Mathias Beche (born 28 June 1986 in Geneva) is a Swiss professional racing driver. He finished eighth overall and second in the LMP2 class of the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans and is the reigning champion of the European Le Mans Series in the LMP2 class.

Career

After starting in karting, Beche began racing in single-seaters in Asia in 2007 when he contested the Asian Formula Renault Challenge, finishing fifth overall with one win.[1] The following year he took part in Formula Asia 2.0 where he ended up runner-up to Felix Rosenqvist.

2009 saw Beche switch to sportscar racing, finishing third in Formula Le Mans. In 2010 he contested four Le Mans Series rounds; three in the FLM class and one in GT1 in a Ford GT. He then entered the last two rounds of the FIA GT3 European Championship, also in a Ford.

In 2011 Beche competed in the full Le Mans Series season in an LMP2 Oreca 03 for TDS Racing with Pierre Thiriet and Jody Firth. The trio won the rounds at Spa and Estoril and finished fourth in the final drivers' standings. Beche also drove in the FIA GT1 World Championship round at Zolder in a Ford.

For 2012, LMP2 became the top class of the renamed European Le Mans Series. Partnering Thiriet at TDS, Beche won the opening round of the season at Paul Ricard and the season finale at Road Atlanta, securing his first major championship victory. For the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans they were joined by Christophe Tinseau and the car finished eighth overall and second in LMP2.

Racing record

Complete European Le Mans Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2010 Hope Polevision Racing FLM Oreca FLM09 General Motors 6.3 L V8 LEC
2
13th 28
Applewood Seven ALG
Ret
HUN
Ret
SIL
Matech Competition LMGT1 Ford GT1 Ford 5.3 L V8 SPA
2
6th 15
2011 TDS Racing LMP2 Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 LEC
Ret
SPA
1
IMO
7
SIL
Ret
EST
1
4th 38
2012 Thiriet by TDS Racing LMP2 Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 LEC
1
DON
2
PET
1
1st 94
2013 Thiriet by TDS Racing LMP2 Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL IMO
1
RBR
1
HUN
6
LEC
8
6th 62
2016 Thiriet by TDS Racing LMP2 Oreca 05 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
Ret
IMO
1
RBR
1
LEC
1
SPA
3
EST
8
2nd 96
2019 Inter Europol Competition LMP2 Ligier JS P217 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC MNZ CAT SIL SPA
12
ALG
Ret
35th 0.5

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2012 ADR-Delta LMP2 Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SEB SPA LMS SIL SÃO BHR FUJ SHA
7
35th 6
2013 Rebellion Racing LMP1 Lola B12/60 Toyota (RV8KLM 3.4 L V8) SIL
6
SPA
6
LMS
13
SÃO
3
COA
4
FUJ
3
SHA
4
BHR
Ret
5th 63.5
2014 Rebellion Racing LMP1 Lola B12/60 Toyota (RV8KLM 3.4 L V8) SIL
4
SPA
7
LMS
4
COA
7
FUJ
12
SHA
7
BHR
7
SÃO
8
10th 64.5
2015 Rebellion Racing LMP1 Rebellion R-One AER P60 2.4 L Turbo V6 SIL SPA LMS
19
NÜR
16
COA
15
FUJ
7
SHA
7
BHR
14
14th 14.5
2016 Rebellion Racing LMP1 Rebellion R-One AER P60 2.4 L Turbo V6 SIL SPA LMS NÜR
17
MEX COA FUJ 41st 0.5
Manor LMP2 Oreca 05 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SHA
Ret
BHR 33rd 0
2017 Vaillante Rebellion LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SIL
9
SPA
4
LMS
DSQ
NÜR
4
MEX
5
COA
2
FUJ
DSQ
SHA
3
BHR
3
8th 85
2018–19 Rebellion Racing LMP1 Rebellion R13 Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8 SPA
3
LMS
3
SIL
1
FUJ
Ret
SHA
5
SEB
Ret
SPA LMS 6th 73
2021 Realteam Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SPA ALG
7
MNZ LMS BHR BHR 22nd 9

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2013 Switzerland Rebellion Racing Italy Andrea Belicchi
China Congfu Cheng
Lola B12/60-Toyota LMP1 275 40th 8th
2014 Switzerland Rebellion Racing France Nicolas Prost
Germany Nick Heidfeld
Rebellion R-One-Toyota LMP1-L 360 4th 1st
2015 Switzerland Rebellion Racing France Nicolas Prost
Germany Nick Heidfeld
Rebellion R-One-AER LMP1 330 23rd 10th
2016 France Thiriet by TDS Racing Japan Ryō Hirakawa
France Pierre Thiriet
Oreca 05-Nissan LMP2 241 DNF DNF
2017 Switzerland Vaillante Rebellion Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr.
Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 364 DSQ DSQ
2018 Switzerland Rebellion Racing United States Gustavo Menezes
France Thomas Laurent
Rebellion R13-Gibson LMP1 376 3rd 3rd
2019 Denmark High Class Racing Denmark Dennis Andersen
Denmark Anders Fjordbach
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 356 16th 11th

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Pts
2017 JDC-Miller MotorSports P Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY
5
SEB LBH COA DET WGL MOS ELK LGA 24th 49
Rebellion Racing PET
8

Complete Super GT results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 DC Points
2020 arto Ping An Team Thailand Lexus RC F GT3 GT300 FUJ FUJ SUZ MOT FUJ SUZ
19
MOT
23
FUJ
26
NC 0

References

  1. ^ "Mathias Beche career statistics". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 17 June 2012.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by European Le Mans Series
Champion

2012
With: Pierre Thiriet
Succeeded by