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Nicky Pastorelli

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Nationality  Dutch
Name  Nicky Pastorelli
Best finish  17th - 2006

Team(s)  Rocketsports
Years active  2006
Role  Racing driver
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Born  11 April 1983 (age 32) (1983-04-11) The Hague, Netherlands
Achievements  2004 Euro Formula 3000 Champion
First race  2006 Grand Prix of Houston (Reliant Park)

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Nicky Pastorelli (born 11 April 1983) is a Dutch professional racing driver.


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Euro Formula 3000

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Born in The Hague, Pastorelli participated in Euro Formula 3000 for Scuderia Fama in 2003. He finished on the podium twice and placed 5th in the season championship.

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For 2004, Pastorelli signed with the defending champion Draco Junior Team. Pastorelli won the championship by one point over Fabrizio Del Monte with 2 wins among 6 podium finishes in the 10 series races.

Formula One testing

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This result gained him a Formula One test at Minardi, and in 2005 Pastorelli was appointed official Jordan Grand Prix test driver, and was the first driver in the Young Driver Development Program of MF1 Racing. However, none of these tests resulted in a Formula One race drive for Pastorelli.

Champ Car

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Pastorelli made his debut at Grand Prix of Houston in the second race of the season, in Rocketsports' only entry. He qualified 16th of the 17 cars, and retired after 29 laps with a mechanical failure. His first finish, in 15th, came in the next race at Grand Prix of Monterrey, and in his first and only oval start at the Milwaukee Mile he finished 10th. His best Champ Car finish came in his final race in the series at the Grand Prix of Montreal. He was replaced for the final three races of the season by veteran Mario Domínguez.

American Le Mans Series

In 2008 and 2009, Pastorelli has competed in the GT2 class of the American Le Mans Series for VICI Racing in a Porsche 911 GT3. In 2008, he also finished 3rd in the GT class of the Dutch Supercar Challenge in a Volkswagen Passat.

Career summary

  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • American Open Wheel racing


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