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Motorcycle Racing

Name

:

Johnny “Alberto” Cecotto

Born

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25-01-1956

Height

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1,75 m

Weight

:

70 kg

Civilian State

:

Married to Isabella Sollazzi, born 06-06-1972

Children

:

Johnny Amadeus, born 09-09-1989 (in first marriage with Martina Wagner)

 

 

Jonathan Alberto, born 31-07-1999

 

 

Julie Isabel, born 29-11-2004

Home country

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Italy

Education

:

Mechanical Engineer

Example (in Sport)

:

Jarno Saarinen (who tragically was killed with Pasolini in a crash at Monza on 20-05-1973)

Favourite Circuit

:

Francorchamps, Paul Ricard

Favourite Food

:

Pasta

Favourite Drink

:

Wine, Mineral Water

Favourite Music

:

Salsa, Italian and Modern Music

Favourite Actors

:

Richard Gere, Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis, Sharon Stone

Hobbies

:

Motorsport, Family

Holiday Country

:

Venezuela

 

 

 

Career Overview

 

 

Motorcycle Racing

:

1975: 4th 250, World Champion 350, 6th 750     1976: 2nd 350, 19th 500, 10th 750

 

 

1977: 10th 350, 4th 500, 23rd 750     1978: 3rd 500, World Champion 750

 

 

1979: 19th 500, 3rd 750     1980: 4th 350, 6th 500

 

 

Total of 14 GP wins in 250, 350 & 500 and 14 in GP 750

Car Racing

:

1981: 12th Formula 2     1982: 2nd Formula 2

 

 

1983: 19th Formula 1     1984: crash practice Brands Hatch, severe injuries: end F1 career

 

 

1985: returns racing in European Touring Car Championship after 9 months recovery

 

 

1986: ETCC 8th (Volvo)     1987: ETCC 15th (BMW), WTCC 9th (BMW)

 

 

1988: DTM 6th (Mercedes)     1989: DTM 7th (BMW), ITCC Champion (BMW)

 

 

1990: DTM 2nd (BMW), ITCC ??Th (BMW)     1991: DTM 4th (BMW)

 

 

1992: DTM 4th (BMW)     1993: ADAC GT Cup Champion (BMW), ITCC 5th (BMW)

 

 

1994: ADAC Toerenwagen Cup Champion (BMW), ITCC 7th (BMW)

 

 

1995: BTCC 12th (BMW)     1996: Super Toerenwagen Cup 20th (BMW), ITCC 2nd (BMW)

 

 

1997: STW 3rd (BMW)     1998: STW Champion (BMW)

 

 

1999: Ferrari Challenge Venezuela (Ferrari)     2000: ESTC 13th (BMW)

 

 

2001: V8STAR Champion (Irmscher Opel)     2002: V8STAR Champion (Irmscher Opel)

Other Races

:

1981: 1st Monza 500 (BMW),     1985: 2nd 24 hrs Francorchamps (BMW)

 

 

1985: 2nd Bathurst 1000 (BMW),     1990: 1st 24 hrs Francorchamps (BMW)

 

 

1990: 1st Wellington 500 (BMW),     1992: 1st 24 hrs Nürburgring (BMW)

 

 

1997: 2nd 24 hrs Francorchamps (BMW)