Gianfranco Brancatelli

Brancatelli
Nationality Italian
Date of Birth 18 January, 1950
Teams Kauhsen (1979)
Merzario (1979)
Races Entered 3
DNQ/DNPQ 3
Best Result DNQ (27th overall)
Jarama, 1979

A talented and versatile racer, Brancatelli had the misfortune of being saddled with 1979's two worst teams, the kit-car Kauhsen joke and the Merzario bomb. But his dismal F1 efforts didn't stop a lengthy post-F1 career.

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Career Summary
Before F1
1973 • Began racing in Italian Formula Abarth
1974 • Formula Abarth, 1st overall.
1975 • Italian F3, 2nd overall, 32 points.
• European F3, =10th overall, 6 points in a March 753 Novamotor.
1976 • European F3, 3rd overall, 36 points, 2 wins in a Scuderia Everest March 763 Toyota Novamotor
1977 • Formula 2, =17th overall, 3 points in a Minardi Ralt RT1 Ferrari.
1978 • Formula 2 driving for Minardi, and in a March BMW.
• European Sportscar Championship, 1 race in a Lola T286 Ford.
Formula One
1979 • Kauhsen WK004/WK005 Cosworth, 2 entries, 2 DNQs.
• Merzario A3 Cosworth, 1 entry, 1 DNPQ.
After F1
1979 • Le Mans 24hrs in a Pietromarchi De Tomaso Pantera with Pietromarchi and Micangeli.
1982-83 • Began racing touring cars for Alfa Romeo.
1984 • European Touring Car Championship, 3rd overall in an Eggenberger BMW.
1985 • European Touring Car Championship, 1st overall in an Eggenberger Volvo 240 Turbo.
• Macau Guia race, 1st place.
• World Sportscar Championship, 2 races in a Cheetah G604 Aston Martin.
1986 • European Touring Car Championship in a TWR Jaguar XJS.
• World Sportscar Championship in a TWR Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-6.
1987 • World Touring Car Championship in a works BMW M3.
• World Sportscar Championship, =25th overall, 20 points in a Brun Porsche 962S.
• Daytona 24hrs, 2nd place in a Brun Porsche 962S with Larrauri and Sigala.
1988 • Italian Touring Car Championship, 1st overall in a Jolly Club Alfa Romeo 75.
• Daytona 24hrs with Larrauri and Sigala.
1989 • German Touring Car Championship, 9th overall in a Ford Sierra RS500.
• Spa 24hrs, 1st place.
• Nurburgring 24hrs, 3rd place.
• Le Mans 24hrs, 2nd place in a Sauber Mercedes C9 with Baldi and Acheson.
• Bathurst 1000 in a Mark Petch Ford Sierra RS500 with Francevic.
• NZ Endurance series in a Mark Petch Ford Sierra RS500 with Francevic.
1990 • World Sportscar Championship, 19th overall, 6 points in an Alba AR20 Subaru and works Nissan R90CK.
1991 • Italian Touring Car Championship, 1 win in an Alfa Romeo.
1992-3 • Italian Superbikes on a Ducati 888.
1994 • Malaysian Super Touring Championship in a Toyota Carina.
1995 • Malaysian Super Touring Championship in a Toyota Carina.
• Daytona 24hrs in a Euromotorsports Ferrari 333SP with Julian, Sigala and Barbazza.
1996 • Malaysian Super Touring Championship in a Team Petronas Ford Mondeo.
1997 • Malaysian Super Touring Championship in a Team Petronas Ford Mondeo.
• Australian Super Touring Championship in a Team Petronas Ford Mondeo.
• Daytona 24hrs in a Porsche 911.
1999 • Johor Super Saloon Race Series, 1 win in a Team Petronas Mazda RX-7.

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