17. marts 2023

Former GT World Champion Nicki Thiim joins GMB Motorsport

GMB Motorsport has secured the talents of the two-time FIA GT World Endurance Champion Nicki Thiim. The 33-year-old Aston Martin Racing Factory Driver will be representing GMB Motorsport in the upcoming season of the European Le Mans Series, ELMS, alongside Gustav Birch and Jens Reno Møller.

Shortly before the 2023 season commences, GMB Motorsport have hit the jackpot, as an agreement with Aston Martin Racing has been reached. The agreement entails that GMB Motorsport will introduce a new driver for this year’s European Le Mans Series. The team’s new driver is none other than the twice FIA GT World Endurance Champion and winner of 24H Le Mans 2014, Nicki Thiim, who was even involved with developing the current GTE-edition of the Aston Martin Vantage.

The newly appointed head of sporting at GMB Motorsport, Henrik Lundgaard, is extremely satisfied with the fact that the agreement with AMR has been closed, and is looking forward to the exceptional opportunity this is for the team:

– Nicki is without a doubt one of Danish racing’s most successful and experienced drivers, and it’s a giant scoop to be able to associate ourselves with a talent of that caliber. He has a long list of impressive titles in his trunk, and we hope to give him the opportunity to extend that list while with us, as this addition hopefully brings us closer to title contention in this year’s ELMS. Besides increasing our chances for victory, Nicki will bring a lot of experience to our young team, who will be trying the GTE class for the first time.

At GMB Motorsport 33-year-old Nicki Thiim will be seated behind the wheels of the team’s brand-new Aston Martin Vantage GTE for the six 4-hour races, that is part of the ELMS starting with the race in Barcelona April 23
rd. The two other drivers for GMB Motorsport will be Gustav Birch and Jens Reno Møller, who will be enjoying the benefits of the massive experience Nicki brings to the table after 10 years as a Factory Driver at Aston Martin Racing.

Thiim is taking over the spot from the Danish TCR-champion Kasper H. Jensen, who instead will be focusing his efforts on the domestic turfs, where he as the opportunity of winning his seventh championship, which will make him the most prolific driver through the years in that class.

Nicki's new co-drivers Gustav Birch and Jens Reno Møller on the circuit in Imola last year.