Lietz – “A victory at Le Mans eclipses everything else”


The drivers of the Porsche 911 RSR #91 head in to the 2015 24 hours of Le Mans with high cofindence with Michael Christensen rejoining the team following a second place finish in the opening FIA World Endurance Championship.

Christensen will be joined by Jörg Bergmeister for his first outing of the year and Richard Lietz who has taken two second place finishes so far this season.

For Christensen it is a dream come try to race at Le Mans having visited the legendary race as a fan in 1999 and 2000.

“I’m looking forward to the 20,000 Danish fans expected there again this year,” said Christensen. “It’s hugely motivating. Le Mans is a race that every driver wants to win. This increases the pressure but it adds to the attraction. There is no greater challenge in our sport.”

Series regular Lietz share his enthusiasum for the race saying that he felt comfortable at the Circuit de la Sarthe, “It’s wonderful to come home again. We all feel really great at Le Mans, not least because Porsche has celebrated its greatest successes at this race.

“A victory at Le Mans eclipses everything else. It’s the most important race of the year. I love it. If I couldn’t be here as a competitor I would buy an entrance ticket and watch the action from the grandstand as a spectator.”

Bergmeister is a sportscar veteran these days but he is looking to add to his one Le Mans victory which now seems like a long time ago, “I’ve won Le Mans once, but that was eleven years ago. It’s high time for another victory.

“Le Mans is the absolute highlight of the year and it’s particularly important for Porsche, of course, because of the history. We finished in second two years ago, so it’d be great if we could climb to the very top of the podium this time.”