More than 70 years old and still going strong

Jim Briody contesting his 18th ADAC Zurich 24h Race

The Porsche Cayman S #134, entered by the Secural Sorg Rennsport Team is raced – inter alia – by a very special driver: Being more than 70 years old, the US-American Jim Briody is not only one of the oldest drivers on the grid but with a total of 91 24h races contested he also is one of the most experienced participants. In 2001 he contested his first ADAC Zurich 24h Race and since then he was hooked. Therefore, the 2018 24h Race in the Eifel is his 18th. But should you believe that Briody calmed down due to his age you are mistaken. “I secured 49 class podiums and 24 class wins and it goes without saying that I also want to win my class in 2018. Otherwise I wouldn’t start,” says the old hand from Prescott. When asked how long he plans to continue his motor-racing career, his wife answers with a smile:

“We said let’s make it 100 and see what happens. On the other hand, we already said four years ago that we slowly are getting to old for the races – and we are back nevertheless.”