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Johnny Cecotto

Johnny Cecotto, Brazilian Grand Prix, Jacarepagua, Rio de Janeiro, 23rd March 1984. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Johnny Cecotto, Brazilian Grand Prix, Jacarepagua, Rio de Janeiro, 23rd March 1984. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Johnny Cecotto, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 25th June 2016. Copyright Richard Jenkins, 2016.

Johnny Cecotto, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 25th June 2016. Copyright Richard Jenkins, 2016.

Born:

25 Jan 1956
Caracas

Nationality:

Venezuela

Grands Prix:

18 (1983-1984)

F2 starts:

27 (1980-1982)

A top touring car driver, he raced on regularly for many years, with a number of titles to his name. Now taking much more of a back-seat, with some historic bike and car events, but mainly focuses on his sons, initially Johnny Jr and his racing career - Johnny even ran a F3 team for him, but now also Jonathan, who is in German lower formulae. Cecotto was a hugely successful motorcyclist whose single-seater career was ended by injuries sustained in a crash at Brands Hatch in 1984 whilst with the Toleman F1 team. Now has a base in Treviso, Italy.

Biography last updated 27 Jun 2015