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Richard Lietz (born 17 December 1983 in Waidhofen an der Ybbs) is an Austrian professional racing driver. He has competed in such series as American Le Mans Series, Formula 3 Euro Series and the Rolex Sports Car Series. He is also a multiple race-winner in Porsche Supercup. Lietz was overall series champion in the 2007 International GT Open season with Swiss driver Joël Camathias. He has won the GT2 class of the Le Mans Series twice, alongside German driver Marc Lieb in both in the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Richard Lietz
Richard lietz portrait.jpg
Lietz in 2008
NationalityAustrian
Born (1983-12-17) 17 December 1983 (age 35)
Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Austria
WEC career
Debut season2012
Current teamPorsche GT Team
Car no.91
Former teamsTeam Manthey, Team Felbermayr-Proton, Dempsey-Proton Racing
Starts57
Wins9
Poles4
Fastest laps3
Best finish1st in 2015
Championship titles
2007
2009
2010
2015
International GT Open
Le Mans Series (GT2 class)
Le Mans Series (GT2 class)
World Endurance Cup for GT Drivers
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years2007 -
TeamsIMSA Performance Matmut
Team Felbermayr-Proton
Porsche AG Team Manthey
Best finish11th (2010)
Class wins3 (2007, 2010, 2013)

Lietz won the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona GT division driving a Magnus Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup with co-drivers Andy Lally, Rene Rast and team owner John Potter. He will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Team Felbermayr-Proton. In 2015 he was crowned World Endurance Champion for GT drivers. Winning the title in a factory Manthey Porsche.[1]

Contents

Racing recordEdit

Partial Porsche Supercup resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2004 Tolimit Motorsport Porsche 996 GT3 ITA ESP MON GER USA USA FRA GBR GER
8
HUN
7
BEL
12
ITA
9
NC‡ 0‡
2005 Tolimit Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 ITA
6
ESP
8
MON
5
GER
8
USA
5
USA
7
FRA
1
GBR
Ret
GER
5
HUN
6
ITA
21
BEL
6
5th 130
2006 Tolimit Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 BHR
8
ITA
11
GER
2
ESP
22
MON
1
GBR
3
USA
Ret
USA
4
FRA
2
GER
1
HUN
4
ITA
5
3rd 157

‡ Not eligible for points.

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2007   IMSA Performance Matmut   Raymond Narac
  Patrick Long
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 320 15th 1st
2008   IMSA Performance Matmut   Raymond Narac
  Patrick Long
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 26 DNF DNF
2009   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Marc Lieb
  Wolf Henzler
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 24 DNF DNF
2010   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Marc Lieb
  Wolf Henzler
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 338 11th 1st
2011   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Marc Lieb
  Wolf Henzler
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Pro
312 16th 4th
2012   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Marc Lieb
  Wolf Henzler
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Pro
184 DNF DNF
2013   Porsche AG Team Manthey   Romain Dumas
  Marc Lieb
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
315 15th 1st
2014   Porsche Team Manthey   Marco Holzer
  Frédéric Makowiecki
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
337 15th 3rd
2015   Porsche Team Manthey   Michael Christensen
  Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
327 30th 5th
2016   Dempsey-Proton Racing   Michael Christensen
  Philipp Eng
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
329 31st 8th
2017   Porsche GT Team   Frédéric Makowiecki
  Patrick Pilet
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
339 20th 4th
2018   Porsche GT Team   Gianmaria Bruni
  Frédéric Makowiecki
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
343 16th 2nd
2019   Porsche GT Team   Gianmaria Bruni
  Frédéric Makowiecki
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
342 21st 2nd

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2012 Team Felbermayr-Proton LMGTE Pro Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SEB
2
SPA
1
LMS
Ret
SIL
3
SÃO
3
BHR
3
FUJ
1
SHA
2
39th 5.5
2013 Porsche AG Team Manthey LMGTE Pro Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SIL
4
SPA
5
LMS
1
SÃO
4
COA
4
FUJ
4
SHA
6
BHR
4
4th 123
2014 Porsche Team Manthey LMGTE Pro Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SIL
1
SPA LMS
2
COA FUJ
4
SHA
2
BHR
4
SÃO
6
3rd 111
2015 Porsche Team Manthey LMGTE Pro Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SIL
2
SPA
2
LMS
5
NÜR
1
COA
1
FUJ
4
SHA
1
BHR
5
1st 145
2016 Dempsey-Proton Racing LMGTE Pro Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SIL
9
SPA
4
LMS
6
NÜR
6
MEX
6
COA
6
FUJ
7
SHA
6
BHR
7
8th 74
2017 Porsche GT Team LMGTE Pro Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SIL
3
SPA
5
LMS
3
NÜR
2
MEX
3
COA
6
FUJ
2
SHA
2
BHR
4
2nd 145
2018–19 Porsche GT Team LMGTE Pro Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SPA
4
LMS
2
SIL
DSQ
FUJ
5
SHA
2
SEB
1
SPA
8
LMS
2
3rd 131
2019–20 Porsche GT Team LMGTE Pro Porsche 911 RSR-19 Porsche 4.2 L Flat-6 SIL
1
FUJ
SHA
BHR
SÃO
SEB
SPA
LMS
1st* 25*

* Season still in progress.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Champion portrait Richard Lietz". Porsche Motorsport.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Michele Bartyan
International GT Open
Champion

2007
With: Joël Camathias
Succeeded by
Andrea Montermini
Michele Maceratesi
Preceded by
Gianmaria Bruni
Toni Vilander
FIA World Endurance Cup for GT Drivers
2015
Succeeded by
Nicki Thiim
Marco Sørensen