Ellen Lohr

Ellen Lohr ( born April 12, 1965 in Mönchengladbach ) is a German motor athlete.

Lohr began her motorsport career at the age of 14 years with kart racing. Her next stop was the Formula Ford, where she won the 1987 German Championship. From 1988 she drove in Formula 3 as a factory driver for Volkswagen, among others, against competitors such as Michael Schumacher and Heinz -Harald Frentzen. Her best result was a second place at the European Championship Finals in Monaco in 1990. During the same year, she also took second place in the 24 -hour race at the Nürburgring for BMW.

End of the 1980s Lohr had their first appearances in the World and European Touring Car and also started three times in the DTM. From 1991 she was a regular in the DTM and 1995/ 1996 in International Touring Car Championship (ITC ) for Mercedes -Benz to set the series in 1996. As the only woman she won a DTM race, on May 24, 1992, in Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo2 on the Hockenheimring.

From 1997, she drove a Mercedes truck in the Truck Racing Championship ( ETRC ). There was her best result of third place in Misano. She subsequently appeared in the DTC, in the V8 Star Series and the Porsche Supercup and worked as a commentator in the DTM.

Since 2004, Ellen Lohr is active in rally raids and starts since 2005 in the Dakar Rally: first with a buggy for the 2drive team in 2006 with an M- class Mercedes team ORC and 2007 for the team MAXDATA Mercedes -Benz. In 2008 she competed in the German Rally Championship ( DRM), since the beginning of the 2010 season it takes a Lamborghini at the ADAC GT Masters.

Lohr is also since 2008 the brand ambassador of the German Mercedes -Benz customizing company Carlsson.

Since early 2012, Ellen Lohr drives for the tankpool24 Racing Team for the first time since 1998 in the FIA ​​European Truck Racing Championship ERTC. My race truck is the former Mercedes -Benz Actros racing Markus Oestreich from the year 2006. 's Team Markus Bauer, the only team in the FIA ​​ERTC EM 2012 season without factory support was.