Timo’s successful Porsche career began in 1999 when he was taken up by the renowned UPS-Porsche-Junior team. In the last 15 years as a Porsche works driver he’s claimed overall wins at the 24-hour races at Daytona and the Nürburgring as well as in Le Mans and Spa.
Timo has been involved in Porsche’s Le Mans LMP1 project from the beginning and was able to bring all his experience from endurance racing into the project.
He is competing with the Porsche 919 Hybrid in the World Endurance Championship including the prestigious 24 hours of Le Mans.
The cooperation with Ursapharm, the most renowned pharmaceutical producer in the Pfalz/Saarland area, started in 2006.
Especially for top athletes it is important which supplements they use in their everyday life and the products of Ursapharm are the best possible solution for Timo’s routine.
Porsche Driving School
At the Porsche Sport Driving School it’s all about practice. The overriding principle: learning by doing – working through the various training levels to hone individual driving skills - from the basics of vehicle control through to applying for your own racing licence and as a driving instructor Timo brings in his experience and driving competence.
Porsche Zentrum Mannheim/PENSKE Sportwagenzentrum
During his career with Porsche, Timo was part of the renowned US race team of Roger Penske for four years. Since then he also has a very close collaboration with the Porsche Zentrum Mannheim.
They also support the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup which they established together with TEAM 75 Bernhard and in which Timo competes in Rallyes within the German Rallye championship.
KÜS is a company specialising in the technical inspection of vehicles, delivering high quality performance with regards to the safety on German roads.
KÜS and Timo work together since 2009 and they feature on Timo’s helmet as well as his overall and they also support TEAM75 Bernhard, which runs two cars in the ADAC GT Masters as well as the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany.
RECARO Automotive Seating
For over 100 years, RECARO has been one of the most renowned seat brands in the world and has become the benchmark for quality and durability.
Timo is a proud brand ambassador for RECARO since 2013 and due to his experience he is able to provide valuable feedback for the further development of racing seats.
The AVO Fahrzeugtechnik was established in 1997 with headquarters in Wachenheim/Germany and is dedicated to the development and distribution of special wheels for tuner, wholesalers and wheel manufacturers in Germany and other European countries.
The existing know-how has been used for the development of the new wheel brand “Motec”, which was first presented at the Essen Motor Show 2007. The basic idea of this completely different brand is to manufacture racing wheels for the highest racing classes and to also offer exclusive tuning wheels.
TEAM 75 Bernhard
Racing runs in the blood of the Bernhard family. Timo’s dad Rüdiger, who is a passionate racer himself, took part in various hill climbs, slaloms and Rallyes in the last 40 years and together with Timo’s mum Scholli, he supported their son’s career from the very beginning and has been part of every step of Timo’s way to the top as a professional racing driver.
With this knowledge and experience it was obvious to start up an own team and in 2010 they first founded ‘Rallye Team 75’ with Timo as driver. The small team benefitted from their long lasting experience and after a few victories and overall Rallye wins with the Porsche 911 GT3, the team decided to get involved in the Porsche Carrera Cup as TEAM 75 Bernhard in 2013.
Timo, a former Porsche Carrera Cup Champion, knows this category well and advises the team as a consultant. The overall responsibility lies with his dad Rüdiger Bernhard, who draws on his own motor racing experience.
In 2014 the team won two races and had three podium finishes and added another two wins and three podiums to their tally in 2015.
After three successful years in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany the team will extend its motorsport commitment and enter two cars in the ADAC GT Masters in 2016.
Nutrition is an important consideration for those involved in motorsport just like other top sports. FitLine products ensure the body gets all the nutrients and vital substances it needs to increase concentration and build physical strength. Timo has been using FitLine products since 2008 and enjoys the immediate improvement he feels as an effect of using the supplements.
Schuberth are specialists in head protection systems and have been manufacturing helmets for over 70 years. The company is based in Magdeburg/Germany and now develops premium helmets for many industries including motorsport and military sectors. Every Schuberth helmet is made by hand and stringently tested to ensure the quality and safety of each helmet. Timo has been wearing Schuberth helmets for several years now. The helmets are designed for optimum wear comfort, which is very important for an endurance racing driver.