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Richard Lietz, Porsche works driver, Le Mans 24H, 2016

Richard Lietz, Porsche works driver, Le Mans 24H, 2016
Richard Lietz, Porsche works driver, Le Mans 24H, 2016

Born: 17 December 1983
Where: Waidhofen, Austria
Lives: Ybbsitz, Austria
Marital status: Single
Height/Weight: 1.83 m/73 kg
Hobbies: Rallying, jogging, climbing, cycling
Richard Lietz, a man for all seasons, and for all racing series. The Austrian celebrated the greatest success of his career in the 2015 Sports Car World Championship WEC when he won the FIA World Endurance Cup with the Porsche 911 RSR as the best GT driver. Lietz, who likes to build strength and stamina through rock climbing, is as fast in his spare time with rallying and ice races as he is in classical circuit racing. He claimed his first championship title in 2001 as the winner of the Austrian Rally Challenge. In 2007, Porsche signed him on as a works driver. That same year he won the International GT Open and in 2009 and 2010 he took home the GT class trophy in the Le Mans Series. In 2013, Richard Lietz celebrated his third Le Mans victory, his previous wins being in 2007 and 2010. The Austrian kicked off the 2014 season with his second win at the Daytona 24 hour classic, and he was one of the winning trio when Porsche scored a historic success in October 2015 with its first overall victory at the American Petit Le Mans classic.
Lietz contests the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC (GTE-Pro class), including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, for Dempsey Proton Racing as well as the Nürburgring 24-hour race for the Porsche Manthey team.


Year Details
2017 Porsche works driver
2016 Porsche works driver, World Endurance Championship (WEC), GTLM
2015 Porsche works driver; Winner FIA WEC for GT Drivers; Overall win Petit Le Mans; 1st WEC Nürburgring (GTE-Pro); 1st WEC Austin (GTE-Pro); 2nd WEC Silverstone (GTE-Pro); 2nd WEC Spa (GTE-Pro)
2014 Porsche works driver; 1st Daytona 24 Hours (GTLM); 3rd FIA WEC for GT drivers; 1st WEC Silverstone (GTE-Pro); 2nd WEC Shanghai (GTE-Pro); 3rd WEC Le Mans 24 Hours (GTE-Pro)
2013 Porsche works driver; 1st Le Mans 24 Hours (GT); 4th WEC for GT drivers; 4th Silverstone, Sao Paulo, Austin, Fuji, Bahrain (WEC, GT)
2012 Porsche works driver; 1st Daytona 24 Hours (GT); 1st Spa (WEC, GTE Pro); 1st Fuji (WEC, GTE Pro)
2011 Porsche works driver; 1st Nürburgring 24 Hours (GTH); 3rd Le Mans Series (GT); 1st Laguna Seca (ALMS, GTH); 1st Zhuhai (ILMC, GTE-AM); 2nd Sebring 12 Hours (ILMC/ALMS GTE-Am)
2010 Porsche works driver; Winner Le Mans Series (GT2), 3 wins; 1st Le Mans 24 Hours (GT2); 2nd International GT Open, 2 wins; 2nd Spa 24 Hours (overall)
2009 Porsche works driver; Winner Le Mans Series (GT2), 3 wins; 2nd Daytona 24 Hours (GT); 3rd Nürburgring 24 Hours (overall); 2nd International GT Open, 2 wins
2008 Porsche works driver; 7th Le Mans Series (GT2), 2 podiums; 2nd International GT Open, 5 wins; Le Mans 24 Hours (GT2, pole position Daytona 24 Hours, Spa 24 Hours (GT2)
2007 Porsche works driver; Winner International GT Championship, 4 wins; 1st Le Mans 24 Hours (GT2); 2nd Spa 24 Hours (GT2)
2006 3rd Porsche Michelin Supercup; 4th Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
2005 5th Porsche Michelin Supercup; 3rd Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, 3 podiums
2004 4th Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
2003 Formula 3 Euroseries; Austrian Formula 3 Championship, 2 wins
2002 International German Formula 3 Championship; Austrian Formula 3 Championship, 1 win; Austrian Rally Challenge, 1 win
2001 1st Austrian Rally Challenge; Formula BMW ADAC, 1 win, 4 podiums
2000 Formula BMW ADAC Junior Cup, 4 podiums
1998-1999 Karting

Source: Porsche

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