Ronnie Quintarelli

Ronnie Quintarelli

1979-09-09 (age 42)


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Nissan's Quintarelli "frustrated" with third-place finish

Nissan SUPER GT ace Ronnie Quintarelli admits it was "very frustrating" to only finish third in last weekend's Autopolis round as he feels his NISMO GT-R had the pace to challenge for victory.

Matsuda's Suzuka charge gave Quintarelli title flashbacks Suzuka
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Matsuda's Suzuka charge gave Quintarelli title flashbacks

Ronnie Quintarelli has hailed his NISMO Nissan teammate Tsugio Matsuda's performance after their win in Sunday's Suzuka SUPER GT race, calling it Matsuda's best stint since their last title together in 2015.

SUPER GT drivers say longer races would reduce strategy options

Leading SUPER GT drivers believe the Japanese championship's plan to extend race distances next season could have the knock-on effect of reducing strategy options.

New Michelin tyre "worth a few tenths" for Nissan

Ronnie Quintarelli says a new spec of Michelin tyre introduced for last weekend's SUPER GT pre-season test at Fuji Speedway has boosted the works Nissan by as much as "a few tenths".

Nissan, Michelin grappling with cold-track weakness

Nissan faces a "critical" first couple of races in the 2021 SUPER GT season as Michelin continues to battle its weakness in cold conditions, says Ronnie Quintarelli.

Quintarelli convinced 2021 will be "different" for Nissan

Ronnie Quintarelli says he's convinced that the 2021 SUPER GT season will be a "different situation" for Nissan as it won't have to repeat last year's painful learning process.

The Top 10 Super GT/Super Formula drivers of 2020

One driver may have walked away with the top prize in both SUPER GT and Super Formula season, but there was no shortage of other standouts in one of the most intense and dramatic years on the Japanese domestic scene in recent memory.

Super GT's 2021 schedule will be "a lot better" for Honda

Next year's SUPER GT schedule will suit Honda "a lot better" than this year's coronavirus-impacted calendar, believes Bertrand Baguette.

Cold weather at Fuji doomed Nissan's title bid

The cold temperatures of last weekend's Fuji SUPER GT season finale was the main reason for a "disaster" race for Nissan's flagship NISMO GT-R, says Ronnie Quintarelli.

Quintarelli "couldn't have imagined" Nissan title shot

Nissan driver Ronnie Quintarelli admits he “couldn’t have imagined” being in a position to challenge for the SUPER GT title this year after a poor start to the season.

Super GT drivers criticise safety car "lottery" at Motegi

SUPER GT drivers have expressed their frustration at the timing of the safety car period at Motegi, as a caution period strongly influenced the outcome for a second race in a row.

Quintarelli "surprised" by Nissan qualifying speed

Ronnie Quintarelli admits he was surprised with how good his Nissan GT-R felt in qualifying for the penultimate round of the SUPER GT season at Motegi, considering his high success handicap.

Nissan downplays title chances despite shock Suzuka win

Nissan has downplayed its chances of fighting for the SUPER GT title as it believes the GT-R will not be competitive enough against Honda and Toyota without weight handicaps.

Nissan winner Matsuda's shock at taking Suzuka lead

Nissan SUPER GT driver Tsugio Matsuda says he thought he had almost been lapped when he assumed the lead of last weekend’s Suzuka race.

Quintarelli: Nissan hopes depend on all GT-Rs performing

Ronnie Quintarelli believes Nissan's SUPER GT title hopes this year rest on the three other GT-R crews upping their performance and fighting at the sharp end of the field.

Nissan was too "conservative" before Suzuka breakthrough

Nissan admits it was overly "conservative" in the first two rounds of the SUPER GT season and its Suzuka success was a result of it going "all-out" with its revised GT-R contender.

Quintarelli explains pit call that sealed Nissan Suzuka win

Ronnie Quintarelli believes that a last-second pit strategy deviation was key to he and Nissan teammate Tsugio Matsuda’s first SUPER GT win in two years at Suzuka.

