The path of succes

About Xavier Maassen

After a successful debut in karting, Xavier started his motorsport career in Formula Ford. He won the Belgium Championship twice and he was Vice-Benelux Champion. Xavier stepped up to the well known Formula Renault 2.0. With 5 victories, 16 podiums, 6 pole-positions and 5 fastest laps, he became Dutch vice-champion, finished in the top 10 in the European Championship and ended 3rd in the North-European Championship.

After one season in the World Series by Renault, Xavier changed his focus to GT endurance racing. After winning the 24 hours of Zolder with the Audi team WRT, he gained more experience in the 24 hours of Le Mans, Spa, Zolder and Nürburgring over the years.

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His succes in the Blancpain Endurance Series, with a win at the Nurburgring and a podium in the championship gave him the status as a quick, reliable professional driver. He continued his path of success, winning the 2014 and 2017 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux, being vice-champion in Belgian GT Championship, winning the 12 Hours of Abu Dhabi and numerous podiums in the 24h Series. His succes also earned him a debut for AAI Motorsport in the Asian Le Mans Series.

Next to his motorsport adventures, Xavier spends time working on his fitness. Cardio fitness, power training, mountain biking, tennis and skiing are the sports that keep him in top shape. Since 2006, Xavier obtained a Master’s degree in International Business at the University of Maastricht. This greatly helps him with the business side of motorsport. He has proven to be very skilled in sports marketing and is experienced in communicating with the media. Read more about Xavier's Business Club on the Sparx website.

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Career Highlights

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2018 24h Nürburgring
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2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux
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2017 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux
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2015 Gulf 12 Hours Abu Dhabi
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2014 Belgian GT Championship
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2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux
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2012 Blancpain Endurance Series
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2011 24 hours of Zolder
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2011 Belgian GT Championship
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2010 GT1 World Championship Spa
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2009 24 Heures du Mans GT1
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2008 FIA GT Monza
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2006 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
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2004 Formula Renault 2.0 Dutch Championship
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2002 Formula Ford Belgian Championship
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2002 Formula Ford Benelux Championship

Xavier Year to Year


Xavier his last season in the Porsche Carrera Cup gave him a brilliant win in Barcelona and a podium on his home track in Zolder. In the final standings Xavier finished his season in fifth position. From this season on Xavier's focus went back to his old love of endurance racing.


2021 was a very tough season. Xavier was challenged all season. It started with getting the Corona virus just before the first race of the season and thus missing out on the first two races. Halfway in the season Xavier was hit while leading the race and got a big impact after that, with a heavy damaged car and bruised ribs. Only one podium, two pole-positions and one fastest lap in a season to quickly forget. 


With 6 podiums and 2 fastest laps Xavier finished his season in the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux just outside the podium in 4th place. 

In the 24 hours Nürburgring Xavier came back to defend his title in the SP7 Class with a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Unfortunately a big crash in qualifying meant the team did not make it to the start of the race.


Next to his defence of the title in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux, Xavier participated once more in the 24h Nürburgring. In the Qualifying Race on the Nordschleife he took his first win on the famous Ring. And on top of that Xavier won the 24h Nürburgring with his Porsche GT3 Cup in class SP7 together with Charlie Putman, Charles Espenlaub and Joe Foster.

In the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux Xavier finished the season as Vice-Champion. With 3 racewins, 9 podiums and 2 pole positions it was a successful season.


In 2017 Xavier won the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux for the second time in  his career. Together with DVB Racing he battled the season to win his second title in a Porsche, with 4 wins, 8 podiums, 3 pole positions and 3 fastest laps.


The 2016 season was one of the busiest seasons of all. First of all Xavier participated for the first time in the ADAC GT Masters with a brand new team to the series, Aust Motorsport. Xavier guided the team with all his experience towards the front in his Audi R8 LMS in this strong international championship with more than 30 GT3 cars on the grid. Next to the ADAC GT Masters, Xavier raced wth his American friends in the MRS-USA Porsche GT3 Cup car in the 24h Series. With 1 win, 4 podiums, 3 pole-positions and 1 fastest lap it was a very successful collaboration. Finally, Xavier raced for the first time in the Asian Le Mans Series with AAI Motorsport in a McLaren MP4-12C GT3.


In 2015 Xavier participated for the fourth time in the 24 Heures du Mans. This time with a Porsche of AAI-Prospeed. Furthermore he won the Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi and finished on the podium in the 24 Hours of Zolder. With one win and five podiums he finished fourth in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux.


The 2014 was one of the most succesfull seasons in Xavier’s career. He won the title in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux and was vice-champion in the Belgian GT series (BRCC). With 17 podiums, 6 wins, 3 pole-positions and 1 fastest lap it was a tremendous season. In the 24 hours of Spa Xavier started the race for the winning HTP Motorsport.  

Porsche Ambassador

Xavier is an ambassador for Porsche Centrum Maastricht. He enjoys his role for Porsche to share the passion of the brand with potential clients and petrolheads. Next to the activities on track, he works for Porsche Centrum Maastricht.

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