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Romain Dumas (born 14 December 1977) is a French professional auto racing driver and current Porsche factory driver. He has claimed overall wins at the 2010 and 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 24 Hours of Nürburgring, the 2003 and 2010 24 Hours of Spa, and the 2008 12 Hours of Sebring. In 2016 he won the FIA World Endurance Championship with teammates Marc Lieb and Neel Jani.

Romain Dumas
Romain Dumas Driver of Porsche Team's Porsche 919 Hybrid.jpg
Dumas at the Silverstone Round of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship
NationalityFrance French
Born (1977-12-14) 14 December 1977 (age 41)
Alès, France
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years2001
TeamsFreisinger Motorsport, IMSA Performance, Pescarolo Sport, Audi Sport Team Joest, Porsche Motorsport
Best finish1st (2010, 2016)
Class wins3 (2010, 2013, 2016)

Also, he won the 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

BiographyEdit

Born in Alès, Dumas started karting in 1992, in 1996 he competed in the French Formula Renault Championship. In 1998, he joined the French Formula 3 Championship.

He tested a Formula 3000 car for Oreca in 1999 and a Renault F1 in 2002. In 2004 he tested a Conquest Racing Champ Car, but he never raced in any of these formulas.

In 2001 and 2002 he competed in Euro Formula 3000.

Since 2001 he has participated in every 24 Hours of Le Mans race and since 2004 he has competed in American Le Mans Series. He was a Porsche factory driver for Penske Racing, and also driven in the FIA GT Championship.

In 2007 he won first overall in the 24 Hours Nürburgring, 1st American Le Mans Series (LMP2 Class — Penske Porsche RS Spyder with 8 wins, 4 pole positions), 3rd Le Mans 24 Hours (LMP1 Class — Pescarolo Sport, 5th 1000 km Valencia LMS (LMP1 Class — Pescarolo Sport ), 4 races VLN championship with Manthey Racing (2 wins, 1 pole position), 18th Daytona 24H (12th DP)

He started 2008 with the P2 class and overall win at the 2008 12 Hours of Sebring in the Penske Porsche RS Spyder.

As of 2009 Roger Penske lost sponsorship for the sports car program, and Dumas and Penske regular Timo Bernhard race on loan to the Audi Sport Team Joest for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing 17 overall and 13 in class in the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans

Dumas, together with Timo Bernhard and Mike Rockenfeller won the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans in an Audi R15 TDI plus.[1] He also won the 2010 24 Hours of Spa in a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.[2] Dumas also won with partner Klaus Graf in the CytoSport Porsche RS Spyder at the ALMS event at Mosport.[3]

Romain Dumas will develop and drive the Porsche 919 Hybrid in the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2014.[4]

In 2014, Romain Dumas won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in a Norma M20 "RD Limited" prototype developed specifically for the event.[5]

In 2015, Dumas raced a Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Car in the RGT class of the WRC Monte Carlo Rally, placing second behind class winner François Delecour.[6] Later he claimed a class win at the Rallye Deutschland.

Dumas continued as Porsche LMP1 driver in the 2016 FIA WEC. He won the 6 Hours of Silverstone and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Also, he claimed a second win at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a Norma prototype.

In 2017, he won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for a third time, again with a Norma prototype.

In 2018, Romain won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb again, driving the Volkswagen I.D. R[7] and setting a new overall record of 7:57.148, with an average speed of 150.9 km/h. He was interviewed in his house in Geneva about training methods, which include using an old Arai helmet modified for neck weight training.[8]

In 2019 Dumas set a new lap record for an electric vehicle at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, completing the circuit in 6:05.336 driving the Volkswagen ID R.

Career resultsEdit

Complete Euro Formula 3000 resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2001 B & C Competition VLL
6
PER
Ret
MNZ
3
DON
5
ZOL
14
IMO NÜR VAL
2
7th 13
2002 John Village Automotive VLL
1
PER
Ret
MOZ
1
SPA
1
DON
10
BRN
2
DIJ
6
JER
4
CAG
5
2nd 42

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2001   Freisinger Motorsport   Gunnar Jeannette
  Philippe Haezebrouck
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 282 7th 2nd
2002   Freisinger Motorsport   Sascha Maassen
  Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 321 17th 2nd
2003   Team Nasamax
  McNeil Engineering
  Robbie Sterling
  Werner Lupberger
Reynard 01Q-Cosworth LMP900 138 DNF DNF
2004   Freisinger Motorsport   Stéphane Ortelli
  Ralf Kelleners
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT 321 13th 3rd
2005   IMSA Performance   Raymond Narac
  Sébastien Dumez
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT2 322 15th 4th
2006   IMSA Performance Matmut   Raymond Narac
  Luca Riccitelli
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT2 211 DNF DNF
2007   Pescarolo Sport   Emmanuel Collard
  Jean-Christophe Boullion
Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP1 358 3rd 3rd
2008   Pescarolo Sport   Emmanuel Collard
  Jean-Christophe Boullion
Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP1 238 DNF DNF
2009   Audi Sport Team Joest   Timo Bernhard
  Alexandre Prémat
Audi R15 TDI LMP1 333 17th 13th
2010   Audi Sport North America   Timo Bernhard
  Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R15 TDI plus LMP1 397 1st 1st
2011   Audi Sport Team Joest   Timo Bernhard
  Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R18 TDI LMP1 116 DNF DNF
2012   Audi Sport Team Joest   Marc Gené
  Loïc Duval
Audi R18 ultra LMP1 366 5th 5th
2013   Porsche AG Team Manthey   Marc Lieb
  Richard Lietz
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
315 15th 1st
2014   Porsche Team   Marc Lieb
  Neel Jani
Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1-H 348 11th 4th
2015   Porsche Team   Marc Lieb
  Neel Jani
Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1-H 391 5th 5th
2016   Porsche Team   Marc Lieb
  Neel Jani
Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1-H 384 1st 1st
2017   Signatech Alpine Matmut   Gustavo Menezes
  Matt Rao
Alpine A470-Gibson LMP2 351 10th 8th
2018   Porsche GT Team   Timo Bernhard
  Sven Müller
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
92 DNF DNF
2019   Duqueine Engineering   Nico Jamin
  Pierre Ragues
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 363 12th 7th

