20 Questions to.......... Marc
Marc had a simply unbelievable 2005 season scoring championship
wins in GT2 Porsches in both the LMES and FIA GT Championship (For
Sebah and GruppeM respectively), together with a class win at Le
Mans (For AJR / BAM!) (and at the Spa 24 Hours for good measure).
as a Porsche factory driver in 2006 but is concentrating as well
an academic career. It hasn’t made him any slower!
A second in GT2 at Istanbul was followed by a class win at Spa
to leave his #76 Autorlando Porsche (shared this season with Joel
Camathias) at the top of the points standings ahead of the third
round of the Le mans Series at the Nurburgring in two weeks time.
Marc becomes the first in a regular series of sportscar racing
personalities to face 20 questions from DSC:
Where were you born (and when)?
4th of July 1980 in Stuttgart, Germany
Where do you now live?
Ludwigsburg, 10kms away from Stuttgart
Your favourite Music?
Rock, for example Richard Ashcroft
Your current road car?
Which was the first race you ever attended
1985, Group C World Championship race in Hockenheim
Which was the first race you competed in?
1996 Spa, German Formula Renault Cup
Who was your very first sponsor?
Storchenbräu, little local Bavarian beer brewery
Where was your first race win (and in what car?)
1997 Assen, Martini Mk 65 Formula Renault 1800
Who is your all-time racing hero?
Bob Wollek in endurance racing and of course Ayrton Senna!
What is your favourite track?
Who is your favourite team mate?
Most of the guys I have driven with were all great guys.
What was your best ever race?
24h of Le Mans 2005
What is the favourite car you have competed in?
So far the 911 GT3 RSR
Do you have any racing superstitions?
I put on my right glove first
What is the race you would most like to win?
Le Mans overall
What is the best racing advice you have ever received (and from
Marc, don’t worry so much!” (Helmut Greiner, boss of
the Porsche Junior team)
What is your proudest racing moment?
Winning Spa 24h overall in a small Porsche against all the big
What is your most embarrassing racing moment?
Hitting my teammate in the Junior team, Mike Rockenfeller. The
poor guy was in his first year. I got pushed off at the start,
came from the back, tried to overtake him and hit him. My boss
wasn’t very happy!
Which magazines / websites do you keep up to date with motorsport?
Websites: Dailysportscar.com, project-lemans.de, racing1.de I have
no time at the moment to read magazines!