Juan Pablo Raies

Juan Pablo Raies (born in Argentina) is a rally race car driver.

Juan Pablo Raies
Personal information
NationalityArgentina Argentinian
Born (1970-11-20) November 20, 1970 (age 49)
World Rally Championship record
Active years19921993, 1996, 1998, 20012002, 20052007
Rallies12
Championships0
Rally wins0
Podiums0
Stage wins0
Total points0
First rally1992 Rally Argentina
Last rally2007 Rally Argentina

Raies made his World Rally Championship debut on his home event in 1992, aboard a Renault 18 GTX. He returned to participate in the same event intermittently over the course of the following decade, which culminated in tenth and eighth-placed finishes respectively in the Group N production car-based category on the 2001 and 2002 running of these events, both with the then dominant choice in the formula, of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. He piloted a World Rally Car for the first time, in his instance a Subaru Impreza, in the 2005 Rally Argentina. In the same year, he became South American Rally Champion.[1]

Raies was given a one-off chance with the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford team on the Cyprus Rally during the 2006 season, retiring on special stage five due to an electrical problem with his Ford Focus RS WRC.

He was a driver for Munchi's Ford World Rally Team in the 2007 World Rally Championship season, as team-mate to the more established Luís Pérez Companc, brother of Raies' co-driver, Jorge Pérez Companc. Raies was excluded on his first outing with the team on the Rally Sweden, although he did still manage to achieve two twelfth-placed finishes later in the year, on the Rally Norway and Argentine events.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ramón Ferreyros
South American Rally Champion
2005
Succeeded by
Roberto Sánchez

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pereyra, Angela. "El Rally del Atlántico llevó el vértigo al Este". Diario El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 March 2011.