Kremer Racing is a company based in Köln Motorsport team, which the brothers Erwin Kremer and Kremer founded in 1962.
The team, which was temporarily supported by Porsche is, since 1964 almost exclusively with Porsche cars in national and international races in use. Exceptions were the 1994 race with Honda NSX in the German GT Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans and from 1999 to 2001 inserts with Lola sports prototype, including the 24 - hour race at Le Mans.
Kremer is known not only for its own racing applications, but also for tuned Porsche race cars for sale to other teams that could not receive such material from the work itself. The greatest successes of Kremer were winning the 24 - hour race at Le Mans in 1979 with a Kremer Porsche 935 K3 under the pilot Klaus Ludwig, Don Whittington and Bill Whittington, and in 1995 it won the 24- hour race at Daytona with a Kremer Porsche Spyder K8, driven by Christophe Bouchut, Jürgen Translucent, Giovanni Lavaggi and Marko Werner.
Founder Erwin Kremer died in 2006, after he had two years earlier survived a heart attack. Since then, Uwe Michael Sauer leads the company, also known as the younger brother Manfred Kremer was team owner before he sold it in 2010 to the Cologne entrepreneurs and in historic motor sport dedicated Eberhard demand for construction, which is now also a Managing Director.
In the 1970s tunte Kremer originally Porsche car types 911, 914-6 and 934 With the Porsche 935 Kremer, however, began to develop a distinctive design, the vehicles carried the additional letter "K", supplemented by a number that the sequence of vehicle developments described. Overall, these were eight different models.
- 935 K 1-1976 Kremers first by a private team built 935
- 935 K 2 - an improvement of K 1, 1977 built
- 935 K 3 - an approach, to change the appearance of the works Porsche 935 (1978). The most successful 935- variant because this vehicle had a technical advantage by having an air / air intercooler (as opposed to the factory Porsche that had a water / air intercooler ). This car won the 1979 24 - hour race at Le Mans and superior to the German Racing Championship.
- 935 K 4 - a completely new version of the 935, built in the early 1980s, Special feature: a tubular aluminum frame
- CK 5 - one based on the Porsche 936 self- constructed group C prototype, the prototype 956 sold as a bridging of the year 1982 to 1983 the Porsche factory also to customers
- 962 CK 6 - an improvement of the factory customer racing Porsche 962
- CK7 Spyder - an open sports prototype on the technical basis of the 962 used in the Inter Series
- K8 Spyder - an improved K7 for use in international races and the 24- hour race at Le Mans (1995 to 1998)
Kremer also has a Porsche 917 built, which was used in 1981 in the 24- hour race at Le Mans, and also vehicles of the type, there were 911 GT1 and 911 GT2 edited in the 1990s.
Victories in the World Sportscar Championship