Nissan now has “no excuses” after poor Fuji opener

Ronnie Quintarelli says there are “no more excuses” for Nissan in this weekend’s second Fuji SUPER GT round after a disappointing start to the year for the brand.

Quintarelli out to end Nissan's longest title drought

Factory Nissan driver Ronnie Quintarelli is optimistic of being able to end the marque’s longest-ever SUPER GT title drought in 2020 with what he feels is the best GT-R in years.

Lexus, Nissan unveil star line-ups for DTM finale

Lexus and Nissan have revealed their driver line-ups for the DTM finale at Hockenheim, following the announcement that Jenson Button will drive for Honda at the same event.

Fuji Super GT: Nissan breaks lap record in qualifying

Ronnie Quintarelli and Tsugio Matsuda put Nissan on pole position for Super GT’s prestigious Golden Week race by breaking the series' lap record at Fuji Speedway in qualifying.

Fuji Super GT: Nissan denies Lexus home win

NISMO pair Ronnie Quintarelli and Tsugio Matsuda claimed victory in the Fuji 500km, denying former Formula 1 driver Heikki Kovalainen a Super GT victory on Lexus home turf.

Motegi Super GT: Nissan takes crucial pole in finale

The factory Nissan duo of Ronnie Quintarelli and Tsugio Matsuda topped the qualifying session for the Super GT season finale at Motegi, beating their nearest championship rivals by nearly a second in the #23 GT-R.

Fuji Speedway battle looms as part of Japan's "Golden Week"

Nissan has won the event with the GT-R for the past two years.

Nissan wins Okayama Super GT with championship-winning duo – video

Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli have triumphed in the opening round of the 2016 championship at the Okayama International Circuit.

Nissan confirms driver lineup for 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour

NISMO Global Team from Japan back for second try at endurance classic.

Victory at Motegi secures series championship title for Matsuda and Quintarelli

Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli led the entire race to score its second win of the season.

Nakajima and Rossiter victorious in Suzuka 1000km

Kazuki Nakajima and Akira Iida took the class victories in today's Suzuka 1000km

Naoki Yamamoto and Frederic Makowiecki win at Fuji

The FUJI GT 300km RACE, Round 5 of the 2014 AUTOBACS SUPER GT took place at Fuji Speedway in Shizuoka Pref. on Aug. 10.

Tsukakoshi and Sasaki take Fuji poles

Qualifying is complete for the fifth round of the 2014 Autobacs Super GT championship at Fuji Speedway.

Super GT Round Three: GT-Rs sweep the podium!

The GT's shined in the Super GT race at the Autopolis Sunday.

Eneos Sustina SC430 wins its first pole position of the season at the Twin Ring Motegi

In the GT500 class qualifying, the No. 6 ENEOS SUSTINA SC430 driven by Kazuya Oshima and Yuji Kunimoto won the pole position.

Weider Modulo HSV-010 scores an awesome victory at Suzuka

Grueling 1000km sprint race to the finish! In the GT300 class the Subaru BRZ takes its first Super GT win

2012 series champion pair take Suzuka pole position for third consecutive year

GT300 class pole goes to the Subaru BRZ, it’s fourth of the season

Kazuki Nakajima and Kota Sasaki at top of Fuji GT 500km race qualifying

Kazuki Nakajima takes the GT500 class pole position! BRZ takes its second consecutive GT300 pole!

Izawa and Kogure victorious in a dramatic battle in Okayama

Magnificent 3-way contest between the HSV-010 and GT-R teams

Reigning champions Yanagida/Quintarelli win the Okayama qualifying

Bad weather forces GT500 class qualifying to end with Q1 and Subaru BRZ takes GT300 class pole!

Nissan teams make final preparations for season opener in Okayama

Okayama International Circuit will be the first round of the Super GT series and the Nissan teams are ready for the final year using the current regulations.

Nissan promises an exciting and expanded future motorsport program

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn pledges a return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2014 with a pioneering Nissan race car incorporating electric technology.