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Marc Basseng (born 12 December 1978 in Engelskirchen) is a German racing driver.

Marc Basseng
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NationalityGermany German
Born (1978-12-12) 12 December 1978 (age 40)
Engelskirchen (Germany)
Previous series
2013
20102012
2008
20072009
2007
2007
2007
2006, 2008–2009
2005
2004-06
2003
2001-02
1997-98, 2003, 06
WTCC
FIA GT1 World Championship
ADAC GT Masters
American Le Mans Series
Le Mans Series
FIA GT Championship
Porsche Supercup
FIA GT3
ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup
VLN
Clio Cup Germany
Renault Sport Clio Trophy
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
Championship titles
2012
2004
FIA GT1 World Championship
Clio Cup Germany

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CareerEdit

Basseng began his career in karting. In 1997 he began competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany for the UPS Porsche Junior Team, finishing third in the 1998 standings.[1] He raced in the Renault Sport Clio Trophy in 2001 and 2002 and won the German Clio Cup in 2003.

In 2004, Basseng began to compete in the VLN Nürburgring Endurance Championship, where he has claimed 25 overall wins. The driver also competed part-time at the FIA GT3 European Championship, FIA GT Championship, Le Mans Series, American Le Mans Series and ADAC GT Masters. In 2008, the Belgian raced full-time at the American Le Mans Series in a Porsche 911 for Farnbacher Loles and VICI Racing.

He began racing in the new FIA GT1 World Championship in 2010 for the All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport team, for which he also serves as team manager. On 26 July 2010, Marc Basseng achieved the lap record in a Pagani Zonda R on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.[2] In 2011 he finished 5th in the standings for Münnich, sharing his ride with Markus Winkelhock. In 2012 he claimed the world championship with Winkelhock, managing to win a race and finishing 10 times in the podium.

Basseng moved with Münnich Motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship for 2013.[3] As he was the reigning FIA GT1 World Champion he was ruled to be ineligible for the Yokohama Independents' Trophy.[4] He qualified eighth for the season opening Race of Italy and was battling for sixth place in race one with Gabriele Tarquini before dropping out of contention when he served a drive–through penalty for not having all his wheels down on the ground at the three-minute warning on the grid.[5] He started second for race two but dropped down to fourth before challenging Tarquini for third on the last lap.[6]

Racing recordEdit

Complete GT1 World Championship resultsEdit

Complete World Touring Car Championship 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
2013 ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport SEAT León WTCC ITA
1

14
ITA
2

4
MAR
1

7
MAR
2

5
SVK
1

16
SVK
2

15
HUN
1

11
HUN
2

17
AUT
1

Ret
AUT
2

11
RUS
1

18
RUS
2

13
POR
1

10
POR
2

5
ARG
1

12
ARG
2

Ret
USA
1

9
USA
2

9
JPN
1

9
JPN
2

17
CHN
1

15
CHN
2

18
MAC
1

7
MAC
2

7
13th 57

Complete Blancpain Sprint Series resultsEdit

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Points
2014 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra Pro NOG
QR

10
NOG
CR

9
21st 14
Pro-Am BRH
QR

13
BRH
CR

11
ZAN
QR

10
ZAN
CR

13
SVK
QR

8
SVK
CR

7
ALG
QR

11
ALG
CR

7
ZOL
QR

15
ZOL
CR

15
BAK
QR

DNS
BAK
CR

DNS

* Season still in progress.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.driverdb.com/drivers/3983/career/
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPd0ATqvoJM&hd=1
  3. ^ "Basseng and Winkelhock set for WTCC 2013". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Hudson, Neil (15 March 2013). "Full entry list for the first round of the 2013 WTCC". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  5. ^ Abbott, Andrew (24 March 2013). "Muller takes first win of year". TouringCars.net. Andrew Abbott. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  6. ^ Tremayne, Sam (24 March 2013). "Monza WTCC: Yvan Muller charges to second Monza win in rain". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 25 March 2013.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
John Bowe
Garry Holt
Paul Morris
Winner of the Bathurst 12 Hour
2011
(with Darryl O'Young & Christopher Mies)
Succeeded by
Darryl O'Young
Christopher Mies
Christer Jöns
Preceded by
Michael Krumm
Lucas Luhr
FIA GT1 World Champion
2012 with:
Markus Winkelhock
Succeeded by
None
(Series ended)