Thomas Winkelhock

Thomas Winkelhock ( May 22nd, 1968 in Waiblingen ) is a former German race car driver. He is the brother of 1985 fatally injured racer Manfred Winkelhock and Joachim. His nephew Mark is also active as a racing driver.


Thomas Winkelhock began his professional racing career in Formula king, in which he also masters was equal in his debut season. In 1990, Hock angle for Mercedes-Benz works team AMG in the German Touring Car Championship. In a Mercedes -Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evo he could get five points in eleven races, which earned him a 25th place in the standings. 1992 angle Hock was reported for the BMW team MM Diebels team to a race, but could not start because of an engine failure during the warm -up. From 1991, he returned to the Monoposto back and first drove in Formula Opel, later in the Formula Renault and Formula 3 in 1997 tried Winkelhock to take it again in touring car racing foot and switched to Brinkmann Motorsport in the Dutch Touring Car Championship, but remained no points. The following year, he remained loyal Brinkmann and went into the German Touring Car Challenge. With three wins and seven podiums angle Hock could win the championship in a BMW 320i. By 2004 Winkelhock remained Brinkmann in, renamed later to DMSB Production Car Championship, DTC, however, could not defend his title. 2005 and 2006 angle Hock drove for two years in the German Mini Challenge.

Today Thomas Winkelhock is the owner of a truck-mounted crane rental and towing services.