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Marco Holzer (born 30 July 1988) is a German professional 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.

Marco Holzer
NationalityGerman
Born (1988-07-30) 30 July 1988 (age 30)
Bobingen, Germany
FIA GT3 European Championship career
Current teamPaul Miller Racing
Car no.48
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years2010 –
TeamsBMS Scuderia Italia
Prospeed Competition
Best finish14th (2010)
Class wins0

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CareerEdit

Born in Bobingen, Bavaria, 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.

Holzer was dropped by Porsche in late 2014.

In 2016, the German joined Abt Sportsline to compete at the ADAC GT Masters with a Bentley Continental GT.

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

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 resultsEdit

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

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
None
Formula BMW World Final
Winner

2005
Succeeded by
Christian Vietoris