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Mathias Beche (born 28 June 1986 in Geneva) is a Swiss professional racing driver. He finished eighth overall and second in the LMP2 class of the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans and is the reigning champion of the European Le Mans Series in the LMP2 class.

Mathias Beche
Mathias Beche Driver of Rebellion Racing's Rebellion R-One (28605632343) (2).jpg
Beche at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans drivers parade
NationalitySwitzerland Swiss
Born (1986-06-28) 28 June 1986 (age 32)
Geneva, Switzerland
European Le Mans Series career
Debut season2010
Current teamVaillante Rebellion
Car no.13
Former teamsHope Polevision Racing
Matech
Starts9
Wins4
Poles3
Fastest laps1
Best finishChampion in 2012
Previous series
2011
2010
2009
2008
2008
20072008
FIA GT1 World Championship
European GT3
Formula Le Mans
Formula Asia 2.0
Formula V6 Asia
Asian Formula Renault
Championship titles
2012Euro Le Mans Series LMP2 Class

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CareerEdit

After starting in karting, Beche began racing in single-seaters in Asia in 2007 when he contested the Asian Formula Renault Challenge, finishing fifth overall with one win.[1] The following year he took part in Formula Asia 2.0 where he ended up runner-up to Felix Rosenqvist.

2009 saw Beche switch to sportscar racing, finishing third in Formula Le Mans. In 2010 he contested four Le Mans Series rounds; three in the FLM class and one in GT1 in a Ford GT. He then entered the last two rounds of the FIA GT3 European Championship, also in a Ford.

In 2011 Beche competed in the full Le Mans Series season in an LMP2 Oreca 03 for TDS Racing with Pierre Thiriet and Jody Firth. The trio won the rounds at Spa and Estoril and finished fourth in the final drivers' standings. Beche also drove in the FIA GT1 World Championship round at Zolder in a Ford.

For 2012, LMP2 became the top class of the renamed European Le Mans Series. Partnering Thiriet at TDS, Beche won the opening round of the season at Paul Ricard and the season finale at Road Atlanta, securing his first major championship victory. For the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans they were joined by Christophe Tinseau and the car finished eighth overall and second in LMP2.

Racing recordEdit

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2012 ADR-Delta LMP2 Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SEB SPA LMS SIL SÃO BHR FUJ SHA
7
35th 6
2013 Rebellion Racing LMP1 Lola B12/60 Toyota (RV8KLM 3.4 L V8) SIL
6
SPA
6
LMS
13
SÃO
3
COA
4
FUJ
3
SHA
4
BHR
Ret
5th 63.5
2014 Rebellion Racing LMP1 Lola B12/60 Toyota (RV8KLM 3.4 L V8) SIL
4
SPA
7
LMS
4
COA
7
FUJ
12
SHA
7
BHR
7
SÃO
8
10th 64.5
2015 Rebellion Racing LMP1 Rebellion R-One AER P60 2.4 L Turbo V6 SIL SPA LMS
19
NÜR
16
COA
15
FUJ
7
SHA
7
BHR
14
14th 14.5
2016 Rebellion Racing LMP1 Rebellion R-One AER P60 2.4 L Turbo V6 SIL SPA LMS NÜR
17
MEX COA FUJ 41st 0.5
Manor LMP2 Oreca 05 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SHA
Ret
BHR 33rd 0
2017 Vaillante Rebellion LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SIL
9
SPA
4
LMS
DSQ
NÜR
4
MEX
5
COA
2
FUJ
DSQ
SHA
3
BHR
3
8th 85
2018–19 Rebellion Racing LMP1 Rebellion R13 Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8 SPA
3
LMS
3
SIL
1
FUJ
Ret
SHA
5
SEB
Ret
SPA LMS
4th* 73*

* Season still in progress.

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2013   Rebellion Racing   Andrea Belicchi
  Congfu Cheng
Lola B12/60-Toyota LMP1 275 40th 8th
2014   Rebellion Racing   Nicolas Prost
  Nick Heidfeld
Rebellion R-One-Toyota LMP1-L 360 4th 1st
2015   Rebellion Racing   Nicolas Prost
  Nick Heidfeld
Rebellion R-One-AER LMP1 330 23rd 10th
2016   Thiriet by TDS Racing   Ryō Hirakawa
  Pierre Thiriet
Oreca 05-Nissan LMP2 241 DNF DNF
2017   Vaillante Rebellion   Nelson Piquet Jr.
  David Heinemeier Hansson
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 364 DSQ DSQ
2018   Rebellion Racing   Gustavo Menezes
  Thomas Laurent
Rebellion R13-Gibson LMP1 376 3rd 3rd
2019   High Class Racing   Dennis Andersen
  Anders Fjordbach
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mathias Beche career statistics". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 17 June 2012.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tom Kimber-Smith
Karim Ojjeh
(Le Mans Series - LMP2)
European Le Mans Series
Champion

2012
With: Pierre Thiriet
Succeeded by
Pierre Ragues
Nelson Panciatici