Nicki Thiim

Nicki Thiim (born 17 April 1989 in Sønderborg, Denmark) is a Danish professional racing driver, and Aston Martin Racing works driver in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Nicki Thiim
NationalityDenmark Danish
Born17 April 1989 (age 30)
Sønderborg (Denmark)
Related toKurt Thiim (father)
FIA World Endurance Championship career
Debut season2013
Current teamAston Martin Racing
Car no.95
Starts38
Wins8
Podiums14
Poles11
Best finish1st in 2016
Previous series
2011-12, 14-15
2011-14
2009-15
2007-08
ADAC GT Masters

Porsche Supercup
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
SEAT León Supercopa Germany
Championship titles
2016
2013
2008
2006
World Cup for GT Drivers
Porsche Supercup
SEAT León Supercopa Germany
Danish Formula Ford Championship

Biography

After competing in karting, Thiim won the 2006 Danish Formula Ford Championship. In 2007 he switched to touring car racing, where he finished 5th in the Seat León Supercopa Germany and raced a BMW 3 Series in the Danish Touring Car Championship.[1] The driver won the 2008 Seat León Supercopa Germany with 8 wins in 16 races.

Thiim advanced to the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany in 2009, finishing 5th. He also won the SP3T class at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring driving a works Volkswagen Scirocco.[2]

Aston Martin Vantage GTE Thiim Silverstone 2018
Thiim racing in the 2018 6 Hours of Silverstone.

Thiim finished 4th in the 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, collecting a win and four podiums.

In 2012, Thiim raced in the Porsche Supercup and Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, finishing 3rd in both. He also got three podiums in the ADAC GT Masters driving a Porsche 911. He continued in both the Porsche Supercup and Porsche Carrera Cup Germany in 2013 and became Porsche Supercup champion.[3] In the same year, he scored the overall victory at 24 Hours of Nurburgring

After the tragic crash at the 24 Heures du Mans that claimed the life of Aston Martin Racing Young Driver team driver Allan Simonsen, Thiim was the replacement driver for the #95 car for the next three races in the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship season,[4] and subsequently earned a full time drive for Aston Martin Racing starting in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship season. He took the GT Championship with Aston Martin in 2016.[5]

Thiim is a popular driver in the Sim racing scene racing mainly on the iRacing service. He frequently uploads his races on his YouTube channel [6] He often refers to his fanbase as "TeamThiim" and has over 20,000 YouTube followers. As well as frequently streaming his races on Twitch.tv.

Nicki Thiim is also well known for his charity 12 hour race where he raised money for Danish children with cancer by hosting a sim racing event attracting over 45 teams and 200+ drivers and raised over 100,000 DKK.

Nicki is also a huge fan of the Ford Ka, which he believes is a compact yet substantial car to drive.

