Richard Lietz

Works drivers

Richard Lietz is truly a man for all seasons – and for all racing series. The Austrian celebrated the greatest success of his career in the 2015 Sports Car World Championship WEC when he won the FIA World Endurance Cup with the Porsche 911 RSR as the best GT driver. Lietz, who is as fast in his spare time with rallying and ice races as he is in classical circuit racing, is familiar with success: He claimed his first championship title in 2001 as the winner of the Austrian Rally Challenge. In 2007, Porsche signed him on as a works driver. The avid rock climber was on a roll: He won the International GT Open and in 2009 and 2010 he took home the GT class trophy of the Le Mans Series. In 2013, Richard Lietz celebrated his third Le Mans victory after 2007 and 2010. The Austrian kicked off the 2014 season with his second win at the Daytona 24-hour classic, and he was one of the winning trio when Porsche scored a historic success in October 2015 with its first overall victory at the American Petit Le Mans classic.

Personal info

Date of Birth: 17 December 1983
Place of Birth: Waidhofen (A)
Residence: Ybbsitz (A)
Marital status: Single
Height/Weight: 1.83 m/73 kg
Hobbies: Rallying, jogging, climbing, cycling
Twitter: @RichardLietz

Richard Lietz contests the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC (GTE-Pro class), including the Le Mans 24 Hours, in the Porsche 911 RSR fielded by the Porsche GT Team.


2017 Porsche works driver

Porsche works driver
World Endurance Championship (WEC), GTLM class


Porsche works driver
Winner FIA World Endurance Cup for GT Drivers
Overall win Petit Le Mans
1st World Endurance Championship (WEC) Nürburgring (GTE-Pro)
1st WEC Austin (GTE-Pro)
2nd WEC Silverstone (GTE-Pro)
2nd WEC Spa (GTE-Pro)


Porsche works driver
1st Daytona 24 Hours (GTLM)
3rd FIA World Endurance Cup for GT drivers
1st World Endurance Championship (WEC) Silverstone (GTE-Pro)
2nd WEC Shanghai (GTE-Pro)
3rd WEC Le Mans 24 Hours (GTE-Pro)

2013 Porsche works driver
1st Le Mans 24 Hours (GT)
4th World Endurance Cup (WEC)
4th Silverstone, Sao Paulo, Austin, Fuji, Bahrain (WEC, GT)
2012 Porsche works driver
1st Daytona 24 Hours (GT)
1st Spa (WEC, GTE Pro)
1st Fuji (WEC, GTE Pro)
2011 Porsche works driver
1st Nürburgring 24 Hours (GTH)
3rd Le Mans Series (GT)
1st Laguna Seca (ALMS, GTH)
1st Zhuhai (ILMC, GTE-AM)
2nd Sebring 12 Hours (ILMC/ALMS GTE-Am)
2010 Porsche works driver
Winner Le Mans Series (GT2), 3 wins
1st Le Mans 24 Hours (GT2)
2nd International GT Open, 2 wins
2nd Spa 24 Hours (overall)
2009 Porsche works driver
Winner Le Mans Series (GT2), 3 wins
2nd Daytona 24 Hours (GT)
3rd Nürburgring 24 Hours (overall)
2nd International GT Open, 2 wins
2008 Porsche works driver
7th Le Mans Series (GT2), 2 podiums
2nd International GT Open, 5 wins
Le Mans 24 Hours (GT2, pole position
Daytona 24 Hours
Spa 24 Hours (GT2)
2007 Porsche works driver
Winner International GT Championship, 4 wins
1st Le Mans 24 Hours (GT2)
2nd Spa 24 Hours (GT2)
2006 3rd Porsche Michelin Supercup
4th Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
2005 5th Porsche Michelin Supercup
3rd Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, 3 podiums
2004 4th Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
2003 Formula 3 Euroseries
Austrian Formula 3 Championship, 2 wins
2002 International German Formula 3 Championship
Austrian Formula 3 Championship, 1 win
Austrian Rally Challenge, 1 win
2001 1st Austrian Rally Challenge
Formula BMW ADAC, 1 win, 4 podiums
2000 Formula BMW ADAC Junior Cup, 4 podiums
1998-1999 Karting