Jean de Pourtales
|24 Hours of Le Mans career|
|Participating years||2007 -|
|Teams||Kruse Motorsport (KSM)|
|Best finish||26th (2010)|
De Pourtales began his career in British Formula Vauxhall Junior in 1995 and moved to British Formula Renault in 1998 and finished 10th. He competed in Euro Formula 3000 part-time in 1999 and from 2001 to 2004 with his best season finish being 17th in 2003. Since then he has participated part-time in the Le Mans Series LMP2 class and the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Kruse Schiller Motorsport.
Jean de Pourtales is a rarity in motorsport, as he competes with an artificial limb. A road accident in his twenties resulted in the loss of his left hand and forearm and has since raced with a special steering wheel that attaches to a prosthetic arm enabling him to compete just like his rivals.
24 Hours of Le Mans results
|2007||Kruse Motorsport|| Tony Burgess
|2008||Kruse Schiller Motorsport|| Hideki Noda
|2009||Kruse Schiller Motorsport|| Hideki Noda
|2010||Kruse Schiller Motorsport|| Hideki Noda
- Jean de Pourtales profile at Speed Sport Magazine
- Jean de Pourtales at Driver Database
- Jean de Pourtales Le Mans Series driver profile
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