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2004 Danish Formula Ford Championship HP Racing 11 3 1 3 6 190 4th
2005 Danish Formula Ford Championship HP Racing ? ? ? ? ? 164 4th
Formula Ford NEZ 4 0 0 0 0 10 34th
2006 Danish Formula Ford Championship HP Racing 12 5 3 0 8 281 1st
Formula Ford NEZ 4 1 0 0 2 32 13th
Formula Ford Festival – Duratec Ray Sport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup N/A 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2007 SEAT León Supercopa Germany GAG Racing Team 15 2 2 0 3 121 5th
Danish Touring Car Championship Poulsen Motorsport 6 0 0 0 2 60 17th
2008 SEAT León Supercopa Germany GAG Racing Team 16 8 5 4 12 265 1st
2009 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany Attempto Racing Team 9 0 0 1 1 99 5th
2011 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany Hermes Attempto Racing 9 1 2 2 3 94 3rd
Porsche Supercup 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
SANITEC Aquiles MRS Team 2 0 0 0 0
ADAC GT Masters Lambda Performance 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2012 Porsche Supercup Hermes Attempto Racing 11 1 1 0 3 123 3rd
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany 17 3 2 0 7 202 3rd
ADAC GT Masters Frogreen CO2 neutral 4 0 0 0 1 21 26th
Team GT3 Kasko 2 0 0 0 0
American Le Mans Series – GTC NGT Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 7 28th
2013 Porsche Supercup Attempto Racing 9 4 3 1 6 140 1st
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany 17 2 4 4 9 217 3rd
FIA World Endurance Championship – LMGTE Am Aston Martin Racing 4 1 3 1 2 45 7th
2014 Porsche Supercup Lechner Racing Team 7 2 2 0 4 91 8th
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany QPOD Walter Lechner Racing 15 3 2 3 7 181 5th
ADAC GT Masters Prosperia C. Abt Racing 16 0 2 0 2 42 22nd
FIA World Endurance Championship – LMGTE Am Aston Martin Racing 5 4 1 2 5 144 3rd
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMGTE Am 1 1 0 0 1 N/A 1st
United SportsCar Championship – GTD NGT Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 24 70th
2015 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany KÜS Team 75 Bernhard 17 2 2 3 5 169 5th
ADAC GT Masters C. Abt Racing 16 1 0 0 2 87 12th
FIA World Endurance Championship – LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Racing 3 0 1 1 0 41 13th
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMGTE Pro 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
TCR International Series Liqui Moly Team Engstler 2 1 1 2 1 30 13th
Blancpain Endurance Series Phoenix Racing 1 0 0 0 1 17 16th
Blancpain Sprint Series Belgian Audi Team WRT 2 0 0 0 2 21 19th
2016 FIA World Endurance Championship – LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Racing 9 2 3 2 6 156 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMGTE Pro 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
24H Series Massive Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2017 FIA World Endurance Championship – LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Racing 9 1 1 1 1 104 6th
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMGTE Pro 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
European Le Mans Series – LMGTE TF Sport 6 1 1 0 5 102 2nd
2018 British GT Championship TF Sport AMR 9 2 2 1 6 148 3rd
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup R-Motorsport 5 1 2 0 1 29 13th
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship – LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Racing 8 1 2 0 1 65.5 9th
2019 British GT Championship TF Sport 6 0 1 2 1 47 6th*
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup R-Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC*
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Racing 1 0 1 0 0 N/A DNF

* Season still in progress.

Complete Porsche Supercup results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
2011 Attempto Racing TUR ESP MON NNS
Ret
GBR NÜR HUN NC 0
SANITEC Aquiles MRS Team BEL
14
ITA
11
UAE UAE
2012 Hermes Attempto Racing BHR
7
BHR
6
MON
Ret
VAL
4
GBR
8
GER
5
HUN
4
HUN
2
BEL
1
ITA
3
3rd 123
2013 Attempto Racing ESP
2
MON
8
GBR
1
GER
2
HUN
8
BEL
8
ITA
1
UAE
1
UAE
1
1st 140
2014 Lechner Racing Team ESP MON AUT GBR
20
GER
1
HUN
2
BEL
2
ITA
6
USA
1
USA
11
8th 91

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2014 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
Denmark Kristian Poulsen
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Am
334 17th 1st
2015 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark Christoffer Nygaard
Denmark Marco Sørensen
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Pro
330 27th 4th
2016 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark Marco Sørensen
United Kingdom Darren Turner
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Pro
338 23rd 5th
2017 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark Marco Sørensen
New Zealand Richie Stanaway
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Pro
334 25th 9th
2018 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark Marco Sørensen
United Kingdom Darren Turner
Aston Martin Vantage AMR GTE
Pro
339 23rd 8th
2019 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark Marco Sørensen
United Kingdom Darren Turner
Aston Martin Vantage AMR GTE
Pro
132 DNF DNF

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2013 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Am Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL SPA LMS SÃO
Ret
COA
2
FUJ SHA
Ret
BHR
1
7th 45
2014 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Am Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL
1
SPA LMS
1
COA FUJ
1
SHA BHR
1
SÃO
2
3rd 144
2015 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL
4
SPA LMS
6
NÜR COA FUJ SHA BHR
4
13th 41
2016 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL
3
SPA
Ret
LMS
2
NÜR
3
MEX
3
COA
1
FUJ
5
SHA
4
BHR
1
1st 156
2017 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL
6
SPA
8
LMS
5
NÜR
4
MEX
1
COA
4
FUJ
7
SHA
5
BHR
7
6th 104
2018–19 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage AMR Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8 SPA
7
LMS
5
SIL
17
FUJ
6
SHA
1
SEB
9
SPA
7
LMS
Ret
9th 65.5

Complete European Le Mans Series results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2017 TF Sport GTE Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL
1
MNZ
2
RBR
3
LEC
2
SPA
5
ALG
3
2nd 102

