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Romain Dumas

Romain Dumas

1977-12-14 (age 42)


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Dumas, Deletraz join Rebellion for 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Romain Dumas and Formula 2 driver Louis Deletraz will join the Rebellion LMP1 squad for this year's edition of the French enduro.

Evans, Dumas complete Bamber Porsche Bathurst line-up

Jaxon Evans, Romain Dumas and David Calvert-Jones will pilot Earl Bamber Motorsport's Pro-Am Porsche at the 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour.

Electric VW breaks Heidfeld’s 20-year old Goodwood record

The Volkswagen ID.R electric prototype has broken the 20-year-old record set by a McLaren Formula 1 car for the fastest run up the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb.

Volkswagen guns for outright Goodwood record with electric ID.R

Volkswagen aims to break the 20-year-old Formula 1-established overall Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb record with its updated ID.R electric prototype, says its motorsport boss Sven Smeets.

Volkswagen smashes Nordschleife electric record with I.D. R

Volkswagen's I.D. R prototype has smashed the lap record for electric cars on the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

VW I.D. R turns first Nurburgring practice laps

Volkswagen's I.D. R electric prototype turned its first practice laps of the Nurburgring Nordschleife on Thursday ahead of its planned electric lap record attempt at the famed German circuit.

VW’s electric Pikes Peak star to take on ‘Road to Heaven’

The all-electric Volkswagen ID. R will take on a new challenge in September when Romain Dumas, who last year smashed the outright record at Pikes Peak, will drive Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road in China, known locally as the ‘Road to Heaven’.

Wright Motorsports returns to Blancpain America

Two Porsche 911 GT3 Rs run by Wright Motorsports will be on the starting grid for what was formerly the GT class of the Pirelli World Challenge, now known as Blancpain GT World Challenge America.

CORE reveals retro-inspired Nissan livery for 2019 IMSA season

The proliferation of retro color schemes to honor the start of IMSA’s 50th season continues with CORE autosport running the colors of one of the IMSA Prototype greats – the Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo.

Top Stories of 2018, #20: Electric VW shatters Pikes Peak record begins its annual countdown of the biggest stories in racing with a look back to a milestone achieved at one of America’s oldest events.

CORE autosport to run Nissan DPi in 2019

CORE autosport will switch from the Oreca-Gibson P2 car to the Nissan Onroak DPi for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The next peak for Volkswagen to conquer Prime

The next peak for Volkswagen to conquer

Volkswagen returned to motorsport and smashed the Pikes Peak record. The manufacturer has proved it can develop exciting electric car technology, which it could bring to further prominence in another series in 2020.

VW I.D. R smashes Goodwood electric hillclimb record

Volkswagen’s all-electric I.D. R has smashed the official Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb record for EVs, beating the existing time by 3.5 seconds.

The electrifying story of VW's Pikes Peak assault

After departing the WRC at the end of 2016, Volkswagen concentrated on customer racing projects. Last Sunday it made a record-breaking return to factory competition - but that wasn't its first aim at Pikes Peak.

Dumas shatters Pikes Peak record in electric VW

Volkswagen’s electric I.D. R has smashed Sebastien Loeb’s Pikes Peak International Hillclimb record – with Romain Dumas becoming the first driver to make the 12.42-mile course in under eight minutes.

Dumas: One-shot challenge of Pikes Peak “harder” than Le Mans

Volkswagen’s Romain Dumas says the challenge of Pikes Peak Hillclimb eclipses every other event he’s contested – including the 24-hour races at Le Mans, Spa and the Nurburgring.

Dumas sets Pikes Peak qualifying pace in electric VW

Romain Dumas and the brand new, all-electric Volkswagen I.D. R set the fastest time in qualifying on Wednesday, ahead of the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Explained: Volkswagen's all-electric Pikes Peak challenge 

This weekend Volkswagen becomes the latest major motorsport name to tackle the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, but it's doing so with an electric car.

Dumas: Electric VW the best car I've driven at Pikes Peak

Triple Pikes Peak winner Romain Dumas says his 2018 entry – Volkswagen’s I.D. R – is the best car he’s ever driven up the Colorado mountain.

Nurburgring 24h: Race-leading Porsche crashes out

Porsche driver Romain Dumas crashed out of the lead of the Nurburgring 24 Hours just shy of the halfway mark in the car that had led comfortably for most of the distance.

VW reveals electric-powered Pikes Peak contender

Volkswagen has revealed the I.D. R, its challenger for a record-breaking run up this year’s Pikes Peak International Hillclimb.

Dumas chosen for Volkswagen's electric Pikes Peak project

Volkswagen has picked two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner and factory Porsche GT driver Romain Dumas as the driver for its Pikes Peak electric car project.

Porsche confirms Bathurst driver line-up

Porsche has unveiled a new-look factory driver line-up for next year's Bathurst 12 Hour, with Romain Dumas, Dirk Werner, and Frederic Makowiecki set to tackle Mount Panorama.

Dumas, Duval team up at CORE for Rolex 24

FIA World Endurance champions Romain Dumas and Loic Duval will contest the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January next year with the CORE autosport prototype outfit.