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Duncan Tappy

Duncan Tappy
Duncan Tappy.jpg
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Born (1984-06-26) 26 June 1984 (age 38)
West Ewell, England
European Le Mans Series career
Debut season2008
Current teamUnited Autosports
Former teamsRollcentre Racing
Starts18
Wins1
Poles1
Fastest laps0
Best finish4th in 2022
Previous series
2003
2004
2005
2006-07
2007
2007
2008
2008
2009
2009
Zip Formula
UK Formula Ford W. Series
British Formula Ford
British Formula Renault 2.0
French Formula Renault
Formula Renault NEC
Porsche Carrera Cup GB
World Series by Renault
Firestone Indy Lights
International Formula Master
Championship titles
2005
2007
Formula Ford Festival
British Formula Renault 2.0

Duncan Tappy (born 26 June 1984 in West Ewell, Surrey) is a professional racing driver from the United Kingdom.

Racing career

Early career

Tappy began his racing career in karting, finishing runner-up in the 2004 UK Formula Ford championship winter series. In 2005 he took part in the full UK Formula Ford season with Jamun Racing, taking ten victories to finish second in the standings. During this year he also won the end-of-season Formula Ford Festival and was selected as a finalist for the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC award.

In 2006 Tappy stepped up to the British Formula Renault 2.0 Championship with Jamun Racing, finishing his debut year eighteenth in the standings. He was also awarded 'Rising Star' status by the British Racing Drivers Club. He transferred to Fortec Motorsport for the 2007 season, taking sixteen podium finishes, including nine race wins, to end the year as series champion.

At the end of the season Tappy was named as British Club Driver of the Year[1] at the annual Autosport Awards[2] and once again nominated for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.

Single seater racing

Following his Formula Renault championship season, Tappy raced in a number of single-seater championships between 2008 and 2011, most notably Superleague Formula where he competed in each of the four seasons and was part of the Japan team that finished runner-up in the truncated final season. In 2010 he won the Auto GP teams title with DAMS and finished third in the driver standings. Other outings came in World Series by Renault, the Firestone Indy Lights Series and International Formula Master. In early 2008, Tappy also made two appearances as a rookie driver for A1 Team Great Britain in Mexico City[3] and Shanghai.[4]

Sports cars

In April 2008, Tappy made his sportscar debut when he took part in the Monza 1000km Le Mans Series event.[5] Driving a Pescarolo Judd for Rollcentre Racing, he finished the race in seventh position.

He returned to sports car racing in 2012, competing in the Blancpain Endurance Series for ART Grand Prix alongside Grégoire Demoustier. The pair finished fifth in the Pro-Am Cup with a win in Navarre. From 2012 to 2017 he raced in a number of different GT3 championships, including further Blancpain Endurance Series campaigns, the British GT Championship, GT Asia and International GT Open.

Since the 2018 season, Tappy has competed in the LMP3 class of the Michelin Le Mans Cup, the European Le Mans Series and the Asian Le Mans Series. Partnering Michael Benham in the Michelin Le Mans Cup for Lanan Racing, he took a class win at Le Mans in 2018 and won three times in 2019, finishing runner-up in the championship. In 2020 he signed with United Autosports,[6] and finished runner-up in the 2021 Asian Le Mans Series. He is currently competing for the team in the European Le Mans Series.

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2003 Zip Formula Great Britain ? ? ? ? ? ? 48 11th
2004 UK Formula Ford Championship Winter Series Steve Mole Motorsport ? ? ? ? ? ? 2nd
2005 UK Formula Ford Championship Jamun Racing 20 10 5 3 17 479 2nd
2006 British Formula Renault 2.0 Jamun Racing 16 0 0 0 0 101 18th
2007 British Formula Renault 2.0 Fortec Motorsport 20 9 7 9 16 512 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup 2 0 0 0 1 30 33rd
French Formula Renault 2.0 1 0 1 0 1 0 NC
2008 Le Mans Series - LMP1 Rollcentre Racing 1 0 0 0 0 2 14th
Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain Porsche Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Formula Renault 3.5 Series RC Motorsport 8 0 0 0 0 6 23rd
Superleague Formula Tottenham Hotspur 10 0 0 0 3 257+ 11th+
2009 International Formula Master Team JVA 2 0 0 0 0 0 22nd
Indy Lights Genoa Racing 2 0 0 0 0 8 32nd
Superleague Formula Galatasaray S.K. 4 0 0 0 0 133+ 16th+
2010 Auto GP DAMS 12 0 0 0 2 37 3rd
Superleague Formula Galatasaray S.K. 11 0 0 1 5 540+ 6th+
2011 Superleague Formula Japan 3 1 0 0 1 136+ 2nd+
Turkey - Galatasaray S.K. 2 0 0 0 0 88+ 10th+
2012 Blancpain Endurance Series - Pro-Am ART Grand Prix 6 1 0 0 2 58 5th
2013 British GT Championship - GT3 Von Ryan Racing 6 0 0 0 2 54 13th
FIA GT Series - Pro-Am 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Blancpain Endurance Series - Pro-Am Black Falcon 2 0 0 0 0 8 35th
2014 Blancpain Endurance Series - Pro M-Sport Bentley 5 0 0 0 0 15 17th
2015 GT Cup UK - GTO 1 0 0 0 1 0 NC
GT Asia - GT3 Bentley Team Absolute 11 1 1 0 1 96 7th
2016 Intercontinental GT Challenge Garage 59 1 0 0 0 0 1 18th
Blancpain Endurance Series 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
International GT Open 12 1 1 1 3 31 8th
GT Asia - GT3 Bentley Team Absolute 8 0 0 1 4 88 9th
2017 International GT Open Garage 59 12 1 1 0 4 44 7th
Le Mans Cup - GT3 2 0 0 0 1 13 13th
2018 Le Mans Cup - LMP3 Lanan Racing 7 1 1 0 1 29.5 8th
2019 Le Mans Cup - LMP3 Lanan Racing 6 3 0 0 4 91.5 2nd
2020 European Le Mans Series - LMP3 United Autosports 5 0 0 0 1 46.5 6th
Le Mans Cup - LMP3 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2021 Asian Le Mans Series - LMP3 United Autosports 4 0 0 0 3 58 2nd
European Le Mans Series - LMP3 6 0 1 0 0 11.5 25th
Le Mans Cup - LMP3 2 0 0 0 0 4.5 26th
2022 European Le Mans Series - LMP2 United Autosports 6 1 0 0 2 73 4th
IMSA SportsCar Championship - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 284 21st
Le Mans Cup - LMP3 Cool Racing
+ Team standings.
* Season still in progress.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 DC Points
2008 RC Motorsport MNZ
1
MNZ
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
MON
1
SIL
1

