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Chris Buncombe (born 5 May 1978 in Taunton, Somerset, England) His last appearance at the Le Mans 24 Hours was in 2011. He joined Aston Martin Racing at the end of the 2009 season when he drove in the Le Mans Series scoring a podium finish on his debut with the team at Nürburgring driving the 008 Aston Martin LMP1 car. Chris won the 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 class driving for Binnie Motorsports in their Lola B05/40-Zytek.
|Chris Buncombe (Racing Driver)|
|Born||Christopher James Buncombe|
5 May 1978
Taunton, Somerset, England
2018 Blancpain Endurance GT Pro-Am Champion - Strakka Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 with Nick Leventis & Lewis Williamson Runner-Up FIA GT Nations Cup - Team UK AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 Asian Le Mans Series with United Autosports
2013 Spa 24 Hours with Nissan Team RJN GTR GT-3
2010 American Le Mans Series LMP2 single race at Mid Ohio. Le Mans Series LMP2 single race at Hungaroring
2009 Factory driver for Aston Martin Racing in the LMP1 car number 008 for the Le Mans Series where the Team scored an Aston Martin 1-2-3 at the ADAC 1000 km of Nürburgring, 50 years on from Aston Martin's 1959 win at the classic German endurance race in the DBR1.
2002 RJN Motorsport Nissan FIA European Touring Car Championship.
1997-2000 Chris raced in the British Formula Renault Championship before joining the factory Nissan Motorsports Europe (NME) Team when he raced the Nissan Primera in the Benelux Championship during 1999 and the RJN Motorsport Nissan Primera in the 2000 Spa 24 Hours.
1995-1996 Winner Formula Vauxhall Junior Young Driver Scholarship British Formula Vauxhall Junior Championship
1993-1995 Karting - British Super One Championship
1988-1993 Schoolboy motocross
Chris grew up from a motorsport family. His grandfather, John Buncombe, competed during the 1950s & '60's. His father, Jonathan Buncombe raced for over 20 years for multiple manufacturers including Ford, GM and early racing career in Mini's. Chris' brother, Alex is a Factory Nissan Nismo driver, 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series Champion and represented Nissan in multiple race series including GT3, GT4, Australian V8 Supercars, Nurburgring 24 Hours, Petit Le Mans and the Le Mans 24 Hours in LMP1.
24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit
|2007||Binnie Motorsports|| William Binnie
|2011||Jota|| Simon Dolan
|Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2||GTE