Frank Biela

Frank Biela ( born August 2, 1964 in Neuss ) is a German racing driver.


His entry into the motorsport found Biela in 1983 at karting. Then he stepped over the Formula Ford and the German Formula Ford 2000 1987 with on in the German Touring Car Championship (DTM). In his first year Biela was able to enter to win the race on the AVUS. In 1988 he drove alongside the DTM a full season in Formula 3 Championship, where he won two races.

In 1990, Frank Biela at Mercedes -Benz 190 a DTM race at the Nürburgring- Nordschleife.

In 1991 his daughter Isabelle Biela was born, which took as a driver in the 2010 season in the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup. Also In 1991, Biela to Audi Sport, the brand, which he has since remained connected. Right away he won the title in the German Touring Car Championship in an Audi V8. He could not defend the title since Audi rose in the middle of the 1992 season out of the DTM. In the following years he performed successfully in several European touring car championships. Biela in 1993 became a French and 1996 British Touring Car Champion.

In 1995, Frank Biela, the World Touring Car finale on the Circuit Paul Ricard. In 1996 he won the Touring Car Grand Prix in Macau on a Audi A4 quattro.

During a race on the AVUS in Berlin in September 1995 Biela's Audi drove into the driver side of the car just before casualties of Kieth O'Dor. This later died of the injuries and then complications occur in a Berlin hospital.

In 1999, Biela with an Audi R8R on his first 24 - hour race at Le Mans part. In the three following years, he was able to win with his teammates Emanuele Pirro and Tom Kristensen the race. In 2003 he won with Marco Werner in an Audi R8 in the American Le Mans Series ( ALMS).

In 2004, he launched next Emanuele Pirro for Team Joest Racing with an Audi A4 back in the DTM.

In 2006, he won together with the Italians Pirro and Marco Werner in the 24- hour race at Le Mans Audi R10 TDI LMP1.

In 2007 he, together with the Audi ALMS and won the 24 - hour race at Le Mans for the fifth time. In the DTM in Oschersleben, he started as a replacement for Tom Kristensen.

2008 Frank Biela launched for Audi Sport at three ALMS races and drove together with Emanuele Pirro an Audi R10 TDI. In addition, he again drove the 24 -hour race of Le Mans together with Emuanuele Pirro and Marco Werner. After the race in Le Mans Frank Biela is actively involved in the development of the new Audi R8 LMS / Audi R8 GT3.

2009 continues to be involved in the development and use of the Audi R8 LMS Frank Biela. It starts in the BFGoodrich Endurance Championship and the 24 -hour race on the Nürburgring in an R8 LMS of Team Phoenix. At the 49th ADAC Reinoldus endurance race together with Basseng and Hans- Joachim Stuck, he achieved his first victory of the Audi R8 LMS in the VLN or on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring. A very special victory was Frank Biela also achieve at the Nürburgring in November 2009. On the MINI 24-hour race in 2009, which was held as part of the rallye racing Carrera Cup ( RCCO ), he won a 24- slot car racing. The race took place in the Dunlop lounge on a nearly 40-meter six-lane slot car track. Team-mates Frank Biela were Matthias Parke, Christian Schön ( "Phantom" ) and Thomas Voigt.

2010 Frank Biela was still involved in the development and use of the Audi R8 LMS. It starts in the BFGoodrich Endurance Championship and the 24 -hour race on the Nürburgring in an R8 LMS of Team Phoenix. For the 2011 edition of the 24 -hour race at the Nürburgring, he is reported together with Martin Tomczyk, Christian High nobility and Andrea Piccini on a jointly developed by Audi and Raeder Motorsport Audi TT RS.

Le Mans results