||8 August 1974
||Guernsey, Channel Islands
Andy Priaulx is a legend of tin-top racing having taken three straight titles in the World Touring Car Championship – from 2005 to 2007.
Priaulx, driving for BMW, had also won the previous year’s European Touring Car Championship, making it four victories on the trot in a series where weight penalties are applied, supposedly to stop any driver from running away with it. He has since branched out into endurance racing, taking part in Le Mans and other events. In 2012 Priaulx spearheaded BMW’s arrival in Germany's DTM series.
The Guernseyman reached the final of the ROC Nations Cup in 2009 in partnership with newly-crowned Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button. He repeated the feat in 2010 with fellow Touring Car specialist Jason Plato, defeating Team Germany's Sebastian Vettel before narrowly losing out to Michael Schumacher in the tie-break.
Priaulx has also reached the individual Race Of Champions
semi-finals three times, most recently in 2010.
Andy Priaulx - Career Highlights
- 3-time FIA World Touring Car Champion (2005, 2006 & 2007)
- FIA European Touring Car Champion (2004)
- Nürburgring 24 Hours winner (2005)
2008: 4th in FIA World Touring Car Championship with 1 win
2005: Official Test Driver for BMW Williams F1 Team
2003: 3rd in European Touring Car Championship with 1 win
2002: 5th in British Touring Car Championship with 1 win
2001: 6th in British Formula 3 with 1 win
1999: Renault Spider Champion with 13 wins, 13 poles and 11 fastest laps from 13 races
1998: Runner-up in Formula Palmer Audi Winter Series
1995: British Hillclimb Champion with 10 wins and 8 course records from 10 events
- Years contested: 2006-2012
2010: ROC Semi-finalist, ROC Nations Cup Finalist for Team GB with Jason Plato
2009: ROC Nations Cup Finalist for Team Autosport Great Britain with Jenson Button
2008: ROC Semi-finalist, ROC Nations Cup Semi-finalist for Team Autosport Great Britain with Jenson Button
2007: ROC Semi-finalist, ROC Nations Cup Semi-finalist for Team Autosport England with Jenson Button