Schlesser, Jean-Louis (F)

b 12/9/1952 (Nancy)


nephew of Jo Schlesser

1981 - European F3. 2nd at Le Mans (Rondeau) with J.Haran & P.Strieff
1983 - DNQ French GP (RAM). Williams test driver
1985 - Won French Production car championship. European Touring Car Championship
       (Rover Vitesse): 10th Class 3, 97 pts.
1986 - raced TWR Jaguar sportscar
1987 - joined Kouros Sauber sportscar team
1988 - 11th Italian GP. Collided with Senna, preventing McLaren winning all
       16 races. 2nd in sportscar championship (Sauber Mercedes). Two wins.
1989 - Sportscar World Champion (Mercedes): Five wins (Suzuka, Jarama,
       Nurburgring, Donington, Mexico)
1990 - World Sportscar champion with Baldi (Mercedes)
1994 - Raced own buggy on Grenada-Dakar rally
1997 - Won Defi Andros Race at Narbonne (Opel Astra)
2000 - Won Paris-Dakar-Cairo Rally (Schlesser-Renault Buggy). Ice Racing
       Series International (Peugeot 306): 4th Sherbrooke, with P.Colard.
2001 - Paris-Dakar Rally (Schlesser-Renault DSC8): 3rd 
2002 - FIA Cross-Country World Cup: 1st Rallye Orpi Maroc
2003 - FIA Cross Country Cup (Schlesser Buggy): 1st Tunisian Rally, 2nd UAE 
       Desert Challenge
2004  FIA Cross Country Cup (Schlesser-Ford): 2nd Rally Orpi Maroc
2013  FIA Cross Country World Cup (Schlesser Buggy): 2nd Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, 
       1st Sealine Cross-Country Rally Qatar, 1st Silk Way Rally.