Cecotto, Johnny (Venezuela)

b 25/1/1956 (Caracas)


1972 - Raced Honda 750cc motorbikes
1974 - European 250/350cc motorbike win on debut, 350cc champion
1976 - Daytona 200 winner (motorbikes)
1977 - Crash put him out of contention for season
1978 - F750 motorbike title
1980 - F2 debut, 3 races
1981 - Abandoned motorbiking. F2 (Martini)
1982 - F2 (March): 3 wins (Thruxton, Pau, Mantorp), 2nd in c'ship. 56 points
1983 - 13 F1 attempts (Theodore), 1 point (6th US GP West). DNQ=4
1984 - 10 F1 attempts (Toleman), 0 points. DNQ=1 (Britain - crash, hurt legs)
1989 - Italian Touring Car champion (BMW)
1990 - German Touring Cars (BMW)
1994 - German Touring Car Cup Champion (BMW), 167 points. Italian Touring
       Cars (BMW 318i), 7th, 112 points.. 4th in Brazilian 1000 miles
       (BMW M3 GTR) with N.Piquet and I.Hoffmann (completed 361 laps).
1995 - British Touring Cars (BMW): 5th R2 Brands Indy, 5th Donington R1, 4th 
       R1 Knockhill, 5th R1 Brands Indy, 6th R2 Oulton Park Fosters circuit.
       5th Touring Car World Cup at Paul Ricard
1996 - Italian Touring Cars (BMW), 2nd, 244 points. 4th R1 Magione, 3rd & 2nd
       Binetto, 2x1st Misano, 2nd & 5th Imola, 5th R2 Enna, 2x2nd Enna (2nd
       visit), 1st & 2nd Varano, 2x1st Vallelunga. German Touring Cars: 6th
       R1 Salzburgring, 2nd R2 Avus, 6th R1 Nuerburgring. 8th Le Mans 
       (McLaren F1 GTR) with D.Sullivan & N.Piquet. Won Curitba and Brasilia
       2hrs with Piquet (McLaren F1 GTR).
1997 - Sportscars (McLaren F1 GTR): Won Brasilia 1000 miles with N.Piquet and
       S.Soper
       German Super Touring Cup (BMW 320i), 3rd, 571 pts
       Apr 27   Hockenheim              2nd, 18m47.77
       Apr 27   Hockenheim              3rd, 35m07.53
       May 11   Zolder                  1st, 20m14.27
       May 11   Zolder                  1st, 43m02.07
       May 25   Nurburgring             3rd, 19m33.64
       May 25   Nurburgring             2nd, 31m58.77
       Jun 29   Norisring               4th, 20m24.52
       Jun 29   Norisring               accident
       Jul 13   Wunstorf                7th, 14m32.23
       Jul 13   Wunstorf                5th, 36m09.95
       Aug 10   Zweibrucken             3rd, 20m42.91
       Aug 10   Zweibrucken             2nd, 41m36.60
       Aug 24   Salzburgring            7th, 16m17.64
       Aug 24   Salzburgring            5th, 34m45.48
       Sep 7    Lahr                    1st, 16m06.54
       Sep 7    Lahr                    2nd, 40m28.69
       Oct 5    Nurburgring             5th, 20m25.34
       Oct 5    Nurburgring             3rd, 39m43.40
       2nd in Spa 24 Hrs (BMW 320i) with N.Piquet & J.Winkelhock
1998 - German Super Touring (BMW 320I), Champion, 595 pts, 5 wins
       Apr 18   Hockenheim              8th, 24m41.70
       Apr 19   Hockenheim              8th, 48m45.60
       May 9    Nurburgring             3rd, 19m32.10
       May 10   Nurburgring             1st, 38m53.89
       May 24   Sachsenring             1st, 22m39.44
       May 24   Sachsenring             1st, 44m50.71
       Jul 4    Norisring               8th, 22m46.74
       Jul 5    Norisring               4th, 40m49.86
       Jul 18   Lahr                    4th, 20m32.00
       Jul 19   Lahr                    2nd, 39m37.70
       Aug 2    Wunstorf                9th, 18m26.52
       Aug 2    Wunstorf                10th, 37:01.40
       Aug 16   Zweibrucken             1st, 20:39.19
       Aug 16   Zweibrucken             1st, 41:28.42
       Aug 30   Salzburgring            12th
       Aug 30   Salzburgring            10th, 34:52.08
       Sep 13   Oschersleben            3rd, 21:40.19
       Sep 13   Oschersleben            2nd, 42:49.96
       Oct 4    Nurburgring             4th, 20:32.51
       Oct 4    Nurburgring             4th, 39:35.32
       Le Mans 24 Hrs (BMW V12 Le Mans): retired/wheel bearing, with P.Martini 
       & J.Winkelhock.
2000 - Venezuelan Ferrari Challenge. European Super Touring Championship (Team 
       Isert BMW 320i): 6th & 5th Vallelunga.
2001 - FIA GT Championship (Orlando Porsche 911 GT3-R): 18th, 11 pts
       Apr 2    Monza           7th, -4 laps (1st N-GT) (with P.Peter)
       Apr 16   Brno            17th, -3 laps (6th N-GT)(with A.Montermini)
       German V8STARs: Champion, 217 pts
       Apr 28   Oschersleben    1st, 32m57.546
       Apr 28   Oschersleben    1st, 31m03.337
       May 12   Lausitzring     2nd, 32m21.457
       May 12   Lausitzring     1st, 21m09.389
       May 27   Nurburgring     2nd, 36m43.648
       May 27   Nurburgring     2nd, 36m42.288
       Jun 9    Salzburgring    ret/broken suspension
       Jul 22   Nurburgring     1st, 28m42.000
       Aug 4    Lausitzring     1st, 33m18.484
       Sep 15   Hockenheim      >6th
       Sep 29   Nurburgring     ret/throttle cable
       Oct 14   Oschersleben    5th, 35m10.624
2002 - ALMS (Rafanelli Ferrari 550 Maranello): with E.Naspetti, D.Schiattarella
       Mar 16   Sebring 12 Hrs  58th/11 laps/driveshaft 
       German V8 Stars (Team Irmscher Motorsport): Champion, 290 pts
       Apr 28   Oschersleben    1st, 36m41.289
       May 11   Hockenheim      4th, 36m40.657
       Jun 1    Nurburgring     3rd
       Jun 15   Lausitzring     2nd, 37m15.667
       Jul 7    Zolder          3rd
       Jul 20   Nurburgring     1st, 34m10.213
       Aug 10   Salzburgring    2nd, 37m01.120
       Aug 31   Lausitzring     1st, 35m25.519
       Sep 21   Nurburgring     3rd
       Oct 12   Oschersleben    7th
       DTM (Opel Euroteam)
       Oct 6    Hockenheim      14th, 13m36.055
       Oct 6    Hockenheim      10th, 42m51.816
2003 - ALMS (Team Olive Garden/Rafanelli-Ferrari 550 Maranello)
       Mar 15	Sebring 12 Hrs	46th, 59 laps (propshaft) D.Schiattarella, E.Naspetti
2004  BTCC Masters: retired, accident.
2006  Nurburgring 24 Hrs (AtTrack Subaru Impreza WRX STI): DNS, with T.Riethmueller, 
       D.Romanini.