Nikolaus Mayr-Melnhof

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Nikolaus Mayr-Melnhof
Nationality Austrian
Born (1978-11-09) 9 November 1978 (age 36)
Leoben
FIA GT1 World Championship career
Debut season 2012
Current team BMW Team Vita4One
Car no. 17
Starts 14
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 12th in 2012
Previous series
2011
2008, 201011
2010
Blancpain Endurance Series
FIA GT3 European Championship
GT4 European Cup

Nikolaus "Niki" Mayr-Melnhof (born 9 November 1978 in Leoben) is an Austrian racing driver currently competing in the Blancpain Sprint Series for Phoenix Racing (Germany). He previously competed in the FIA GT1 World Championship for Vita4one Racing[1]

Career[edit]

In 2008 he contested the GT4 European Cup in an Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24 run by the Jetalliance Racing team, winning the first race of the season at Silverstone and again at Oschersleben.[2] In 2010 he contested the first half of the FIA GT3 European Championship season, driving a Team S-Berg BMW Alpina B6 GT3 alongside Martin Matzke, the pair claiming a fourth place finish in the second race at Brno. Later that year he made his FIA GT1 World Championship debut at the Algarve round, driving a Maserati MC12 for the Hegersport team alongside Alessandro Pier Guidi. In 2011 Mayr-Melnhof took part in the full FIA GT3 European Championship in a Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo as teammate to Albert von Thurn und Taxis. The pair finished eighth in the standings, with race wins at Navarra and Paul Ricard. He also did three rounds of the Blancpain Endurance Series.

Mayr-Melnhof is racing a BMW Z4 GT3 in the GT1 World Championship in 2012 for BMW Team Vita4One, with fellow Austian Mathias Lauda as his teammate.

Racing record[edit]

FIA GT competition results[edit]

GT1 World Championship results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2012 BMW Team Vita4One BMW NOG
QR

12
NOG
CR

11
ZOL
QR

5
ZOL
CR

14
NAV
QR

7
NAV
QR

6
SVK
QR

10
SVK
CR

7
ALG
QR

5
ALG
CR

8
SVK
QR

2
SVK
CR

3
MOS
QR

7
MOS
CR

10
NUR
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9
NUR
CR

5
BUD
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8
BUD
CR

Ret
12th 56

Complete FIA GT Series results[edit]

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Points
2013 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS ultra Pro NOG
QR

2
NOG
CR

6
ZOL
QR

3
ZOL
CR

5
ZAN
QR

3
ZAN
CR

Ret
SVK
QR

5
SVK
CR

2
NAV
QR

18
NAV
CR

5
BAK
QR

1
BAK
CR

15
3rd 92

Complete Blancpain Sprint Series results[edit]

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Points
2014 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra Pro NOG
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2
NOG
CR

Ret
BRH
QR

5
BRH
CR

Ret
ZAN
QR

Ret
ZAN
CR

11
SVK
QR

15
SVK
CR

Ret
ALG
QR

Ret
ALG
CR

6
ZOL
QR

16
ZOL
CR

18
BAK
QR

6
BAK
CR

3
11th 32
2015 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra Pro NOG
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Ret
NOG
CR

8
BRH
QR
BRH
CR
ZOL
QR
ZOL
CR
MOS
QR
MOS
CR
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
MIS
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MIS
CR
BAK
QR
BAK
CR
8th* 4*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mercier, Laurent (2 April 2012). "Nogaro : Les équipages affichent complets..." [Nogaro: Crews are complete]. endurance-info.com (in French). Endurance-Info. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nikolaus Mayr-Melnhof – Complete Archive – Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 

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