Vicente "Enzo" Potolicchio (born 7 August 1968 in Caracas) is a Venezuelan racing driver and businessman, who competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship and Rolex Sports Car Series for Starworks Motorsport. He won the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans and 2012 12 Hours of Sebring, both in the LMP2 class.

Early racing career

Potolicchio spent his early career racing Formula Ford, both at home in Venezuela where he was champion in 2005, and in the American F2000 Championship Series. He also took part in Venezuelan Porsche Super Cup in 1998, which saw him earn 11 victories and the country's Automobile Driver of the Year award.

Ferrari Challenge

Potolicchio participated in two Ferrari Challenge North America races in 2009, earning a victory and a third-place finish. In 2010 and 2011 he won back-to-back Ferrari Challenge titles.[1]

Rolex Sports Car Series

Potolicchio made his Grand-Am debut in 2011, racing in the Rolex Sports Car Series for Starworks Motorsport. He earned his first career victory at Mid-Ohio, teamed with Ryan Dalziel, finishing 13th in the end-of-season Daytona Prototype points standings.

In 2012, Potolicchio finished second overall in the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona, teamed with Ryan Dalziel, Alex Popow, Lucas Luhr and Allan McNish. He has collected four podium finishes in eight races to date.

Leading up to the second race at Watkins Glen, Potolicchio announced he was leaving the Rolex Series, but would continue to support the No. 8 Starworks car in the title challenge.

FIA World Endurance Championship

Together with Starworks, Potolicchio made his FIA World Endurance Championship debut at the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring, where he, Ryan Dalziel and Stéphane Sarrazin finished third overall and first in LMP2. The trio finished 14th in class at the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, punctuated by a mechanical issue.

Potolicchio and teammates Ryan Dalziel and Tom Kimber-Smith won the Le Mans in the LMP2 class. Starworks also won the FIA LMP2 Trophy in the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship season.

In 2013, Potolicchio announced that he would enter the 2013 FIA WEC season with his newly created team, 8Star Motorsports, competing with one Ferrari 458 Italia GT2.

Complete motorsports results

American Open-Wheel racing results

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

USF2000 National Championship results

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Points
2001 Amores Motorsports HMS1
25
HMS2
13
HMS3
14
WGI1
12
WGI2
24
IRP MDO1 MDO2 ROA1 ROA2 MDO3 SEB1 SEB2 20th 26
2004 Aiken Racing SEB1 SEB2 ATL1 ATL2 LS1 LS2 MOS1 MOS2 MDO1
7
MDO2
9
SON1 SON2 MDO3 MDO4 ROA1 ROA2 N.C. N.C.
2005 Cape Motorsports ATL1
3
ATL2
7
MDO1
6
MDO2
4
CLE1 CLE2 ROA1 ROA2 MDO3 MDO4 VIR1 VIR2 12th 72

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2012 United States Starworks Motorsport United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
HPD ARX-03b LMP2 354 7th 1st
2013 United States 8 Star Motorsports Portugal Rui Águas
Australia Jason Bright
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Am
294 37th 10th

References

  1. ^ "FERRARI-CHALLENGE: Series set to start 12th season under GRAND-AM sanctioning". motorsport.com. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012.

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