Formula One
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Gerhard Berger
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Roberto Ravaglia

Knowledge Identifier: +Roberto_Ravaglia


Roberto Ravaglia

Former auto racing driver, who currently runs ROAL Motorsport, who operate the BMW Team Italy-Spain operation in the World Touring Car Championship add

Category: Auto racing

Born in 1957.

Countries: (25%), Switzerland (13%), Spain (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Formula One, Marc Surer, Gerhard Berger

Linked to: Formula One, Toyota, Holden Commodore SS Group A, BMW




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Roberto Ravaglia was born in 1957 add something


He was twice Italian karting champion and raced in Formula 3 in the early 1980s add something


He won his first 24 hours in 1985 driving a BMW 635CSi partnered by Formula One drivers Gerhard Berger and Marc Surer add something


In his debut race in 1985 he finished a fine second with Venezuelan Johnny Cecotto in a Schnitzer BMW 635CSi with both drivers sharing the "Rookie of the Year" award add something


Gerhard Berger - He won the 1985 Spa 24 Hours partnering Italian touring car ace Roberto Ravaglia and fellow Formula One driver, Marc Surer of Switzerland


He returned in 1986, again in a Schnitzer 635 and initially qualified a surprising 2nd before ending up 9th on the grid after the "Hardies Heroes" Top 10 run-off add something


Ravaglia's last race in Australia was the 1987 James Hardie which was not only Round 8 of the 1987 WTCC but a disaster for the Schnitzer team and Roberto add something


Later in the 1988 season he was unable to defend his Macau win due to breaking a rib in a road accident driving his Fiat Uno add something


He switched with BMW to the DTM in 1989, and the Italian Superturismo Championship in 1990, winning both on the first attempt add something


His last win in the Ardennes round the clock classic came in 1994 add something


His last 24 hour win at the famous Nürburgring was in 1995 driving a BMW 320i with Marc Duez and Alexander Burgstaller add something


One of the few unsuccessful seasons of his career was 1996 in the British Touring Car Championship, despite finishing a credible 5th and picking up a win at the British GP support race add something


Before retiring in 1997, he was one of the most successful touring car racing drivers, primarily for BMW, and won seven titles in four different championships add something


In 2001, he founded his own racing team, Ravaglia Motorsport , with Aldo Preo add something


The entry name of the BMW squad was "BMW Team Germany" in 2001, but it changed to "BMW Team Spain" in the next season and has been "BMW Team Italy-Spain" since 2003 add something


Antonio Garcia (racing driver) - In 2002 he returned full-time to World Series by Nissan, was a test driver for Minardi, and finished 12th in FIA GT. In 2003 he moved full-time to the European Touring Car Championship driving a Ravaglia Motorsport BMW to 8th place in points