Kris Nissen

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Kris Nissen in 2007.

Nils-Kristian "Kris" Nissen (born 20 July 1960 in Arnum) is a retired Danish auto racing driver. For several years he was Volkswagen's motorsport director. Since summer 2013 he has had a career change, and is currently owner and temporary manager of a Danish campingsite called Enderupskov in Southern Jutland.

Single seater and sports car racing[edit]

Nissen started racing in karting, and was twice Danish Champion in 1976 and 1977. He was Danish Formula Ford 2000 Champion in 1982 and German Formula Three Champion in 1986. in 1987 and 1988 he drove in Japan with a Porsche 962 in the All Japan Sports Prototype Championship. During his time there he was involved in an accident at Fuji in which he suffered serious burns to his body and face.

Touring car racing[edit]

Between 1989 and 1992 he drove in the DTM for various teams in a works supported BMW M3. In 1991 he won the 24 Hours of Nürburgring with the Schnitzer Motorsport BMW. In 1992 he won the Nordic Touring Car Cup and for the second half of the year he replaced the injured Alain Menu in the British Touring Car Championship for BMW. He finished as runner-up in the 1993 ADAC GT Cup, followed by a return to the DTM in 1994 in a privateer Alfa Romeo.

He continued to race in Germany, when he competed in the German STW Super Touring Cup with a Ford Mondeo in 1995, and Audi A4 in 1996, 1997 and 1999. He spent a brief time in the 1999 inaugural Danish Touring Car Championship in a Volkswagen Beetle. In 2000 he returned once more to the resurrected DTM, with the Abt Sportsline-run Audi TT. For his final two years in racing he competed in the V8Star Series in 2001 and 2002.

Racing record[edit]

Partial Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft/Masters results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
1992 Unitron Racing BMW M3 Sport Evolution ZOL
1

14
ZOL
2

6
NÜR
1

13
NÜR
2

17
WUN
1

9
WUN
2

7
AVU
1

13
AVU
2

Ret
HOC
1

14
HOC
2

10
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

DNS
NOR
1

12
NOR
2

13
BRÜ
1

9
BRÜ
2

11
DIE
1
DIE
2
SIN
1

7
SIN
2

13
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
HOC
1

10
HOC
2

7
17th 24
1994 Schübel Engineering Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti ZOL
1

7
ZOL
2

Ret
HOC
1

9
HOC
2

6
NÜR
1

5
NÜR
2

4
NÜR
1

5
NÜR
2

3
NOR
1

6
NOR
2

1
DIE
1

11
DIE
2

7
NÜR
1

10
NÜR
2

7
AVU
1

11
AVU
2

9
SIN
1

3
SIN
2

DSQ
HOC
1

11
HOC
2

Ret
7th 99
2000 Abt Sportsline Abt Audi TT-R HOC
1

16
HOC
2

Ret
OSC
1

16
OSC
2

13†
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

14
SAC
1

11
SAC
2

15
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

Ret
LAU
1

C
LAU
2

C
OSC
1

11
OSC
2

Ret
NÜR
1

16
NÜR
2

15
HOC
1

14
HOC
2

Ret
20th 0
2001 Abt Sportsline Abt Audi TT-R HOC
QR
HOC
CR
NÜR
QR
NÜR
CR
OSC
QR
OSC
CR
SAC
QR

19
SAC
CR

Ret
NOR
QR
NOR
CR
LAU
QR
LAU
CR
NÜR
QR
NÜR
CR
A1R
QR
A1R
CR
ZAN
QR
ZAN
CR
HOC
QR
HOC
CR
25th 0
  • † — Retired, but was classified as he completed 90% of the winner's race distance.

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 DC Pts
1992 M Team Mobil BMW 318is SIL
1

THR
1

OUL
1

SNE
1

BRH
1

DON
1

DON
2

SIL
1

KNO
1

KNO
2

PEM
1

4
BRH
1

7
BRH
2

7
DON
1

Ret
SIL
1

7
11th 18

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Volker Weidler
German Formula Three champion
1986
Succeeded by
Bernd Schneider