Name Rinaldo Capello
Class wins 3 (2003, 2004, 2008)
|Spouse Elisabetta Capello|
|Born 17 June 1964 (age 51)
Asti, Italy (1964-06-17) |
Teams GTC Competition, Audi Sport Joest, Team Bentley, Audi Sport Goh
Similar People Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen, Emanuele Pirro, JJ Lehto, Michele Alboreto
Best finish 1st (2003, 2004, 2008)
Participating years 1998–2004, 2006–2012
Dindo Rinaldo Capello - Pilota Audi - testimonial al Circuito Bordino
Rinaldo "Dindo" Capello (born 17 June 1964) is an Italian professional racing driver.
- Dindo Rinaldo Capello Pilota Audi testimonial al Circuito Bordino
- Rinaldo capello 2005 dtm at norisring mpeg2
- Complete DTM results
Rinaldo capello 2005 dtm at norisring mpeg2
Born in Asti, Capello started his racing career in 1976, driving go-karts, but didn't move into single-seaters until 1983, starting in Formula Fiat Abarth. 1990 saw Capello's first major championship victory, winning the Italian Supertourismo Championship in a Volkswagen Golf. He won the championship again in 1996, but in an Audi A4 this time.
1997 saw Capello's first major endurance victory, at Vallelunga, in the Vallelunga 6 Hours, driving a Volkswagen Golf again. Capello was selected for the 2000 Le Mans race by the Audi Sport Joest team, driving the Audi R8 - the team finished in third place.
Capello was on the winning team in both the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2003 and 2004, driving a Bentley Speed 8 and an Audi R8 respectively, and has also finished on the podium on three other occasions.
Capello also won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2002 and 2012. He holds the record of most Petit Le Mans victories, having won in 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Capello was vice-champion of the 2000 American Le Mans Series, winning 6 races. In both 2006 and 2007 Capello finished as champion alongside Britain's Allan McNish in the Audi Sport North America run R10.
Capello crashed the Audi R10 TDI at the 2007 Le Mans, after losing a rear tire. The Audi nr. 2 was leading the race comfortably at the time, and the crash ended the cars quest for another Le Mans win. However he returned to the race in 2008 to win again.
Capello officially retired from prototype racing on 23/07/2012 after hinting that he may not return to Le Mans in 2013. Audi's statement confirmed that Capello would continue to race in GT3 with the Audi R8 LMS Ultra.
Complete DTM results
1 - A non-championship one-off race was held in 2004 at the streets of Shanghai, China.