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Hans Stuck Named Grand Marshal for 12H Sebring

Hans Stuck named Grand Marshal for Twelve Hours of Sebring…

Photo: BMW

Photo: BMW

Three-time Sebring winner Hans Stuck will serve as Grand Marshal of the 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida.

Stuck has a varied career in motor racing with 81 Formula One starts and numerous endurance racing wins, including twice at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 1985 he won the Sportscar World Championship with Derek Bell.

Stuck’s first win at Sebring came in 1975 driving for the BMW factory team. Stuck will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of BMW’s first major USA win this year at Sebring with co-drivers Sam Posey and Brian Redman.

His second Sebring win came in 1986, driving the Coke Porsche 962 with Bob Akin and Jo Gartner. His third overall win came in 1988 aboard the Bayside Porsche 962 co-driven by Klaus Ludwig.

Stuck’s father was a famous race car driver and taught him driving on the famed Nurburgring circuit.

The tall Bavarian, now living in Austria, was often known as the “Rainmaster” for his ability to race on wet tracks, a skill that he displayed at the 1993 Sebring 12 Hours as he recorded a class win driving a Porsche in a heavy rain.

Stuck recorded another class win in 1996, giving him a total of five total victories (three overall and two class) at America’s oldest endurance race.

He was inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame in 2008. January 2008 saw Stuck begin his current position as Motorsport Representative for the Volkswagen Group.

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