Career

benoît tréluyer

BIO

  • Date of birth : december 7th, 1976
  • Place of birth : Alençon, France
  • Size : 1,78m
  • Weight : 68 kg
  • Le Mans 24 Hours participations : 12
  • Hobbies : Moutain biking and Motorcross

HIGHLIGHTS

FIA WEC WORLD CHAMPION2012
Le Mans 24 Hours triple winner2011 - 2012 - 2014
Audi Sport Factory DriverSince 2011

Career

Promising debut

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.

AUDI SPORT ERA

At the end of 2011, with a new world championship to conquer as a member of Audi’s WEC team, he took the difficult decision to come back to France, his homeland

From the start, his speed and his devotion where recognized among Japanese fans, however, it took Benoît several years for European fans to acknoledge his talent. After several participations in Le Mans – a race dear to his heart – Benoît signed for Audi’s sport-prototype in 2010. Since then, he won three times and claimed 2nd place in the most famous endurance race and was crowned World Champion.

Since Audi’s retreat from the WEC at the end of 2016, Benoît continues with the german automaker and joins the Belgian W Racing Team. Together, they take part in the Andros Trophy in 2016 and 2017 and the ultra competitive Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup. Benoît also enters the Italian GT Championship in 2017 and get his first victory in the 5th round on Imola.

Prizes

Benoît TRELUYER
Benoît TRELUYER

1983-1989

Motocross

1990-1994

Karting

Benoît debuts in karting and is a fast learner, he already competes with the fastests.

1995

Formula Campus

1996

FRENCH FORMULA RENAULT CHAMPIONSHIP

6th position

1998

FRENCH FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP

9th position

1999

EUROPEAN FORMULA 3 CUP, PAU

1st position

FRENCH FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP

3rd position

KOREAN FORMULA 3 GRAND PRIX

3rd position

2000

Masters of Zandvoort, Formula 3

4th position

JAPAN FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP

5th position

2001

JAPAN FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP

1st position (15 victories in 19 races)

FORMULA 3 WORLD CUP

1st position

FORMULA 3 MACAU GRAND PRIX

2nd position

KOREAN FORMULA 3 GRAND PRIX

3rd position

JAPAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP

2002

24 Hours of Le Mans

Oreca Chrysler Viper GTS-R3rd position

JAPAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP

FORMULA 3 MACAU GRAND PRIX

2nd position

Formula Nippon

a few races with Cosmo Oil Cerumo14th position

2003

Formula Nippon

Impul
2nd position

JAPAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP

7th position

2004

24 Hours of Le Mans

Pescarolo Sport C604th position

Formula Nippon

Mobilecast Impul4th position

JAPAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP

11th position

2005

Formula Nippon

Mobilecast Impul6th position

JAPAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP

11th position

2006

Formula Nippon

Mobilecast Impul1st position

JAPAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP

8th position

2007

Formula Nippon

Mobilecast Impul2nd position

24 Hours of Le Mans

Pescarolo Sport 016th position in LMP1

JAPAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP

11th position

2008

JAPAN SUPER GT CHAMPIONSHIP

Xanavi Nismo (Nissan) GT-R1st position

24 Hours of Le Mans

Pescarolo Sport 017th position

Formula Nippon

Lawson Impul8th position

2009

JAPAN SUPER GT CHAMPIONSHIP

Xanavi Nismo (Nissan) GT-R4th position

24 Hours of Le Mans

Pescarolo Sport Peugeot 908 HDI FAPForfeited

Formula Nippon

Lawson Impul2nd position

2010

24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi R15 TDI2nd position

JAPAN SUPER GT CHAMPIONSHIP

7th position

2011

24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi R18 e-tron quattro1st position

JAPAN SUPER GT CHAMPIONSHIP

Xanavi Nismo (Nissan) GT-R2nd position

2012

24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi R18 e-tron quattro1st position

FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

Audi R18 e-tron quattro1st position

2013

12 Hours of Sebring

Audi R18 e-tron quattro1st position

Championnat du Monde FIA

Audi R18 e-tron quattro2ème position

24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi R18 e-tron quattro5th position

2014

24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi R18 e-tron quattro1st position

FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

Audi R18 e-tron quattro2nd position

24 Hours of Spa

Audi R8 LMS Ultra12th position

2015

24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi R18 e-tron quattro3rd position

FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

Audi R18 e-tron quattro2nd position

2016

24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi R18 e-tron quattro4th position

6 Hours of Spa

Audi R18 e-tron quattro5th position

6 Hours of Barheïn

Audi R18 e-tron quattro2nd position

2017

Italian GT Championship – Imola

Audi R8 LMS1st position

2018

Italian GT Championship – Mugello

Audi R8 LMS1st position
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