Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2012
I hope you can spend the most cosy time of the Year with your family and your closest friends.
sorry I was gone for so long but at the moment I am still really busy with my rehabilitation as you will understand.
Agin like sometimes before, I can not run anymore because I alway get pain after running in my left hip. That is really annoying for me because I was runnin 3-4 times a week for 45mim to 1h.
My Neurological problems making very slowly progress and my vision to the right hemisphere is improving as well. At least what the therapist is telling me. Me personal I still don’t feel any improvement. So I have to continue to be patient and fight!
So overall I have to say I am pretty good comparing it where I have been 16 month ago and nearly dead!
I will continue to make progress and give you an update from time to time….
Thanks for all your support guys!!!
as most of you already know, I can not participate this year in the 24h of the Nordschleife for medical reasons. I am positive, that one day I will be able to drive again a car on the road and than we see what will happen!
For the moment I have to liv with my 5 wins at the 24h of the Nordschleife. …what could be worse
I would like to thank the team Manthey, I won 4 in row and Phoenix, I won the first one with.
I am sure Manthey Racing and my “old” teammates have experience enough and they don’t need my help….
…ok, maybe they do a bit…;-)
But I do wish the same for “my” other team called Phoenix Racing, which are doing a fantastic job at the moment in DTM and GT Racing as some of you know.
So my friends, till than I have to liv with my 5 24h wins in total.
I wish ALL of you good luck and hopefully a race without any incidents on the track!!
See you soon…
Hier ein kurzer Bericht von meinem VLN Besuch.
Ein besonderes Familien- und Teammitglied konnte Manthey-Racing an diesem Rennwochenende an der Strecke begrüßen: Marcel Tiemann schaute zum ersten Mal in diesem Jahr wieder an der Stätte seiner größten Erfolge vorbei! Zur großen Freude des Teams, mit dem er vier Mal das 24h-Rennen gewinnen konnte, und natürlich Familie Manthey, zeigte sich der Wahlmonegasse in viel besserer körperlicher Verfassung, als noch bei seinem ersten Besuch Ende der letztjährigen Saison. „Es ist nun knapp ein Jahr her, daß der schwere Unfall in Imola mein Leben veränderte, doch ich bin unverändert optimistisch, daß meine Gesundung weiterhin in die richtige Richtung führt“, konstatierte ein gut gestimmter Tiemann. „Ich hatte große Lust wieder Rennluft zu schnuppern und nutze diese Gelegenheit auch, um den vielen Fans und Freunden nochmals ganz herzlich für ihre aufmunternden Mails und lieben Genesungswünschen zu danken!“
better late then never…;-)
I would like to say thank you to all of you who left me a message or comment on my blog.
I still have to read some of them. Most I have already read the last days since I am a bit better.
Just the not seeing to my right hemisphere gives me enough trouble to not read and writing anymore as before. It’s taking extremely long for me and is sometimes very frustrating. Anyhow, for now I have to start to liv with that, even though I don’t give up and hope it will get better in the future.
This is my way of saying: “Thank You” to all of you for standing beside me in this time….
I would like to say Thank you to all very close friends, friends and people who supported me in different ways the last months since Lancelotti caused the accident when he was driving into my car during a GT-Open event in Imola.
It really helped me a lot to pass This and Still most difficult time of my Life and Career.
As well I would like to especially thank my mother Angelika, Sisters Fabienne and Mariella, my brother Pascal for being there while I was in coma and in rehabilitation.
There were a lot more to mention here but I think everybody know anyway
I would like to take this opportunity as well to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year.
I hope you will spend the next days with your beloved ones…..
Take good care about you………
Thank you Angelo Lancelott for what you have done to me!
This year was definitely not my personal best one.
Now the only thing for me is to get better soon and make progress with myself.
Next to my memory- and orientation-problems, what should get better over the next years, I still have a handicap with my vision to the right side.
Its called Hemianopsie.
My first priority is now to get better and back to where I came from before the accident.
Getting back my vision on both eyes to the right, to be able to drive again, even for going only from A to B would be amazing.
The Neurologists say the chance is close to 0% !! But I try everything I can…
Than, if its going well, what I hope, I would like to see how I feel in the racecar again and if its possible for me.
But first, I have to get back my vision to the right and then I see….
…All this and much more problems I had, because of Angelo Lancelotti from Villois Racing who caused the accident in Imola and drove into my car.
Until today I heard nothing from Lancelotti or the team Villois racing
I thinks that speak for itself what kind of character, or better NO CHARACTER the team and Lancelotti have!!!
I personally hope, that people who maybe (hopefully not) work with them together in the future, take this in mind how they both behaved and especially what Lancelotti was doing to me.
This behavior is unacceptable for a team to have a driver like him and for a driver its unacceptable to have a team like this.
After lengthy hospital stays and operations, many fans and colleagues were very pleased seeing Marcel walk the pit lane (at the last VLN race) again. The overwhelming response from fans and colleagues in recent months, has given Marcel strength for his recovery. Marcel was surprised and happy on the huge interest about him.
