Nicki Thiim is a racecar driver from Denmark who reached the top of the world in 2016, winning the GT class in the FIA World Endurance Championship as a factory driver of Aston Martin Racing. His teammate was Marco Sorensen.
Two years earlier, Thiim has won GTE Am class at 24 Hours of Le Mans, sharing an Aston Martin with his compatriots David Heinemeier Hansson and Kristian Poulsen. Before gaining a success with Aston Martin Racing, Thiim was the Porsche Supercup champion in 2013.
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.
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.
Porsche Supercup champion in 2013
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.
FIA WEC debut in 2013 with Aston Martin Racing
After the tragic crash at 24 Hours of Le Mans that claimed the life of Aston Martin 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.
Combining Aston Martin and Audi in 2015
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 . Thiim participated in just three FIA WEC races that year.
On the other side, he spent full season with C.Abt Racing in the ADAC GT Masters, driving the #2 Audi R8 LMS ultra. He and Jordan Pepper were the race winners once, in the closing race of the season at Hockenheim, finishing 12th in the points.
World endurance champion in 2016
In 2016, Thiim was again full-tome driver in the FIA WEC GTE Pro class, sharing the #95 Aston Martin Vantage with Marco Sorensen. Darren Turner joined them in three races, including Le Mans where they finished second. Thiim and Sorensen won two races, at Austin and Bahrain, taking the World Endurance Cup for GT drivers.
In 2017, Thiim stayed in a cockpit of Aston Martin Vantage GTE, driving for the factory team in the FIA WEC and for TF Sport in the European Le Mans Series. He won one race in each competition, finishing sixth in the World Championship and second in ELMS.
In 2018, Thiim joined TF Sport in the British GT Championship but his main job was in the cockpit of a new Aston Martin Vantage AMR in the superseason (2018-2019) of the FIA World Endurance Championship. He won one race, in Shanghai, to finish ninth in the points.
The season 2019-2020 is much better. Thiim and his co-driver Marco Sorensen scored three wins in five races and they currently hold first place in the FIA WEC GTE Drivers classification.