Oct.03, 2011 • Category Racing
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…
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….
Dec.24, 2010 • Category Racing
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.
now it is official!
I will participate in 2 full Championships and in the 24h of the Nordschleife.
As in the past years, I will continue driving in the VLN Championship and the 24h of the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
My partners will be the same as usual: Porsche and Manthey Racing of course…;-)
Never change a winning Team!
My second and new engagement this year will be in the International GT Open Championship. I will race with Phoenix Racing and share an Audi R8-LMS with Jim Matthew.
In the past years, I already raced with Jim in the Grand Am Series on an Daytona Prototype.
I am very happy to race with these two Teams. They both mean a lot to me. With Phoenix Racing I won my first 24h race at the Nordschleife in 2003 and with Manthey Racing I have achieved winning 4 more in the past years. Not to forget that most of my 18 VLN wins were with Manthey Racing.
Both teams are based at the Nürburgring what makes it much easier for me.
The Intl. GT Open Championship is a great series that goes to some of the best tracks in Europe. You should really have a look at it.
I am really looking forward to this busy Season and I am sure it will be a very challenging one!
…but thats what my Job is all about and I love it! )
See you guys at the track…
Interview (german) after the first VLN race 2010
some impressions of the first VLN race 2010
Feb.13, 2010 • Category Racing
this year will be a very busy one for me. I will continue racing with Manthey and Porsche on the Nürburgring/ Nordschleife where we try to defend our 24h victories and of course trying to be again strong in the VLN races. Last year was one of my best years up there with five 24h wins in total and five VLN Overall wins in 2010 I had an amazing race season and fights. The Nordschleife will always be something special for me…
Further, I am working on a deal in GT3 Racing. I wont be able to tell you more at this time but I can tell you it will be a really nice package.
Probably I can tell you more in a view days….
…and every year its the same: I can’t wait for the 2010 Season to start !