Marco Holzer

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Marco Holzer
Nationality Germany German
Born (1988-07-30) July 30, 1988 (age 25)
Bobingen (Germany)
2014 FIA GT3 European Championship
Current team Paul Miller Racing
Car no. 48
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2010
Teams BMS Scuderia Italia
Prospeed Competition
Best finish 14th (2010)
Class wins 0

Marco Holzer (born July 30, 1988 in Bobingen, Bavaria) is a German racing driver. He has competed in sports car competitions such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytona, American Le Mans Series and Le Mans Series as a Porsche works driver.

Career[edit]

Holzer graduated from karting in 2003, and raced at the Formula BMW ADAC formula championship from 2004 to 2006. In 2006 he competed at the Formula 3 Euro Series, where he scored no points.

In 2008, Holzer switched to sports car racing, finishing fifth at the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany. He signed as Porsche junior works driver, and raced at the 2009 FIA GT Championship for Prospeed and VLN for Manthey, in both cases driving a Porsche 911.

The German became a Porsche works driver in 2010. That year, he resulted vice-champion at the FIA GT3 European Championship for Prospeed with two wins. Also, he raced in several endurance races, such as the VLN for Manthey, the Le Mans Series for Prospeed, Petit Le Mans for Flying Lizard, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans for BMS Scuderia Italia, resulting 3rd in the GT2 class.

Holzer competed partial-time at the 2011 American Le Mans Series for Flying Lizard, the five rounds of the Le Mans Series for Prospeed, and the VLN, where he got an overall win with a hybrid Porsche 911.[1]

In 2012, he raced full-time at the American Le Mans Series for Flying Lizard in the GT class, collecting a best result of 5th at Virginia, and the International GT Open for Manthey, winning three races and resulting vice-champion in the Super GT class. The driver switched to Paul Miller Racing for the 2013 American Le Mans Series, still as Porsche works driver, resulting 13th in the GT class.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races wins Poles Fast laps Points Pos.
2004 Formula BMW ADAC AM-Holzer Rennsport 19 0 0 0 4 20th
2005 Formula BMW ADAC AM-Holzer Rennsport 19 0 0 0 41 13th
Formula BMW World Final AM-Holzer Rennsport 1 1 0 0 N/A 1st
2006 Formula BMW ADAC AM-Holzer Rennsport 18 3 2 3 129 3rd
Formula One BMW Sauber Test driver
2007 Formula 3 Euro Series AM-Holzer Rennsport 20 0 0 0 0 19th

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2010 Italy BMS Scuderia Italia United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Germany Timo Scheider
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 327 14th 3rd
2011 Belgium Prospeed Competition Belgium Marc Goossens
Netherlands Jaap van Lagen
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Pro
293 23rd 8th
2012 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Patrick Long
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Pro
114 DNF DNF
2014 Germany Porsche Team Manthey France Frédéric Makowiecki
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
337 15th 3rd

References[edit]

  1. ^ Porsche celebrates historic Hybrid victory - VLN, 29 May 2011

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
None
Formula BMW World Final
Winner

2005
Succeeded by
Christian Vietoris