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1 Jordan Taylor 226
1 Ricky Taylor 226
2 Christian Fittipaldi 207
2 Joao Barbosa 207
3 Misha Goikhberg 200
3 Stephen Simpson 200
4 Dane Cameron 199
4 Eric Curran 199
5 Ryan Dalziel 183
5 Scott Sharp 183
6 Tristan Nunez 181
6 Jonathan Bomarito 181
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7 Joel Miller 168
8 Johannes Van Overbeek 162
9 Renger Van Der Zande 148
9 Marc Goossens 148
10 Ed Brown 117

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1 James French 216
2 Don Yount 182
3 Buddy Rice 120
4 Kyle Masson 108
5 Gustavo Yacaman 89
6 Nicholas Boulle 68
7 Garett Grist 62
8 Ryan Lewis 62
9 Sean Rayhall 60
10 Daniel Burkett 60

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1 Jan Magnussen 182
1 Antonio Garcia 182
2 Alexander Sims 179
2 Bill Auberlen 179
3 Joey Hand 172
3 Dirk Mueller 172
4 Richard Westbrook 169
4 Ryan Briscoe 169
5 Dirk Werner 159
5 Patrick Pilet 159
6 Oliver Gavin 151
6 Tommy Milner 151
7 John Edwards 151
7 Martin Tomczyk 151
8 Laurens Vanthoor 151
9 Giancarlo Fisichella 104
9 Toni Vilander 104
10 Kevin Estre 78

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1 Christina Nielsen 203
1 Alessandro Balzan 203
2 Jeroen Bleekemolen 195
2 Ben Keating 195
3 Andy Lally 179
3 Katherine Legge 179
4 Jens Klingmann 168
5 Lawson Aschenbach 166
5 Andrew Davis 166
6 Madison Snow 165
6 Bryan Sellers 165
7 Daniel Morad 162
8 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 152
8 Jeff Segal 152
9 Patrick Lindsey 150
10 Cooper Macneil 147

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1 #10 Konica Minolta Cadillac 226
2 #5 Mustang Sampling Racing 207
3 #85 Jdc-Miller Motorsports 200
4 #31 Whelen Engineering 199
5 #2 Tequila Patron Esm 183

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1 #38 Performance Tech 216
2 #26 Bar1 Motorsports 185
3 #20 Bar1 Motorsports 182
4 #8 Starworks Motorsports 58
5 #88 Starworks Motorsport 28

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1 #3 Corvette Racing 182
2 #25 BMW Team Rll 179
3 #66 Ford Chip Ganassi 172
4 #67 Ford Chip Ganassi 169
5 #911 Porsche Gt Team 159
6 #4 Corvette Racing 151
7 #24 BMW Team Rll 151
8 #912 Porsche Gt Team 151
9 #62 Risi Competizione 104
10 #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Uk 50

GTD
1 #63 Scuderia Corsa 203
2 #33 Riley Motorsports - AMG 195
3 #93 M. Shank W/ Curb-Aga 179
4 #96 Turner Motorsport 168
5 #57 Stevenson Motorsports 166
Brothers Forever

The story of Stefan and Georg Bellof
Friday, September 7, 2018

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Stefan Bellof
Stefan Bellof called "Stibbich" 

For many years, Stefan Bellof was considered the greatest talent produced by Germany. He made a name for himself in the Porsche 956 – the car that he was also driving in the accident that killed him. The

memory of this high-flyer is kept alive by his brother Georg.

Goa, the nickname that Georg Bellof has had all his life, is 17 months older than Stefan and now 62 years old. He also planned to be a racing driver, and he too was lightning fast. However, he was unable to advance with this career choice due to a lack of funds.

“I became a dental technician instead, completed a Master’s and built up my own practice.” But times have changed for him as well: Today, Goa Bellof shares his expertise with Porsche drivers as a driving instructor. He was always very close to his younger brother Stefan – and in a way he still is. Following, promoting and helping with his brother’s career were all important to Georg Bellof.

“We were inseparable. We played football together, we went skiing together in winter, and we did all sorts of crazy things together.”

For example, driving around the premises of their father’s vehicle paint shop in the company’s Goggomobil microcar – a daily hobby enjoyed by the fun-loving boys. Goa Bellof laughs at these childhood memories so loudly and with such clarity, spontaneity and mischievousness like the true Bellof he is. Are we sure that this is Stefan’s brother?

Without a doubt.

Stibbich: This is the name that Goa Bellof still uses to refer to his beloved brother. According to Goa, the nickname “comes from Grandma Schäuble, my father’s host mother when he came to Stuttgart before the war to become a coachbuilder. We often visited her.”

Stibbich means “the little one”. The little one always wanted his big brother by his side.

“Stefan knew that he could always count on me for good advice. That was very important to him.” This proved to be the case during the first Formula 2 test drives when Bellof impressed sceptical team director Willy Maurer after just three laps; it was a similar story during the young driver tests for McLaren at the end of 1983. This season was also his first year in the Porsche factory team.

Stefan Bellof (left) and Georg Bellof (right) contested many a kart race
Stefan Bellof (left) and Georg Bellof (right) contested many a kart race

During qualifying for the 1,000-kilometre race at the Nurburgring, Bellof completed a dream lap of epoch-making importance: The timekeepers recorded 6:11.13 minutes, prompting the track spokesperson to make up something about the timer being stopped at the wrong point because a lap time that fast was simply not possible.

“We didn’t think that the lap time was unusual, initially”, Goa recalls. “We thought ‘great! The fastest in qualifying’.

What was strange was the fact that the team hadn’t expected him to be the fastest. But Stibbich had always been fast.”

It was only much, much later that it dawned on everyone in motorsport just what Bellof had achieved with his Porsche 956 and the legend he had created that day – for himself, for Porsche and for the Nordschleife.

Like a mountaineer conquering Mount Everest, Stefan Bellof was the first driver to achieve an average time of over 200 kilometres per hour on the 20,832-kilometre-long Nordschleife, the most difficult race track in the world.

“Stefan broke the sound the barrier”, Norbert Singer, Porsche team leader, claims of the lap time that went down in history. Today, Goa Bellof has the legendary record embroidered on his shirt. There is no clearer way to show his brotherly pride.

Georg Bellof preserves his brother's legacy
Georg Bellof preserves his brother's legacy

However, the premature end of that Sunday race day on the Nordschleife is just one of many stories often told as part of racing folklore: With a significant lead, Bellof destroyed his Porsche 956, crashing just after the huge jump along the Pflanzgarten section of the track. The car took off in the truest sense of the word, at a speed in excess of 200, at a critical point.

Bellof escaped unharmed, on that occasion at least, and according to brother Goa, “He immediately went over to the fans to sign autographs.”

It was this seemingly happy and carefree sense of calm that characterised Bellof as a racing driver.

Happier times
Happier times

Unfortunately it was also this carefree attitude that spelled disaster for the racing driver on September 1, 1985, when he died battling against Jacky Ickx in a ferocious duel on the tricky Eau Rouge curve at Spa-Francorchamps. Stefan Bellof, however, will be remembered forever with the 6:11.13 round at the Nurburgring in 1985.

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