Romain Iannetta

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Romain Iannetta
NationalityFrance French
Born (1979-09-29) September 29, 1979 (age 39)
Villecresnes
Related toAlain Iannetta (nephew)
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series career
Debut season2012
Current teamRacing Engineering
Car no.88
EngineFord
Starts61
Wins2
Poles1
Fastest laps2
Best finish3rd in 2015
Finished last season10th in 2018
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years20052007, 2009, 2012
Best finish23rd (2006)
Class wins0

Romain Iannetta (born 27 November 1979 in Villecresnes) is a French racing driver who currently competes in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, driving the No. 88 Ford Mustang for Racing Engineering in the Elite 1 class.[1]

He is the nephew of driver Alain Iannetta who participated in 24 Hours of Le Mans 3 times (1988, 1989 and 1990).

In parallel to his passion, Romain is an instructor at the flight school PRO'PULSION (Dreux and Issoire) and driving Ferrari 360 Modena for JMB Racing. He also worked for many auto manufacturers at the launch of new vehicles on the market (Volkswagen, Audi, Citroën, Renault, Alfa Romeo...).

It began in 2000 in the trade of automotive stunt team CINE CASCADE directed by Jean-Claude Lagnes. It revolves mainly feature films such as: Le Boulet, Ripoux 3, San Antonio, Hush!, Taxi, 36 Quai des Orfèvres, The Bourne Identity and The Mental Love your father.

He was awarded the World Stunt Awards in the United States for the best sequence on a vehicle for the year 2003 for the film "The Bourne Identity".

Career[edit]

2009

- 24 Hours of Le Mans 2009 with Creation-Judd/LMP1 - Creation Autosportif

2008

- Championship of Spain Supercopa SEAT León

2007

- 24 Hours of Le Mans 2007 Courage AER LMP2 - Noel Del Bello Racing - 8th in the Championship of Spain Supercopa SEAT León (3 podiums - 2 wins) - 5th in the World Cup Fun Cup (Optimum Racing - FEK)

2006

- 6th in GT2 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Porsche 996 GT3-RSR - Ice Pol Racing Team - Le Mans Series in a Porsche 996 GT3-RSR - Ice Pol Racing Team (2 races) - Winner of World Cup Fun Cup at Jarama - Optimum Racing (FEK) - Andros Trophy (3 races) on Citroën C4 Silhouette - Carmine Team Competition (3 of Promotion in Val Thorens) - 6th Class of the 24 Hours of Barcelona Seat Leon Supercopa

2005

- Le Mans Endurance Series on Courage C65-Mecachrome - Team Noel Del Bello Racing - Le Mans Endurance Series on Chrysler Viper GTS-R - Paul Belmondo Racing Team - 24 Hours of Le Mans on Mecachrome Courage C65 - Team Noel Del Bello Racing

2004

- Spanish Championship SEAT León - 1 Racing Championship of French Touring Car Championship

2002

- Champion of French Formula Ford Promotion (8 wins in 9 races) - Vice-Champion of French Formula Ford (9 podiums in 9 races) - Tested by Welter Racing to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring - Tested by a team of BMW Touring Car Silhouette

2001

- Championnat de French Formula Renault - Winner of 4 hours of Spa Peugeot 106 - Winner of the race Lédenon Formula Ford

2000

- 5th in the Championnat de French Formula Ford Promotion (3 podiums) - Participation in the European Championship and 2nd Festival POWERTOUR at Spa

1999

- 3rd in the Flying ACO Automobile Club de l'Ouest - Championnat de French Formula Renault Elf Campus (1 win) - Winner of 10 hours of Soucy Karting

1995–1998

- France Karting Championship Yamaha (15 podiums) - Tests in Caterham - Flying school self ACO Le Mans - Championnat de France Endurance Karting

1993–1994

- Flying school E.T.A. Karting, kart course Y.D.K.

1988–1991

- Stage of motorcycle riding, participation in Jacadi Trophy

Motorsports career results[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans Results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2005 France Noël del Bello Racing Switzerland Christophe Pillon
Portugal Ni Amorim
Courage C65-Mecachrome LMP2 99 DNF DNF
2006 Belgium Gordon Racing Team
Belgium Ice Pol Racing Team
Belgium Yves-Emmanuel Lambert
Belgium Christian Lefort
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT2 282 23rd 6th
2007 France Noël del Bello Racing Russia Vitaly Petrov
United States Liz Halliday
Courage LC75-AER LMP2 198 DNF DNF
2009 United States Creation Autosportif United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter
Belgium Vanina Ickx
Creation CA07-Judd LMP1 319 24th 15th
2012 Republic of Ireland Status Grand Prix United Kingdom Alexander Sims
Netherlands Yelmer Buurman
Lola B12/80-Judd LMP2 239 DNF DNF

NASCAR[edit]

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

Whelen Euro Series - Elite 1[edit]

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series - Elite 1 results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NWES Pts
2012 Orhès Competition 25 Dodge NOG
5
NOG
16
BRH
5
BRH
9
SPA
20
SPA
1**
VAL
10
VAL
4
BUG
3
BUG
3
5th 566
2013 RDV Competition 28 Chevy NOG
3
NOG
5
DIJ
21
DIJ
4
BRH
17
BRH
8
4th 610
1 TOU
7
TOU
11
MNZ
4
MNZ
4*
BUG
3
BUG
2
2014 23 VAL
9
VAL
19
BRH
27
BRH
27
TOU
12
TOU
11
NÜR NÜR UMB UMB BUG BUG 28th 151
2015 TFT Racing 7 Chevy VAL
20
VAL
5
VEN
3
VEN
3
BRH
1*
BRH
2*
TOU
15
TOU
6
UMB
10
UMB
2
ZOL
5
ZOL
5
3rd 614
2018 Go Fas Racing 32 Ford VAL
12
VAL
6
FRA
26
FRA
27
BRH
20
BRH
9
TOU
16
TOU
3
HOC
12
HOC
23
ZOL
22
ZOL
11
10th 347
2019 Racing Engineering 88 Ford VAL
24
VAL
7
FRA
26
FRA
9
BRH
6
BRH
6
MOS
18
MOS
3
VEN
6
HOC
HOC
ZOL
ZOL
6th* 217*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Romain Iannetta participará con Racing Engineering en la categoría Elite 1 de las NASCAR Whelen Euro Series 2019" [Romain Iannetta will participate with Racing Engineering in the Elite 1 category of the 2019 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series]. racing-engineering.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 April 2019.

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