Marcel Fassler

Marcel Fassler

1976-05-27 (age 45)


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Three-time Le Mans winner Fassler retires from racing

Marcel Fassler, a three-time winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours, has called time on his professional driving career at the age of 44.

New Corvette C8.R needs work to catch Porsche, say drivers

Although both Antonio Garcia and Tommy Milner were reasonably happy with the qualifying laps that earned the new Corvette C8.R third and fourth on the grid for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, both feel there is more work needed to catch the heavily updated Porsche 911 RSRs.

Garcia, Gavin uncertain of Corvette C8.R’s Daytona prospects

Corvette Racing’s veteran stars, Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia, are positive about the new mid-engined C8.R’s progress but are uncertain how it will perform relative to its GT Le Mans class opposition at this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Corvette Racing reveals line-up for IMSA endurance races

Nicky Catsburg will team with Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor in the new mid-engined #3 Corvette C8.R for the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship endurance races.

Fassler to sub for injured Milner again at Lime Rock

Marcel Fassler will again share the #4 Corvette C7.R with Oliver Gavin in this weekend’s race at Lime Rock Park, as Tommy Milner continues to recuperate from his hand injury.

Fassler to sub for injured Milner in Corvette at CTMP

Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner has been sidelined by a hand injury incurred in last Sunday’s opening-lap shunt at Watkins Glen, and will thus make way for Marcel Fassler in this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Gavin "battling to understand" how Fassler to blame for crash

Oliver Gavin says he finds it baffling that Corvette stablemate Marcel Fassler was judged to blame for the crash that eliminated the #64 car from the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Gavin: Corvette was victim of Daytona rain “lottery”

Oliver Gavin says the disasters that befell Corvette Racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona were largely a result of bad luck in the torrential rain, and that the venerable American coupes were fast in the dry.

Corvette needs more work to target Rolex 24 win - Magnussen

Reigning IMSA GT Le Mans champion Jan Magnussen has admitted that his fastest time in qualifying at Daytona on Sunday was “a little artificial” and that Corvette Racing needs to find more pace to contend for race victory in three weeks.

Corvette retains IMSA lineup for eighth season

Corvette Racing has announced an unchanged driver lineup for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Corvette replaces Taylor with Rockenfeller for Le Mans

Corvette Racing will aim for its ninth class victory at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, but using its usual ‘endurance’ lineup from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Corvette drivers positive for Sebring despite Daytona deficit

Corvette Racing’s aces are hopeful that data, experience and strategy can lead to a fourth consecutive Sebring 12 Hours victory this weekend despite their performance shortfall in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Corvettes “didn’t have enough” to fight Fords, says Garcia

The Corvette C7.Rs were simply lacking the pace of the Ford GTs at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, according to Antonio Garcia, a deficit accentuated by the dearth of full-course cautions.

Corvette stars wary of rookie endurance drivers at Rolex 24

Corvette Racing’s previous Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona winners are expecting it to be even more difficult to avoid trouble in this year’s race, due to the increased numbers of prototypes and drivers with little experience of endurance events.

Corvette’s top time was result of tow, says Gavin

Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin has admitted that second fastest time in Daytona’s Roar Before the 24 test was the result of drafting practice with teammate Antonio Garcia.

Team WRT to Barcelona to chase the Blancpain GT Series Teams’ title

The Teams’ overall title of the Blancpain GT Series, which combines the two Cups Endurance and Sprint, will be the target of the Belgian squad.

Fassler: Corvette Le Mans win would equal Audi victories

Marcel Fassler says winning this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours GTE title would carry the same weight as his three overall victories in the French classic.

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: All about preparation

Team eager for eight hours of track time ahead attempt at eighth class win

Sprint Cup round at Zolder: home race for the Team WRT and quite a few of its drivers

Comforted by the double podium finish at the last Sprint Cup race at Brands Hatch, the squad, will definitely want to fight for the first success of the season!

Taylor and Fassler complete Corvette Racing’s Le Mans lineup

Corvette Racing has signed Jordan Taylor and Marcel Fassler as their third drivers in the pair of C7.Rs which will campaign the GTE Pro class in the Le Mans 24 Hours this year.

Fassler turned down Toyota LMP1 Le Mans chance

Former Audi LMP1 driver Marcel Fassler has revealed he turned down an offer to contest this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours for Toyota.

Milner optimistic about Corvette's Sebring prospects

Tommy Milner, who along with Oliver Gavin and Marcel Fassler won GTLM in last year’s Sebring 12 Hours, is hopeful that rising temperatures will play into the hands of his Corvette C7.R despite having to start from the back of the grid.

WRT keeps Frijns, adds Treluyer and Dennis to Blancpain line-up

Top Blancpain team Audi WRT has announced its full 2017 line-up, which includes endurance ace Benoit Treluyer, junior single-seater convert Jake Dennis and Formula E driver Robin Frijns.

Audi unveils four-car Nurburgring 24 Hours 2017 effort

Four factory-supported Audi R8 LMS cars will contest this year's Nurburgring 24 Hours, it has been announced.

Stevens stays with WRT for dual Blancpain campaign

Ex-Formula 1 driver Will Stevens will continue with top Blancpain GT team Audi WRT for the 2017 season, it has been announced.

Corvette Racing switches to backup car following fire damage

Last year's Rolex 24 GT Le Mans-class winners Corvette Racing has reverted to a spare chassis for this weekend’s race, following the fire caused by a fuel-line failure on the #4 C7.R at the Roar Before the 24.

