Here’s a wicked Porsche video featuring Patrick Simon: Germany’s Stig but without the helmet. Patrick races, writes and does some TV.
From 1988-1991, young Patrick competed in karting, before moving into German single-seat formulas in 1992. ’92 to ’95 was all about BMW, Ford and Opel monopostos, then it was time for GT cars.
For three years from 1996, Patrick drove Porsche in Supercup and Carrera Cup. 1999-2002 was a bit more Porsche and some V8-Star racing. 2004 brought the start of a long association with the best 911 race in the world: the Nürburgring 24-Hour.
Usually driving a GT3 RS or RSR for N24, Simon stepped into a Zakspeed Viper in 2007, and an Oreca Chevrolet in 2011. Both times, his cars won their class. In 2010, Patrick was part of a four man team that raced a standard GT3 RS to 13th place overall.
Amazingly, the GT3 RS race car drove to the circuit from Weissach, did the 24-Hour with just a brake change and tyres, then drove back to Porsche again. The pics seen here are from that event: note the German registration plates!
You could guess from the above that Patrick Simon knows the Porsche 911. You’d be right, and this video shows it. Proper amazing: check the speeds for gearshifts in this Riviera Blue GT3!