Romain Dumas may not be a household name like some other racing drivers but he sure has a very rich resume in all kinds of races excluding F1. You name it, and chances are he will have participated in it.
Born in 1977, he has participated in every 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, winning the 2010 event outright along with Mike Rockenfeller and Timo Bernhard driving a factory Audi R15 TDI Plus.
Nevertheless, he is mostly associated with Porsche, having won the 2007 24 Hours of Nürburgring, the LMP Class of the 1st American Le Mans Series and the 2008 12 Hours of Sebring driving an RS Spyder among other things, and this year he will drive the 919 Hybrid in the FIA World Championship.
If that wasn’t enough, he will take part in the Dakar Rally and, a few days later, compete in the opening round of the 2015 World Rally Championship.
In spite of most entries being all-wheel drive cars, like the VW Polo, Citroen DS3 and Ford Fiesta WRC, the French driver has stuck with Porsche and will race a 911 GT3 RS 4.0
“It’s one of the most prestigious events, but also one of the most difficult”, said Dumas. “I can’t imagine a more complicated rally with numerous types of conditions and road surfaces. I’ve never competed in a rally in the snow, and I think that with the Porsche it will be a true challenge.”
Thus he has taken his 911 to the twisty roads above the Principality and tested in both tarmac and snow, which makes for a quite interesting viewing in the two videos that follow.