Hendrik von Danwitz
Porsche Cayman GT4 #962
Domicile: Tönisvorst (DE)
Familiy status: unmarried
Hobbies: skiing, fitness, football
Hendrik von Danwitz has motorsport in his genes. His father Herbert von Danwitz is a successful Touringcar-driver and passed his talent to his son. He began his motorsport career with some kart races in 2013. As he already was 14 at that point, he counted as an late entrant. But it didn't take long until he was successful. In 2014 he won the clubchampionship of the famous Kart-Club-Kerpen-Mannheim. Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel also celebrated their first achievements in this club.
After that he won several races in the ADAC Kart Masters, which is the most competitive kartingseries in Germany, and qualified for the finals of the european championship and of the german kart masters. Since 2017 Hendrik von Danwitz has been driving racing cars.
The switch proceeded perfectly: Besides some wins in the NES 500 he also established himself in the VLN pretty quick and achieved first successes. In 2018 von Danwitz became second in the rookie class of the Porsche Cayman GT4 Trophy, became fourth in the overall VLN championship and finished on a strong third place in his class in the 24 hour race on the Nürburgring.
In 2019 he switched to the Frikadelli Racing Team and, together with "Jules", was able to secure the driver / team championship in the Porsche Cayman GT4 (Type 981). In the previous year he drove the successor model, the Porsche Cayman GT4 (Type 718 Clubsport), in the Nürburgring endurance distance series at a few races; at the same time, Hendrik von Danwitz gained experience in the ADAC GT Masters with an Audi R8 LMS from Aust Motorsport.
In the 2021 season, the Tönisvorster will once again compete alongside "Jules" for Frikadelli Racing in the Nürburgring endurance series. The goal: to make the jump to the top of the Pro-Am class with the Porsche Cayman GT4 (Type 718 Clubsport).