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Sixth place in strong GT3 class
2018-10-20

A top-class GT3 field, Frank Stippler’s fantastic speed and an impressive performance by the youngsters – the VLN finale demanded a great deal from the Phoenix racing team again. The Stippler/Kolb duo achieved an overall sixth and Dontje/Ortmann/He came in fourth in the SP8 class.

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AUDI RS 5 DTM (2018)

Since the 2013 season, Phoenix has been fielding the Audi RS 5 DTM. In the debut year, Mike Rockenfeller clinched the drivers’ title and the squad triumphed in the teams’ classification. Having clinched ten victories in each of the last two seasons, it was the most successful DTM car in both years and thus set benchmarks for the now third generation of the racing car.

Vehicle type
DTM touring car
Chassis
Carbon fiber monocoque, front, rear and lateral CFRP crash elements
Engine
Normally aspirated petrol 90° V8
Displacement
4,000 cc
Power
More than 500 hp
Torque
More than 500 Nm
Transmission type
Rear wheel drive
Clutch
4-plate carbon clutch
Gearbox
Semi-automatic 6-speed gearbox with paddle shift
Differential
Adjustable plate-type limited-slip differential
Suspension
Independent front and rear suspension, double wishbones, pushrod system, adjustable gas pressure dampers
Brakes
Hydraulic dual circuit brake system, light alloy monobloc brake calipers, ventilated carbon fiber brake discs
Dimensions
5,010/1,950/1,150 mm (incl. rear wing)
Minimum weight
1,125 kg (incl. driver)
Fuel tank capacity
120 l
AUDI R8 LMS GT3 (2018)

With the Audi R8 LMS GT3, Phoenix Racing has been able to celebrate several race victories. Twice, the team has won the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (2012, 2014) with the GT3 race car.

Vehicle type
Sports car according to FIA GT3 regulations
Chassis
Audi Space Frame (ASF) featuring an aluminum CFRP hybrid design, steel roll cage, CFRP and aluminum bolt-on parts
Engine
V10 engine, gasoline direct injection
Cubic capacity
5,200 cc
Performance
Up to 430 kW (585 hp)
Torque
More than 550 Nm
Type of drive
Rear-wheel drive, traction control (ASR)
Clutch
Electro-hydraulically operated three-plate racing clutch (ECA)
Transmission
Sequential six-speed performance transmission with paddle shifters
Differential
Adjustable limited-slip differential
Suspension
Independent suspension, double wishbones, suspension struts with coil springs, adjustable dampers and stabilizers
Brakes
Hydraulic dual-circuit braking system, steel brake discs, racing ABS
Dimensions
4,583/1,997/1,171 mm
Minimum weight
1,225 kg
Fuel tank capacity
120 l
Audi R8 LMS GT4 (2018)

The Audi R8 LMS GT4 is an important part of the Phoenix Racing story: After the team played a key role in developing the car, it also celebrated its first major success with a one-two victory at the 24 Hours of Dubai 2018.

Vehicle type
Two-seat sports car according to GT4 regulations (SRO)
Chassis
Fiber composite materials and aluminum
Engine
90°-V10-gasoline engine with combined multi-point and gasoline direct injection
Displacement
5.200 cc
Power
Up to 495HP
Torque
More than 550 Nm
Transmission type
Rear wheel drive
Clutch
Two electrohydraulically operated wet-type multi-plate clutches
Gearbox
7-speed double-clutch S tronictransmission with paddle shifters
Differential
Mechanical limited-slip differential
Suspension
Double wishbones front and rear, 2-way gas pressure dampers, ride height, toe,camber and stabilizers adjustable
Brakes
Hydraulic dual-circuit braking system, steel brake discsfront (380 x 34 mm) and rear(365 x 32 mm)
Dimensions
4.467/2.037/1.240 mm (incl. side view mirrors)
Minimum weight
1.460 kg
Fuel tank capacity
118 l
Background

Passion, teamwork, meticulous attention to detail. Since its formation in 1999, Phoenix Racing has evolved into a well-established quantity in international motorsport. Be it in the DTM, in GT racing series or in endurance racing – team boss Ernst Moser’s squad can look back on numerous successes and milestones.

“We love challenge and competition. And we love success. That’s our passion and motivation. That’s what drives us.“

Team Director Ernst Moser

Super touring cars, DTM, Porsche Carrera Cup, Nürburgring 24 Hours, Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours, FIA GT Championship, VLN, Speedcar, cross-country rallies – the list of the championships and racing series in which Phoenix Racing has been active before is as impressive as the automobile manufacturers the team has worked with: Aston Martin, Audi, Corvette, Opel, Porsche and Volkswagen.

