NickiThiim is a racecar driver from Denmark, born on 17th of April, 1989 in Sonderborg. With his compatriots David HeinemeierHansson and Kristian Poulsen he was a champion of a prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans race in GTE Am class and a member of the Aston Martin Racing Team in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Following father's footsteps
In 2006, Thiim joined Danish Formula Ford as a replacement for his father Kurt, and in 2007, he competed in touring cars races. Two years later he won the championship in Leon Supercopa Germany making eight wins in 16 races. He also won the SP3T class at 24 Hours of Nürburgring driving a Volkswagen Scirocco.
Nicki Thiim after winning the Carrera Cup Germany
He got an opportunity to drive in Porsche Carrera Cup Germany. He immediately showed that he has the potential for greater achievements by winning the 5th place at the end of his rookie season. One year later, he was fourth in the same competition, and then he moved up to the third place. Thiim also competed in the Porsche Supercup and again was third. Competing in the ADAC GT Masters was another challenge for Dane. Still, he got three podiums.
Brilliant results in two seasons
The season of 2013 was very good for Thim. He won the Drivers’ championship title in the Porsche Supercup as a member of Attempto Racing that also triumphed in the Teams' championship. Young Dane was the fastest at four out of nine races with an impressive performance in the closing stage of the season when he made three consecutive victories. At the end, he had 32 points more than a runner-up Sean Edwards.
Nicki Thiim with his teammates at podium after winning 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014
After the tragic crash at 24 Hours of Le Mans that claimed the life of AstonMartin young racing driver Allan Simonsen, Thiim was the replacement for the next three races in the 2013 WEC season. The jewel of his career so far was the victory at 24 Hours of Le Mans. Despite winning four races that year and having a one-second place, Thiim and his Aston Martin Racing team finished only third in WEC that year because they missed three events - at Spa, Circuit of the Americas and in Shanghai.
“I’m excited to start in the GTE Pro class this season. The competition in the Pro class is thrilling and challenging. For a racer, this will be big fun and I’m looking forward to this season”, said Thiim before the start of the new season.
Nicki Thiim drives C.Abt Racing Audi in ADAC GT Masters
One victory in ADAC GT Masters
In 2015, this time in GTE Pro Class, Thiim finished fourth at 24 Hours of Le Mans, sharing a seat with his compatriots Christoffer Nygaard and Marco Sorensen . When he competed in ADAC GT Masters he scored a victory in the closing race of the season at Hockenheim and was third at Zandvoort. At the end of the season, he finished in 12th place.