Complete TCR International Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2015 Liqui Moly Team Engstler Audi TT Cup SEP
1
SEP
2
SHA
1
SHA
2
VAL
1
VAL
2
ALG
1

1
ALG
2

13†
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
SAL
1
SAL
2
SOC
1
SOC
2
RBR
1
RBR
2
MRN
1
MRN
2
CHA
1
CHA
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
13th 30

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete Blancpain Sprint Series results

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Points
2015 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS ultra Pro NOG
QR
NOG
CR
BRH
QR
BRH
CR
ZOL
QR
ZOL
CR
MOSQR MOSCR ALG
QR
ALG
CR
MIS
QR
MIS
CR
ZAN
QR

2
ZAN
CR

3
19th 21

Complete British GT Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2018 TF Sport AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 GT3 OUL
1

11
OUL
2

3
ROC
1

8
SNE
1

1
SNE
2

3
SIL
1

1
SPA
1

Ret
BRH
1

3
DON
1

2
3rd 148
2019 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 GT3 OUL
1

10
OUL
2

Ret
SNE
1

8
SNE
2

4
SIL
1

2
DON
1

9
SPA
1

BRH
1

DON
1

6th* 47*

* Season still in progress.

References

  1. ^ Kurt Thiim replaced by Nicki Thiim Archived 1 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine – Touring Car Times, 13 August 2007
  2. ^ Volkswagen Scirocco shows class at Nürburgring Archived 13 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine – Ausringers, 25 May 2009
  3. ^ "Nicki Thiim vinder Porsche Super Cup". Bil magasinet (in Danish). 4 November 2013. Archived from the original on 2 June 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  4. ^ Nygaard, Af Peter (14 August 2013). "Nicki Thiim erstatter afdøde Allan Simonsen i 'danskerbilen'". www.b.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Nicki Thiim står foran en udfordring". jv.dk (in Danish). 17 June 2016. Archived from the original on 2 June 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Nicki Thiim's youtube channel". Retrieved 29 July 2018.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mark Kamstrup
Danish Formula Ford Championship
Champion

2006
Succeeded by
Christian Markussen
Preceded by
Thomas Marschall
SEAT León Supercopa Germany
Champion

2008
Succeeded by
Thomas Marschall
Preceded by
René Rast
Porsche Supercup
Champion

2013
Succeeded by
Earl Bamber
Preceded by
Richard Lietz
FIA World Endurance Cup for GT Drivers
2016
With: Marco Sørensen
Succeeded by
James Calado
Alessandro Pier Guidi
2009 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany

The 2009 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland season was the 24th German Porsche Carrera Cup season. It began on 17 May at Hockenheim and finished on 25 October at the same circuit, after nine races. It ran as a support championship for the 2009 DTM season. Thomas Jäger won the championship with 5 points more than Jeroen Bleekemolen.

2011 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany

The 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland season was the 26th German Porsche Carrera Cup season. It began on 1 May at Hockenheim and finished on 23 October at the same circuit, after nine races. It ran as a support championship for the 2011 DTM season. British driver Nick Tandy won the championship ahead of his other countryman Sean Edwards becoming the first British driver to win the championship.

2012 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany

The 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland season was the 27th German Porsche Carrera Cup season. It began on 28 April at Hockenheim and finished on 21 October at the same circuit, after seventeen races, with two races at each event bar Round 3. It ran as a support championship for the 2012 DTM season. René Rast won his second championship ahead of his teammate countryman Sean Edwards at an action packed final round. This was the first season in the championship with two races at each event supporting the DTM rounds. The B-class was introduced for the first time for amateur drivers.

2012 Porsche Supercup

The 2012 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season was the 20th Porsche Supercup season. It began on 21 April on Bahrain International Circuit and finished on 9 September at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, after ten scheduled races.

2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany

The 2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany season was the 28th German Porsche Carrera Cup season. It began on 4 May at Hockenheim and finished on 4 October at the same circuit, after seventeen races, with two races at each event bar Round 3. It ran as a support championship for the 2013 DTM season. Frenchman Kévin Estre won the championship for Hermes ATTEMPTO Racing. British Tolimit Motorsport driver Sean Edwards was killed on 15 October 2013 at Queensland Raceway in Willowbank, Australia, while instructing a member of the public at a private test session.

