Diego Álvarez Torrente

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Diego Álvarez Torrente
Nationality Flag of Spain svg.png Spanish
Born 4th July 1996 (age 19)
Granada, Spain
Current Team Dofasco Racing (F2RWRS)
Car Number 26
Former Teams Fusion Motorsports
Races 12 (12 starts)
Championships 0
Victories 1
Podiums 3
Points 16.5
Pole Positions 4
Fastest Laps 0
First Race 2015 RoLFS Blackwood Heat Two
First Victory 2015 RoLFS Westhill Heat Two
Last Victory 2015 RoLFS Westhill Heat Two
Last Race N/A
Best Finish 10th (RoLFS)


Diego Álvarez Torrente (born 4th July 1996 in Granada, Spain) is a Spanish racer currently contracted to Astro Racing Stars. He currently races for Polish outfit Dofasco Racing in F2RWRS. His brother Jorge races in F3RWRS for Nebula Grand Prix.

Early life

Torrente in his Dofasco racesuit.

Diego was born to José Álvarez, a former racing driver, and Ximena who was a store manager in Granada. He first tried karting at the age of 9, and won various Spanish and European titles.

While his father was employed as a consultant to the Epsilon Euskadi racing team, he suggested to them that they try a then 14-year-old Diego out in a Eurocup Formula Renault car and would pay out of his wages. The team agreed, and were impressed by his natural affinity with the car and his technical feedback. They waived the fee that José had volunteered to pay, and promptly signed Diego up.

Racing Career

Torrente's helmet with personal sponsors.

As Epsilon Euskadi renamed to EPIC Racing, Torrente joined the team for the new-in-2012 Formula Renault 2.0 España series and managed to win 3 races in his first season on his way to 4th in the championship. He stayed for another season and managed to win the competition overall with an impressive 7 victories in all.

He was then signed by Fusion Motorsports in early 2014, who loaned him out to AV Formula to race the second half of the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 season.

2015: Rejects of LFS

As Fusion got an entry into the 2015 RoLFS season, Torrente became their driver after electing to become a one-car operation. After proving he was more than capable in preseason testing, Torrente made a good start in Blackwood by qualifying 1st in his heat. He was leading that heat, before the erratic driving of Martin McGovern put paid to those chances as he was about to be lapped. However, he managed to get a 3rd place in the feature race.

Westhill was also quite successful and saw Torrente take his first heat win. He also took another 3rd place in the feature race at a circuit that suited the Goodyear-Zytek combination.

However, the next two races were a disappointment. Although the race at Fern Bay had potential, Torrente was caught up behind traffic and only managed 4th. He retired from the feature race after an accident that involved Dean Melville. The same results occurred at South City; 4th in the heat was followed by another feature race retirement.

As the lower power Zytek engine began to become a drawback, it was obvious that Fusion's good pace had come to an end, resulting in Torrente managing not to qualify for the Kyoto feature race. In the Nippon 200 final, it was not expected that Torrente would qualify, but due to his natural one-lap pace he managed to get in despite many of his adversaries using jokers to get into the race. However, Nathan McKane hit Cave Johnson early on in the race, and the latter took Torrente into the wall; the Spaniard requiring a pitstop to sort out the damage to his car. This put him a lap down and out of the running for points.

2016-: F2RWRS

Having got some decent backing from KH-7 and El Corte Inglés, Torrente had a budget ready to secure an F2RWRS drive. He got a seat to replace Alexey Buyvolov at Dofasco, as the Polish team signed a deal with leading engine company Lancia. He will be partnered by fellow Spaniard Judd McAllister. After failing to pre-qualify for the first two races, Torrente managed to take 2nd at Brands Hatch, partnering fellow Astro Racing Star Marko Jantscher on the podium.

Driving Style

Torrente is known for his monstrous one-lap pace, which saw him take four pole positions in his maiden RoLFS season. On race day, this doesn't always translate into results but sometimes this has been more to do with stubborn rivals.

Complete Results

Rejects of LFS

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 DC Pts

2015

Fusion Motorsports

Scaven S15 Toyota-Zytek 3.0 V8 BLA
HEA

5
BLA
FEA
3
WES
HEA

1
WES
FEA

3
FER
HEA

4
FER
FEA
Ret
SOU
HEA
4†
SOU
FEA
Ret
AST
HEA
4
AST
FEA
14
KYO
HEA
13
KYO
FEA
DNQ
KYO
300
20
10th 16.5

F2RWRS

Year Team Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 DC Pts
2015 Dofasco Racing Audi AF2-1 TAS
RSA
TUR
MON
FRA
GBR
GER
BEL
AUT
ITA
NDS
SIN
JPN
USA
DNPQ
100
44th 0
2016 Dofasco Racing Chrysler 016/2 AUS
DNPQ
PAC
DNPQ
GBR
2
ITA
12
AUT
TUR
USA
GER
NDS
MON
TBA
CHN
JPN
TR1
TR2
1st* 33*
Plus One Racing Engineering Maserati 016/2 AUS
PAC
GBR
ITA
AUT
2
TUR
DNQ
USA
4
GER
1
NDS
Ret
MON
TBA
CHN
JPN
TR1
TR2