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#1 Mig007

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 19:41

Hello

May you help me completing this Stefano Modena profile? I would like to know, if possible off course, his final standing, points and the cars he drove when at F.Ford and Italian F3. I would also like to know the same things about his days in Italian Superturismo. Here's what i have:

* Modena, Stefano (I):
b. 12/05/1963 (Modena)

1978-1982 – Karting
1983 – Italian F.Ford
1984 – Italian F.Ford
1985 – Italian F3
1986 - Italian F3 (Euroteam Reynard 863-Alfa Romeo); 4th;
2nd Monaco F3 race (Euroteam Reynard 863-Alfa Romeo);
Won European F3 Cup at Imola (Euroteam Reynard 863-Alfa Romeo);
1987 - F3000 (Onyx Racing March 87B-Cosworth); Champion, 40 pts:
Silverstone 7th 4th
Vallelunga 2nd 1st
Spa 3rd ret
Pau 8th ret
Donington 4th 2nd
Enna-Pergusa 2nd 6th
Brands Hatch 5th 4th
Birmingham 2nd 1st
Imola 5th 1st
Le Mans 4th ret
Jarama 23rd 6th
F1 (Brabham BT56-BMW):
Australia 15th ret/31/physical
1988 – F1 (EuroBrun ER188-Ford):
Brazil 24th ret/20/engine
San Marino 26th NC
Monaco DSQ, missed weight check
Mexico DSQ, illegal rear wing
Canada 15th 12th
USA 19th ret/46/spun off
France 20th 14th
Britain 20th 12th
Germany 25th ret/15/engine
Hungary 26th 11th
Belgium DNQ
Italy DNQ
Portugal DNQ
Spain 26th 13th
Japan DNQ
Australia 20th ret/63/halfshaft
1989 – F1 (Brabham BT58-Judd); 18th, 4 pts:
Brazil 14th ret/9/halfshaft
San Marino 17th ret/19/spun off
Monaco 8th 3rd
Mexico 9th 10th
USA 7th ret/37/brakes
Canada 7th ret/1/accident
France 22nd ret/67/engine
Britain 14th ret/31/engine
Germany 16th ret/37/engine
Hungary 8th 11th
Belgium 8th ret/9/handling
Italy DSQ, underweight
Portugal 11th 14th
Spain 12th ret/11/electrical
Japan 9th ret/46/engine
Australia 8th 8th
1990 – F1; 17th, 2 pts:
(Brabham BT58-Judd):
USA 10th 5th
Brazil 12th ret/39/spun off
(Brabham BT59-Judd):
San Marino 14th ret/31/brakes
Monaco 14th ret/3/transmission
Canada 10th 7th
Mexico 10th 11th
France 20th 13th
Britain 20th 9th
Germany 17th ret/1/clutch
Hungary 20th ret/35/engine
Belgium 13th 17th (ret/39/engine)
Italy 17th ret/21/engine
Portugal 23rd ret/21/gearbox
Spain 24th ret/5/collision
Japan 22nd ret/1/collision
Australia 17th 12th
1991 – F1 (Tyrrell 020-Honda); 8th, 10 pts:
USA 11th 4th
Brazil 9th ret/19/gearbox
San Marino 6th ret/41/transmission
Monaco 2nd ret/42/engine
Canada 9th 2nd
Mexico 8th 11th
France 11th ret/57/gearbox
Britain 10th 7th
Germany 14th 13th
Hungary 8th 12th
Belgium 10th ret/33/oil leak
Italy 13th ret/32/engine
Portugal 12th ret/56/engine
Spain 14th 16th
Japan 14th 6th
Australia 9th 10th
1992 – F1 (Jordan 192-Yamaha); 17th, 1 pt:
South Africa DNQ
Mexico 15th ret/17/engine
Brazil 12th ret/1/gearbox
Spain DNQ
San Marino 23rd ret/25/gearbox
Monaco 21st ret/6/spun off
Canada 17th ret/36/transmission
France 20th ret/25/engine
Britain 23rd ret/43/engine
Germany DNQ
Hungary 24th ret/13/accident with Wendlinger
Belgium 17th 15th
Italy DNQ
Portugal 24th 13th
Japan 17th 7th
Australia 15th 6th
1993 - Italian Touring Cars (Alfa Romeo);
1994 - Italian Touring Cars (Euroteam Alfa Romeo 155 TS); 6th, 116 pts, 2 wins;
DTM (Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti); 12th, 74 points, 6 races, 2 wins;
1995 – ITC (Euroteam Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti); 7th, 49 pts;
DTM (Euroteam Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti); 16th, 26 pts;
1996 - ITC (JAS Motorsport Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI); 12th, 92 points;
1997 - STW (JAS Motorsport Alfa Romeo 155 TS); 20th, 129 pts;
1998 - STW (Euroteam Alfa Romeo 156); 18th, 146 pts;
Italian Superturismo (Euroteam Alfa Romeo 156); 15th, 32 pts, 2 races;
1999 - STW (Euroteam Alfa Romeo 156); 13th, 271 pts;
2000 - DTM (Euroteam Opel Astra V8 Coupé); 15th, 15 pts;
Nurburgring 24 Hrs (Alfa Romeo 156): ret, with N.Larini & C.Danner


