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João Barbosa


João Barbosa

For Portuguese military officer, see João Tamagnini Barbosa.
João Barbosa
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 20042011
Teams Rollcentre Racing, Pescarolo Sport
Best finish 4th (2007)

João Barbosa (born March 11, 1975 in Porto, Portugal) is a Portuguese auto racing driver.[1] He currently competes in the Rolex Sports Car Series for Action Express Racing alongside Terry Borcheller and J.C. France. Along with Borcheller, Ryan Dalziel, and Mike Rockenfeller, he won the 2010 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

He began racing in karts and was the Portuguese kart racing champion for the 1988 and 1989 seasons. In 1994 he won the Portuguese Formula Ford championship; in 1995 he won the Italian Formula Alfa Boxster championship.[1] and later drove in the Atlantic Championship.

Barbosa joined Level 5 Motorsports in 2011 for its Intercontinental Le Mans Cup program, which included a LMP2 class win at the 2011 Petit Le Mans and third place finishes at the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours and 2011 Six Hours of Imola. Barbosa will return to Level 5 Motorsports for select American Le Mans Series rounds in 2012, alongside a full-season Rolex Sports Car Series campaign with Action Express Racing.

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
2004 United Kingdom Rollcentre Racing United Kingdom Martin Short
United Kingdom Rob Barff
Dallara SP1-Judd LMP1 230 DNF DNF
2005 United Kingdom Rollcentre Racing United Kingdom Martin Short
Belgium Vanina Ickx
Dallara SP1-Judd LMP1 318 16th 8th
2006 United Kingdom Rollcentre Racing United Kingdom Martin Short
United Kingdom Stuart Moseley
Radical SR9-Judd LMP2 294 20th 5th
2007 United Kingdom Rollcentre Racing United Kingdom Stuart Hall
United Kingdom Martin Short
Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP1 347 4th 4th
2008 United Kingdom Rollcentre Racing France Stéphan Grégoire
Belgium Vanina Ickx
Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP1 352 11th 10th
2009 France Pescarolo Sport France Christophe Tinseau
France Bruce Jouanny
Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP1 368 8th 8th
2011 United States Level 5 Motorsports United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
Lola B08/80-HPD LMP2 319 10th 3rd


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