Fassler escapes unhurt after Corvette fire at Daytona

Marcel Fassler, defending GTLM winner at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, has avoided injury following a huge fire for the #4 Corvette at DIS this morning.

Rockenfeller and Fassler return to Corvette for Daytona and Sebring

Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fassler have been confirmed as Corvette Racing’s endurance drivers for 2017, after helping the team to a 1-2 finish at Daytona last January.

Audi boss responds to quit rumours: “Nothing is decided”

Audi’s Head of Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich has responded to reports in the German press that the manufacturer is set to withdraw from LMP1 after 2017, insisting nothing has yet been decided.

Fuji WEC: Audi leads Toyota in opening practice

Marcel Fassler led the way in the opening practice session for the WEC 6 Hours of Fuji, putting the #7 Audi half a second clear of the #6 Toyota of Kamui Kobayashi.

Corvette racers confident but wary ahead of showdown

Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner, who need only to finish seventh at Petit Le Mans to win the IMSA GT Le Mans Drivers’ championship, say they still need to be on their game to clinch the crown.

Austin WEC: Duval ensures practice clean sweep for #8 Audi

Audi’s Loic Duval again set the pace in the final practice session before this evening’s qualifying for the 6 Hours of COTA in Austin.

Audi stars pay tribute to former engineer Leena Gade

Audi World Endurance Championship stars Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler have paid tribute to their long-time race engineer Leena Gade following her departure from the German squad earlier this year.

Nurburgring WEC: Porsche stays on top in second practice

Porsche narrowly beat Audi in the second practice session for the WEC 6 Hours of Nurburgring, as Mark Webber eclipsed Marcel Fassler by just 0.014s to keep the Weissach marque on top.

Fassler: Treluyer absence will make Nurburgring race feel “bizarre”

Audi’s Marcel Fassler has admitted that the Six Hours of Nurburgring will feel “bizarre” without the injured Benoit Treluyer.

Positions three and four for Audi at Le Mans

Audi on podium for 18th time in Le Mans 24 Hours

Both Audi cars on third row at Le Mans

Difficult conditions on both qualifying days

Benoit Treluyer: "Audi gains momentum ahead of this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours"

The triple Le Mans winners were able to find solace in the #8 sister car winning the race.

Audi celebrates first WEC victory this season at Spa

106th LMP sports car victory of the brand with the four rings

Audi on second and third rows at Spa

The two R18 cars had to admit defeat to their competitors on the 7.004-kilometer circuit at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

Audi aims to continue major successes at Spa

Second race with new Audi R18 sports car and last competition of the FIA WEC before Le Mans

Audi blames “bouncing” for WEC exclusion, will not appeal

Audi has withdrawn its appeal after its winning car was excluded from the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone.

Audi to appeal Silverstone exclusion

Audi Sport Team Joest has elected to appeal the decision to exclude the #7 Audi R18 from the opening World Endurance Championship race of the season at Silverstone.

Audi excluded from Silverstone WEC win for worn skidblock

Audi has lost victory in the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship following post-race scrutineering at Silverstone, handing the win to Porsche.

Audi wins first WEC round at Silverstone

Victory and lead of the standings for Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer

Pole position for Audi in Silverstone !

Both Audi R18 sports cars on front row at season opener.

A word from... Marcel Fässler

The Audi driver before the start of the fifth FIA World Endurance Championship WEC season.

A strong Toyota "better for everyone" - Di Grassi

Audi driver Lucas di Grassi has said that Toyota catching up to the other LMP1 manufacturers in WEC would be "better for everyone" in the series.

Porsche tops Day 2 morning session, Toyota causes red flag

Porsche continued its domination of the World Endurance Championship Prologue test at Paul Ricard on Saturday morning, as Toyota brought out the red flags.

Porsche tops opening WEC Prologue test session

Neel Jani put Porsche on top in the first test session of the World Endurance Championship Prologue at Paul Ricard, heading the times by over two seconds.

Corvette Racing is “world’s best GT team” says program manager

Doug Fehan has been moved to suggest that last Saturday’s Sebring 12 Hour win, Corvette Racing’s 10th at the event, proves the team is the best in its class.

Corvette Racing at Sebring: Second straight win for Corvette C7.R to start 2016

Gavin, Milner, Fässler win again in No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R

Corvette Racing at Daytona: Historic 1-2 finish for Corvette C7.R at Rolex 24

Gavin, Milner, Fässler take 0.034-second victory in No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R

Hour 24 - Derani guides ESM to victory

Corvette Racing finish 1-2 in GTLM after close battle with each other and Earl Bamber's Porsche, while Magnus Racing clings on to score GTD honors while in fuel conservation mode.

Corvette debutants optimistic for Rolex 24 at Daytona

Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fassler believe the Corvette C7.Rs can beat the younger GTLM machinery at Daytona.

Corvette Racing at Daytona: Going for a Rolex repeat

The 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona marks the beginning of Corvette Racing’s 2016 sports car season with a pair of 2016-spec Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs.

Corvette Racing at Daytona: Roar Before the 24 test program complete

Oliver Gavin second-quickest in GTLM during the weekend ahead of Rolex 24

Corvette Racing at Daytona: Dress rehearsal for Rolex 24

Three-day test for defending GT Le Mans race-winning team

Top 10 FIA WEC LMP1 drivers of 2015's endurance racing correspondent Sam Smith picks out his top 10 LMP1 full-timers from the World Endurance Championship in 2015.