Jari Nurminen's career

Without any doubt Jari Nurminen is one of the stars of Finnish car-racing. He has been racing both nationally and internationally since 1980.

After entering semi-retirement he has returned the race tracks showing that his extraordinary speed has remained, shown in his win in the Helsinki Maserati Cup, great achievements in FIA GT, double champion in Legends and three times consecutive champion in Ferrari Challenge Nordic Cup.

Jari started his career with legendary Formula VeeMax but moved already in 1983 to Germany after being vice-champion in Finland. A long and successful career in German F-3 led into European F-3000 and finally to the highest level - the test driver for Arrows Formula one. Jari also did tests and passed the Rookie-test for Indy Cars in 1994.

After starting with World Sport Prototypes Championship in 1989 and winning the Donington race, he raced in Mexico with F-2 in 1991. The Italian Super Car championship was followed by the first career break.

In 1995 he participated in the Helsinki Maserati Cup race. Besides that, he has been driving Porsche Carrera Cup and in 1997 FIA GT with Dodge Viper being fourth in Silverstone and seventh in Le Mans.

After being dominant for three years in Scandinavia Ferrari F430 Challenge Jari took up a new challenge with participating the Nordic GT-3 with under powered F430 Challenge version.

"Car racing is not only focusing on winning – you have to have the guts to push your team and your-self to the outer limits", states Jari.

Achievements

YearClass
Car
SeriesPos
2010
 GT3 Nordic Div. 2 F 430NC
2.
2009 GT3 Nordic Div. 2 F 430
NC
2.
2008Ferrari Scandinavian Challenge
F 430
NC
1.
2007Ferrari Scandinavian Challenge
F 430
NC1.
2006Ferrari Scandinavian Challenge
F 430
NC1.
2005 Legends
Ford
FC1.
2004 Legends
Ford
FC1.
2003 Legends
Ford
FC
3.
2002Legends
Ford
FC
 
1997FIA GT
Chrysler Viper
WC
7.
1996Porche Carrera Cup
Porche 911
Helsinki Thunder
4.
1995Maserati Cup
Maserati Turbo
Helsinki Thunder
1.
1994Indy Car
Lola Mercedes
Rookie test
 
1993GT CarMazda RX 7
ITA2.
1991Formula 2
Ralt Chevrolet
MEX5.
1990 World Sport Prototypes
Spice Cosworth
WC
 
1989 World Sport Prototypes
Tiga Cosworth
WC
 
1988 Formula 3000
Lola
EC
 
1987Formula 3000
Dallara
EC
 
1986Formula 1
Arrows BMW
Test driver
 
1986Formula 3000
March
EC
 
1985Formula 3
Raltrt 4
GER
5.
1984Formula 3
Raltrt 4
GER5.
1983Formula 3
March
FC
2.
1983Formula 3
March
GER
12.
1982Group 5
VW Golf
FC
5.
1982Group 5
VW Golf
Ice road FC
5.
1982Formula Super Vee
Vee Max
NC
2.
1982Formula Vee
Vee Max
FC
5.
1982Formula Vee
Vee Max
FC
5.
1981Group 5
VW Golf
FC
4.
1981Group 5
VW Golf
Ice road FC
4.
1981Formula Vee
Vee Max
NC
5.
1981Formula Vee
Vee Max
FC
5.
1980Group 5
VW Golf
Ice road FC
6.
1980Group 5
VW Golf
FC
5.
1980Formula Vee
Vee Max
FC
6.

WC = World Championship
EC = European Championship
NC = Nordic Championship
FC = Finnish Championship
ITA = Italian Championship
MEX = Mexican Championship
GER = German Championship

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