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Alessandro Balzan (born 17 October 1980 in Rovigo) is an Italian auto racing driver.

Racing careerEdit

In 1998 he stepped up from Kart racing, by competing in Italian Formula Campus and the Italian Renault Megane Cup Winter Series. A year later he drove in the Italian Renault Clio V6 Cup Winter Series, along with selected rounds of the Italian Renault Megane Cup. 2000 saw him finish the season fourth on points in the Renault Clio V6 Eurocup. That year he also became champion in the Italian Renault Clio Cup Winter Series. another title followed in 2002, winning the Italian Alfa 147 Cup.

Balzan progressed up to the European Touring Car Championship for the 2003 season. He raced an Alfa Romeo for the Bigazzi Team, and in 2004 he drove a JAS ran Honda. In 2005 and 2006 he drove in the Italian Superturismo Championship.[1]

He competed in the inaugural season of the World Touring Car Championship in 2005, for the independent Scuderia del Girasole Team in a SEAT Toledo. Competing in five rounds, his best finish was an eleventh place in round two of the opening event at Monza. He returned to the WTCC in 2006 for the opening four rounds, this time in an Alfa Romeo 156 for DB Motorsport. Balzan managed a fourth-place finish, in race two at Monza.

For 2007 he competed in the Superstars Series in a Jaguar S-Type. In 2008 he drove a Ferrari F430 in the Italian GT Championship.

In the 2008 he drove the Ferrari 430 GT2 in the Italian Gt championship, he won 2 races and several times he finished on podium.

2009, 2010 and 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup Italian Champion, in the 2011 he set the world fastest lap ever during the Porsche Supercup Qualyfing at Monza, during the Formula One Gran Prix.

2012 Ferrari 458 Challenge WORLD and EUROPEAN Champion with Ferrari team Moscow.

2013 GRAND AM Season 458 GT3. Including the 24 hours of Daytona where he finish 4TH. After a long season he won the last Rolex Gt Grand Am championship.

Racing recordEdit

Complete European Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
2003 Scuderia Bigazzi Alfa Romeo 156 GTA VAL
1

10
VAL
2

12
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

Ret
PER
1

8
PER
2

3
BRN
1

7
BRN
2

Ret
DON
1

16†
DON
2

15
SPA
1

14
SPA
2

10
AND
1

13
AND
2

8
OSC
1

15
OSC
2

10
EST
1

9
EST
2

11
MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

11
14th 10
2004 JAS Motorsport Honda Accord Euro R MNZ
1

14
MNZ
2

12
VAL
1

12
VAL
2

13
MAG
1

14
MAG
2

10
HOC
1

13
HOC
2

Ret
BRN
1

13
BRN
2

10
DON
1

15
DON
2

11
SPA
1

11
SPA
2

10
IMO
1

10
IMO
2

6
OSC
1

Ret
OSC
2

DNS
DUB
1

Ret
DUB
2

DNS
17th 3

Complete World Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
2005 Scuderia del Girasole SEAT Toledo Cupra ITA
1

18
ITA
2

11
FRA
1

Ret
FRA
2

DNS
GBR
1
GBR
2
SMR
1

12
SMR
2

DSQ
MEX
1
MEX
2
BEL
1
BEL
2
GER
1
GER
2
TUR
1
TUR
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
NC 0
2006 DB Motorsport Alfa Romeo 156 ITA
1

9
ITA
2

4
FRA
1

Ret
FRA
2

17
GBR
1
GBR
2
GER
1
GER
2
BRA
1
BRA
2
MEX
1
MEX
2
CZE
1
CZE
2
TUR
1
TUR
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
22nd 5

Complete Porsche Supercup resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 DC Pts
2009 Ebimotors Porsche 997 GT3 BHR BHR ESP MON TUR GBR GER HUN ESP BEL ITA UAE
18†
UAE
5
NC‡ 0‡
2010 Ebimotors Porsche 997 GT3 BHR BHR ESP MON ESP GBR GER HUN BEL ITA
6
NC‡ 0‡
2011 Ebimotors Porsche 997 GT3 TUR ESP MON GER GBR GER HUN BEL ITA
3
UAE UAE NC‡ 0‡

‡ Not eligible for points

Complete Blancpain Sprint Series resultsEdit

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Pts
2014 Scuderia Villorba Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Pro NOG
QR
NOG
CR
BRH
QR
BRH
CR
ZAN
QR

17
ZAN
CR

DNS
SVK
QR
SVK
CR
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
ZOL
QR

9
ZOL
CR

7
BAK
QR
BAK
CR
24th 6

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2017   Scuderia Corsa   Christina Nielsen
  Bret Curtis
Ferrari 488 GTE GTE
Am
314 44th 14th

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Luigi Ferrara
Porsche Carrera Cup Italy
Champion

2009-2011
Succeeded by
Vito Postiglione