko
Preceded by
David Heinemeier Hansson
Kristian Poulsen
FIA World Endurance
LMGTE Am Class Champion

2015
With: Andrea Bertolini & Viktor Shaytar
Succeeded by
Rui Águas
Emmanuel Collard
François Perrodo
Preceded by
David Heinemeier Hansson
Kristian Poulsen
Nicki Thiim
24 Hours of Le Mans
LMGTE Am Class winner

2015
With: Andrea Bertolini & Viktor Shaytar
Succeeded by
Townsend Bell
Jeff Segal
Bill Sweedler
Preceded by
None
Michelin Le Mans Cup winner
2016
With: Viktor Shaytar
Succeeded by
Fabio Babini
Emanuele Busnelli