Volker Strycek

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Volker Strycek (born 13 October 1957 in Essen) is a German racecar driver and automobile manager.

In 1984 he became the first Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft champion, driving a BMW 635 CSi, without winning a race. He did not win a DTM[1] race either when driving for Opel from 1989 to 1996.

After the original DTM faltered, he became a manager for Opel, leading the Opel Performance Center (OPC). He entered a DTM-Calibra on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 1999, and in 2002 raced new DTM-Opel Astra there. Setting fast lap times, he proved that these advanced cars are suitable for the long and bumpy Nordschleife. As a result, several factory teams entered the 24 Hours Nürburgring in 2003, and Strycek won together with three of his employees. In 2004, they set the fastest lap. Strycek keeps on racing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with various cars of Opel resp. General Motors, e.g. a Corvette.

Strycek, who is married and has two children, is since 2006 Professor at Technische Universität Berlin[2] and since 2007 Automobilclub von Deutschland Sportpräsident.[3]

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
1984 Gubin-Sport BMW 635 CSi ZOL
3
HOC
2
AVU
8
AVU
3
MFA
3
WUN
6
NÜR
7
NÜR
6
NOR
4
NÜR
4
DIE
6
HOC
7
HOC
7
ZOL
2
NÜR
5
1st 155
1985 Gubin-Sport BMW 635 CSi ZOL
11
WUN
6
AVU
17
MFA
5
ERD
9
ERD
14
DIE
2
DIE
5
ZOL
Ret
SIE
10
NÜR
9
9th 80
1986 Gubin Sport Star Team BMW 325i ZOL
12
HOC
13
NÜR
8
AVU
9
MFA
6
WUN
9
NÜR
6
ZOL
5
NÜR
8
5th 95
1987 Gubin-Sport BMW 635 CSi HOC
7
ZOL
Ret
NÜR
Ret
AVU
14
MFA
11
NOR
12
NÜR
Ret
WUN DIE SAL 20th 32
1988 Gubin-Sport BMW M3 ZOL
1

Ret
ZOL
2

DNS
HOC
1
HOC
2
NÜR
1

6
NÜR
2

16
BRN
1
BRN
2
AVU
1
AVU
2
MFA
1
MFA
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
WUN
1
WUN
2
SAL
1
SAL
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
32nd 16
Bemani Toyota Schweiz Toyota Supra 3.0i MA70 HOC
1

DNS
HOC
2

DNS
1989 Kissling Motorsport Opel Kadett GSi 16V ZOL
1

Ret
ZOL
2

Ret
HOC
1

20
HOC
2

25
NÜR
1

13
NÜR
2

Ret
MFA
1

Ret
MFA
2

DNS
AVU
1

14
AVU
2

Ret
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

19
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

DNS
HOC
1

21
HOC
2

16
DIE
1

Ret
DIE
2

24
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

19
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

Ret
33rd 14
1990 Opel Team Irmscher Opel Omega 3000 24v ZOL
1
ZOL
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
AVU
1
AVU
2
MFA
1
MFA
2
WUN
1
WUN
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
DIE
1
DIE
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
HOC
1

8
HOC
2

Ret
28th 3
1991 Opel Team Irmscher Opel Omega 3000 Evo 500 ZOL
1
ZOL
2
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

DNS
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

Ret
AVU
1

21
AVU
2

13
WUN
1

NC
WUN
2

13
NOR
1

DNQ
NOR
2

DNQ
DIE
1

14
DIE
2

9
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

DNS
ALE
1

16
ALE
2

11
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

23
BRN
1
BRN
2
DON
1
DON
2
26th 2
1992 Irmscher Motorsport Opel Omega 3000 Evo 500 ZOL
1
ZOL
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
WUN
1
WUN
2
AVU
1
AVU
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
NÜR
1

DNS
NÜR
2

DNS
NOR
1
NOR
2
BRN
1
BRN
2
DIE
1
DIE
2
ALE
1
ALE
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
NC 0
1993 Kissling Motorsport Opel Omega 3000 24V Evo ZOL
1

14
ZOL
2

16
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

DNS
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

Ret
WUN
1

12
WUN
2

Ret
NÜR
1

20
NÜR
2

9
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

11
DON
1

12
DON
2

12
DIE
1

14
DIE
2

13
ALE
1

13
ALE
2

11
AVU
1

13
AVU
2

11
HOC
1
HOC
2
19th 2

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
1996 Opel Team Joest Opel Calibra V6 4x4 HOC
1
HOC
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
EST
1
EST
2
HEL
1
HEL
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
DIE
1
DIE
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
NÜR
1

19
NÜR
2

19
MAG
1
MAG
2
32nd 0
Zakspeed Opel Opel Calibra V6 4x4 MUG
1

19
MUG
2

Ret
HOC
1
HOC
2
INT
1
INT
2
SUZ
1
SUZ
2

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