Maxime Martin
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Maxime Martin
Maxime Martin
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NationalityBelgium Belgian
Born (1986-03-20) 20 March 1986 (age 36)
Uccle, Belgium
FIA World Endurance Championship career
Debut season2013
Current teamHub Auto Racing
Former teamsTDS Racing, Aston Martin Racing
Starts18
Wins2
Poles1
Fastest laps1
Best finish2nd in 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship
Previous series
2006
2007
2007
2007, 09
2007-08
2008
2008
2008-09
2008-10
2009
2009
2009
2010-12
2010
2013
2013
2014-17
Formula Renault 1.6 Belgium
French Formula Renault
THP Spider Cup
GT4 European Cup
Eurocup Mégane Trophy
FIA GT Championship
Renault Clio Cup France
Renault Clio Cup Belgium
FIA GT3 Championship
Formula Le Mans
Belgian GT Championship
ADAC GT Masters
FIA GT1 World Championship
French GT Championship
Blancpain Endurance Series
American Le Mans Series
DTM
Championship titles
2008Clio Cup France
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years2011-2013, 2018-
TeamsKronos Racing, Marc VDS Racing Team, OAK Racing, TDS Racing, Aston Martin Racing, Hub Auto Racing
Best finish7th (2011)
Class wins1 (2020)

Maxime Martin (born 20 March 1986) is a Belgian professional racing driver and son of four-time Spa 24 Hours winner Jean-Michel Martin. He currently is an Aston Martin Racing driver for which he competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship between 2018 and 2020. Martin had been a BMW factory driver since 2013, racing full-time in the American Le Mans Series for BMW Team RLL that season, as well as acting as BMW's DTM test and reserve driver. In late 2013 at BMW Motorsport's yearly review, Martin was confirmed as a full-time BMW DTM driver for the 2014 season.

Career

Born in Uccle, Martin finished fourth in 2006 in the Formula Renault 1.6 Belgium series.[1] In 2007 he began racing in the Eurocup Mégane Trophy, finishing third overall with one victory. The following year he finished as runner-up, with six wins. He also won the French Renault Clio Cup title. In 2009 he raced mainly in the FIA GT3 European Championship for AutoGT Racing in a Morgan Aero 8, winning at Silverstone.

For 2010 Martin began racing in the new FIA GT1 World Championship for the Marc VDS Racing Team in a Ford GT. Along with teammate Bas Leinders he scored two podium finishes and ended the season 14th in the standings. In 2011, Martin teamed with Frédéric Makowiecki to win 4 races, including both rounds at Ordos. Between 2011 and 2013 Martin raced in the Blancpain Endurance Series mainly driving a BMW Z4 GT3 also for the Marc VDS Racing Team. His best result came in 2012, where he finished runner-up together with his teammates Bas Leinders and Markus Palttala. In 2013 Martin also competed in the American Le Mans Series with BMW Team RLL in the all new BMW Z4 GTE. He and his team mate Bill Auberlen won in only the second race and finished 6th in the Drivers' standings.

Martin racing in the 2014 DTM for BMW.

In 2014 Martin made his debut in the DTM championship for BMW. He won a race at the Moscow Raceway, the first victory for a Belgian in the DTM.[2][3] In 2015, he won another race, this time at the Nürburgring.[4] In 2016, he only managed to finish twice on the podium, and ended the year winless. 2017 was his most successful season yet in the DTM, ending the season with one victory and four podiums.

In 2016 Martin won the Spa 24 Hours together with Alexander Sims and Philipp Eng, driving a BMW M6 GT3.[5] By winning this race, he followed in the footsteps of his father Jean-Michel Martin, who won the race four times, and his uncle Philippe, who won twice alongside Jean-Michel.

Martin racing in the 2018 6 Hours of Silverstone.

In late 2017 Martin announced he would leave BMW after 5 years as a factory driver. He later announced he would join Aston Martin Racing as a factory driver to race in the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship. In September 2020 Martin won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMGTE Pro class together with Alex Lynn and Harry Tincknell for Aston Martin Racing. He took four more podiums during the season and finished runner-up in the Drivers' standings.

