GrégoireDemoustier is a racing driver from France who is currently competing in the FIA World Touring Cars Championship.
Formula BMW Europe was the first real challenge for Demoustier
He was born on 26th of January, 1991 in Villeneuve-d’Ascq in the northern France, near the city of Lille and the Belgian border. Gregoire’s racing career started relatively late. In 2008, he was competing in the series like THP Spider Cup and Mitjet Series while next year Demoustier switched to single-seaters, racing in Formula BMW Europe, driving for Raikkonen Robertson Racing, but he managed to pick only 7 points out of 13 races and finished 22nd in the Drivers’ Championship. He also appeared in two Formula Renault 2.0 Series races but without success.
Beginning of GT Racing career
In 2010, Demoustier switched to GT Racing and drove in various series. At the French GT Championship, he drove LMP Motorsport’s Aston Martin DBRS 9 and picked only 6 points from 11 races and took 21st position overall. Later that year, the Frenchman has competed in four races of the FIA GT3 European Championship, driving Team Rosberg’s Chevrolet Corvette Z06R GT3 and scoring a total of 10 points. In the FIA GT3 European Cup, Demoustier appeared in one race and finished 10th driving Gulf Team’s Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4.
Short spell in Formula Renault
During the season of 2011, Gregoire combined his duties in both GT and open wheels racing. Driving a Graff Racing’s Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 in the FIA GT3 European Championship, Demoustier finished 18th overall. He was also a guest driver in the Blancpain Endurance Series and French GT Championship.
Driving a Graff Racing's Mercedes
The same year he also raced in the selected events of Formula Renault 2.0, driving for Tech 1 Racing. In the Alps Series, he collected 26 points from six starts while in Eurocup Series he was empty-handed, failing to score in each of three starts.
Competing in Blancpain GT Series
In 2012, Demoustier again had duties in various championships but this time solely in GT racing. His biggest success was in GT3 Pro-Am Cup of the Blancpain Endurance Series. Driving the ART Grand Prix’s McLaren MP4-12C, he won one race and had one podium finish and took the 5th place in the final classification with 58 points.
Demousstier was the winner of Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup race at Monza in 2014
With the same team and the same car but in the French GT Championship, Gregoire scored two race wins and finished 13th in the campaign. Finally, in the FIA GT1 World Championship, driving the Hexis Racing’s McLaren, Demoustier scored four podiums from 18 starts and finished 11th overall.
British GT and ELMS debuts
Demoustier’s best result in 2013 was at the French GT Championship in which he finished 6th after he won one race and had other four podium finishes. In Blancpain GT Series, Gregoire raced in only three events, without too much success, but debuted in the British GT, driving for Von Ryan Racing and he did pretty well, scoring two podiums out from six starts.
Driving a Von Ryan Racing's McLaren
The Frenchman had another debut in 2014. He got an opportunity to drive in European Le Mans Series’ GTC class and had decent results before taking 5th place in the final standings. In the Blancpain GT Series Gregoire finished 7th after winning one race and, finally, ended 10th in the French FSSA Championship, driving Classic & Modern Racing’s Mercedes SLS AMG GT3.
WTCC is the next step
In 2015, Demoustiere debuted in the FIA WTCC, driving Craft Bamboo’s Chevrolet RML Cruze. He scored points in four races with the 9th place at Buriram as the best result. He finished the season 20th overall and 7th in the Yokohama Drovers Trophy which was a solid achievement for the rookie.
Gregoire debuted in WTCC driving a Chevrolet
He stayed in the WTCC in 2016 but this time as a driver of Sebastien Loeb Racing’s Citroen Elysee. Behind the wheel of a more powerful car, Demoustier had a solid start of the season but later his results dropped a little but he was still able to finish in top 5 in the WTCC Trophy for the drivers of the independent teams.