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Marc Goossens nicknamed The Goose (born 30 November 1969) is a Belgian professional racing driver who drove in Formula 3000 from 1994 to 1996 and part-time from 1999 to 2001. In between he drove in endurance races and is a veteran of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. From 2002 to 2005 he then raced in FIA GT. In 2007 and 2008 he drove a Riley-Pontiac Daytona Prototype at the Rolex Sports Car Series, scoring two wins with teammate Jim Matthews.

Marc Goossens
PLM12 93 SRT Viper Marc Goossens.jpg
Goossens in the SRT Motorsports Viper GTS-R in qualifying for the 2012 Petit Le Mans
Born (1969-11-30) 30 November 1969 (age 49)
Geel, Belgium
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
2 races run over 2 years
Best finish69th (2007)
First race2006 AMD at The Glen (Watkins Glen)
Last race2007 Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Infineon)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish99th (2006)
First race2006 Telcel-Motorola 200 (Mexico City)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years19962003, 2008, 20102011, 2013, 2016
TeamsRacing for Belgium/Team Scandia
Courage Compétition
Nissan Motorsports
Team DAMS
Riley & Scott Racing
Creation Autosportif
Jaguar RSR
Prospeed Competition
Best finish4th (1997)
Class wins0

He also finished 9th in his first NASCAR Busch Series start at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in 2006 for Robert Yates Racing. He made his NASCAR Cup Series debut in August at Watkins Glen International but crashed out and finished 43rd. He made another Cup start in 2007 in Infineon Raceway. He was running well until a mechanical failure dropped him to 36th.

Goossens holds the record of four wins (1997, 1998, 2005, 2007) in Zolder 24 Hours race along with Vincent Dupont and Anthony Kumpen. Also, he won the Belcar in 2005 with a Chrysler Viper and in 2011 with a Porsche 911.

Goossens competed at the GTE Pro class of the 2011 Le Mans Series with a ProSpeed Competition Porsche 911, partnering with Marco Holzer.

In 2012 he was hired by the Chrysler Corporation's SRT Motorsports racing team to drive a Viper GT Le Mans in the American Le Mans Series. With Dominik Farnbacher as teammate in 2013, he scored a class win and three podiums. Continuing with SRT in the 2014 United SportsCar Championship, the Belgian scored six class podiums. In 2015 he continued with Viper but in the GT Daytona class, winning the Six Hours at the Glen. In 2016 he drove a Coyote Corvette Daytona Prototype for VisitFlorida Racing with Ryan Dalziel, finishing third at the 24 Hours of Daytona. He continued with VisitFlorida in the 2017 IMSA SportsCar Championship.

Contents

Racing recordEdit

Complete International Formula 3000 resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Pts
1994 Nordic Racing SIL
Ret
PAU
Ret
CAT
6
PER
7
HOC
5
SPA
Ret
EST
Ret
MAG
Ret
9th 6
1995 Nordic Racing SIL
4
CAT
5
PAU
3
PER
Ret
HOC
1
SPA
Ret
EST
8
MAG
2
3rd 24
1996 Team Astromega NÜR
Ret
PAU
Ret
PER
1
HOC
Ret
SIL
16
SPA
2
MAG
1
EST
4
MUG
6
HOC
Ret
3rd 28
1999 Lukoil Arden IMO
DNQ
MON
DNQ
CAT
Ret
MAG
Ret
SIL
DNQ
A1R
Ret
HOC
Ret
HUN
DSQ
SPA
Ret
NÜR
DNQ
NC 0
2000 Team Astromega IMO SIL CAT NÜR MON MAG A1R
10
HOC
10
HUN
19
SPA
2
12th 6
2001 Coloni F3000 INT IMO CAT A1R MON NÜR MAG SIL HOC HUN
Ret
SPA
5
MNZ
7
16th 2

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1996   Racing for Belgium
  Team Scandia
  Eric van de Poele
  Éric Bachelart
Ferrari 333 SP WSC 208 DNF DNF
1997   Courage Compétition   Didier Cottaz
  Jérôme Policand
Courage C41-Porsche LMP 336 4th 2nd
1998   Courage Compétition   Didier Cottaz
  Jean-Philippe Belloc
Courage C51-Nissan LMP 232 DNF DNF
1999   Nissan Motorsports   Didier Cottaz
  Fredrik Ekblom
Courage C52-Nissan LMP 335 8th 7th
2000   Team DAMS   Christophe Tinseau
  Kristian Kolby
Cadillac Northstar LMP LMP900 4 DNF DNF
2001   DAMS   Éric Bernard
  Emmanuel Collard
Cadillac Northstar LMP01 LMP900 56 DNF DNF
2002   Riley & Scott Racing   Jim Matthews
  Didier Theys
Riley & Scott Mk III C-Élan LMP900 189 DNF DNF
2003   Riley & Scott Racing   Jim Matthews
  Christophe Tinseau
Riley & Scott Mk III C-Ford LMP900 214 DNF DNF
2008   Creation Autosportif   Stuart Hall
  Johnny Mowlem
Creation CA07-AIM LMP1 316 24th 11th
2010   Jaguar RSR   Paul Gentilozzi
  Ryan Dalziel
Jaguar XKR GT2 GT2 4 DNF DNF
2011   Prospeed Competition   Marco Holzer
  Jaap van Lagen
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Pro
293 23rd 8th
2013   SRT Motorsports   Ryan Dalziel
  Dominik Farnbacher
SRT Viper GTS-R GTE
Pro
306 24th 8th
2016   Murphy Prototypes   Jeroen Bleekemolen
  Ben Keating
Oreca 03R-Nissan LMP2 323 34th 15th

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Nextel Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 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 31 32 33 34 35 36 NNCC Pts
2006 Yates Racing 90 Ford DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN
43
MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 75th 34
2007 Riley-D'Hondt Motorsports 91 Toyota DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
36
NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 69th 55

Busch SeriesEdit

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 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 31 32 33 34 35 NBSC Pts
2006 Yates Racing 90 Ford DAY CAL MXC
9
LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 99th 143

Whelen Euro Series - Elite 1Edit

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series - Elite 1 results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NWES Points
2016 Brass Racing 90 Ford VAL
9
VAL
20
VEN
13
VEN
8
BRH
4
BRH
3
TOU TOU ADR ADR ZOL
21
ZOL
2
17th 343

ReferencesEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Michael Vergers
British Formula Ford
Champion

1991
Succeeded by
Jamie Spence
Preceded by
Dave Coyne
Formula Ford Festival
Winner

1991
Succeeded by
Jan Magnussen