While Aston Martin Racing officially ended its factory involvement in the FIA WEC after the 2019-2020 season, Martin was retained as a factory driver to support the customer racing program. However, due to a lack of opportunities in 2021 he raced on Porsche cars on several occasions. In 2022 Martin will race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 from The Heart of Racing Team. This marks his return to a full time program in North America for the first time since 2013. Martin ended up winning two races in the GTD class during the season, one of which was the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen, helping his teammate Roman De Angelis win the title. At the end of the season he and Aston Martin decided to part ways after five seasons.[6]

Racing record

Complete GT1 World Championship results

Complete FIA GT Series results

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Points
2013 Marc VDS Racing Team BMW Z4 GT3 Pro NOG
QR
NOG
CR
ZOL
QR
ZOL
CR
ZAN
QR
ZAN
CR
SVK
QR
SVK
CR
NAV
QR
NAV
CR
BAK
QR

5
BAK
CR

Ret
NC? 0?

? As Martin was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.

Complete Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup results

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Points
2015 BMW Sports Trophy Team Brasil BMW Z4 GT3 Pro NOG
QR

2
NOG
CR

1
BRH
QR
BRH
CR
ZOL
QR
ZOL
CR
MOS
QR
MOS
CR
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
MIS
QR
MIS
CR
ZAN
QR
ZAN
CR
14th 31
2016 Boutsen Ginion BMW M6 GT3 Pro-Am MIS
QR

25
MIS
CR

25
BRH
QR
BRH
CR
6th 21
Rowe Racing Pro NÜR
QR

9
NÜR
CR

8
HUN
QR
HUN
CR
CAT
QR
CAT
CR
26th 4

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2011 Belgium Kronos Racing
Belgium Marc VDS Racing Team
Belgium Vanina Ickx
Belgium Bas Leinders
Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 LMP1 328 7th 7th
2012 France OAK Racing Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
Belgium Bas Leinders
Morgan LMP2-Nissan LMP2 341 14th 7th
2013 France Thiriet by TDS Racing France Pierre Thiriet
France Ludovic Badey
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 310 DNF DNF
2018 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing United Kingdom Alex Lynn
United Kingdom Jonathan Adam
Aston Martin Vantage AMR GTE
Pro
327 37th 13th
2019 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing United Kingdom Alex Lynn
United Kingdom Jonathan Adam
Aston Martin Vantage AMR GTE
Pro
325 44th 12th
2020 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing United Kingdom Alex Lynn
United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
Aston Martin Vantage AMR GTE
Pro
346 20th 1st
2021 Chinese Taipei Hub Auto Racing Portugal Álvaro Parente
Belgium Dries Vanthoor
Porsche 911 RSR-19 GTE
Pro
227 DNF DNF

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2014 BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM HOC
20
OSC
14
HUN
6
NOR
17
MSC
1
SPL
15
NÜR
7
LAU
14
ZAN
6
HOC
Ret
7th 47
2015 BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM HOC
1

7
HOC
2

14
LAU
1

7
LAU
2

8
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

10
ZAN
1

3
ZAN
2

17
SPL
1

14
SPL
2

19
MSC
1

18
MSC
2

4
OSC
1

11
OSC
2

9
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

13
HOC
1

3
HOC
2

6
7th 94
2016 BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM HOC
1

8
HOC
2

3
SPL
1

6
SPL
2

5
LAU
1

9
LAU
2

13
NOR
1

6
NOR
2

3
ZAN
1

10
ZAN
2

Ret
MSC
1

6
MSC
2

17
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

10
HUN
1

13
HUN
2

7
HOC
1

13
HOC
2

6
8th 90
2017 BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM HOC
1

11
HOC
2

Ret
LAU
1

4
LAU
2

8
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

3
NOR
1

2
NOR
2

1
MSC
1

16
MSC
2

Ret
ZAN
1

3
ZAN
2

6
NÜR
1

17
NÜR
2

11
SPL
1

6
SPL
2

11
HOC
1

4
HOC
2

6
8th 132

Complete British GT Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2018 Jetstream Motorsport AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 GT3 OUL
1