2013 Porsche Supercup

The 2013 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season was the 21st Porsche Supercup season. It began on 12 May on Circuit de Catalunya and finished on 3 November at Yas Marina Circuit, after nine races, all of which were support events for the 2013 Formula One season. A new car was introduced for the season as the Porsche 991 – the internal designation for the seventh-generation Porsche 911 – replaced the Porsche 997.Ahead of the final round of the series in Abu Dhabi, Monégasque-based British driver Sean Edwards held a championship lead of eighteen points over Denmark's Nicki Thiim, with Michael Ammermüller of Germany the only other driver to remain within contention for winning the title. Edwards was killed on 15 October 2013 at Queensland Raceway in Willowbank, Australia, while instructing a member of the public at a private test session. Thiim ultimately won the championship, after he won both races in Abu Dhabi; Edwards ended up second overall, finishing three points ahead of Ammermüller.

2014 FIA World Endurance Championship

The 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship season was the third season of the FIA World Endurance Championship auto racing series, co-organized by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO). The series was open to Le Mans Prototypes and grand tourer-style racing cars from four ACO categories. World Championship titles were awarded for Le Mans Prototypes drivers and for LMP1 manufacturers, and several World Endurance Cups and Endurance Trophies were also awarded. The eight race series began in April at the Silverstone Circuit and concluded in November at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace.

The World Endurance Championship for Drivers was won by Toyota Racing pairing Anthony Davidson and Sébastien Buemi, as they won four of the season's eight races. Davidson and Buemi finished as champions by 39 points, ahead of Audi Sport Team Joest trio Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer, who won successive races at Le Mans and the Circuit of the Americas. Ten points further behind in third place, was the Porsche Team's Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb. With their victory in São Paulo, Dumas, Jani and Lieb gained the tie-break over Audi Sport Team Joest's Lucas di Grassi and Tom Kristensen. The season's other event was won by the sister Toyota team of Mike Conway, Stéphane Sarrazin and Alexander Wurz in Bahrain, while Nicolas Lapierre was a part of the winning team at Silverstone and Spa with Davidson and Buemi. With five wins, Toyota won the World Endurance Championship for Manufacturers, 45 points ahead of Audi. Rebellion Racing won the two privateer trophies on offer for the LMP1-L cars, winning all eight races; five wins for the No. 12 entry of Mathias Beche, Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost, with three wins for the sister No. 13 entry of Andrea Belicchi, Dominik Kraihamer and Fabio Leimer.

Consistent finishing within the LMP2 class was enough to give the No. 27 entry from SMP Racing the FIA Endurance Trophy for the class, while Sergey Zlobin won the drivers' championship. Despite only winning at Le Mans – which awarded double points, where he was partnered with Anton Ladygin and Mika Salo – Zlobin, achieved six podium finishes with four different teammates and won the championship by nine points. G-Drive Racing, with drivers Julien Canal, Olivier Pla and Roman Rusinov won four races, but retirements at Le Mans and São Paulo ultimately denied them the titles. Similarly, seven points further in arrears, KCMG with drivers Richard Bradley and Matthew Howson won three races but also suffered two retirements at Le Mans and Shanghai. Tsugio Matsuda (Circuit of the Americas) and Alexandre Imperatori (Bahrain and São Paulo) were also part of winning KCMG teams, but did not contest the whole season.

In the GT element of the series, the World Endurance Cup was won by AF Corse and drivers Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander. Bruni and Vilander took 4 victories during the season, and finished 33.5 points clear of the next best driver Frédéric Makowiecki, driving for Porsche Team Manthey. Makowiecki won twice during the season, winning with Marco Holzer and Richard Lietz at Silverstone, and with Patrick Pilet in Shanghai. Lietz and Pilet finished third and fourth in the standings respectively. The only other winners in the GT standings as a whole, was Aston Martin Racing at the Circuit of the Americas and São Paulo, with drivers Stefan Mücke and Darren Turner. In the Endurance Trophy for LMGTE Pro teams standings, AF Corse finished 20 points clear of Porsche Team Manthey. In the separate sub-classifications for the LMGTE amateur class, Aston Martin Racing won seven out of the eight races, to take a 1–2 in the teams' championship. In the drivers' championship, David Heinemeier Hansson and Kristian Poulsen won the title with four wins and four second places. They finished 34 points clear of the sister entry of Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Christoffer Nygaard, who won a trio of races. Third place went to Nicki Thiim, 20 points further adrift, who was a part of the Heinemeier Hansson-Poulsen entry at 5 events. The season's other winners were AF Corse at Spa, with drivers Marco Cioci, Luís Pérez Companc and Mirko Venturi.

