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Racing careerEdit

Formula carsEdit

Giroix began his career in French Formula Renault in 1984, finishing 4th. In 1985 he drove in the French Formula Three Championship and finished 12th. In 1986 he only participated in a handful of Formula 3 races in the British and German series. In 1987 he drove in two major F3 races (Monaco and Macau) and made his World Touring Car Championship and made his DTM debut in an Alpina BMW M3. In 1988 he drove in the first five races of the International Formula 3000 season for Sport Auto Racing, starting second and finishing fourth in his first start at Circuito de Jerez. The points from that race were good enough for 17th in the championship.[1]

Touring carsEdit

In 1989 Giroix joined the DTM circuit full-time driving a BMW M3 for Schnitzer Motorsport, finishing 3rd in points with 10 podium finishes in 21 starts. He also drove in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring and with teammates Emanuele Pirro and Roberto Ravaglia won the race in their Team Bigazzi BMW M3. In 1990 he dropped to 9th in points for the same team but won the Spa 24 Hours with teammates Johnny Cecotto and Markus Oestreich. In 1991 he made ten starts for Zakspeed in their Mercedes 190E Evo, finishing 23rd in points.

In 1992 Giroix drove in the French Supertouring Championship in a Garage du BAC BMW M3 and finished 4th in points. In 1993 he got a factory drive in a Seat Toledo for 7 races and finished 16th in points. He also finished 3rd in the Porsche Carrera Cup France. In 1993 he returned to the Seat factory team full-time in French Supertouring and finished 11th as well as finishing 6th in French Carrera Cup.[1]

Sports carsEdit

In 1995 Giroix moved to high-level sports car racing with his own Giroix Racing Team that campaigned a McLaren F1 GTR in the BPR Global GT Series where he finished on the podium twice in five starts and competed in his first 24 Hours of Le Mans where his team finished 5th overall and 4th in class in a race uncharacteristically dominated by GT1-class McLaren F1 GTR's. In 1996 he split his time in Global GT between his own GTR and a factory Lotus Esprit. The Giroix McLaren F1 GTR failed to finish at Le Mans in 1996. In 1997 Giroix's team became the factory-backed outfit for the Lotus Elise GT1 in the FIA GT Championship but the season was not successful. In 1998 he only made one start in a Zakspeed Porsche 911 in FIA GT. Giroix drove in a handful of sports car races throughout most of the 2000s before resurfacing in the Speedcar Series in 2008 where he competed in all 8 races and finished 10th in points. As of 2010 he remains an active driver, having made four starts in a Lamborghini Gallardo in the French GT Championship.[1]

Racing recordEdit

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft 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 Pos. Pts
1987 BMW Alpina BMW M3 HOC ZOL NÜR AVU MFA NOR NÜR
2
WUN DIE
1
SAL 16th 40
1989 BMW M Team Schnitzer BMW M3 Evo ZOL
1

2
ZOL
2

2
HOC
1

9
HOC
2

4
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

2
MFA
1

8
MFA
2

Ret
AVU
1

10
AVU
2

2
NÜR
1

10
NÜR
2

8
NOR
1

6
NOR
2

3
HOC
1

8
HOC
2

3
DIE
1

3
DIE
2

3
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

7
HOC
1

11
HOC
2

3
3rd 265
1990 BMW M Team Schnitzer BMW M3 Sport Evo ZOL
1

3
ZOL
2

Ret
HOC
1

5
HOC
2

8
NÜR
1

5
NÜR
2

2
AVU
1

7
AVU
2

3
MFA
1

Ret
MFA
2

21
WUN
1

8
WUN
2

6
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

DNS
NOR
1

7
NOR
2

7
DIE
1

3
DIE
2

18
NÜR
1

12
NÜR
2

8
HOC
1

12
HOC
2

DNS
9th 94
1991 Zakspeed Racing Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II ZOL
1

11
ZOL
2

9
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

8
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

17
AVU
1

17
AVU
2

19
WUN
1

11
WUN
2

12
NOR
1
NOR
2
DIE
1
DIE
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
ALE
1
ALE
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
BRN
1
BRN
2
DON
1
DON
2
23rd 5

Complete International Formula 3000 resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Pts
1988 Sport Auto Racing Lola T88/50 Cosworth JER
4
VAL
17
PAU
8
SIL
Ret
MNZ
Ret
PER BRH BIR BUG ZOL DIJ 17th 3

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1995   Giroix Racing Team   Jean-Denis Délétraz
  Olivier Grouillard
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 290 5th 4th
1996   Kokusai Kaihatsu Racing
  Giroix Racing Team
  Jean-Denis Délétraz
  Maurizio Sandro Sala
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 146 DNF DNF
1997   GT1 Lotus Racing   Jean-Denis Délétraz
  Ratanakul Prutirat
Lotus Elise GT1-Chevrolet GT1 - DNQ DNQ
2011   Gulf AMR Middle East   Roald Goethe
  Michael Wainwright
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 GTE
Am
141 DNF DNF
2012   Gulf Racing Middle East   Ludovic Badey
  Stefan Johansson
Lola B12/80-Nissan LMP2 92 DNF DNF
2013   Gulf Racing Middle East   Philippe Haezebrouck
  Keiko Ihara
Lola B12/80-Nissan LMP2 22 DNF DNF
Source:[2]

Complete FIA GT Championship resultsEdit

(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 10 11 Pos. Pts
1997 GT1 Lotus Racing Lotus Elise GT1 GT1 HOC
Ret
SIL
Ret
HEL
12
NÜR
Ret
SPA
8
A1R
Ret
SUZ
Ret
DON
Ret
MUG SEB
Ret
LAG
Ret
NC 0
1998 Zakspeed Racing Porsche 911 GT1-98 GT1 OSC SIL HOC DIJ HUN SUZ
8
DON A1R HOM LAG NC 0
2000 First Racing Ferrari 550 Maranello GT VAL
Ret
EST MNZ
Ret
SIL HUN ZOL
Ret
A1R LAU BRN
Ret
MAG
Ret
NC 0

Complete GT1 World Championship resultsEdit

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos. Pts
2011 Belgian Racing Ford ABU
QR

14
ABU
CR

Ret
ZOL
QR
ZOL
CR
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
SAC
QR
SAC
CR
SIL
QR
SIL
CR
NAV
QR
NAV
CR
PRI
QR
PRI
CR
ORD
QR
ORD
CR
BEI
QR
BEI
CR
SAN
QR
SAN
CR
41st 0

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pos. Pts
2012 Gulf Racing Middle East LMP2 Lola B12/80 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 V8 SEB
22
SPA
10
LMS
Ret
SIL
15
SÃO
24
BHR
Ret
FUJ
13
SHA
Ret
60th 3
2013 Gulf Racing Middle East LMP2 Lola B12/80 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 V8 SIL SPA
9
LMS
Ret
SÃO COA FUJ SHA 17th 16
Delta-ADR Oreca 03 BHR
6

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Pts
2014 Action Express Racing P Coyote Corvette DP Chevrolet 5.5 V8 DAY
3
SEB LBH LAG DET WGL MOS IMS ROA COA PET 53rd 31

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Fabien Giroix, Driver Database, Retrieved 2011-02-07
  2. ^ "All Results of Fabien Giroix". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved June 19, 2018.

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