For anybody not well-acquainted with GT racing over the past 10 years, the name of Marc Lieb may not exactly ring any bells.
But those with more than a passing interest in the genre will know that the German has been one of the category's very best drivers for a decade and racked up countless successes for Porsche during that time.
How's about this for a CV? Since 2002 the German has taken a domestic Carrera Cup crown, four GT2 titles in the Le Mans Series plus two [under the N-GT name] in FIA GTs, a pair of Le Mans 24 Hours class wins and overall victories in both the Spa and Nurburgring [the latter event three times] 24 races. Not bad eh?
The 2011 season has not started well though; his Felbermayr-Proton car one of four Porsches eliminated at the start of the Le Mans Series opener at Paul Ricard following an accident for which officialdom - rather than any driver - was at fault and his Spa 1000km wrecked by a punt from a Ferrari at Fagnes on the opening lap.