2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany

The 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland season was the 29th German Porsche Carrera Cup season. It began on 3 May at Hockenheim and finished on 18 October at the same circuit, after nine race meetings, with two races at each event. It was a support championship for the 2014 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season.

Team Deutsche Post by Project 1 driver Philipp Eng was crowned champion at the final round of the season, with a third-place finish good enough to give him the drivers' championship by two points, ahead of QPOD Walter Lechner Racing's Michael Ammermüller. Eng started the season with a victory at Hockenheim, and won two more races during the campaign, including a race win at the August Red Bull Ring meeting that he had been previously disqualified from, before a successful appeal was heard in October. He ultimately recorded 17 points-scoring finishes from 18 attempts, including 9 podiums. Ammermüller was the season's most prolific driver, taking six pole positions and six victories during the year, and had the most podium finishes with ten. Third place in the championship went to Christian Engelhart of Konrad Motorsport, another three-time race winner during 2014.

Eng's teammate Sven Müller finished fourth in the overall championship, with five podium finishes, which saw him finish as the highest placed rookie driver during the season. Nicki Thiim, teammate to Ammermüller at QPOD Walter Lechner Racing, won both Sachsenring races to finish fifth in the championship. Other drivers to win races during the season were Team 75 Bernhard's Earl Bamber – who was leading the championship at mid-season with victories at Hockenheim and the Red Bull Ring – before electing to focus on his ultimately successful Porsche Supercup campaign, while Konrad Motorsport's Christopher Zöchling and FÖRCH Racing by Lukas Motorsport driver Connor De Phillippi won at Oschersleben and the Hungaroring respectively.

In the B-class championship for amateur drivers, the title was won by Rolf Ineichen, another Konrad Motorsport driver. Ineichen won 12 races, set 14 pole positions and recorded 15 fastest laps from the 18 races to be held during the season. He won the championship by 37 points ahead of Team GT3 Kasko driver Ralf Bohn, who won at Oschersleben. Third place in the championship went to Wolf Nathan of Land Motorsport, who won three races, including a weekend sweep at the Nürburgring. Bohn's teammate Daniel Allemann was the only other race winner in class, taking victories at the Norisring and Hockenheim. In the teams' championship, the performances of Ammermüller and Thiim – including a 1–2 finish in the season-ending race – allowed QPOD Walter Lechner Racing to take the title by a single point ahead of Team Deutsche Post by Project 1.

2014 Porsche Supercup

The 2014 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season was the 22nd Porsche Supercup season. It began on 11 May at Circuit de Catalunya and finished on 2 November at Circuit of the Americas, after ten scheduled races, all of which were support events for the 2014 Formula One season.

2015 24 Hours of Spa

The 2015 Total Spa 24 Hours was the 67th running of the Spa 24 Hours. It was also the fourth round of the 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series season and was held on 25 and 26 July at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.

The race was won by BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS and drivers Nick Catsburg, Lucas Luhr and Markus Palttala. The trio's No. 46 BMW Z4 GT3 finished a lap clear of Audi Sport Team WRT and their No. 2 Audi R8 LMS ultra, driven by Nico Müller, Stéphane Ortelli and Frank Stippler. Completing the podium in third place was the No. 5 Audi Sport Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra of Christian Mamerow, Christopher Mies and Nicki Thiim, two laps down on the winners.In the race's other classes, the No. 47 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 of Gianmaria Bruni, Pasin Lathouras, Stéphane Lemeret and Alessandro Pier Guidi were the winners of the Pro-Am Cup in fourth place overall, while the Cup for amateur drivers was won by the No. 24 Audi R8 LMS ultra of Team Parker Racing, driven by Ian Loggie, Callum MacLeod, Benny Simonsen and Julian Westwood.

2015 Blancpain Sprint Series Zandvoort round

The 2015 Blancpain Sprint Series Zandvoort round was the last of seven rounds of the 2015 Blancpain Sprint Series season. It took place at Circuit Park Zandvoort in The Netherlands between 9 October and 11 October 2015.