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#2 bigears

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 22:30

I might have some small information about Modena before he became the 1987 F3000 champion, it is packed away somewhere in the boxes as I have just moved into a new house!

Bear with me for a week or so...

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 14:28

Hello

May you help me completing this Stefano Modena profile? I would like to know, if possible off course, his final standing, points and the cars he drove when at F.Ford and Italian F3.


Stefano Modena finished 4th in the 1986 Italian F3 with the Team Seresina Reynard-Alfa Romeo 863.

His wins:
04.05.1986 MAGIONE
18.05.1986 VARANO
05.10.1986 VARANO

Modena won the 1986 FIA European F3 Cup with the Euroracing Reynard-Alfa Romeo 863. It wasn't a real championship, but a one-off race at Imola. He also claimed a win in a non-championship race at Monza (09.09.1986).

Edited by hansfohr, 13 April 2010 - 17:14.


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Posted 13 April 2010 - 22:43

In 1985 Stefano Modena (Euroracing Ralt Alfa RT3) finished 15th in the F3 Italian championship with 5 points.

Top six results
Varano 5th
Monza 5th
Misano 6th

#5 Mig007

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 22:49

Thanks for all help, I am updating the profile

#6 bigears

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:24

Finally dug up the Motoring News article of Modena.

1974:
Started karting when he was 11 years old

1977:
Started racing seriously when he was 14 years old

1978:
Became the Junior Karting Champion at the age of 15,

Followed by:
100cc Italian Championship,
Senior World Championship and
European Championship.

1984:
European Championship and
Pan-American Championship
Took victories at Kart Grands Prix at Menton, Monaco and Manila.

Throughout his karting career, he drove in three works kart teams including his most successful team, DAP.

1985:
Joined the Seresina Euroteam in the Marlboro Italian F3 championship,
Drove a Ralt and only got two 5th places and one 6th place.

1986:
His Euroteam switched to a Reynard-Alfa.
Fourth in the Italian F3 championship in a Euroteam Reynard 863,

Got 2nd at Monaco and a win at the non-championship F3 race at the supporting Italian Grand Prix in Monza,
Won the FIA Nations Cup at Imola in October,

Took part in the annual Marlboro tests at Paul Ricard, drove the Onyx March for 25 laps,
Two days later after it rained, he drove the ORECA March,

Took pole for the Macau race, jumped the start and it ruined his chances of a win.

Announced that he will be driving for Onyx March for 1987.

1987:
Moved to England in February to be based near the Onyx factory in Littlehampton, UK,
Immediately quicker than Pierre-Henri Raphanel during testing for the Onyx team.

At the 1987 Le Mans F3000 race, he retired as his crankshaft broke.

Went back to Macau for the F3 race, got 2nd place on the grid beside Martin Donnelly,
Harried Jan Lammers for 2nd place until retiring after 18 laps due to a mechanical failure.

Hope this helps!

#7 bigears

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 18:28

1979

Aged 15, he won the Junior World Championship in Luxembourg,
and finished 5th in his national series.

In the seasons that followed:

He accumulated a series of titles and race wins in both 100 and 135cc karts,.

