Lucas Luhr

Lucas Luhr ( born July 22, 1979 in Koblenz ) is a German racing driver and winner of the FIA GT1 World Championship 2011.



In 1989, Luhr in karting. In 1990 he won with eight victories in ten races, the Junior Club Championship Kerpen. In 1991 he successfully defended the title. , He came second in the North Rhine Westphalian Karting Championship, the DMV Championship and the Stefan- Bellof Cup 1992. In the same year Luhr took victory in the Winter Cup in Kerpen. In 1993 he won the Gold Cup in Dahlen, the international season finale at home Schaaf and the DMV Championship in karting. Then there were also the second place in the Winter Cup in Kerpen and a third place in the federal championships this year.

1994 Luhr factory driver was at CRG Italy, for which he won the European Championship and the South Garda Karting Trophy. At the World Championship and the Italian championships handed each a fourth. The change in 1995 as a factory driver for Jolly Kart Italy was not crowned with great success, but enough to take part in the European and World Championships and a fifth place in the World Cup in Charlotte (USA).

Formula series

Followed in 1996 with the change to the Eifel country racing, the jump from karting to Formula Ford, was in the Luhr international runner-up, and. Opel in the formula, in which he scored a victory at Hockenheim As early as next year, he managed to carve out in Formula 3, when he got to the middle of the season in Haddaway F3 Racing 1997. The year 1998 brought a victory in the opening race at Hockenheim and the eighth in the Formula 3 Championship with the change to MKL F3 Racing.

Le Mans Series

From 1999 to 2006 was as a works driver Lucas Luhr, Porsche, where it has retracted a number of victories, including in such important races such as the 24 - hour race at Le Mans. In June of 2006 he won together with Timo Bernhard, Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Tiemann on a Porsche 996 GT3 -MR, the 24 -hour race at the Nürburgring. This victory he repeated in 2011, this time with Marc Lieb, Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas. 2012 Luhr drove in the American Le Mans Series and the Rolex Sports Car Series. In 2013 he appears in the ALMS for the team picket Racing.


During the winter break for the 2007 season, he separated from Porsche and was in 2007 in the DTM with a used Audi at Team Rosberg at the start. Here, however, he could enter only one point, which earned him 17th place in the overall standings.

GT series

2011 saw the launch Luhr in the FIA ​​GT1 World Championship, which he won as a team with Michael Krumm.


Through his ALMS connection to Honda Luhr got the offer on August 25, 2013 at the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma GoPro, a race in the IndyCar Series participate. He finished it in qualifying the 25th (and last) and the race to space 22.


Lucas Luhr is married and has two children. He lives in Ermatingen on Lake Constance. He has private interests at wakeboarding and Harley Davidson.


Significant victories

  • 2000 1st place - 12 Hours of Sebring
  • 2000 1st Place - 1000 km Nürburgring
  • 2001 1st place - 24 Hours Daytona
  • 2001 1st Place - Sebring 12 Hours
  • 2002 1st Place - Sebring 12 Hours
  • 2003 1st Place - ALMS - Sebring 12 Hours
  • 2005 1st Place - ALMS - Sebring 12 Hours
  • 2005 1st Place - GT2 - 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
  • 2006 1st Place - Nürburgring 24 Hours
  • 2011 1st Place - Nürburgring 24 Hours

Le Mans results