2015 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany

The 2015 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland season was the 30th German Porsche Carrera Cup season. It began on 3 May at Hockenheim and finished on 18 October at the same circuit, after eighteen races, with two races at each event. It was a support championship for the 2015 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters.

2015 TCR International Series

The 2015 TCR International Series was the inaugural season of the TCR International Series, a motor racing championship for touring cars held across Asia and Europe. The season began at Sepang on 28 March and finished on 22 November at the Guia Circuit in Macau.

Stefano Comini won the drivers' championship, driving a SEAT León Cup Racer, and Target Competition won the teams' championship.

2015 TCR International Series Portimão round

The 2015 TCR International Series Portimão round was the fourth round of the 2015 TCR International Series season. It took place on 10 May at the Algarve International Circuit.

Nicki Thiim won the first race, starting from pole position, driving an Audi TT Cup and Michel Nykjær gained the second one, driving a SEAT León Cup Racer.

Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Racing is a British auto racing team established in 2004 as a partnership between automobile manufacturer Aston Martin and engineering group Prodrive. The partnership was initially created for the purpose of returning Aston Martin to sports car racing with the DBR9, a heavily modified variant of the Aston Martin DB9. Since the DBR9's racing debut in 2005, Aston Martin Racing has expanded to build a variety of cars available to customers, as well as development of Aston Martin's V12 engine for Le Mans Prototype use. Aston Martin Racing's program has earned several successes over the years.

Although all cars are built by Prodrive at their factory, Aston Martin plays an integral part in designing the race cars, as well as integrating elements of the race cars back into Aston Martin's road cars.

On 23 April 2009, Aston Martin chairman and Prodrive founder David Richards announced his intent to return to Formula One in 2010 with the possibility of using the Aston Martin name, however this never materialised. Aston Martin had previously raced in the 1959 and 1960 Formula One seasons but failed to score points in either year.

Kurt Thiim

Kurt Thiim (born 3 August 1956 in Vojens) is a Danish race car driver. After his karting career he raced in single-seaters from 1978 to 1984 before moving to the DTM.

He won the championship in his debut year in 1986 driving a Rover Vitesse, and raced an Alfa Romeo 75 in 1987. Despite not winning a second title, he remained one of the series' top drivers for the next decade as a Mercedes-Benz driver. He joined the AMG team in 1988, then Zakspeed in 1992, and returned to AMG in 1996, resulting runner-up in 1992, third in 1990, fourth in 1989 and 1995, fifth in 1994, and sixth in 1993. He collected 19 wins during his DTM career.

After the series was discontinued after 1996, he raced in several other touring car categories, including the German Supertouring Championship and the Danish Touring Car Championship, where he won a title in 2002.

He is the father of racing driver Nicki Thiim.

Marco Sørensen

Marco L. Sørensen (born 6 September 1990) is a Danish racing driver currently racing for Aston Martin Racing as a factory driver in the FIA World Endurance Championship. He was part of the Renault Driver Development. He has competed in such series as Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, ADAC Formel Masters and the British Formula Ford Championship.

Salih Yoluç

Salih Yoluç (born 22 August 1985, Istanbul) is a Turkish racing driver.

In 2016 he raced for TF Sport in the International GT Open and Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup. The team clinched the team championship, and Yoluç also finished second in the drivers' standings in the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup with his teammate, Euan Hankey.

The pair also won the 2015 Dubai 24 Hour in the SP3 class, with British GT regulars Adrian Barwick and Bradley Ellis.

In 2017, Yoluç competed in European Le Mans Series in an Aston Martin Vantage V8 GTE, partnered by regular teammate Hankey and 2016 FIA WEC GTE-Pro Champion, Aston Martin Racing works driver Nicki Thiim, where the team finished second in the LMGTE class.

Yoluç is also the first ever Turkish driver to compete in 24 Hours of Le Mans.

TF Sport

TF Sport is a GT racing team that competes in blue-riband motorsport events throughout Europe including the FIA WEC Super Season and the 24 hours of Le Mans, headed by Tom Ferrier and supported by Aston Martin Racing.

Winners of the 24 Hours Nürburgring
Five-time
Four-time
Three-time
Two-time
One-time
World Endurance Drivers' Championship
World Endurance GT Drivers' Championship

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