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Ricardo Risatti

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Ricardo Caíto Risatti (born September 27, 1986 died July 5, 2009 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine racing driver who has progressed through the ranks of formula single-seater racing in South America and Europe. He was the 2006 Spanish Formula Three champion and now competes in the Argentine touring car series, TC 2000.

Career history

Risatti began his junior racing career in karting in 1998. After a relatively short period of three seasons, he progressed into formula racing in the B-class of Formula Three Sudamericana, which is based in Brazil. He entered only three races in 2001, but was one of twelve Argentinians who competed at some point in that year's championship.2001 F3 Sudamericana Entry List This was an unusually high number; the 2002 season featured only two Argentine drivers, including Risatti himself.2002 F3 Sudamericana Entry List In his first full season, Risatti was placed fourth in the B-class standings.2002 Championship Standings

Risatti moved to Europe to compete in the Spanish Formula Three Championship in 2003, driving at various times for E.V. Racing and Elide Racing in ten of the thirteen races.<ref>2003 Spanish F3 Entry List Speedsportmag.com, retrieved on July 29 2007.</ref><ref>2003 Championship Results Speedsportmag.com, retrieved on July 29 2007.</ref> After making annual progress with eleventh, fifth and third places in the championship, Risatti secured the 2006 title with TEC Auto.

In February 2007, Risatti was announced as a GP2 Series driver with BCN Competicion,<ref>BCN Signs Risatti Grandprix.com, retrieved on July 29 2007.</ref> but this position was later taken by Ho-Pin Tung.<ref>Finalised 2007 Entry List GP2series.com, retrieved on July 29 2007.</ref> He instead competed in the World Series by Renault with GD (Great Dane) Racing.<ref>2007 WSR Entry List Forix.com, retrieved on July 29 2007.</ref> Risatti had a second chance to make his GP2 series debut when Pastor Maldonado broke his collarbone during training.<ref>Risatti to deputise for Maldonado autosport.com, retrieved on August 21 2007.</ref> Risatti competed with Trident Racing at Istanbul Park in Turkey and Monza in Italy. During this time, Luiz Razia substituted for Risatti in the World Series by Renault. In 2008, he races in TC2000 for Chevrolet official team.

Racing record

World Series by Renault record

Season Team Name No. Races Poles Wins Points Final Placing
2007 GD Racing 27 9 0 0 0 NC*

Complete GP2 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 DC Points
2007 Trident Racing BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
ESP
FEA
ESP
SPR
MON
FEA
FRA
FEA
FRA
SPR
GBR
FEA
GBR
SPR
EUR
FEA
EUR
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
TUR
FEA

16
TUR
SPR

10
ITA
FEA

8
ITA
SPR

Ret
BEL
FEA

20
BEL
SPR

18
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
28th 1

Footnotes

R.I.P. Ricardo Risatti 1986-2009

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