83-89: Motocross
90-94: Karting
1995: Formula Campus
1996: 11th, French Formula Renault Championship
1997: 6th, French Formula Renault Championship
1998: 9th, French Formula 3 Championship
1999: 1st, European Formula 3 Cup (Pau)
3rd, French Formula 3 Championship
3rd, Korea Formula 3 Superprix
2000: 4th, Formula 3 Masters
  5th, Japanese F3 Championship
2001: Japanese F3 Championship (15 wins from 19 starts)
  1st, F3 World Cup
  2nd, Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix
  3rd, Korea Formula 3 Superprix
  Japanese GT Championship
2002: 3rd in GTS, Le Mans 24 Hours (Oreca Chrysler Viper GTS-R)
  Japanese GT Championship
  14th, Formula Nippon (selected rounds with Cosmo Oil Cerumo)
2003:  2nd, Formula Nippon (Impul)
  7th, Japanese GT Championship
2004:  4th, Le Mans 24 Hours (Pescarolo Sport C60)
  4th, Formula Nippon (Mobilecast Impul)
  11th, Japanese GT Championship
2005:  6th, Formula Nippon (Mobilecast Impul)
  11th, Japanese Super GT Championship
2006:  1st, Formula Nippon (Mobilecast Impul)
  8th, Japanese Super GT Championship
2007:  2nd, Formula Nippon (Mobilecast Impul)
  6th in LMP1, Le Mans 24 Hours (Pescarolo Sport 01)
  11th, Japanese Super GT Championship
2008:  1st, Japanese Super GT Championship (Xanavi Nismo (Nissan) GT-R)
  7th, Le Mans 24 Hours (Pescarolo Sport 01)
  8th, Formula Nippon (Lawson Impul)
2009:  2nd, Formula Nippon (Lawson Impul)
  4th, Japanese Super GT Championship (Xanavi Nismo (Nissan) GT-R)
  DNF, Le Mans 24 Hours (Pescarolo Sport Peugeot 908 HDI FAP)
2010:  2nd, Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R15 TDI)
  7th, Japanese Super GT Championship
2011:  1st, Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R18 TDI)
  2nd, Japanese Super GT Championship (Xanavi Nismo (Nissan) GT-R)
2012:  1st, Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)
  1st, FIA World Endurance Championship (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)
2013:  1st, 12 Hours of Sebring (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)
  2nd, FIA World Endurance Championship (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)
  5th, Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)
2014:  1st, Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)
  2nd, FIA World Endurance Championship (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)
  24 Hours of Spa (Audi R18 LMS ultra)
2015:  3rd, Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)
2nd, FIA World Endurance Championship (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)
2016:  DSQ, 6 Hours of Silverstone (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)
  5th, 6 Hours of Spa (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)
  4th, Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)

Stat attack

Place of birth: Alençon, France

Place of residence: Gordes, France Status: married to Melanie, one son (Jules)

Height/weight: 1.78m/68kg

Le Mans starts: 10 (3 wins)

Hobbies: Motocross, mountain biking

Major honours

3x winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours (2011, 2012, 2014) FIA World Endurance Champion (2012) Japanese Super GT Champion (2008) Formula Nippon Champion (2006) Japanese Formula 3 Champion (2001)

A bit about Benoit

Since beginning his racing career in 1990, Benoît Treluyer has developed into one of the fastest, most reliable, dedicated and sought-after drivers in the sports-prototype ranks.

Today he is best known as one third of Audi’s 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship-winning crew that includes André Lotterer and Marcel Fässler. The trio, who are firm friends away from the circuit, have also won motorsport’s greatest event – the Le Mans 24 Hours – three times in the past four years.

But that’s not to say Benoît’s path to the summit of world sportscar racing has been conventional. In 2000 he took the brave step of moving to Japan where, despite the obvious cultural differences and language barrier, success soon followed. Indeed, the Frenchman has clinched titles in each of the three categories he contested during his 10-year career there.

Benoît remains hugely popular in Japan and certainly has a strong affinity for the country and its people. But at the end of 2011, and with a new world championship to fight for as part of Audi’s WEC squad, he made the difficult decision to relocate to his native France.

While his speed and dedication were clear for all to see in Japan, it took a number of years before Benoît’s talent was recognised in Europe. Following several appearances at Le Mans – an event close to his heart – Benoît signed for Audi’s revered sportscar squad in 2010. Since then he has scored three victories and a second place finish at the iconic twice-around-the-clock enduro, and been crowned World Champion.