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
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.