Laurens Vanthoor

Porsche GT Team

For the 2017 season, two dreams came true for Laurens Vanthoor – he became a Porsche works driver and contested a championship in the USA. The Belgain, who lives with his German wife in the Swabian town of Waiblingen, already turned heads in the 2016 season: He scored a spectacular win in the FIA GT World Cup in Macau. In the Intercontinental GT Challenge, too, he secured overall victory, and also won the Dubai 24 Hours and the Sepang 12-hour race. He’d laid the foundation for this dream season in the previous year – with wins at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, victory at Sepang and second place at the twelve-hour classic in Bathurst, Australia. In 2014, he underlined that he not only shines at individual races such as winning the Spa 24 Hours but also clinched overall victory in the Blancpain Endurance Championship and the Blancpain GT Series.

Personal info

Date of Birth: 8 May 1991
Place of Birth: Hasselt (B)
Nationality: Belgian
Residence: Waiblingen (D)
Marital Status: married
Height/Weight: 1.80 m/72 kg
Hobbies: Cycling, photography
Internet: www.laurensvanthoor.be
Twitter: @Vanthoorlaurens
Facebook: www.facebook.com/laurensvanthoor.be/
Instagram: @laurensvanthoor

With the Porsche 911 RSR, Laurens Vanthoor competes for the Porsche GT Team in the IMSA SportsCar Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours. At the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 R, Vanthoor also contested Nürburgring 24-hour race and set a new qualifying record.

Career

2018 Porsche works driver
1st Le Mans 24 Hours (GTE-Pro)
2017 Porsche works driver
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
6th Daytona 24 Hours (GTLM class)
4th Spa 24 Hours (Pro category)
Bathurst 12 Hour
Nürburgring 24 Hours
2016

Audi works driver
1st FIA GT World Cup Macau
1st Intercontinental GT Challenge
1st Dubai 24 Hours
1st Sepang 12 Hours
3rd Blancpain GT Series

2015

Audi works driver
1st Nürburgring 24 Hours
1st Sepang 12 Hours
2nd Bathurst 12 Hour
3rd Blancpain GT Series

2014

Audi works driver
1st Blancpain Endurance Championship
1st Blancpain GT Series
1st Spa 24 Hours

2013

Audi works driver
1st FIA GT Series (3 wins

2012

Audi works driver
1st Zolder 24 Hours

2011 Formula 3 Euroseries (2 podiums)
2010

Formula 3 Euroseries (3 podiums)
2nd Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix

2009 1st German Formula 3 Championship
2008 German Formula 3 Championship
2002-2007 Karting