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Pierre-Yves Corthals
Pierre-Yves Corthals
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Pierre-Yves Corthals
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Car

Opel Astra TCR
Model

Opel Astra K, 5 doors

Engine

Turbocharged 4-cylinder in line, transversally installed
Distribution: two overhead camshafts, 16 valves
Displacement: 1998 cc
Bore x stroke: 86 x 86 mm
Max. output: 350hp @ 6200 rpm
Max. torque 440nm @ 4400 rpm
Lubrication: wet sump

Transmission

Front-wheel-drive; gearbox: Sadev 6-speed sequential with paddle shift
Clutch: double-disc sintered metal
Differential: mechanical limited slip differential

Chassis

Front suspension: McPherson strut, coil springs, gas-filled dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension: Watt’s link axle, coil springs, gas-filled dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering: electrical power assisted rack and pinion.

Brakes

Dual circuit hydraulic system
Front brakes: four-piston callipers, 378 mm steel ventilated discs
Rear brakes: two-piston callipers, 265 mm steel discs

Dimensions

Length: 4398 mm
Width: 1950 mm
Wheelbase 2665 mm
Minimum weight: 1285 kg including the driver

BOP

+30 kg; engine power 95%

Price 114,000 €

Birth Date

23 October 1975

Birth Place

Liège

Marital Status

single

Hobby

ice hockey, karting

1992
3rd in the Belgian Karting Championship

1994
4th in the Belgian Karting Championship, Formula A

1995
1st in the Belgian Renault Clio Cup

1996
1st in the Belgian Renault Clio Cup

1997
1st in the Belgian Renault Mégane Cup
1st in the Belgian Peugeot 106 Trophy

1998
4th (1 win) in the Belgian Procar Championship (Renault Mégane)

1999
5th (1 win) in the Belgian Procar Championship (Renault Mégane)

2000
1st in the Belgian Renault Mégane Cup
1st in the Belgian Mazda MX5 Cup
1 win in the Belgian Procar Championship (Renault Clio)
2 wins in the French Super Production Championship (Renault Mégane)

2001
1st (3 wins) in the Renault Sport Clio International Cup
1 win in the Belgian Procar Championship (Opel Astra)
1 win in the French Super Production Championship (Renault Clio)

2002
FIA European Touring Car Championship (BMW 320i), best result 6th

2003
3rd (2 wins) in the Renault Sport Clio International Cup

2004
1st in the Belgian Renault Clio Cup

2005
4th in the Belgian Mini Challenge

2006
FIA World Touring Car Championship (Honda Accord), best result 10th

2007
19th in the FIA World Touring Car Championship (SEAT León), best result 7th

2008
FIA World Touring Car Championship (SEAT León), best result 12th

2010
17th in the Belgian Touring Car Series

2016
2nd (4 wins) in the TCR Benelux Series
1st in the TCR Trophy Europe


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