07.12.2019    Timo Bernhard bows out of professional racing career

The end of an era

The longest-serving Porsche works driver will bow out of his professional racing career at the end of the year, however he will remain part of the Porsche family as a brand ambassador.
The 38-year old will now have more time to spend with his wife Katharina, daughter Emma and his sons Paul and Ben. He won’t hang up his helmet entirely though and will continue to follow his passion, taking part in selected rallys and hill climbs.

"The next chapter in my life is about to begin and will also allow me to spend a bit more time with my family. However as I am a racer through and through I will still take part in a few selected events, like rallys and hill climbs.
I look forward to continue working with Porsche as a brand ambassador as it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.

I will now increasingly focus on my KÜS Team75 Bernhard team and through my new role as team principal I will now also be involved in the day-to-day business which will further strengthen the team.
In my professional career I’ve achieved far more than I could have hoped for when I started out in kartslalom in the local supermarket car park as a ten-year old, or in 1999 when I just turned 18 and visited Porsche in Weissach for the first time.

I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all the incredible people at Porsche with whom I got to work with and who have positively influenced me. Thank you to my brilliant team mates of which three especially stand out for me: Romain, Mark and Brendon. Together we have achieved an awful lot.

A special thanks goes to my family, my wife, my parents and my sister. They’ve been through everything with me, have given me strength and confidence, have been by my side if things didn’t run smoothly and who have celebrated the little victories on the way to the big ones. They’ve been an enormous support in the background and have enabled me to have the success in my career I’ve had."

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