Xavier Maassen (born 22 June 1980 in Heerlen) is a Dutch racing driver who previously competed in the FIA GT1 World Championship for Mad-Croc Racing. Recently, he has participated in the Blancpain Endurance Series for Prospeed Competition. He lives in Lanaken in Belgium.

Xavier Maassen
NationalityNetherlands Dutch
Born (1980-06-22) 22 June 1980 (age 39)
Heerlen, Netherlands
Blancpain Endurance Series career
Debut season2011
Current teamProspeed Competition
Car number75
Former teamsFaster Racing by DB Motorspor
Starts5
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Previous series
2011
2010
2009
200809
2007
2006
200306
2003–05
2002
2001–02
2001–02
Belcar
FIA GT1 World Championship
Dutch Supercar Challenge
FIA GT Championship
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault Netherlands
Formula Ford Netherlands
Formula Ford Benelux
Formula Ford Belgium
Championship titles
2001–02Formula Ford Belgium
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years20092011, 2015
TeamsLuc Alphand Aventures
JMW Motorsport
Best finish16th (2009)
Class wins0

CareerEdit

Single-seatersEdit

Formula FordEdit

Maassen began his racing career with success in Formula Ford, winning the Belgian championship in 2001 and 2002. He also finished fifth in the Benelux series in 2001, and was runner-up to Jaap van Lagen in 2002. He also finished fifth in the Dutch series in 2002.[1]

Formula RenaultEdit

 
Maassen racing in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2007.

Maassen stepped up to Formula Renault in 2003, finishing seventh in Formula Renault 2.0 Netherlands, before finishing runner-up to Junior Strous in 2004. Having competed in selected Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 in the previous two seasons, Maassen moved to the series full-time in 2005, finishing tenth overall. In 2006, he combined another season in the Eurocup, where he finished 13th, with a season in the North European Championship, a merger of the Dutch and German national series. He finished third in the overall standings behind Filipe Albuquerque and Chris van der Drift.

Maassen stepped up to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2007, but failed to score any points in 17 starts for Prema Powerteam.[1]

GT racingEdit

Maassen began racing in the FIA GT Championship in 2008 driving a Corvette C6.R for the Selleslagh Racing Team alongside Christophe Bouchut. He won just his second GT race at Monza, and the pair finished 13th in the driver's standings.

Maassen started the 2009 season driving a Corvette for Luc Alphand Aventures, but the team missed the races at Spa and Algarve, and so raced for another Corvette team, Sangari Team Brazil at those races. Maassen also raced for Luc Alphand Aventures at the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing second in the GT1 category.[1]

Maassen competed in the new FIA GT1 World Championship in 2010, returning to the DKR Engineering team, now under the Mad-Croc Racing banner.

Racing recordEdit

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
2007 Prema Powerteam MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

17
NÜR
1

22
NÜR
2

17
MON
1

17
HUN
1

14
HUN
2

13
SPA
1

14
SPA
2

Ret
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

14
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

Ret
EST
1

22
EST
2

Ret
CAT
1

23
CAT
2

17
32nd 0

Complete GT1 World Championship resultsEdit

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2010 Mad-Croc Racing Corvette C6.R ABU
QR

14
ABU
CR

10
SIL
QR

12
SIL
CR

11
BRN
QR

5
BRN
CR

15
PRI
QR

4
PRI
CR

6
SPA
QR

1
SPA
CR

Ret
NÜR
QR

18
NÜR
CR

18
ALG
QR

7
ALG
CR

14
NAV
QR
NAV
CR
INT
QR
INT
CR
SAN
QR
SAN
CR
31st 17

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2009   Luc Alphand Aventures   Julien Jousse
  Yann Clairay
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 336 16th 2nd
2010   Luc Alphand Aventures   Julien Jousse
  Patrice Goueslard
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 238 DNF DNF
2011   JMW Motorsport   Rob Bell
  Tim Sugden
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Pro
290 24th 9th
2015   Team AAI   Jun-San Chen
  Alex Kapadia
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GTE
Am
316 37th 8th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Xavier Maassen career statistics at Driver Database

External linksEdit