Jörg Bergmeister

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Jörg Bergmeister
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Bergmeister at the 2008 Petit Le Mans.
Nationality Germany German
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2002 –
Teams Freisinger Motorsport, The Racer's Group, White Lightning Racing, Petersen Motorsports, Flying Lizard Motorsports
Best finish 10th (2004)
Class wins 1 (2004)

Jörg Bergmeister (born 13 February 1976, in Leverkusen) is a race car driver from Germany.

His late father, Willi Bergmeister, owned a workshop and dealership where Michael Schumacher learned his trade as a car mechanic in the 1980s.

Since 1996, Jörg has raced in the Porsche Carrera Cup. In 2006 he won the Grand-American Rolex Series Championship. He also won the 2003 24 Hours of Daytona overall in a Porsche 911 GT3-RS. His most recent achievement is 1st place at the 24 Hours of Daytona in the GT Class with TRG.

He also won the Porsche Supercup in 2001, and the German Cup in 2000. He is one of the tallest sport car drivers at 6'4". He also has a degree in economics. As of 2010, Jörg drives for Flying Lizard Motorsports in the American Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans and BMS Scuderia Italia in the FIA GT2 European Championship.

For 2012, Bergmeister will return with Flying Lizard Motorsports and co-driver Patrick Long.

Career[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2002 Germany Freisinger Motorsport France Romain Dumas
Germany Sascha Maassen
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 321 17th 2nd
2003 United States The Racer's Group United States Kevin Buckler
Germany Timo Bernhard
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 304 20th 5th
2004 United States White Lightning Racing United States Patrick Long
Germany Sascha Maassen
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 327 10th 1st
2005 United States Petersen Motorsports
United States White Lightning Racing
United States Patrick Long
Germany Timo Bernhard
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT2 331 11th 2nd
2006 United States White Lightning Racing
United States Krohn Racing
Sweden Nic Jönsson
United States Tracy Krohn
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT2 148 DNF DNF
2007 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Johannes van Overbeek
United States Seth Neiman
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 124 DNF DNF
2008 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Johannes van Overbeek
United States Seth Neiman
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 289 32nd 6th
2009 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Darren Law
United States Seth Neiman
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 194 DNF DNF
2010 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Seth Neiman
United States Darren Law
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 61 DNF DNF
2011 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Lucas Luhr
United States Patrick Long
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Pro
310 18th 6th
2012 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Patrick Long
Germany Marco Holzer
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Pro
114 DNF DNF
2013 Germany Porsche AG Team Manthey France Patrick Pilet
Germany Timo Bernhard
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
315 16th 2nd
2014 Germany Porsche Team Manthey France Patrick Pilet
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
309 36th 7th

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Lucas Luhr
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany champion
2000
Succeeded by
Timo Bernhard
Preceded by
Patrick Huisman
Porsche Supercup champion
2001
Succeeded by
Stéphane Ortelli
Preceded by
Max Angelelli
Wayne Taylor
Rolex Sports Car Series DP Champion
2006
Succeeded by
Alex Gurney
Jon Fogarty