24 Hours of Daytona resultsEdit

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2002   Freisinger Motorsport   Ni Amorim
  Stéphane Ortelli
  Hans Fertl
Porsche 996 GT3-RS GT 303 10th 3rd
2005   Brumos Racing   J.C. France
  Hurley Haywood
  Timo Bernhard
  Mike Rockenfeller
Fabcar FDSC/03-Porsche DP 432 DNF DNF
2007   Ruby Tuesday Championship Racing   Jörg Bergmeister
  Patrick Long
Crawford DP03-Porsche DP 615 18th 12th
2008   The Racer's Group   Tim George, Jr.
  Spencer Pumpelly
  Bryan Sellers
  Emmanuel Collard
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup GT 657 11th 3rd
2009   Penske Racing   Timo Bernhard
  Ryan Briscoe
Riley Mk. XX-Porsche DP 717 6th 6th
2010   The Racer's Group   Timo Bernhard
  Tim George, Jr.
  Bobby Labonte
  Spencer Pumpelly
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup GT 668 16th 9th
2013   The Racer's Group   Emmanuel Collard
  Niclas Jönsson
  Tracy Krohn
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup GT 451 DNF DNF
2018   CORE Autosport   Jon Bennett
  Colin Braun
  Loïc Duval
Oreca 07-Gibson P 808 3rd 3rd
2019   CORE Autosport   Jon Bennett
  Colin Braun
  Loïc Duval
Nissan DPi DPi 589 4th 4th

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2012 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 TDI Audi TDI 3.7L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
SEB
2
6th 67
Audi R18 ultra SPA
1
LMS
4
SIL SÃO BHR FUJ SHA
2013 Porsche AG Team Manthey LMGTE Pro Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0L Flat-6 SIL
4
SPA
5
LMS
1
SÃO COA FUJ SHA BHR 10th 72
2014 Porsche Team LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid Porsche 2.0 L Turbo V4
(Hybrid)
SIL
Ret
SPA
4
LMS
5
COA
4
FUJ
4
SHA
3
BHR
2
SÃO
1
3rd 117
2015 Porsche Team LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid Porsche 2.0 L Turbo V4
(Hybrid)
SIL
2
SPA
2
LMS
5
NÜR
2
COA
12
FUJ
2
SHA
2
BHR
1
3rd 138.5
2016 Porsche Team LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid Porsche 2.0 L Turbo V4
(Hybrid)
SIL
1
SPA
2
LMS
1
NÜR
4
MEX
4
COA
4
FUJ
5
SHA
4
BHR
6
1st 160
2017 Signatech Alpine Matmut LMP2 Alpine A470 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SIL SPA
5
LMS
5
NÜR MEX COA FUJ SHA BHR 21st 30

Complete WRC resultsEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WDC Points
2012 Romain Dumas Mini John Cooper Works WRC MON SWE MEX POR ARG GRE NZL FIN GER GBR FRA
16
ITA ESP NC 0
2013 Romain Dumas Ford Fiesta RS WRC MON SWE MEX POR ARG GRE ITA FIN GER AUS FRA
10
ESP GBR 31st 1
2014 Romain Dumas Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 MON SWE MEX POR ARG ITA POL FIN GER AUS FRA
19
ESP GBR NC 0
2015 Romain Dumas Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 MON
26
SWE MEX ARG POR ITA POL FIN GER
26
AUS FRA
Ret
ESP GBR NC 0
2017 Romain Dumas Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 MON
26
SWE MEX FRA
18
ARG POR ITA POL FIN GER ESP GBR AUS NC 0

FIA R-GT Cup resultsEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 Pos. Points
2015 Romain Dumas Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 MON
2
BEL
Ret
GER
1
FRA
Ret
SUI 2nd 43
2017 Romain Dumas Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 MON
1
FRA
1
CZE
1
ITA
4
SUI
1
1st 112

Dakar Rally resultsEdit

Year Class Vehicle Position Stages won
2015 Cars   Peugeot DNF 0
2016 20th 0
2017 8th 0

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
2018 CORE Autosport P Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY
3
SEB
4
LBH
MOH
BEL
WGL
2
MOS
ELK
LGA
ATL
7
20th 114
2019 CORE Autosport DPi Nissan Onroak DPi Nissan VR38DETT 3.8 L Turbo V6 DAY
4
SEB
5
LBH
MOH
BEL
WGL
11
MOS
ELK
LGA
ATL
8
16th 97

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "24 Heures du Mans" (PDF). lemans.org. Automobile Club de l'Ouest. 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  2. ^ "Total 24 Hour of Spa" (PDF). 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2010-06-13.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Bernhard and Dumas join Muscle Milk Team CytoSport". www.planetlemans.com. 2010-08-16. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  4. ^ "Works engagement with 919 hybrid and 911 RSR". Porsche.com. Porsche. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Pikes Peak : Romain Dumas winner of the race to the clouds!". www.romaindumas.com. Romain Dumas. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  6. ^ "WRC 2015 Monte Carlo results". wrc.com. WRC. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  7. ^ https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/volkswagen-i-d-r-electric-racecar-pikes-peak/
  8. ^ "Regain strength for Pikes Peak". 19 April 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.

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