Photo : JEAN MICHEL LE MEUR - DPPI Media
The winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010 will at the start of a race of six hours on the 4th of August behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 R entered by Manthey Racing, he will share with his fellow German Jochen Krumbach, the, regular driver of the German team. The third man of this crew is Frenchman Romain Dumas who, with Timo Bernhard, won at Le Mans in 2010 in an Audi R15 TDI Plus (with Mike Rockenfeller).
A few days after finishing second in the 12 Hours of Sebring, the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, Timo Bernhard sustained spinal injuries on the same track:“I concentrated totally on my recovery from mid-April. Early in July my injuries were completely healed and I could embark on training specifically for motorsport. My doctors, my coach and I have worked hard and taken the right steps at the right time. I’m as fit and strong as before the accident. Although I’ve contested many races all over the world throughout my career, I’ve rarely looked forward to driving out of the pit lane as much as I am right now.”
This six-hour race held on the Nürburgring is the seventh round of the German VLN series, and is also the longest race. The start will be on Saturday, August 4th at noon.
(Quote from Porsche Motorsport press release)
Photo : SEBRING (FLORIDA USA), SEBRING INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, SEBRING 12 HOURS, FREE PRACTICE AND QUALIFYING, 15 MARCH 2012. For his return to competition this weekend Timo Bernhard (right) teams up again with Romain Dumas (left).