ByKolles Racing

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ByKolles Racing
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Founded 2000
Team principal(s) Colin Kolles
Romulus Kolles
Current series FIA World Endurance Championship
Former series German Formula Three Championship
Formula 3 Euro Series
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
European Le Mans Series
Noted drivers Germany Thomas Holzer
Germany Mirco Schultis
Italy Luca Moro
Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi
United States Kevin Weeda
Netherlands Renger van der Zande
United Kingdom James Rossiter
Website ByKolles.com

ByKolles Racing, formally known as Kodewa GmbH & Co. KG, is an auto racing team based in Greding, Germany. Founded in 2000 by Romulus Kolles and his son Colin Kolles as Kolles Racing, the company initially participated in German Formula 3 before moving to the F3 Euro Series from 2003 to 2005. Kolles left the team to become director of the Jordan Grand Prix Formula One team at the start of the 2005 season, a position he held until 2009. With Kolles away, Romulus moved the team to the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters series with Audi under the sponsorship title Futurecom TME. The Kolles team shifted their interest to sports car racing by participating in the Le Mans Series and later the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, again with customer Audi prototypes. Kolles returned to Formula One to helm the HRT F1 team in 2010, with Kodewa's workshop in Greding serving as a base of operations for the new team before HRT's new owners chose to release Kolles from the team and move their operations to Spain in 2012. Kodewa participated in the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship with the backing of Lotus Cars under the title Lotus LMP2. In 2014 they lost their Lotus backing and rebranded as ByKolles Racing with a new LMP1 prototype, the CLM P1/01.[1]

In 2017 Robert Kubica was set to return to active racing again in the ByKolles car for the WEC season.[2]. Eventually in April he withdrew from the team.[3]

Former Caterham F1 boss Manfredi Ravetto will be joining the ByKolles team from 2018. [4]

Results[edit]

German Formula Three Championship results[edit]

Year Teamname Car Engine Driver Races Points Pos.
2000 AIL Team Kolles Racing F300 Mugen-Honda Netherlands Elran Nijenhuis 14 18 18th
Germany Andreas Feichtner 4 4 24th
Sweden Peter Sundberg 10 4 25th
United Kingdom Marc Hynes 2 0 NC
2001 Team Kolles Racing F300 Mugen-Honda Germany Pierre Kaffer 20 156 4th
Finland Kimmo Liimatainen 20 25 16th
2002 Team Kolles Racing F302 Mugen-Honda Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira 14 16 12th
Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Jr. 10 8 15th
Netherlands Ross Zwolsman 10 0 21st
Japan Sakon Yamamoto 6 0 22nd
F399 Italy Stefano Proetto 14 0 30th

Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

Year Teamname Car Engine Driver Races Points Pos.
2003 Kolles F303 Mercedes Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Jr. 20 7 19th
F302 United Kingdom Jamie Green 6 6 20th
Belgium Jan Heylen 14 0 28th
2004 Team Kolles F303 Mercedes Germany Adrian Sutil 18 9 17th
Germany Maximilian Götz 2 3 19th
F302 United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith 20 2 20th
2009 Kolles & Heinz Union F309 Volkswagen Canada Robert Wickens 4 0 22nd
Denmark Johan Jokinen 18 0 24th
United Kingdom Nick Tandy 16 0 28th
Netherlands Carlo van Dam 4 0 31st
Italy Edoardo Mortara 2 0 NC

Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results[edit]

Year Teamname Car Driver Races Points Pos.
2006 Futurecom TME Audi A4 DTM 2004 Belgium Vanina Ickx 10 0 19th
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 2 0 20th
Netherlands Olivier Tielemans 3 0 21st
Sweden Thed Björk 2 0 22nd
Denmark Nicolas Kiesa 3 0 23rd
2007 Futurecom TME Audi A4 DTM 2005 United Kingdom Adam Carroll 5 0 18th
Germany Markus Winkelhock 5 0 19th
Belgium Vanina Ickx 10 0 21st
2008 Futurecom TME Audi A4 DTM 2006 Netherlands Christijan Albers 11 0 19th
United Kingdom Katherine Legge 11 0 21st
2009 Kolles Futurecom Audi A4 DTM 2007 Czech Republic Tomáš Kostka 10 0 17th
Denmark Christian Bakkerud 9 0 19th
Germany Johannes Seidlitz 8 0 20th

