Markus Palttala

Personal:

 

Markus Palttala
Date of Birth: 16 August 1977
Height: 178cm
Weight: 79kg
Place of Birth: Nakkila, Finland
Home Town: Eupen, Belgium
Nickname: The Captain
Interests/Hobbies: Sports, Music
Favourite Food: Elk Steak, Pasta
Favourite Drink: Milk
First Race: Karting 1982
Cars 1998
First Race Win: Karting - First race
Favourite Circuit: Spa Francorchamps, San Luis
Ambitions: Win the 24 Hours of Spa and Nürburgring
Website: www.markuspalttala.com
Twitter: @markuspalttala
   

Career Highlights:

 

2013: Blancpain Endurance Series
Blancpain Endurance Series Team Champion (Pro Cup)
3rd in FIA World Endurance Championship (GTE-Am)
VLN (1 win)
24h of Spa; Nürburgring
2012: 2nd in Blancpain Endurance Series (2 wins)
VLN (2 wins)
5th in FIA World Endurance Championship (GTE-Am)
4th in 24h of Nürburgring
4th in 24h of Spa
24h of Le Mans & Zolder
2011: 2nd in Blancpain Endurance Series (2 wins)
GT3 European Championship
GT1 World Championship
International GT Open
24h of Spa & Zolder (2nd)
2010: 1st in 1000km of Spa (GT1)
GT1 World Championship
GT3 European Championship (European Team Champion)
24h of Le Mans, Spa & Daytona
2009: FIA GT Championship
Le Mans Series
3rd in class - 24 Hours of Spa
2008: FIA GT Championship
Le Mans Series
3rd - 24 Hours of Zolder
2007: Le Mans Series
4th - 24 Hours of Zolder
2006: 6th - Le Mans Series
3rd - 1000km of Spa
2nd - FFSA GT Championship (3 wins)
ALMS
2005: 3rd in Le Mans Series
24H Zolder (2nd) & Spa
 
2004: Belcar
24H Zolder & Nürburgring
Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia (1 win)
 
2003: FFSA GT Championship (1 win)
Belcar
24H Zolder
 
2002: FIA GT Championship
24H Spa
 
2001: FIA European Touring Car Championship
24H Spa (1st in class)
24H Sicily (1st in class)
 
2000: German Touring Car Championship
Porsche Supercup & Carrera Cup Germany
24H Spa & Zolder
 
1999: Finnish Touring Car Championship (1 win)
German Touring Car Cup (4 podiums)
 
1998: Finnish Touring Car Championship (1 win)
Rookie of the Year in Finland