Prestigious Accolade for Porsche Works Driver

Posted on 16. Mar, 2012 by in Porsche Canada

Hans Herrmann inducted into a Sebring Hall of Fame

SEBRING – Mar 16, 2012 – Porsche is gay to announce that a special fame has been awarded to one of a many successful works drivers. Hans Herrmann, innate in 1928, was inducted into a Sebring Hall of Fame on 16 Mar 2012. This prestigious endowment from a organizers of a famous American racing circuit was announced in a run-up to this year’s 12 Hours of Sebring, that was hold for a sixtieth time in 2012. Also inducted to a Sebring Hall of Fame were a American racing legends Geoff Brabham, Denise McCluggage, Johnny O’Connell and Jim Downing.

In a racing career travelling from 1953 to 1970, Hans Herrmann was twice a altogether leader during Sebring. In 1960, he won a mythological twelve-hour competition in a Porsche 718 RS60 with Oliver Gendebien, and steady a attainment in 1968, in a Porsche 908 with Jo Siffert. He also won his category for Porsche in 1956 and 1966. His initial altogether feat during a 12 Hours of Sebring in 1960 was one of a many critical wins in Porsche’s racing history. This was a initial tour for a new Type 718 RS60 1.6 liter car, and it finished in a double feat for a Stuttgart-based manufacturer as a Porsche teams of Herrmann/Gendebien and Holbert/Schechter crossed a line in front of their competitors from a 3-litre class.

Hans Herrmann is one of Porsche’s many successful works drivers. Born on 23 Feb 1928 in Stuttgart, a continuation dilettante is regarded as one of a many arguable and unchanging drivers of all time.

During his engine racing career, Hans Herrmann notched adult some-more than 80 altogether wins and category victories for manufacturers such as Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Borgward and Abarth. In 1953, 1954 and 1955 he was German champion in a 1500 cc class, and manufacturers’ World Champion in 1969 in 1970. Hans Herrmann achieved his biggest victories in cars done in Zuffenhausen: during a Mille Miglia, a Targa Florio, a Carrera Panamericana and in Le Mans, where he achieved Porsche’s initial altogether feat in a 917 in 1970. After his delight during Le Mans, Hans Herrmann late from active racing during a age of 42.

 

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Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), formed in Atlanta, Ga. is a disdainful U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, a Cayenne SUV and Panamera Gran Turismo. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned auxiliary of Porsche AG, that is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who yield parts, service, selling and training for 196 dealers. They, in turn, work to yield Porsche business with a best-in-class knowledge that is in gripping with a brand’s 63-year story and care in a enrichment of car performance, reserve and efficiency. At a core of this success is Porsche’s unapproachable racing birthright that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.

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