Jean de Pourtales

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Jean de Pourtales
Nationality France French
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2007 -
Teams Kruse Motorsport (KSM)
Best finish 26th (2010)
Class wins 0

Jean de Pourtales (born 19 August 1965) is a French racing driver from Neuilly-sur-Seine.

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[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
2007 Germany Kruse Motorsport Canada Tony Burgess
Austria Norbert Siedler
Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP2 98 DNF DNF
2008 Germany Kruse Schiller Motorsport Japan Hideki Noda
Denmark Allan Simonsen
Lola B05/40-Mazda LMP2 147 DNF DNF
2009 Germany Kruse Schiller Motorsport Japan Hideki Noda
Hong Kong Matthew Marsh
Lola B07/46-Mazda LMP2 261 DNF DNF
2010 Germany Kruse Schiller Motorsport Japan Hideki Noda
United Kingdom Jonathan Kennard
Lola B07/40-Judd LMP2 291 26th 10th

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