Makowiecki – “When you win at Le Mans you’ve achieved the ultimate goal”


The three drivers of the Porsche 911 RSR #92 car will be looking to build on the sixteen 24 Hours of Le Mans starts, one victory and three other podium finishes are shared between them as they head in to the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Wolf Henzler has been a Porsche stalwart at Le Mans, having only missed one year since 2008 the German is the only one of the three drivers to have tasted victory at Le Mans. After taking a year out Henzler is more than ready to take on the challenge ahead of the team once again.

“It’s great to be back at Le Mans after a year’s break. The atmosphere is unique. No other race has such charisma. It’s a very special challenge for me to support my teammates Patrick and Fred at this critical race. I won Le Mans in 2010 with Richard Lietz and Marc Lieb. That was an unforgettable experience.” said Henzler.

Patrik Pilet came close to a win in 2013 with Timo Bernhard and Jörg Bergmeister when they finished in second place, but unfortunately for the Frenchman that’s the nearest he’s been to the top step at Le Mans.

“Le Mans is unique” say Pilet. “It’s a race we can’t wait to contest every year and every one of us is determined to win. Winning Le Mans makes your season an instant success – regardless of what comes afterwards. So we’ve prepared ourselves accordingly. The pre-test under difficult weather conditions was a good conclusion to our preparations. We’re fit for Le Mans.”

Frédéric Makowiecki has a 50/50 record at Le Mans split between podium finishes and DNF’s – a second place in 2012 in the Luxury Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GTC and a third place last season with Porsche Team Manthey.

“Le Mans is something very special” says Makowiecki, “It’s almost like the whole season in one race. When you win at Le Mans you’ve achieved the ultimate goal. Its appeal and tradition puts it on a par with classics like the Indy 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix. I came to Le Mans often as a child and I always dreamed of being able to eventually race here myself one day. This fascination has grown stronger from year to year.”