Edgar Dören Unwell
In the intense and absorbing environment of motor racing, one easily forgets that not everything revolves around lap times and performance figures: sometimes it takes outside interference to put things into perspective.

Edgar Dören has been a part of the international endurance racing scene for three decades, as a driver and team owner. Now we sadly receive the news that he has fallen seriously ill.

His name is mostly associated with the Porsche marque: he has raced just about every competition derivate of the 911, as well as the 956 / 962 Group C prototypes, but also other GTs such as the BMW M1, Ferrari 512 BB / LM, and more recently the Corvette. In recent years, he has concentrated on the German endurance racing scene centered around the Nürburgring, racing his self-prepared Porsches and looking after a number of customer cars. His most recent project is a turbocharged 996 for this year's Nürburgring 24 Hours.

Edgar Dören is also a former winner of the Porsche Cup for the world's most successful Porsche privateer: his long list of successes as a driver includes overall victories in the Monza, Nürburgring, and Silverstone 1000k races, as well as innumerable class wins in endurance events the world over, including Le Mans.

We hope that many more will follow, and that his recovery will be swift and complete.
Johannes Gauglica

 

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