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Greg Mansell (born 8 November 1987 on the Isle of Man) is a British racing driver and road cyclist, currently racing in cycling's Halfords Tour Series, having previously competed in motorsports Formula Renault 3.5 Series. He is the son of Formula One world champion, Nigel Mansell, and younger brother of fellow racing driver Leo Mansell.

Greg Mansell
Jersey Town Criterium 2012 Greg Mansell.jpg
Greg Mansell in 2012.
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Born (1987-11-08) 8 November 1987 (age 32)
Douglas (Isle of Man)
Formula Renault 3.5 Series career
Debut season2009
Current teamComtec Racing
Car number17
Former teamsUltimate Motorsport
Starts15
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish15th in 2010
Previous series
2008
200607
2006
Atlantic Championship
British Formula Three
Formula BMW UK

MotorsportsEdit

Greg and his older brother raced in the same series until 2009, starting with Karting in 2005. The brothers moved into single-seater racing in 2006, in the Formula BMW UK series.

In Formula BMW, the brothers disappointed, however, with Greg managing just 24 points, and Leo not managing any, while champion Niall Breen amassed 305.

Despite this, the pair were granted drives in the finale of the 2006 British Formula Three Championship at Thruxton, driving for the Fortec Motorsport team, in Invitational Class, with Greg finishing in a promising 8th position with the 2nd fastest time in the first race, with engine over heating he struggled to 18th in the second race.

Greg finished 3rd and on the podium for the first time in 2007 at Donington Park in the 3rd British Formula Three round, and had 2 more podiums after that with 16 top ten finishes.

For 2008 Greg and Leo Mansell moved to the American Atlantics, both driving for Walker Racing.[1] The following year, Greg returned to Europe to compete in the 2009 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season, racing for both Ultimate Motorsport and Comtec Racing, finishing 26th in the championship. He will continue with Comtec into the 2010 season, partnering Stefano Coletti.[2]

In addition to competing in the Formula Renault 3.5 series in 2010, he also co-drove a Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S - with his brother Leo and father Nigel - in select Le Mans Series events and in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. At the 8 Hours of Castellet they finished 9th overall (8th in LMP1), but their Le Mans effort was cut short due to a tyre failure and crash by Nigel early in the event. But the comeback was set and the brothers won their first race back in the car at Hungary 1000 km finishing 1st in LMP1.

CyclingEdit

Greg Mansell
Personal information
Full nameGreg Mansell
Born (1987-11-08) 8 November 1987 (age 32)
Douglas (Isle of Man)
Team information
Current teamUK Youth
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Professional team(s)
2011–2013UK Youth
2014–NFTO

Having competed in swimming since 2006, Mansell started competing in cycling at the start of the 2011 season, taking his first ever win at the Mountbatten Circuit Race in Swinemouth earlier that year. He competed in the 2011 Halfords Tour Series for Team UK Youth.[3] He finished 11th in the Men's Omnium at the 2012 British National Track Cycling Championships[4] and 8th in the same event in 2013.[5]

He won an individual bronze representing Jersey in the Town centre criterium at the 2013 Island Games.[6] He was also a member of the bronze winning Jersey team in Men's Team Road Race and Men's Time Trial Team Award.

For the 2014 season he will be cycling for NFTO Pro Cycling, alongside former UK Youth riders Jon Mould and Josh Hunt.

Motorsport Racing recordEdit

American open–wheel racing resultsEdit

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

Atlantic ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2008 Walker Racing  
LBH
13
 
LS
Ret
 
MTT
DNS
 
EDM1
9
 
EDM2
Ret
 
ROA1
12
 
ROA2
13
 
TRR
9
 
NJ
7
 
UTA
9
 
ATL
5
10th 167
2009 Genoa Racing  
SEB
 
UTA
 
NJ1
 
NJ2
 
LIM
 
ACC1
 
ACC2
 
MDO
 
TRR
 
MOS
 
ATL
Ret
 
LS
20th 4

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series resultsEdit

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2009 Ultimate Motorsport CAT
1

13
CAT
2

10
SPA
1

13
SPA
2

9
MON
1

13
HUN
1

15
HUN
2

Ret
SIL
1

11
SIL
2

22
BUG
1

12
BUG
2

Ret
ALG
1

11
ALG
2

13
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
26th 4
Comtec Racing ALC
1

10
ALC
2

14
2010 Comtec Racing ALC
1

8
ALC
2

Ret
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

14
MON
1

15
BRN
1

11
BRN
2

14
MAG
1

18
MAG
2

12
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

5
HOC
1

6
HOC
2

Ret
SIL
1

10
SIL
2

Ret
CAT
1

9
CAT
2

16
15th 23

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2010   Beechdean Mansell   Nigel Mansell
  Leo Mansell
Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S LMP1 4 DNF DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Walker Racing Signs Greg and Leo Mansell for 2008". champcaratlantic.com. 14 November 2007. Retrieved 17 May 2008.
  2. ^ Wilkinson, Andy (3 February 2010). "Mansell signs with Comtec". motorstv.com. Motors TV. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Team UK Youth Halfords Tour Series". Tourseries.co.uk. 31 January 1975. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  4. ^ "British National Track Championships 2012: Communique No. 076" (PDF). Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  5. ^ "British National Track Championships 2013: Communique No. 076" (PDF). British Cycling. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
  6. ^ Men's Individual Town Centre Criterium Results

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