1999 Winner Touring Car GP Macau
2000 Winner 24h Nürburgring
2003 Winner 24h Nürburgring
2007 Winner 24h Spa
2009 Winner FIA GT3 European Championship, winner Belgian GT3 Championship
2011 Winner DTM drivers’ classification
2012 Winner 24h Nürburgring, winner 24h Spa, winner 12h Bathurst
2013 Winner DTM drivers’ classification, winner DTM teams’ classification
2014 Winner 24h Nürburgring

inside phoenix
Team Director
Ernst Moser
Team Manager DTM
Dirk Theimann
Team Manager GT
Timo Frings
Marketing
Dennis Hirtz
Technical Director
Jürgen Jungklaus
Drivers
Date of birth:October 31, 1983
Place of birth:Neuwied (GER)
Residence:Landschlacht (SUI)
Career Highlights
2005 1st FIA GT Championship, 2006 1st 24h Nürburgring, 2008 1st Le Mans Series, 2010 1st 24h Daytona, 2010 1st 24h Le Mans, 2013 1st DTM
Mike
Rockenfeller
Date of birth:June 12, 1982
Place of birth:Chartres (FRA)
Residence:Genf (SUI)
Career Highlights
2010 1st Super GT Japan, 2011 1st Sebring 12 Hours, 2012 1st Spa-Francorchamps 6 Hours, 2013 1st Le Mans 24 Hours, 1st FIA WEC
Loïc
Duval
Date of birth:October 9, 1992
Place of birth:München (GER)
Residence:Zug (SUI)
Career Highlights
2011 1st LO Formula Lista, 2017 1st Audi Sport TT Cup
Philip
Ellis
Date of birth:May 23, 1999
Place of birth:Wien (AUT)
Residence:Perchtoldsdorf (AUT)
Career Highlights
2013 1st in the Austrian Karting Championship (junior category), 2014 1st in the Austrian Karting Championship (junior category), 2015 1st in the the DD2 category, Austria
Max
Hofer
Date of birth:May 9th, 1991
Place of birth:Moscow (RUS)
Residence:Moscow (RUS)
Career Highlights
Twice Russian Karting Champion , 2011 5th International Toyota Racing Series, 2017 1st Mitjet Series Russia
Ivan
Lukashevich
Date of birth:January 5, 1996
Place of birth:Cali (COL)
Residence:Cali (COL)
Career Highlights
2004 1st Spanish championship 80cc, 2005 1st Race of the Stars Colombia 80cc, 2006 1st Stars of Karting West - Cadet, 2010 2nd Formula BMW Pacific
Oscar
Tunjo
Date of birth:February 8, 1995
Place of birth:Biet (SUI)
Residence:Biet (SUI)
Career Highlights
2010 1st Marking Vice Swiss, 2012 1st Formula BMW, 2015 1st in the KTM X-Bow Battle (rookie category)
Cédric
Freiburghaus
Date of birth:January 14, 1993
Place of birth: Żyrardów (POL)
Residence:Krakau (POL)
Career Highlights
2011 1st in the CIK FIA Karting Championship, 2011 1st in the Polish Karting Championship
Gosia
Rdest
Date of birth:April 4, 1995
Place of birth:Alkmaar (NED)
Residence:Alkmaar (NED)
Career Highlights
2011 1st in the Dutch KZ2 Karting Championship, 2012 2nd in the Benelux KZ2 Karting Championship, 2015 2nd GTB-Klasse Dutch Supercar Challenge
Milan
Dontje
Date of birth:March 10, 1993
Place of birth:Odense (DEN)
Residence:Søndersø (DEN)
Career Highlights
2010 1st Karting Championship (KF2), 2011 1st Macau Asia, 2012 1st Grand Final Indonesien Kart GP, 2014 1st Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup (junior category)
Nicolaj
Møller Madsen
Date of birth:March 17, 1995
Place of birth:Frankfurt am Main (GER)
Residence:Hamburg (GER)
Career Highlights
2018 1st GT4 24h Dubai
John-Louis
Jasper
Date of birth:July 21, 1964
Place of birth:Gummersbach (GER)
Residence:Engelskirchen
Career Highlights
2013 1st GT4 Bathurst, 2014 2nd GT4 European Series, 2016 1st GT4 European Series
Joerg
Viebahn
Date of birth:April 9, 1975
Place of birth:Cologne (GER)
Residence:Bad Münstereifel (GER)
Career Highlights
2012 1st 24h Nürburgring, 2012 1st 24h Spa-Francorchamps, 2015 3rd Blancpain Endurance Series, 2017 1st Audi TT Cup „Race of Legends, 2017 1st VLN
Frank
Stippler
Date of birth:April 27, 1995
Place of birth:Frankfurt am Main (GER)
Residence:Frankfurt am Main (GER)
Career Highlights
2018 2nd VLN3, VLN: various wins in the SP7 & SP9 class
Vincent
Kolb
Date of birth:February 25, 1992
Place of birth:Thun (SUI)
Residence:Bern (SUI)
Career Highlights
2009 1st Schweizer Formel Renault 2.0, 2010 3rd GP3-Serie, 2013 5th Formel Renault 3.5, 2015 1st 24h Nürburgring, 2016 9th DTM
Nico
Müller
Date of birth:August 8, 1986
Place of birth:Roeselare (BEL)
Residence:Marke-Kortrijk (BEL)
Career Highlights
2008 1st German Formula 3 Cup , 2008 1st Asian Formula 3, 2016 1st Blancpain GT Series (Team), 2017 2nd 6h Qualifikationsrennen Nürburgring
Frédéric
Vervisch
Phoenix Racing GmbH
Gewerbepark Nürburgring
Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße 28
D-53520 Meuspath
Phone: +49 2691 910 990
Email: info@phoenix-racing.de
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