Konrad Motorsport

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Konrad Motorsport
Motor racing team
Founded 1989
Country  Austria
Team Principal(s) Austria Franz Konrad
Current series Porsche Supercup
Drivers
Drivers' titles 2009 Porsche Supercup season (Bleekemolen)
Teams' titles 2009 Porsche Supercup season

Konrad Motorsport is an auto racing team initially from Austria, but now based in Germany. Founded by Austrian racer Franz Konrad in 1989, the team has mostly run Porsches, although they have also run Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Saleens over their existence.

History[edit]

Initially competing in the Interserie championship, the team later moved to the World Sportscar Championship running Porsche 962s. In 1991, Franz Konrad designed his own Group C chassis for the World Sportscar Championship with Lamborghini backing, known as the Konrad KM-011, although the car was not successful.

The team moved to smaller championships in 1993, where they won the 24 Hours Nürburgring and Mil Milhas Brasileiras, the later of which they won again in 1995. The team eventually moved to the BPR Global GT Series competing with Porsche 911 GT2s. By 1997, the team would be involved in multiple racing series, including the FIA GT Championship, IMSA GT Championship, and the Porsche Carrera Cup. After briefly running Lola prototypes, the team eventually switched to running Saleen S7-Rs in the American Le Mans Series and FIA GT Championship.

The team would eventually return to running Porsche 911 GT3-RSRs in 2006, where they won the 24 Hours of Bahrain. Konrad Motorsport continues to use their Porsches in competition today.

Konrad Motorsports will partner with Dempsey Racing for the 2014 United SportsCar Championship season, fielding a Porsche 911 GT America in the GTD class.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dagys, John. "Davis Rejoins Dempsey Racing, Forms Partnership with Konrad". Sportscar365.com. John Dagys Media. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 

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