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Former 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Marcel Fassler announces his retirement

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The three-time 24 Hours of Le Mans champion Marcel Fassler has decided to retire from motorsports.

A remarkable endurance and DTM driver Marcel Fassler has announced that he will stop his career as a driver earlier on Wednesday. The 44-year-old Swiss driver, however, starts a new chapter in his career as he will manage Swiss Sportec team.

Fassler himself has shared some thoughts on his retirement: “I am very pleased that the transition from my racing career to a new professional life has gone so smoothly. It’s a confirmation of the work I’ve done so far that my experience as a racing driver will continue to be in demand.

“I had this big dream as a boy to become a successful racing driver. The fact that I went this way in my own way, with honest and hard work, with the will to persevere and the belief in my passion, and that I made it to the top of the world with my performances, makes me proud.”

“I gave it my all and achieved more than I ever dreamed of. My big thanks go to all the many people who always believed in me and supported me in many ways and with great commitment on the way to the top.”

Marcel Fassler is well-known for his Le Mans performances as he got to the highest step of he podium with Audi in the LMP1 class in 2011, 2012, and 2014. He also finished 2nd and 3rd in 2010 and 2015 respectively. Furthermore, the Swiss finished 3rd in DTM’s drivers’ championship in 2003 with HWA Team.

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