Franz Konrad

Franz Konrad

8/6/1951

Franz Konrad has won many sports car races. He is also head of Konrad Motorsport one of the most respected names in racing.

Franz Konrad was born in Graz, Austria, founded Konrad Motorsport in 1976.

As a driver, he won the 1983 German Formula 3 Championship in an Anson SA4-Toyota. In 1990, he took a career best 2nd in the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans driving a Jaguar, then followed this with an overall victory in the 1993 24 Hours Nürburgring driving a Porsche 911.

But Konrad is not only a racing driver, he is also the team chef, technican and designer for the team based in Verl in Germany. He was the designer of the Konrad KM-011, a Group C sportscar using Lamborghini power.

The preparation and planning of endurance racing is not the only work of Konrad Motorsport. The factory also supports a tuning business for private customers wishing to have expert advice for their street cars. Famous marques such as Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini, all find their way to Konrad Motosport.

1976

  • Winner of the GT European Championship
1981

  • 2nd place in the German Formel 3 Championship

 
1983

  • winner of the German Formel 3 Championship on a Anson SA4-Toyota

 
1986

  • new lap record in Silverstone driving an IMSA/GTP Porsche
1987

  • 4th place at Le Mans with the Leytonhouse/Kremer Porsche
    - new lap record at the Nürburgring 24 hours with Porsche 935
1989

  • German Interseries, 3rd place overall in the championship
1990

  • 2nd place in Le Mans driving the Silk Cut Jaguar
1991

  • Sportscar World Championchip with the Konrad Lamborghini KM011
1993

  • Winner of the Mil Milhas Brasileiras
  • 1st overall 24 hrs Nürburgring
  • 5th in class 24 hrs Le Mans
  • 3rd overall 24 hrs Spa-Francorchamps
  • Three times 1st in class and at one event taking overall winning position at the Nürburgring driving the Langstreckenpokal
  • 3rd overall Porsche Carrera Cup

 
1995

  • winner of the Mil Milhas Brasileiras
  • 1st in class 12 hrs Sebring
  • 2nd in GT2 class BPR GT-Series
  • 5th overall Porsche Carrera Cup
1996

  • 6th in GT2-class BPR GT-Series
1997

  • 2nd place Professional Sports Car Series GTS2-class with wins at Watkins Glen,
    Sears Point, Mosport, Pikes Peak and Laguna Seca
  • 3rd 24 hrs Daytona
  • 1st overall 12 hrs Sebing
  • 1st in class Zhuhai/China
  • 1st overall Porsche Carrera Cup
1998

  • 1st in class 24 hrs Daytona GTS2-class
  • 1st 24 hrs Sebring
  • 1st overall Porsche Carrera Cup
1999

  • 24 hrs at Daytona and 12 hrs at Sebring with the brand new Lola B98/10
    with lotus engine
  • ALMS-Series with Porsche 911 GT2 finished at the podium in Road Atlanta
    and Portland
  • FIA GT Worldchampionship with Porsche 911 GT2 finished at the podium at Hockenheim and Budapest
  • Le Mans with the Racing for Holland Lola
  • 4th overall Porsche Carrera Cup
2000

  • 4th 12 hrs Sebring
  • FIA GT Worldchampionship with Porsche 911 GT2
  • 24 hrs Le Mans with Porsche and Lola B2-K10
  • 3rd SRWC-Race at the Nürburgring
  • For the first time two Lamborghini Diablo in the Super Trophy Series
  • 2nd in the 6 hrs race of the thousand years Adelaide/Australia
2001

  • winner of the GTS Championship of the American Le Mans Series with wins at Sebring and Laguna Seca and finished on the podium at Portland, Sears Point, Mosport, Mid-Ohio and Atlanta with Konrad Saleen S7R
  • 3rd place 24 hrs Le Mans in the GTS-class
  • Class winner ELMS at Jarama and finished on the podium at Donington,
    Estoril and Vallelunga
2002

  • ALMS with the Konrad Saleen S7R second places at Sebring and Laguna Seca
  • 3rd place GTS-class 24 hrs Daytona
  • Grand-Am-Series winner of the GTS-class at Watkins Glen and 2nd place Daytona hrs
  • 7th hrs Le Mans
2003

  • 5th GTS-class 24 hrs Daytona with Konrad Saleen S7R
  • 24 hrs Le Mans
  • FIA GT Worldchampionship with 5 Pole-Positions and a 2nd place at Anderstorp/Sweden
2004

  • FIA GT Meisterschaft
  • 1st overall: Magny-Cours, Brno und Imola
  • Pole-Positions: Valencia, Magny-Cours, Hockenheim, Donington und Oschersleben
  • Fastest laps: Monza, Valencia, Magny-Cours, Brno, Donington, Imola und Oschersleben 

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