Richard Lietz will not forget this day in a hurry. Whenever he looks in the mirror over the next weeks, he will remember November 21, 2015 – the day he won the FIA Endurance World Cup at the six-hour race in Bahrain, the greatest success of his career. As soon as the best GT driver of the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC climbed out of his
“Even though I’ll have a lot of explaining to do when I get home, the boys were just having some fun, that was the most important thing at that moment,” said Richard Lietz, who will celebrate his 32nd birthday on 17 December. “This title is the well-deserved reward for us all for never giving up this season, even when we were hampered with setbacks. Even when we were at a low point at Le Mans, when many had already written us off, we always believed in ourselves. The way we made a comeback in the second half of the season was tremendous. You can only do this with such a team.”
Richard Lietz had to wait for four races until he brought home his first victory of the season. Only at the Nürburgring, the home track of his
“Richard is an absolute sure bet when it comes to being consistently fast, even under the most difficult conditions, and bringing home top results,” says Marco Ujhasi, Overall Project Manager GT Works Motorsport at
But it wasn’t just the family genes that prompted Richard Lietz to become a racing driver. The fact that he grew up far from any big city temptations in Ybbsitz, a 3500-strong community in the rural idyll in Lower Austrian Mostviertal, surely also contributed to this. “The opportunities for leisure activities for young people there are few and far between,” he says. “But we have beautiful, natural roads that are really fun to drive on. That’s why lots of racers come from our region.”
When Richard Lietz became a
As cool and calm as Richard Lietz may appear to outsiders, when thing do not run to plan he can also become very emotional. He is definitely not someone who shies away from confrontation, and he takes on responsibility – not predominantly for his own advantage, but mostly in the interest of the matter. This makes him the perfect team-player. “Only when the environment is right,” he says, “can everyone give their best towards success.” The
The Austrian is a man for all occasions – and for all racing series: in 2009 he won the Le Mans Series (GT2 class) and defended this title the following year. In 2012 he clinched his first of two GT victories until now at the Daytona 24-hour classic, with two more Le Mans class wins following in 2013 and 2014. When
Richard Lietz is a role model for many young
For Richard Lietz, winning the FIA Endurance World Cup marks the greatest success in his career until now. The probability that it will change his personality is practically zero. “You can only win such a title when you have a strong team behind you, and that they want success as much as you do,” he claims. As much as he is thrilled with his own title win, he is also delighted that
At the pinnacle of his career, which began in a kart in 1998 and ultimately led to
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Atualmente, continuamos a ser obrigados a fornecer os valores de NEDC, independentemente do teste utilizado. A comunicação adicional dos valores WLTP é voluntária até ao seu uso obrigatório. No que respeita aos veículos novos que são homologados de acordo com o WLTP, os valores NEDC serão derivados dos valores WLTP durante o período de transição. Visto que os valores NEDC são comunicados em intervalos, estes não se relacionam com um veículo único individual e não constituem parte da oferta. Estes são utilizados apenas como forma de comparação entre diferentes tipos de veículos. As características adicionais e acessórios (equipamentos, modelos de pneus, etc.) podem mudar os parâmetros principais, como o peso, resistência ao rolamento e aerodinâmica e, em conjunto com as condições meteorológicas e as condições de trânsito, assim como o tipo de condução individual, podem afetar o consumo de combustível, o consumo de eletricidade, as emissões de CO2 e os valores de performance de um veículo.