Founded by championship sports car driver Enzo Potolicchio, 8Star Motorsports competes in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA-sanctioned Cooper Tires Prototype Lights Championship. Based in Pompano Beach, Fla. 8Star has a long-term commitment in the highest level of motorsports worldwide.
Our team has assembled an all-star cast of drivers for the Florida-based team’s debut, with ex-Peugeot drivers Stephane Sarrazin, Anthony Davidson, Pedro Lamy and Nic Minassian joining our own Enzo Potolicchio in quest of victory in different races through out the season.
Enzo Potolicchio is a Venezuelan racing driver and businessman, who competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship and Rolex Sports Car Series for 8 Star Motorsports. He won the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans and 2012 12 Hours of Sebring, both in the LMP2 class.
Potolicchio spent his early career racing Formula Ford, both at home in Venezuela where he was champion in 2005, and in the American F2000 Championship Series. He also took part in Venezuelan Porsche Super Cup in 1998, which saw him earn 11 victories and the country’s Automobile Driver of the Year award.
Stephane Sarrazin was born in the town of Ales in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France in 1974, the son of an amateur rally driver. He was encouraged to race karts in his childhood and became the French junior champion before attending the Le Mans racing school and winning the Pilote Elf award for the 1993 season.
He participated in one Formula One Grand Prix, the 1999 Brazilian Grand Prix, for Minardi. He was a replacement for Luca Badoer, who had injured his wrist. He also carried out testing duties for the Prost team during 1999–2001 Formula One seasons and for Toyota their first season in 2002.
Anthony Denis Davidson (born 18 April 1979) is a British racing driver from England, born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. He has raced in Formula One for Minardi and Super Aguri, and has been a test and/or reserve driver for the British American Racing, Honda and Brawn GP teams. He is currently an analyst for the new Sky Sports F1 HD channel, a factory driver for the Toyota Le Mans team, and simulator driver for Mercedes GP.
Davidson began kart racing in 1987, competing in various British, European and North American championships. He won three British championships (93, 94, 95), one Italian championship and was runner-up in the Formula A European championship in 1996. In 1999, he moved to single seater cars, racing Formula Fords and winning the 1600 cc Kent engine class of the British Formula Ford festival that year. The following season, he was runner-up in the British Formula Ford championship but did win the blue riband Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and scooped the McLaren/Autosport Young Driver of the Year Award.
Nicolas Minassian (born 28 February 1973 in Marseille) is a French race driver of Armenian descent.
After spending finishing 2nd place in the 1993 Formula Renault Eurocup, he graduated to the French Formula Three Championship where he finished runner-up to countryman Laurent Redon at his second attempt in 1995. He then moved to the British series for another two years in a successful partnership with Promatecme and Renault UK that yielded a 4th place in 1996 and 2nd place the following year.
He graduated to Formula 3000 with West Competition for 1998, but failed to impress whilst his teammate Nick Heidfeld mounted a strong challenge for overall honours. The following year, he moved to Kid Jensen Racing where he enjoyed more success, including an emphatic lights-to-flag triumph at Silverstone. He signed for the illustrious Super Nova Racing team in 2000 where he came a strong 2nd in the championship.
José Pedro Mourão Lamy Viçoso, OIH, better known as Pedro Lamy (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpeðɾu laˈmi]; born March 20, 1972 in Aldeia Galega, Alenquer, Portugal), is a professional racing driver from Portugal. He is notable for being the first Portuguese driver to score a point in a World Championship event, in the 1995 Australian Grand Prix, for Minardi.
After graduating from karting, Lamy won the Portuguese Formula Ford Championship in his debut year, in 1989, at the age of 17. Taking on Domingos Piedade as a manager, Lamy moved to Formula Opel Lotus and won the championship in his second attempt, in 1991. With Piedade’s help, Pedro went to Germany to race in the local Formula Three series. Signing for Willi Weber’s team, he defeated Marco Werner in the fight for the Championship, in 1992, also winning the Marlboro Masters in Zandvoort and finishing second in the Macau Grand Prix. In 1993 he raced for Crypton Engineering in Formula 3000 and finished second in the series, one point behind champion