10
OUL
2

8
ROC
1

5
SNE
1

2
SNE
2

9
SIL
1

13
SPA
1

1
BRH
1

Ret
DON
1

11
7th 77.5

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2018-19 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage AMR Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8 SPA
6
LMS
13
SIL
4
FUJ
9
SHA
4
SEB
8
SPA
1
LMS
14
8th 66
2019-20 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage AMR Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8 SIL
3
FUJ
3
SHA
4
BHR
3
COA
4
SPA
3
LMS
1
BHR
4
2nd 160

Complete 24 Hours of Daytona results

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2013 United States Turner Motorsport United States Billy Johnson
Canada Paul Dalla Lana
United States Boris Said
United States Bill Auberlen
BMW M3 GT 631 28th 18th
United States Bill Auberlen
United States Michael Marsal
United Kingdom Andy Priaulx
United States Gunter Schaldach
- DNS DNS
2014 United States BMW Team RLL United States Joey Hand
United Kingdom Andy Priaulx
United States Bill Auberlen
BMW Z4 GTE GTLM 679 7th 2nd
2016 United States Turner Motorsport United States Michael Marsal
Finland Markus Palttala
Finland Jesse Krohn
BMW M6 GT3 GTD 701 19th 5th
2017 United States Turner Motorsport United States Justin Marks
Germany Jens Klingmann
Finland Jesse Krohn
BMW M6 GT3 GTD 628 25th 8th
2022 United States Heart of Racing Team United Kingdom Ross Gunn
Spain Alex Riberas
Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 GTD Pro 103 DNF DNF

Complete IMSA SportsCar Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Points
2014 BMW Team RLL GTLM BMW Z4 GTE BMW 4.4 L V8 DAY
2
SEB
LBH
LGA
WGL
MOS
IND
ELK
VIR
COA
PET
28th 33
2016 Turner Motorsport GTD BMW M6 GT3 BMW 4.4 L V8 DAY
5
SEB
LGA
BEL
WGL
MOS
LIM
ELK
VIR
AUS
PET
43rd 27
2017 Turner Motorsport GTD BMW M6 GT3 BMW 4.4 L V8 DAY
8
SEB
LBH
AUS
DET
WGL
MOS
LIM
ELK
VIR
LGA
ATL
63rd 23
2022 Heart of Racing Team GTD Pro Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8 DAY
13
SEB
11
22nd 436
GTD LBH
12
LGA
7
MDO
8
DET WGL
1
MOS
1
LIM
2
ELK
6
VIR
2
PET
7
11th 2137
2023 Paul Miller Racing GTD BMW M4 GT3 BMW S58B30T0 3.0 L Twin-Turbo I6 DAY
8
SEB
LBH
MON
WGL
MOS
LIM
ELK
VIR
IMS PET
-* 0*

* Season still in progress.

Complete 24H GT Series results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pos. Class
Pos.
2023 Italy KFC VR46 with Team WRT Indonesia Sean Gelael
Italy Valentino Rossi
United Kingdom Tim Whale
Germany Max Hesse
BMW M4 GT3 Pro DUB
3
ABU
MUG
SPA
MON
EST
1

EST
2

BAR
KUW
3rd 3rd

References

  1. ^ "Maxime Martin". Driver Database. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Martin proud of first Belgian win". Retrieved .
  3. ^ Leeuwen, Andrew van. "Moscow DTM: Maxime Martin converts pole to first series win". Retrieved .
  4. ^ Adam, Mitchell. "DTM Nurburgring: BMW's Martin wins after clash with Wehrlein". Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Maxime Martin wint spectaculaire 24 Uur van Spa met BMW - AutoWereld". www.autowereld.be (in Flemish). Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Le Mans GTE Pro class winner Maxime Martin to leave Aston Martin". www.autosport.com. Retrieved .

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