The accident itself, Marcel doesn’t remember. Only the videos from YouTube and other footage, helps Marcel to get a picture of what happened. In recent months his recovery has made great progress. As a consequence of the accident he still has no vision on his complete right hemisphere and memory and orientation problems. There is no question, he will not be back next season. … “I still have some vision tests, then maybe I put myself in a race car and see how I feel. Only then I will make up my mind. I think it takes about 1-3 years,” said Marcel.
See also the News on Speedweek.de (German)
Marcel has been transferred after the serious accident at the start run to the International GT Open on Sunday in Imola (Italy) in an artificial coma. Diagnosed in the clinic of Bologna are a skull-brain trauma, a fracture of cervical vertebra and broken ribs. “The doctors are planning, Marcel Tiemann in normal healing process after ten days from the artificial coma to wake again,” says Ernst Moser, CEO of Phoenix Racing team.
The 36-year-old Marcel Tiemann was after the rescue and first aid at the track brought to the hospital in Imola and later flown by helicopter to Bologna. The transport to the University Hospital Munich-Grosshadern on Monday had been canceled on account of the healing process. Family members and Phoenix team members take care of him in Bologna. “From many sides support and help has been offered, for all we are very thankful,” says Ernst Moser.
The accident occurred during the initial phase for the second race of the International GT Open, a European racing series for GT sports car. An Aston Martin went suddenly to the left, collided with the white-black Audi R8 LMS of Marcel, which then crashed against the wall on the left side and was thrown from there back into the field. The race was immediately stopped by the Red Flag. The emergency services were immediately on hand to Marcel Tiemann to rescue him from the cockpit.
Get Well Soon Marcel!
Wishing you a speedy recovery and all the best!
Christian (Friend and Admin)
Update – 27 May:
Meanwhile Marcel’s condition is stable. With a plane he will now be flown from Bologna to a Hospital in Munich.
Keep your fingers crossed.
Update – 1 June:
Marcel’s first day, after yesterdays difficult surgery, is without any problems.
Marcel remains in an artificial coma at the hospital Maggiore di Bologna.
The forecast for his recovery remains cautious, although the TAC (CT) today, gives reason for optimism.
The removal of the frontal bone of Marcel’s forehead, performed by Dr. Nicola Acciarri,
showed a immediate reduction of the intracranial pressure after the alarming increase of the swelling of his brain. The post-traumatic hematomas resorb very slowly, which is normal.
Unfortunately Marcel’s high blood pressure (which reaches 200) hinders his recovery.
However, if his condition remains stable, a full recovery is possible, even if it takes a long time.
Hope, you get well soon!
We are here for you!
Update – 2 June:
Manthey Racing about Marcel. (written in German)
Update – 3 June:
The latest TAC (CT) have no big changes, that is reassuring from a medical point of view.
Marcel remains in an artificial coma, when a gradual awakening may be initiated is currently not foreseeable.
Update – 8 June:
The last TAC (CT) scan shows a slow improvement in the bifrontal hemorrhage.
The prognosis is reserved, but the brain pressure shows a stable and acceptable level. The doctors work
on the surgical removal of the hematoma to prevent brain damage. The full recovery of Marcel will take
a long time. Marcel remains in an artificial coma.
Update – 11 June:
Marcel was awakened this morning but mute and without voluntary movement in the limbs.
The okay to transfer Marcel to Germany was given in the early afternoon so Marcel is in flight to Monaco of Bavaria where Dr. Kreft Kerekes will take care of him.
Update – 12 June:
Phoenix Racing News (written in German)
Update – 15 June:
Timo Bernhard, Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas were in thought with Marcel at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Marc Lieb had a sticker on his helmet – Get well soon Marcel. See picture in the gallery.
Update – 21 June:
Marcel was awakened from an artificial coma and his conditions are definitely encouraging!
Update – 24 June:
The GT Open community will gather again sharing a sense of relief, as latest news on Marcel´s
conditions are definitely encouraging. Marcel is now out of danger and recovering progressively in
the University Hospital of Munich-Grosshadern. Very understandably, Phoenix Racing will not race
in Spa-Francorchamps but everybody is wishing Marcel a full recovery and hoping to see the
German squad back in the tracks as soon as possible.
Update – 28 June:
The convalescence of Marcel make further good progress. On 17 June Marcel was moved from
the University Hospital of Grosshadern to the Rehab Hospital Bad Aibling (Bavaria).
The medical treatment will resume as planned.
Update – 8 July:
Olaf and Renate Manthey visit Marcel in Bad Aibling. (written in German)
Update – 14 July:
According to Racing Doctor Jürgen Lindemann, Marcel makes excellent progress. “The accident he can not remember, but otherwise does the memory”
said Lindemann. “He speeks, he can move, he is running around. His internal injuries have healed well.”
Update – 29 July:
Manthey Racing about Marcel. (written in German)
Update – 1 August:
Marcel’s recovery makes very good progress. He can move and speak normally, his memory returns. Whether Marcel will ever race is uncertain.