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Jörg Bergmeister (born 13 February 1976, in Leverkusen) is a professional racing driver from Germany and current Porsche factory driver.

Jörg Bergmeister
Jorg Bergmeister 2014 Super GT Suzuka.jpg
Bergmeister at the 2014 Super GT Suzuka 1000km.
NationalityGerman
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years2002 –
TeamsFreisinger Motorsport, The Racer's Group, White Lightning Racing, Petersen Motorsports, Flying Lizard Motorsports
Best finish10th (2004)
Class wins2 (2004, 2019)

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.

CareerEdit

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2002   Freisinger Motorsport   Romain Dumas
  Sascha Maassen
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 321 17th 2nd
2003   The Racer's Group   Kevin Buckler
  Timo Bernhard
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 304 20th 5th
2004   White Lightning Racing   Patrick Long
  Sascha Maassen
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 327 10th 1st
2005   Petersen Motorsports
  White Lightning Racing
  Patrick Long
  Timo Bernhard
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT2 331 11th 2nd
2006   White Lightning Racing
  Krohn Racing
  Nic Jönsson
  Tracy Krohn
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT2 148 DNF DNF
2007   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Johannes van Overbeek
  Seth Neiman
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 124 DNF DNF
2008   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Johannes van Overbeek
  Seth Neiman
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 289 32nd 6th
2009   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Darren Law
  Seth Neiman
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 194 DNF DNF
2010   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Seth Neiman
  Darren Law
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 61 DNF DNF
2011   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Lucas Luhr
  Patrick Long
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Pro
310 18th 6th
2012   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Patrick Long
  Marco Holzer
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Pro
114 DNF DNF
2013   Porsche AG Team Manthey   Patrick Pilet
  Timo Bernhard
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
315 16th 2nd
2014   Porsche Team Manthey   Patrick Pilet
  Nick Tandy
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
309 36th 7th
2015   Porsche Team Manthey   Richard Lietz
  Michael Christensen
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
327 30th 5th
2016   Porsche Motorsport   Earl Bamber
  Frédéric Makowiecki
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
140 DNF DNF
2018   Team Project 1   Patrick Lindsey
  Egidio Perfetti
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Am
332 34th 7th
2019   Team Project 1   Patrick Lindsey
  Egidio Perfetti
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Am
334 31st 1st

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS" (PDF). American Le Mans Series. International Motor Sports Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2010.

External linksEdit

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
Preceded by
Pedro Lamy
Mathias Lauda
Paul Dalla Lana
FIA Endurance Trophy for LMGTE Am Drivers
2018-19
With: Patrick Lindsey & Egidio Perfetti
Succeeded by
Incumbent