Romain Dumas, celebrating at the Monte Carlo Rally on a Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The Frenchman Romain Dumas not only performs well in his element, the asphalt, but also on ice and snow. After winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship in the Porsche 919 Hybrid, the official driver of the German brand now celebrated his greatest success so far in the Monte Carlo Rally: at the wheel of his Porsche 911 Private GT3 RS, he and his co-driver Gilles de Turckheim won the RGT category in the face of strong competition from official teams in the inaugural round of the World Rally Championship.

“We have driven to the razor's edge. Thirteen of the fourteen special stages were with ice and snow. You had to be incredibly careful not to end up off the road, "said the 39-year-old Frenchman after his second participation in this legendary event. “But we did this to the end and our 911 GT3 RS ran without the slightest problem. Despite all the difficulties it has been a lot of fun and it will definitely not be my last ride ”.

As a licensed Porsche driver, Dumas has achieved numerous victories and titles since 2004 and is one of the best and most versatile drivers in international motorsport. In 2015 and 2016 he obtained the absolute triumph in the International Ascent to Pikes Peak, a spectacular sprint that climbs up to 4.301 meters of altitude in the Rocky Mountains. On his debut in 2013, he won the class in his private Porsche 911 GT3 R and was voted Rookie of the Year. Shortly before the Monte Carlo Rally, he participated for the third time in the world-famous Dakar, where this year he achieved his best result, finishing eighth in a Peugeot 2008 DKR.

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