Richard WestbrookCorvette Racing Driver Profile: Richard Westbrook

  • Car: No. 74 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
  • Co-drivers: Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner (Le Mans)
  • Birthdate: July 10, 1975
  • Birthplace: Chelmsford, Essex
  • Residence: London, England
  • Family: Wife Jessica, daughter Amelia
  • Notable: 2009 FIA GT2 champion, 2006-07 Porsche Supercup Champion, 2004-05
    Porsche Supercup GBR champion.
  • Web site: richardwestbrook.co.uk
  • Twitter: @RWestbrook1

Getting to Know You
Englishman Richard Westbrook will race for Corvette Racing at Le Mans for the fourth consecutive year.

As he has since 2012, Westbrook will join Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner. Trio won
Sebring 12 Hours in 2012. Westbrook has established himself as a standout in top-tier
international sports car competition. He won the FIA GT2 championship in 2009 and is a
former factory driver for Porsche. In the U.S., he will race on a full-time basis for Spirit of
Daytona in a Corvette Daytona Prototype as part of the TUDOR United SportsCar
Championship.

Career Highlights

  • 1986-91: Karting
  • 1993: Second in Formula Vauxhall Winter Series with one victory
  • 1994: Fourth in Formula Opel Lotus Euroseries with one win; nominated for Autosport
    Young Driver of the Year award
  • 1995: Fourth in Formula Opel Lotus Euroseries with three victories
  • 1996: Two wins in Austrian Formula 3, one win in German Formula 3
  • 2003: Second in Porsche Carrera Cup GBR with nine wins
  • 2004: Porsche Carrera Cup GBR champion with seven victories
  • 2005: Porsche Carrera Cup GBR champion with 13 wins
  • 2006: Porsche Supercup champion with four wins and four poles, three victories in
    Porsche Carrera Cup GBR, one win in Porsche Carrera Cup GER, nominated for
    Autosport International Driver of the Year award
  • 2007: Porsche Supercup champion with two wins and one pole, second in Porsche
    Cup GER with five wins and one pole, won British Racing Drivers Club award for
    outstanding achievement
  • 2008: Won GT2 at Road America ALMS, third in FIA GT2 championship with two wins,
    one win in Le Mans Series, second in GT in Daytona 24-hour race
  • 2009: FIA GT2 champion with four victories, two wins in Porsche Supercup
  • 2010: Competed in 24 Hours of Le Mans (third in GT2), Le Mans Series, British GT,
    FIA GT1 championship, and 24-hour races at Spa and Nurburgring; third in Daytona
    Prototype at Rolex 24 at Daytona
  • 2011: Drove in FIA GT1 championship with JR Motorsports team, finishing ninth in
    championship. Finished fourth with Corvette Racing in season-opening Sebring and
    season-ending Road Atlanta rounds.
  • 2012: Third at Sebring with Corvette Racing. Three wins for Spirit of Daytona Racing in
    GRAND-AM Rolex Series and 10th-place championship finish; three poles on season;
    delivered first win for Corvette DP at Barber Motorsports Park.
  • 2013: Opened season with victory at Sebring 12 Hours. Driving full season in Corvette
    Daytona Prototype for Spirit of Daytona in GRAND-AM Rolex Series; best finish of third
    at Barber Motorsports Park. Pole-winner at Laguna Seca.
  • 2014: Won at Watkins Glen in Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP with Michael Valiante.
    Runner-up at Detroit and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, and third at Indianapolis.
    Fourth in GTE Pro at Le Mans with Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner in Corvette C7.R.

TUDOR Championship Career Record

Year Races Wins Fast Qualifier Notes
2014 8 1 1 Pole at Detroit

American Le Mans Series Career Record

Year Races Wins Fast Qualifier Notes
2008 3 1 0 Road America GT winner
2009 3 0 0
2010 0 0 0
2011 2 0 0
2012 2 0 0 Third at Sebring
2013 2 1 0 GT winner at Sebring
Total 12 2 0

24 Hours of Le Mans Record

Year Finish Class Car Co-Drivers
2010 3rd GT2 Porsche 911 GT3 Scheider, Holzer
2011 11th (Ret.) GTE Pro Corvette C6.R Magnussen, Gavin
2012 6th GTE Pro Corvette C6.R Milner, Gavin
2013 6th GTE Pro Corvette C6.R Milner, Gavin
2014 4th GTE Pro Corvette C7.R Milner, Gavin

Career Download
Westbrook has established himself as a standout in top-tier international sports car
competition. He won the FIA GT2 championship in 2009, and scored podium finishes in
24-hour races at Le Mans (third in GT2) and Daytona (third overall) in 2010. A two-time
Porsche Supercup champion (2006-07), Westbrook notched an ALMS GT2 victory at
Road America in 2008. He has competed in the Spa and Nurburgring endurance races,
selected ALMS and GRAND-AM events in the U.S., and the FIA GT1 championship. In
2012, he finished third at Sebring with Gavin and Milner.

Westbrook is a keen cook and trained at the Victoria Centre in London, famous as the
grad school of Jamie Oliver. He and his wife celebrated birth of their first child –
daughter Amelia – in late January following the Rolex 24 At Daytona.