Primat set to end competitive motorsport career at the Nürburgring

16 September 2015

This weekend’s Blancpain Endurance Series season finale at the Nürburgring will bring to an end Harold Primat’s 17-year motorsport career following the Swiss ace’s decision to call time on his competitive racing exploits. Germany’s round of the pan-European GT championship will see Primat climb aboard the #84 Bentley Team HTP Continental GT3 one last time before hanging up his helmet for good. The 40-year-old feels now is the right time to begin a fresh chapter in his life and focus on other projects.

"After 17 years I feel like now is the right time to step away from competitive racing", Primat says. "I’ve had a great career, but there are other things I want to spend my time doing and I see this as the start of a new chapter. Yes, there will be opportunities to do one-off events, but if I can’t commit fully and properly to something then I don’t think it’s worthwhile for myself, the team or my co-drivers. My partner Cassie is also expecting our first child, which I guess subconsciously has also played a part. I’ve got a couple of things lined up that will hopefully keep me involved in motor racing, although they’re still a long way down the road. For now I’m just going to enjoy this weekend with Bentley Team HTP. I’ll undoubtedly miss the camaraderie that exists in the paddock and garage, not to mention the adrenaline rush. Hopefully we can go out with something to celebrate."