20 Questions to.......... Marc Lieb

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).

Marc continues as a Porsche factory driver in 2006 but is concentrating as well on 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

Favourite Food?

Your current road car?
Porsche Cayenne

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?
Nürburgring Nordschleife

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 whom?)
“ 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 GT1 cars

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!


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