Konrad Motorsport

Konrad Motorsport is a motorsport team, which was founded in 1974 by the Austrian racer Franz Konrad. Now based in Verl team also has a tuning department for private clients.


Franz Konrad rose in 1976, the GT Championship and was thus made ​​his debut in international motorsport. In the following years he continued in the German Racing Championship. In 1980 he moved to the German Formula 3 Championship, which he won in 1983. End of the season in Diepholz Konrad returned to the German motor racing championship and was 956 celebrate his first victory in the race series at Porsche. He raced in the following years. From the mid- 1980s, Konrad started in addition for Kremer Racing regularly in the 24- hour race at Le Mans. At a fourth place in 1987 in the Porsche 962 was followed in 1990 as a factory driver from Jaguar with second place finally his best result.

In 1989, Franz Konrad Konrad Motorsport his own racing team. 1990 debuted the team in the Inter series. After 1991 the beginning of the season in the World Sportscar Championship, a Porsche 962 was used, the team with the self-developed Konrad KM -011 denied the last three races. However, the car was very reliable and never saw the checkered flag. Even with a single insert in the Inter series get any points. 1992 Konrad Motorsport was rewritten for the World Sportscar Championship, but never served. Only in the Inter series brought Franz Konrad its prototype at the races at the Nürburgring at the start. There, he scored a third and a fourth. In 1993, the Porsche 911 managed to win in the 24 -hour race at the Nürburgring and at the Mil Milhas Brasil, which in 1995 could be repeated. In addition, the team was also regularly at the season climax in 1993, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the start. 1994 rose Konrad Motorsport in the BPR Global GT Series, the FIA GT Championship in 1997. In 1997, third place in the 24- hour race at Daytona and 1998, a class win at the 12 Hours of Sebring race to be won.

As of 1999, the team and the newly founded American Le Mans Series denied. After start of the season in 2000 nor the Porsche 911 GT2 was used, Konrad Motorsport competed in the ALMS in the last four races with a Lola prototype. At the end of the season, Konrad Motorsport initially drew back from the FIA GT Championship and focused with the new Saleen S7R now fully on the ALMS. There was in both 2001 and 2002, the second place in the team standings be achieved. For the 2003 season, Konrad Motorsport returned to the FIA GT Championship. Michael Bartels and Uwe Alzen won three race victories in the 2004 Saleen S7R, the team ran under the name Vitaphone Racing, but was still used this season by Konrad Motorsport. After the 2005 season, Konrad Motorsport ended his involvement in the FIA ​​GT Championship.

2006 sought Konrad Motorsport for a new challenge in the Porsche Supercup. The team also took part in the 24 -hour race of Bahrain, which it ended victorious. 2007, the second place in the 24 - hour race in Dubai has been reached. In the same year, Konrad Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 RSR put a at the 24 -hour race at the Nürburgring and one in the BFGoodrich Endurance Championship. Konrad pilot Jeroen Bleekemolen won the 2008 and 2009 the Porsche Supercup and secured Konrad Motorsport and the victory in the team standings.

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