16
SIL
2

21
HUN
1

6
HUN
2

19
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
BUG
1
BUG
2
EST
1

14
EST
2

11
CAT
1

10
CAT
2

Ret
23rd 6

Superleague Formula record

2008-2009

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

Year Team Operator 1 2 3 4 5 6 Position Points
2008 Tottenham Hotspur GTA Motor Competición DON NÜR ZOL EST VAL JER 11th 257
3 5 13 17 12 2 11 10 3 14
2009 Galatasaray S.K. Ultimate Motorsport MAG ZOL DON EST MOZ JAR 11th 239
5 11 9 16

2009 Super Final results

  • Super Final results in 2009 did not count for points towards the main championship.
Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6
2009 Galatasaray S.K.
Ultimate Motorsport
MAG
DNQ
ZOL
N/A
DON EST MOZ JAR

2010-2011

Year Team Operator 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Position Points
2010 CR Flamengo Alpha SIL ASS MAG JAR NÜR ZOL BRH ADR POR ORD BEI + NAV 6th 540
3 12 X 17 2 X 9 3 3 10 3 X 8 7 X
2011 Japan Atech Reid Grand Prix HOL BEL 2nd 136
7 1 6
Turkey - Galatasaray S.K. EmiliodeVillota Motorsport 10 5 X 10th 88
+ Non-championship event.

Complete Auto GP results

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Points
2010 DAMS BRN
1

5
BRN
2

11
IMO
1

4
IMO
2

3
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

9
MAG
1

2
MAG
2

4
NAV
1

4
NAV
2

4
MNZ
1

4
MNZ
2

11
3rd 37

Complete European Le Mans Series results

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

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2008 Rollcentre Racing LMP1 Pescarolo 01 Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10 CAT MNZ
7
SPA NÜR SIL 29th 2
2020 United Autosports LMP3 Ligier JS P320 Nissan VK56DE 5.6L V8 LEC
7
SPA
5
LEC
2
MNZ
11
ALG
4
6th 46.5
2021 United Autosports LMP3 Ligier JS P320 Nissan VK56DE 5.6L V8 CAT
10
RBR
9
LEC
13
MNZ
10
SPA
8
ALG
10
25th 11.5
2022 United Autosports LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
7
IMO
2
MNZ
4
CAT
4
SPA
1
ALG
Ret
4th 73

Complete IMSA SportsCar Championship results

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

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pos. Points
2022 United Autosports LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 V8 DAY SEB
5
LGA
MDO
WGL
ELK
PET
5th* 283*

References

  1. ^ "Tappy's year to remember". Sutton and Croydon Guardian. 25 December 2007. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ "2007 Autosport Awards videos". Autosport Awards. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ Hill, Alison (7 March 2008). "Jarvis and Tappy join forces for A1 Team GBR in Mexico". Automobilsport.com. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "Team GBR sets sights on Top 3". Pitpass. 4 April 2008. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ "Duncan Tappy to race Rollcentre Pescarolo". duncantappy.com. 20 April 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  6. ^ "DUNCAN TAPPY SIGNS FOR UNITED AUTOSPORTS EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES" (Press release). 6 February 2020. Retrieved 2021.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by Formula Ford Festival
Winner

2005
Succeeded by
Preceded by Formula Renault UK
Champion

2007
Succeeded by
Awards and achievements
Preceded by Autosport
British Club Driver of the Year

2007
Succeeded by

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