He was Italian, European, 100cc World and Pan-American champion, and won several Grand Prix events in Europe and Asia.

In the Junior Championship, he raced for the works Birel team, and then BRC for two Italian championships and then he moved to DAP and stayed there for 4/5 years.

1985:

Only had 2/3 tests in a F3 car before driving his first F3 race.

1986:

Part sponsored by Marlboro and stayed with the Seresina Euroteam team.

1987: some additional info that might help in this thread:

Finished 2nd at Enna despite a fuel pick-up problem. In his last five laps, he set his fastest laps of his race.




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Posted 08 November 2010 - 16:43

A little tale that my old pal told me over the weekend involving Stefano which illustrates what a tough nut BCE is / was. At the time he was with Brabham, my friend who was with Canon's PR department offered Stefano £25k to wear a Canon patch on his overalls for the season. That was a very reasonable amount of money, and Stefano was well pleased until he went away and told Bernie...........
Stefano came back to my friend wanting £70k. He never did get to wear a Canon patch.

#9 Mig007

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 19:30

First, thanks for all. The Modena's DB entry was stopped for a while but when I had organized all this, Iupdated with the infos kindly provided by you.
That's the updated thing:

* Modena, Stefano (I):
b. 12/05/1963 (Modena)


1974-1982 – Karting;
1983 – Italian F.Ford;
1984 – Italian F.Ford;

1985 – Italian F3 (Euroracing Ralt RT3-Alfa Romeo), 15th, 5 pts;
1986 - Italian F3 (Team Seresina Reynard 863-Alfa Romeo), 4th, 3 wins;
Monaco F3 (Euroracing Reynard 863-Alfa Romeo), 2nd;
Won European F3 Cup at Imola (Euroracing Reynard 863-Alfa Romeo);
1987 - F3000 (Onyx Racing March 87B-Cosworth); Champion, 40 pts:
Silverstone 7th 4th
Vallelunga 2nd 1st
Spa 3rd ret
Pau 8th ret
Donington 4th 2nd
Enna-Pergusa 2nd 6th
Brands Hatch 5th 4th
Birmingham 2nd 1st
Imola 5th 1st
Le Mans 4th ret
Jarama 23rd 6th

