René Münnich

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René Münnich
Nationality  German
Born (1977-05-06) 6 May 1977 (age 37)
Löbau, Germany
2014 World Touring Car Championship
Debut season 2012
Current team ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport
Car no. 77
Former teams Special Tuning Racing
Starts 39
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish NC in 2012-13
Previous series
2010, 2012
2007
2006–2011
2005
European Rallycross Championship
ADAC Procar Series
German Rallycross Championship
German Autocross Championship
Championship titles
2007, 2009–11 German Rallycross Championship

René Münnich (born 6 May 1977 in Löbau) is a German auto racing driver, team owner and entrepreneur. He is the owner and team manager of Münnich Motorsport. Münnich is also the owner of Web hosting service all-inkl.com. He made his debut in the World Touring Car Championship at the 2012 FIA WTCC Race of Japan.

Racing career[edit]

World Touring Car Championship[edit]

Special Tuning Racing (2012)[edit]

Münnich made his debut in the World Touring Car Championship at the 2012 FIA WTCC Race of Japan, driving the Special Tuning Racing SEAT León WTCC that was previously raced by Darryl O'Young. The drive would allow him to assess a possible move for his Münnich Motorsport team to the WTCC in 2013, following the discontinuation of the FIA GT1 World Championship.[1] His best result of the weekend was 17th in race one.

Münnich Motorsport (2013–)[edit]

In November 2012, Münnich Motorsport were in final discussions to purchase three SEAT Leóns to compete in the 2013 World Touring Car Championship season for Markus Winkelhock, Marc Basseng, and Münnich himself.[2] Soon after, Münnich Motorsport completed the purchase of two cars from the Lukoil Racing Team.[3]

Winkelhock decided at the last minute to pull out of the project as he wanted to focus solely on GT racing, allowing the door open for reigning World Touring Car champion Robert Huff to join the team after leaving Chevrolet.

Racing record[edit]

Complete World 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 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2012 Special Tuning Racing SEAT León WTCC ITA
1
ITA
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
MAR
1
MAR
2
SVK
1
SVK
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
AUT
1
AUT
2
POR
1
POR
2
BRA
1
BRA
2
USA
1
USA
2
JPN
1

17
JPN
2

20
CHN
1
CHN
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
NC 0
2013 ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport SEAT León WTCC ITA
1

16
ITA
2

21
MAR
1

15
MAR
2

Ret
SVK
1

21
SVK
2

19
HUN
1

18
HUN
2

21
AUT
1

17
AUT
2

18
RUS
1

16
RUS
2

19
POR
1

Ret
POR
2

Ret
ARG
1

18
ARG
2

17
USA
1

22
USA
2

19
JPN
1

16
JPN
2

14
CHN
1

18
CHN
2

22
MAC
1

16
MAC
2

Ret
NC 0
2014 ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 MAR
1

Ret
MAR
2

Ret
FRA
1

12
FRA
2

12
HUN
1

19
HUN
2

13
SVK
1

13
SVK
2

C
AUT
1

11
AUT
2

9
RUS
1

13
RUS
2

10
BEL
1

15
BEL
2

14
ARG
1

13
ARG
2

12
BEI
1

Ret
BEI
2

DNS
CHN
1

17†
CHN
2

Ret
JPN
1

NC
JPN
2

16
MAC
1

15
MAC
2

11
19th 3

* Season in progress. † Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete Blancpain Sprint Series results[edit]

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Points
2014 ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Pro-Am NOG
QR

NOG
CR

BRH
QR

BRH
CR

ZAN
QR

ZAN
CR

SVK
QR

14
SVK
CR

Ret
ALG
QR

ALG
CR

ZOL
QR

ZOL
CR

BAK
QR

BAK
CR

52nd 0

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mills, Peter (11 October 2012). "Special Tuning signs Rene Munnich for WTCC race at Suzuka". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Basseng and Winkelhock set for WTCC 2013". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). 8 November 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Hudson, Neil (15 November 2012). "Aleksei Dudukalo set for Lada switch in 2013". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 4 December 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to René Münnich at Wikimedia Commons