BIOGRAPHY

Olivier Beretta was born on 23 November 1969 in Monte Carlo. After making his debut in karts in 1983, he switched to the French Formula 3 championship in 1989 and then Formula 3000 two years later. He drove in Formula 1 for the Larrousse team in 1994 and as a test driver with Williams in 2003 and 2004, before switching to the world of endurance racing in 2005. He took part in the American Le Mans Series in the GT1 class, with six class wins in the Le Mans 24 Hours and many other successes. Beretta is one of the most successful GT drivers of the past 15 years. After eight years with Chevrolet, in 2012 the Monegasque took a drive with Ferrari in GT races at the wheel of a 458 Italia as well as being available for all sporting and commercial activities linked to Prancing Horse owners. In 2014, he won the European Le Mans Series championship in the GTC class at the wheel of a Ferrari 458 Italia entered by the SMP Racing team, along with Russians Devi Matkozov and Anton Ladygin, winning the race at Paul Ricard. In 2015 Beretta raced in the United States where he was runner up in the Pirelli World Challenge series competing for R.Ferri Motorsport and winning three races in a Ferrari 458 Italia GT3. He was also runner up at the Le Mans 24 Hours alongside James Calado and Davide Rigon in the no. 71 AF Corse Ferrari. In 2016 he finished second the Asian Le Mans Series in the GT class. In 2017 Beretta raced in the Blancpain Endurance Cup with the AF Corse 488 GT3 and took part to the Le Mans 24 Hours with the Spirit of Race Ferrari. In 2018 he took part in the FIA WEC Super Season driving the 488 GTE of MR Racing alongside Motoaki Ishikawa and Eddie Cheever III. In 2019 Beretta will continue his racing programme in the FIA WEC with MR Racing.