Le Mans Series results[edit]

Year Teamname Car Engine Driver Races Points Pos.
2009 Germany Kolles Audi R10 TDI Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12 (Diesel) Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Jr. 5 12 7th
United Kingdom Andrew Meyrick 5
India Narain Karthikeyan 4
Germany Michael Krumm 1
Netherlands Christijan Albers 5 6 10h
Denmark Christian Bakkerud 5
Switzerland Giorgio Mondini 3

FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Teamname Car Engine Class Tyre Driver Races Points Pos.
2012 Germany Lotus Lola B12/80 Lotus (Judd) 3.6 L V8 LMP2 D Germany Thomas Holzer 8 32 8th
Germany Mirco Schultis 7
Italy Luca Moro 4
Netherlands Renger van der Zande 1
Netherlands Christijan Albers 1
Italy Luca Moro 1 N/A NC
United States Kevin Weeda 6
United Kingdom James Rossiter 6
Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 4
Czech Republic Jan Charouz 1
2013 Czech Republic Lotus Lotus T128 Praga (Judd) LMP2 D United States Kevin Weeda 8 11 8th
Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 6
France Christophe Bouchut 4
United Kingdom James Rossiter 4
Austria Lucas Auer 8
Germany Thomas Holzer 8 37 7th
Austria Dominik Kraihamer 8
Czech Republic Jan Charouz 8
2014 Romania Lotus CLM P1/01 AER P60 Turbo V6 LMP1-L M United Kingdom James Rossiter 2 33 3rd
France Christophe Bouchut 2
Austria Lucas Auer 3
Germany Pierre Kaffer 4
Switzerland Simon Trummer 1
France Nathanaël Berthon 1
2015 Austria Team ByKolles CLM P1/01 AER P60 2.4 L Turbo V6 LMP1 M Switzerland Simon Trummer 8 104 3rd
Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 2
Austria Christian Klien 2
Portugal Tiago Monteiro 1
Germany Pierre Kaffer 6
2016 Austria ByKolles Racing Team CLM P1/01 AER P60 2.4 L Turbo V6 LMP1 D Switzerland Simon Trummer 9 109 2nd
United Kingdom Oliver Webb 9
United Kingdom James Rossiter 2
Germany Pierre Kaffer 6
2017 Austria ByKolles Racing Team CLM P1/01 Nismo VRX30A 3.0 L Turbo V6 LMP1 M United Kingdom Oliver Webb 4 N/A NC
Austria Dominik Kraihamer 4
United Kingdom James Rossiter 2
Italy Marco Bonanomi 4

Le Mans 24 Hours Result[edit]

Year Drivers Qualification Result Laps
2009 India Narain Karthikeyan 14 7th 369
Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Jr.
Germany André Lotterer
Denmark Christian Bakkerud 13 9th 360
Netherlands Christijan Albers
Switzerland Giorgio Mondini
2010 United States Scott Tucker 12 DNF (39) 182
Portugal Manuel Rodrigues
France Christophe Bouchut
Denmark Christian Bakkerud 13 DNF (32) 331
Netherlands Christijan Albers
United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
2012 Germany Thomas Holzer 31 DNF 155
Germany Mirco Schultis
Italy Luca Moro
2013 United States Kevin Weeda 24 DNF 17
United Kingdom James Rossiter
France Christophe Bouchut
Germany Thomas Holzer 23 DNF 219
Austria Dominik Kraihamer
Czech Republic Jan Charouz
2015 Switzerland Simon Trummer 11 DSQ 260
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Portugal Tiago Monteiro
2016 Switzerland Simon Trummer 9 DNF 206
Germany Pierre Kaffer
United Kingdom Oliver Webb
2017 Austria Dominik Kraihamer 6 DNF 7
United Kingdom Oliver Webb
Italy Marco Bonanomi

Timeline[edit]

The series in which the team competed are listed:

Current series
FIA World Endurance Championship 2012–2018
Former series
German Formula Three Championship 2000–2002
Formula 3 Euro Series 2003–2004, 2009
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters 2006–2009
Le Mans Series 2009

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