Racing Driver

The Aim

To compete in the most iconic Endurance races in the world which include the Le Mans 24 hours, Daytona 24 hours and Sebring 12 hour races with the chance to compete against the best drivers in the world.

Racing Driver

Lars has a warm, gregarious, outgoing personality that is well suited to his chosen career and passion that is motorsport, where being people and media friendly is a pre-requisite. Personal relationships must be established and maintained with all members of the media, so his ability to communicate is a vital part of his attraction to a would-be sponsor. Lars has travelled far and wide and has dedicated his young life to the pursuit of his dreams. His single minded approach has resulted in a man who knows where he wants to go. His personal moto of ‘Conceive It, Believe It, Achieve It’ reflects his commitment to his personal goals. His direct, honest approach will endear him to the media, the sponsors and fans alike.

 |  Lars Viljoen  |  Racing Driver

Career Overview

At the age of seven Lars was determined to live his dream of becoming a racing driver. He realised the first part of his dream by sitting in a kart at the age of 13 and winning his first ever race! After that he competed in karts for a further three year on the National UK scene.

Lars took the big step to race cars at the age of 16, again winning his first ever car race in a single seater Formula Ford at Silverstone. While this is an amazing feat in itself, he also went on to win the BRDC Formula Ford Winter series. After this he moved to the Formula BMW UK Championship in 2005, driving more sophisticated cars with wings and slick tyres. He scored some fantastic results in his rookie year on the national stage, catching the eye of some big names within the industry.

Lars was asked to drive the Medical Car for the British Touring Car Championship with Porsche, this lead to him being employed by Porsche UK as their youngest advanced driving instructor. He was also lucky enough to be asked to drive the Medical Car for A1GP World Cup of Motorsport in a Maserati and this enabled Lars to travel the world, visiting some of the best race circuits around the globe. 

From 2007 to 2009 Lars managed to secure drives with top Formula 3 teams to compete in four races in the BRSCC F3 Championship. The weekends were dominated by Lars starting four races and achieving a 100% record of four wins, four poles and four fastest laps. Lars caught the eye of Hitech Racing the British F3 Championship team, and they asked Lars to carry out all their development and aero testing for the 2007 and 2008 seasons.

A move to Sports car and Endurance racing was realised in 2010 when Lars competed in the Britcar 24 hour race at Silverstone in a Lotus Elise, from that moment on Lars was hooked with endurance racing, by the atmosphere and team work that sets it apart from sprint racing. In 2011 Lars competed in selected rounds of the SPEED Euroseries following the European Le Mans Series to Europe’s iconic circuits like Spa, Silverstone and Paul Ricard.

From 2011 Lars has been competing in selected rounds of the VdeV Endurance Series in sports prototypes which acts as the feeder series to Le Mans. The series travels round Europe visiting some of the famous circuits where races are run between 6 to 12 hours which make them a great test for drivers and cars alike. Lars has achieved some great results and has finished frequently within the top 10 in each of his appearances showing speed and consistently, the highlight being a 4th position at Mugello in 2013. 

 |  World Endurance Championship - Circuit of the Americas  |  September 2016