F1 (Brabham BT56-BMW):
Australia 15th ret/31/driver fatigue
1988 – F1 (EuroBrun ER188-Ford):
Brazil 24th ret/20/engine
San Marino 26th NC
Monaco DSQ, missed weight check
Mexico DSQ, illegal rear wing
Canada 15th 12th
USA 19th ret/46/spun off
France 20th 14th
Britain 20th 12th
Germany 25th ret/15/engine
Hungary 26th 11th
Belgium DNQ
Italy DNQ
Portugal DNQ
Spain 26th 13th
Japan DNQ
Australia 20th ret/63/halfshaft
1989 – F1 (Brabham BT58-Judd), 18th, 4 pts:
Brazil 14th ret/9/halfshaft
San Marino 17th ret/19/spun off
Monaco 8th 3rd
Mexico 9th 10th
USA 7th ret/37/brakes
Canada 7th ret/1/accident
France 22nd ret/67/engine
Britain 14th ret/31/engine
Germany 16th ret/37/engine
Hungary 8th 11th
Belgium 8th ret/9/handling
Italy DSQ, underweight
Portugal 11th 14th
Spain 12th ret/11/electrical
Japan 9th ret/46/engine
Australia 8th 8th
1990 – F1, 17th, 2 pts:
(Brabham BT58-Judd):
USA 10th 5th
Brazil 12th ret/39/spun off
(Brabham BT59-Judd):
San Marino 14th ret/31/brakes
Monaco 14th ret/3/transmission
Canada 10th 7th
Mexico 10th 11th
France 20th 13th
Britain 20th 9th
Germany 17th ret/1/clutch
Hungary 20th ret/35/engine
Belgium 13th 17th (ret/39/engine)
Italy 17th ret/21/engine
Portugal 23rd ret/21/gearbox
Spain 24th ret/5/collision
Japan 22nd ret/1/collision
Australia 17th 12th
1991 – F1 (Tyrrell 020-Honda), 8th, 10 pts:
USA 11th 4th
Brazil 9th ret/19/gearbox
San Marino 6th ret/41/transmission
Monaco 2nd ret/42/engine
Canada 9th 2nd
Mexico 8th 11th
France 11th ret/57/gearbox
Britain 10th 7th
Germany 14th 13th
Hungary 8th 12th
Belgium 10th ret/33/oil leak
Italy 13th ret/32/engine
Portugal 12th ret/56/engine
Spain 14th 16th
Japan 14th 6th
Australia 9th 10th
1992 – F1 (Jordan 192-Yamaha), 17th, 1 pt:
South Africa DNQ
Mexico 15th ret/17/engine
Brazil 12th ret/1/gearbox
Spain DNQ
San Marino 23rd ret/25/gearbox
Monaco 21st ret/6/spun off
Canada 17th ret/36/transmission
France 20th ret/25/engine
Britain 23rd ret/43/engine
Germany DNQ
Hungary 24th ret/13/accident with Wendlinger
Belgium 17th 15th
Italy DNQ
Portugal 24th 13th
Japan 17th 7th
Australia 15th 6th
1993 - ITCC (Alfa Romeo);
1994 - ITCC (Euroteam Alfa Romeo 155 TS), 6th, 116 pts, 2 wins;
DTM (Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti), 12th, 74 points, 6 races, 2 wins;
1995 – ITC (Euroteam Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti), 7th, 49 pts;
DTM (Euroteam Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti), 16th, 26 pts;
1996 - ITC (JAS Motorsport Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI), 12th, 92 points:
Hockenheim ret
Hockenheim DNS
Nürburgring 17th
Nürburgring ret
Estoril ret
Estoril 9th
Helsinki 7th
Helsinki ret
Norisring 3rd
Norisring 13th
Diepholz 4th
Diepholz 3rd
Silverstone 4th
Silverstone ret
Nürburgring 13th
Nürburgring 10th
Magny-Cours 13th
Magny-Cours 7th
Mugello ret
Mugello 14th
Hockenheim ret
Hockenheim 10th
Interlagos 2nd
Interlagos 8th
Suzuka 5th
Suzuka 4th
1997 - STW (JAS Motorsport Alfa Romeo 155 TS), 20th, 129 pts;
1998 - STW (Euroteam Alfa Romeo 156), 18th, 146 pts;
Italian Superturismo (Euroteam Alfa Romeo 156), 15th, 32 pts, 2 races;
1999 - STW (Euroteam Alfa Romeo 156), 13th, 271 pts;
2000 - DTM (Euroteam Opel Astra V8 Coupé), 15th, 15 pts:
Hockenheim 13th
Hockenheim 10th
Oschersleben 12th
Oschersleben ret
Norisring 10th
Norisring 10th
Sachsenring 14th
Sachsenring ret
Nürburgring 19th
Nürburgring 15th
Lausitzring ?
Lausitzring ?
Oschersleben ret
Oschersleben DNS
Nürburgring ret
Nürburgring DNS
Hockenheim 9th
Hockenheim 4th
Nurburgring 24 Hrs (Alfa Romeo 156): ret, with N.Larini & C.Danner;


My doubts are these:
- Barry tells that Modena raced in Karts till 1984, however, I had seen a reference of him racing FFord in 83/84;
- Anyone has complete F3000 results? I have these from Wikipedia, without retirement reasons,...
- What did Modena in 1993? I found no reference too.
- Anyone knows where to find ITC results?
- Did Modena race at the 2000 Nürburgring 24h by Autodelta? And after 2000, he really retired?

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 22:17

A little tale that my old pal told me over the weekend involving Stefano which illustrates what a tough nut BCE is / was. At the time he was with Brabham, my friend who was with Canon's PR department offered Stefano £25k to wear a Canon patch on his overalls for the season. That was a very reasonable amount of money, and Stefano was well pleased until he went away and told Bernie...........
Stefano came back to my friend wanting £70k. He never did get to wear a Canon patch.

This seems a bit unlikely to me - Modena only drove one race at Brabham under Bernie's tenure (Oz '87), before racing for Eurobrun in '88, then back to a post-Bernie Brabham in 1989?