Lionspeed GP confirms plans for the 2024 season with Porsche!

  • Racing team founded by Patrick Kolb and Jose Garcia to operate fully independently for the first time.
  • GT3 program planned in the Nürburgring Nordschleife competing at Nürburgring 24H
  • GT4 full season entry for all European Hankook 24H Series rounds with Jose Garcia and Daniel Miller returning to the Lionspeed cockpit.

Bad Homburg, January 15, 2024 / PRESS RELEASE – The opening weeks of the 2024 season are busier than ever for the Lionspeed GP crew, preparing for what will be a landmark season.  The team, based not far from the legendary Nürburgring, is set to embark on its first campaign as a fully independent operation in the coming season and is bound to compete on multiple levels of GT racing.

Founded in 2019 by race car drivers Patrick Kolb and Jose Garcia, Lionspeed GP has competed in some of the world’s biggest endurance races including several editions of the Nürburgring 24 Hours with GT3 machinery from Audi and Porsche. This season, the team will operate independently as it takes its next step in endurance racing.  Kolb will continue to serve in his role as team principal, while also driving the team’s Porsche 911 GT3 R, which is set to embark on a GT3 campaign on its home circuit, the historic and daunting Nürburgring Nordschleife. This includes the 52nd running of the Nürburgring 24, which is scheduled to take place on June 1-2.

“While Lionspeed GP is entering its sixth season of racing, our extensive team is composed of professionals with decades of experience in the racing world” said team principal and driver Kolb. “The dedication and efforts of everyone involved in this exciting project has enabled us to grow and led to many achievements and triumphs.  In 2024 we are taking the next step and are excited to expand the team’s efforts in technical and operational realms for European and International competitions. “

In addition to its planned GT3 operations, Lionspeed GP is also excited to announce that it will take part in the full European Campaign in the Hankook 24H Series. Starting with the Hankook 12H Mugello on March 22-24, the team will enter the new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport with Jose Garcia and Daniel Miller as confirmed drivers.  The challenging schedule contains three 12-hour races as well as two 24-hour races at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal and Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.

“We are super excited to be able to join the entire European Championship at Creventic,” Garcia said. “We’ve always enjoyed racing in this Championship, and we think it is a well-organized competition.  It is important that we show our commitment by being a full-season entry.  We look forward to mixing it up with all the teams out there and Lionspeed is very excited to put the entire team to work for the European championship.”

Alongside the modern GT racing operations, Lionspeed GP, through its Lionspeed “Classics” Division will also continue its efforts in the classic racing scene. In 2024 the team will field Jaguar and Porsche machinery in the Peter Auto series as well as the German Youngtimer Trophy. The team is set to field multiple cars through the course of the year, but at this stage is excited to confirm Timmo Mol and his Jaguar E-Type 1962 for the opening round in Mugello.

About Lionspeed GP

Lionspeed GP is a Bad Homburg based Independent GT Racing team focused on European and International GT Racing Championships and Competitions, supported by a global network of sponsors. Lionspeed includes an extensive team of racing professionals with decades of experience in the industry, including but not limited to race car drivers, engineers, mechanics, marketing, and media team members.