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Giorgio Francia

Giorgio Francia, 1984. Copyright Paul Kooyman, 2011. Used with Permission.

Giorgio Francia, 1984. Copyright Paul Kooyman, 2011. Used with Permission.

Giorgio Francia, Historic Minardi Day, Imola, 2018. Copyright, Wolf Gruhle, 2018. Used with Permission.

Giorgio Francia, Historic Minardi Day, Imola, 2018. Copyright, Wolf Gruhle, 2018. Used with Permission.

Born:

08 Nov 1947
San Giorgio di Piano, Bologna

Nationality:

Italy

Grands Prix:

0 (1978-1981)

F2 starts:

21 (1975-1976)

Continued to race in touring cars until the late 1990's, mainly in Italy, although he did also race in Spain and in the DTM. Now works a racing driver instructor, and for many years he did this role for Alfa Romeo, for whom he raced for a number of years. Giorgio won the 1974 Polifac Formel 3 Trophy in Germany but enjoyed more success in sportscars, with 4 wins in the World Sportscar Championship between 1979 and 1982. He also won the Italian Prototype Championship in 1991 and finished as runner-up three times in the Italian Touring Car Championship.

Biography last updated 20 Sep 2017