- David Besnard
David Besnard V8 Supercar Record Nationality Australian Car # 34 Current team Garry Rogers Motorsport Series Championships 0 Races 76 Round Wins 1 Podium finishes 5 Race Wins 2 Pole positions 0 2010 Championship position 47th (233 pts)
David Besnard, (born 21 January 1977), in Sydney, Australia is a professional race car driver. Starting in Karts in 1981, he quickly proceeded into Formula Ford in 1995. After initial success, he had a major accident at Eastern Creek Raceway and broke his leg. In 1996 he made a comeback and won the Australian title. He made a venture to the United States, with a small budget,and limited success. In 1998, he returned to win the U.S F2000 National Championship. 1999, saw David enter the US Formula Atlantic Championship. After a heavy crash at Nazareth Speedway, the team had to buy a new chassis and ran out of budget half way through the season. 2000 saw Besnard again in the United States, running various Sports Car races, until Stone Brothers Racing picked him up for the Konica V8Supercar Series and the Bathurst 1000. From there he drove with Stone Brothers for several seasons, before racing with Ford Performance Racing for one season, and WPS Racing for a few seasons. In 2004, with his links with WPS, a drive in the Champ Car World Series came about at Surfers Paradise. His finishing position of seventh is still the highest finish for an Australian at that event (but bettered by Ryan Briscoe's 2008 IRL win after the CCWS collapsed). After being dropped by WPS in 2006 Besnard has been racing in the New Zealand Touring Car Championship, picking up an endurance race co-driver role with Stone Brothers Racing in 2007, paired with James Courtney, which resulted in a second place at Bathurst.
Motorsports career results
Season Series Position Car Team 1992 European Junior Kart Championship 1st 1995 Australian Formula Ford Championship 26th Van Diemen RF90 – Ford 1996 Australian Formula Ford Championship 1st Van Diemen RF96 – Ford David Besnard 1998 United States Formula Ford 2000 Championship 1st Van Diemen RF98 Ford Van Diemen USA 1999 United States Formula Atlantic Series 15th Swift 008.a Toyota Hylton Motorsports 2000 GrandAm Sportscar Series 83rd Riley & Scott -Buick Dyson 2000 Konica V8Supercar Championship 5th Ford EL Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 2001 Shell Championship Series 23rd Ford AU Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 2002 V8Supercar Championship Series 8th Ford AU Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 2003 V8Supercar Championship Series 21st Ford AU Falcon
Ford BA Falcon
Ford Performance Racing 2004 V8Supercar Championship Series 30th Ford BA Falcon WPS Racing 2004 Champ Car World Series 20th Reynard 03i Ford Cosworth Walker Racing 2005 V8Supercar Championship Series 25th Ford BA Falcon WPS Racing 2006 V8Supercar Championship Series 45th Ford BA Falcon WPS Racing 2006/07 New Zealand Touring Car Championship 4th Ford BA Falcon 2007 V8Supercar Championship Series 27th Ford BF Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 2008 V8Supercar Championship Series 30th Ford BF Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 2009 V8Supercar Championship Series 33rd Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 2010 V8Supercar Championship Series 47th Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 30th Ford BF Falcon Peters Motorsport
Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points 2004 Walker
- ^ http://www.formulaford.com.au/content/records/1996.php 1996 Australian Formula Ford Pointscore
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