Denis Dupont

Denis Dupont (born 4 January 1993) is a Belgian racing driver currently competing in the USA in Michelin Pilot Challenge in TCR. He previously raced in WTCR, TCR International Series, GT3 in Blancpain Sprint and Endurance championship, TCR BeNeLux Touring Car Championship, GT4 European Series Northern Cup and NASCAR Whelen Euro Series amongst others.

Denis Dupont
Denis Dupont 2018.jpg
NationalityBelgian
Born (1993-01-04) 4 January 1993 (age 29)
Braine-le-Château, Belgium
TCR International Series career
Debut season2021
Current teamVan Der Steur Racing
Car number19
Former teamsOmbra Racing
WRT
Comtoyou Racing
Street Art Racing
3Y Technology
Starts+90
Best finish1 in
Previous series
WTCR
Blancpain Endurance GT3
2017
2016-17

2014
2008-12
GT4 European Series Northern Cup
TCR BeNeLux Touring Car Championship
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
Karting

Racing careerEdit

Dupont began his career in 2008 in Karting, he continued in karting until 2012. In 2014 he switched to the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, he finished the season fifth in the Elite 2 class championship standings that year, having taken two victories. For 2016 he switched to the TCR BeNeLux Touring Car Championship, driving a SEAT León TCR for the Belgian RACB National Team partnering Sam Dejonghe. With the pair taking two victories.[1][2] He continued in the series for 2017, again partnering Dejonghe. The pair having so far taken one victory.[3] In 2017 he also took part in the GT4 European Series Northern Cup, partnering Jérôme Demay for the first three rounds. He scored a podium after leading his whole stint. He did not continue the season with the team and was replaced by Julien Darras.[4]

In September 2017 it was announced that he would race in the TCR International Series, driving an SEAT León TCR for Comtoyou Racing.[5][6] He qualified 3rd in Dubai but had bad luck during the races and suffered from punctures.

In February 2018, Dupont was confirmed as Comtoyou Racing's driver in an Audi RS3 LMS for 2018 WTCR campaign. [7] He will score 2 podiums in the World championship that year.

Racing recordEdit

Complete TCR International Series 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 Points
2017 Comtoyou Racing SEAT León TCR RIM
1
RIM
2
BHR
1
BHR
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
SAL
1
SAL
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
CHA
1
CHA
2
CHN
1

Ret
CHN
2

DNS
DUB
1

Ret
DUB
2

17†
NC 0

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

24 Hours of Zolder resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2017   Belgium Driver Academy vzw   Maxim Pampel
  Pierre-Yves Rosoux
  Marnik Battryn
  Christophe Pampel
  Vincent Radermecker
Wolf GB08 2 776 6th 4th

Complete World Touring Car Cup 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 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Points
2018 Audi Sport Team Comtoyou Audi RS 3 LMS TCR MAR
1

13
MAR
2

DNS
MAR
3

DNS
HUN
1

22
HUN
2

21
HUN
3

21
GER
1

12
GER
2

11
GER
3

12
NED
1

11
NED
2

11
NED
3

12
POR
1

Ret
POR
2

Ret
POR
3

14
SVK
1

8
SVK
2

17
SVK
3

15†
CHN
1

9
CHN
2

4
CHN
3

3
WUH
1

10
WUH
2

8
WUH
3

3
JPN
1

16
JPN
2

13
JPN
3

Ret
MAC
1

22
MAC
2

15
MAC
3

15
16th 69

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

NASCAREdit

(key) Bold - Pole position awarded by fastest qualifying time (in Race 1) or by previous race's fastest lap (in Race 2). Italics - Fastest lap. * – Most laps led. ^ – Most positions gained.

Whelen Euro Series - Elite 2Edit

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series - Elite 2 results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NWES Points
2014 Racing Club Partners – Marc VDS 32 Toyota VAL
10
VAL
DNS
BRH
2
BRH
22
TOU
1*
TOU
1*
NUR
20
NUR
18
UMB
8
UMB
18
BUG
8
BUG
3
5th 561

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Denis Dupont career statistics". Driver Database. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Dejonghe and Dupont win the RACB TCR selection". TouringCarTimes. 14 November 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  3. ^ Hudson, Neil (20 April 2017). "TCR Benelux entry list confirmed ahead of Spa opener". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  4. ^ Kilshaw, Jake (28 March 2017). "Record Grid for GT4 European Season Opener". sportscar365. John Dagys Media. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  5. ^ Hudson, Neil (15 September 2017). "Denis Dupont to make TCR International debut at Zhejiang". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Denis Dupont to make his début at Zhejiang". tcr-series.com. 15 September 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  7. ^ http://tcr-series.com/index.php/news/item/wtcr-team-wrt-and-comtoyou-racing-to-run-audi-cars. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)

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