Date of Birth: 2 January 1968
Birth Place: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Team: Racing Engineering
Debut Season: 2019
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Born into a wealthy noble family, Don Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón is the 7th Duke of Galliera and an avid petrolhead. He is the founder of the Racing Engineering team that has achieved many successes in junior formula racing, winning two GP2 titles with Giorgio Pantano in 2008 and Fabio Lemier in 2013, six consecutive Spanish Formula 3 Team Championship titles from 2001 to 2006, and the 2002 World Series by Nissan Teams Championship. Drivers such as 4-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel, Formula E champions Lucas di Grassi and Sébastien Buemi, 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi, and GT3 ace Raffaelo Marciello have all driven for the Don’s team at some point in their career.
This year, Orléans-Borbón opted to start a completely new challenge after he announced that he will be bringing Racing Engineering to the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in the pre-season with an all-star squad of three-time series champion Ander Vilariño, series veteran Romain Iannetta, and 2018 Truck Series Rookie of the Year Myatt Snider leading the charge in the team’s first campaign in stock car racing.
The Don himself used to be active in sports car racing in the mid-to-late 90s, starting two Le Mans races in 1994 and 1995. His entry in the No. 88 Ford Mustang at Venray, where he took part in practice sessions, was the first race that he took part as a driver since his last start in the Sports Racing World Cup in 1999.
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Previous Career Accomplishments are courtesy of Driver Database.