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Roman Rusinov
Roman Rusinov
 ?   - FIA WEC   -? ? 2017 ?.jpg
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years2008 - 2009, 2012 -
TeamsIPB Spartak Racing, Team Modena, Signatech-Nissan, G-Drive Racing
Best finish2nd (2016)
Class wins0

Roman Aleksandrovich Rusinov (Russian: , IPA: [r?'man ?l'ksandr?vt? 'rusn?v], born 21 October 1981 in Moscow) is a Russian auto racing driver who currently competes in the European Le Mans Series with G-Drive Racing.

Rusinov was the first Russian driver to win an international race in Europe, in 2000 he won the International Renault Finals in French Formula Renault. In 2002 he led the Formula Palmer Audi championship till the last event, but collided with his main rival and finished third overall. In 2003 he competed in Euro Formula 3000, taking a pole position at the Nürburgring. The same year he won the LMP650 class at the first race of the Le Mans Series, the 1000 km of Le Mans. In 2004, Rusinov raced with Ferrari Modena and became the Le Mans Series Champion in the GT2 class. In 2005, he competed in a Maserati MC12 in the FIA GT Championship and was appointed one of Russia's A1GP drivers. The A1GP team lasted only three events before running out of funding.

In 2006, Rusinov was one of four test drivers signed to Formula One team MF1 Racing. The team's owner, Russian-born Canadian businessman Alex Shnaider, had announced an ambition to get a Russian driver into F1. Rusinov participated in the first MF1 tests at Jerez, but was the only test driver not to participate in at least one Friday practice session, due to the absence of Russian sponsors on the MF1 Racing car and the difficult financial situation of the team.

In 2008, Rusinov switched to endurance racing, driving a Reiter Engineering-prepared Lamborghini Murcielago racing under the IPB SPARTAK RACING name in the FIA GT Championship and the Le Mans Series and a Lamborghini Gallardo in the ADAC GT Masters series. In the latter series he won two of the three races, with his driving partner Peter Kox.

Career summary

2013 FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 (Oreca 03-Nissan, G-Drive Racing), 4 class victories

2009 Le Mans Series LMGT1 (Lamborghini, IPB Spartak Racing), vict. Catalunya

2008 Le Mans Series (GT) 3 podium, (Lamborghini Murcielago)

ADAC GT3 (3 race) 2 win (Reiter Lamborghini Gallardo)

2006 Formula One (MF1 Racing) test driver

2005 FIA GT (Maserati MC12) Formula One Jordan/Midland test Driver A1 GP team Russia (2 race)

2004 Le Mans Series (N-GT) Champion, 1 win, 2 podiums (Ferrari Modena)

2003 "Le Mans 1000 km" (LMP2) Winner (Courage Compétition)

Euro F3000 Series (GP racing) 1 pole position, 1 fastest lap (5 races)

2002 Formula Palmer Audi 3rd overall 1 win, 7 podiums, 1 pole position, 1 fastest lap

2001 French Formula Renault (Graff racing) 3rd in Grand Prix of Pau, 1 podium

2000 French Formula Renault (Graff racing) 2nd overall Junior Class, 7th overall, 1 win 1 podium Winner of the International Renault Finals

1999 Formula Campus

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2012 Signatech-Nissan LMP2 Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SEB SPA
25
LMS
8
SIL
10
SÃO
14
BHR
10
FUJ
EX
SHA
13
25th 11.5
2013 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
6
SPA
4
LMS
EX
SÃO
1
COA
1
FUJ
2
SHA
1
BHR
1
3rd 132
2014 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Morgan LMP2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
1
SPA
1
LMS
Ret
2nd 137
Ligier JS P2 COA
3
FUJ
1
SHA
1
BHR
3
SÃO
Ret
2015 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
1
SPA
9
LMS
2
NÜR
2
COA
1
FUJ
1
SHA
2
BHR
1
1st 178
2016 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Oreca 05 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
3
SPA
5
LMS
2
NÜR
Ret
MEX
7
COA
3
FUJ
1
SHA
1
BHR
1
3rd 162
2017 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SIL
5
SPA
1
LMS
Ret
NÜR
6
MEX
4
COA
8
FUJ
6
SHA
7
BHR
7
9th 82

Complete European Le Mans Series results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2016 Eurointernational LMP3 Ligier JS P3 Nissan VK50VE 5.0 L V8 SIL IMO
8
RBR
9
LEC SPA EST 25th 6
2018 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
4
MNZ
1
RBR
1
SIL
1
SPA
12?
ALG
4
1st 100.25
2019 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Aurus 01 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
4
MNZ
1
CAT
1
SIL
2
SPA
4
ALG
6
2nd 101
2020 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Aurus 01 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
2
SPA
Ret
LEC
2
MNZ
Ret
ALG
1
3rd 61
2021 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Aurus 01 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 CAT
4
RBR
2
LEC
1
MNZ
8
SPA
ALG
2nd* 64*

? Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed. * Season still in progress.

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