Kurt Thiim

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Kurt Thiim (born 3 August 1956 in Vojens) is a Danish race car driver. After his karting career he raced in single-seaters from 1978 to 1984 before moving to the DTM.

He won the championship in his debut year in 1986 driving a Rover Vitesse, and raced an Alfa Romeo 75 in 1987. Despite not winning a second title, he remained one of the series' top drivers for the next decade as a Mercedes-Benz driver. He joined the AMG team in 1988, then Zakspeed in 1992, and returned to AMG in 1996, resulting runner-up in 1992, third in 1990, fourth in 1989 and 1995, fifth in 1994, and sixth in 1993. He collected 19 wins during his DTM career.

After the series was discontinued after 1996, he raced in several other touring car categories, including the German Supertouring Championship and the Danish Touring Car Championship, where he won a title in 2002.

He is the father of racing driver Nicki Thiim.[1]

Racing record[edit]

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft 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 Pos. Pts
1986 ATN Autotechnik Nickel Rover Vitesse ZOL
1
HOC
Ret
NÜR
2
AVU
4
MFA
3
WUN
1
NÜR
1
ZOL
13
NÜR
4
1st 130
1987 ATN Autotechnik Nickel Rover Vitesse HOC
8
22nd 31
Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo ZOL
8
NÜR
23
AVU MFA
26
NOR
10
NÜR
21
WUN
Ret
DIE
Ret
SAL
Ret
1988 MK Motorsport BMW M3 ZOL
1
ZOL
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

3
BRN
1

15
BRN
2

Ret
AVU
1
AVU
2
MFA
1

25
MFA
2

Ret
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
18th 111
AMG Motorenbau GmbH Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 NOR
1

4
NOR
2

5
WUN
1

Ret
WUN
2

11
SAL
1
SAL
2
HUN
1

2
HUN
2

3
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

DSQ
1989 AMG Motorenbau GmbH Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 ZOL
1

5
ZOL
2

8
HOC
1

7
HOC
2

6
NÜR
1

6
NÜR
2

13
MFA
1

5
MFA
2

1
AVU
1

6
AVU
2

7
4th 237
Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

5
NOR
1

1
NOR
2

Ret
HOC
1

2
HOC
2

6
DIE
1

Ret
DIE
2

DNS
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

4
HOC
1

8
HOC
2

19
1990 AMG Motorenbau GmbH Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo ZOL
1

1
ZOL
2

1
HOC
1

3
HOC
2

3
NÜR
1

17
NÜR
2

7
AVU
1

6
AVU
2

6
MFA
1

5
MFA
2

5
WUN
1

7
WUN
2

7
NÜR
2

7
3rd 162
Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo2 NÜR
1

Ret
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

12
DIE
1

1
DIE
2

16
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

5
HOC
1

4
HOC
2

6
1991 AMG Motorenbau GmbH Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo2 ZOL
1

4
ZOL
2

4
HOC
1

6
HOC
2

4
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

9
AVU
1

13
AVU
2

Ret
WUN
1

12
WUN
2

Ret
NOR
1

1
NOR
2

2
DIE
1

9
DIE
2

Ret
NÜR
1

27
NÜR
2

7
ALE
1

2
ALE
2

Ret
HOC
1

8
HOC
2

11
BRN
1

4
BRN
2

4
DON
1

10
DON
2

Ret
8th 97
1992 Diebels Zakspeed Team Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo2 ZOL
1

1
ZOL
2

1
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

2
WUN
1

3
WUN
2

5
AVU
1

7
AVU
2

21
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

4
NÜR
1

5
NÜR
2

5
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

9
BRN
1

Ret
BRN
2

Ret
DIE
1

4
DIE
2

3
ALE
1

2
ALE
2

2
NÜR
1

5
NÜR
2

Ret
HOC
1

2
HOC
2

Ret
2nd 192
1993 Diebels Zakspeed Team Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo2 ZOL
1

8
ZOL
2

6
6th 138
Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 93 HOC
1

3
HOC
2

5
NÜR
1

5
NÜR
2

5
WUN
1

3
WUN
2

1
NÜR
1

9
NÜR
2

Ret
NOR
1

8
NOR
2

Ret
DON
1

2
DON
2

4
DIE
1

5
DIE
2

8
ALE
1

7
ALE
2

5
AVU
1

10
AVU
2

4
HOC
1

3
HOC
2

4
1994 Promarkt-Zakspeed-Team Mercedes C-Class V6 ZOL
1

6
ZOL
2

Ret
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

2
NÜR
1

9
NÜR
2

10
MUG
1

1
MUG
2

Ret
NÜR
1

21
NÜR
2

6
NOR
1

4
NOR
2

3
DON
1

7
DON
2

3
DIE
1

4
DIE
2

6
NÜR
1

11
NÜR
2

6
AVU
1

2
AVU
2

3
ALE
1

Ret
ALE
2

Ret
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

Ret
5th 141
1995 Zakspeed Mercedes Mercedes C-Class V6 HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

5
AVU
1

1
AVU
2

1
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

DNS
DIE
1

Ret
DIE
2

DNS
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

4
ALE
1

1
ALE
2

1
HOC
1

19
HOC
2

11
4th 78

Complete International 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 25 26 Pos. Pts
1995 Zakspeed Mercedes Mercedes C-Class V6 MUG
1

Ret
MUG
2

4
HEL
1

Ret
HEL
2

6
DON
1

3
DON
2

4
EST
1

6
EST
2

16
MAG
1

10
MAG
2

Ret
8th 45
1996 UPS Mercedes-AMG Mercedes C-Class HOC
1

12
HOC
2

8
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

12†
EST
1

DNS
EST
2

DNS
HEL
1

18†
HEL
2

Ret
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

Ret
DIE
1

14
DIE
2

11
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

10
NÜR
1

10
NÜR
2

Ret
MAG
1

11
MAG
2

10
MUG
1

8
MUG
2

4
HOC
1

10
HOC
2

Ret
INT
1
INT
2
SUZ
1
SUZ
2
18th 23
  • † — Retired, but was classified as he completed 90% of the winner's race distance.

Complete Super Tourenwagen Cup 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 Pos. Pts
1997 Opel Team Zakspeed Opel Vectra HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

19
ZOL
1

24
ZOL
2

13
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
SAC
1

20
SAC
2

20
NOR
1

20
NOR
2

11
WUN
1

4
WUN
2

4
ZWE
1

Ret
ZWE
2

DNS
SAL
1

9
SAL
2

13
REG
1

8
REG
2

5
NÜR
1

9
NÜR
2

Ret
18th 180

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1991 Germany Team Sauber Mercedes United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer
Sweden Stanley Dickens
Mercedes-Benz C11 C2 223 DNF DNF

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Watkins, Gary (14 August 2013). "Thiim to replace late Simonsen in Interlagos WEC round". autosport.com. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Franz Konrad
German Formula Three champion
1984
Succeeded by
Volker Weidler