Helmut Kelleners

Having won the 'European Touring Car Championship' no less than 3 times in the early 1980s, Helmut Kelleners is nothing short of a motorsports legend, but reducing his successes to these wins will not do him justice. 

His career began in the early 1960s, establishing himself in the different sports car race series of the 60s and 70s with Alfa Romeo and BMW cars. Appearing in the 1970 movie "Le Mans" as one of the few professionals with the legendary Steve McQueen, the same year saw him challenge race legends like Niki Lauda in the short-lived 'Interserie'. 

Instead of moving to 'Formula 1' like many of his colleagues and fellow competitors, Kelleners stuck to sports and touring car race series, an area of personal preference. His passion, loyalty and finesse was eventually rewarded in 1980 when he won his first 'European Touring Car Championship' title with Team Kroepchen BMW. Years of dominance and two further championship titles would follow. 

Finally in 1984 Kelleners retired from active racing - after more than 20 years and nearly 150 victories. 

Together with a partner, he established a BMW dealership which he ran for many years until his retirement. 

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1962-64 Rallye and Slalomraces with various victories at German and European Championships
1964 Start of the racing career in a Glas 1304TS. In the middle of the year switch to BMW TISA. First victories and good results in the German Chapionship.
1965-66 Races in German and European Championship races with BMW TISA, various podium results.
1967-68 Hill climb races and various starts at 1000 km World Cup races on Porsche 911 GT. Several victories, including Nürburgring and Spa
1968 Second in European Touring Car Championship with Porsche 911
1969 Several starts in the Brand World Cup on Ford GT40. Various victories and overall World Cup winner in the Sportscar class.
1969-74 Many starts in German Touringcar Championship on BMW 2002 Koepchen and Alpina
1970 Interserie on March 707, several victories and overall 2nd place in the Championship
1970 Victory at Spa 24-Hour race on Porsche
1971 Interserie on March, various podium finishes
1972 Victory at Nürburgring 24-Hour race on BMW Alpina
1972-74 Starts in Interserie on McLaren M8, including several victories and 1973 overall third place in the Championship
1975 Victory at Nürburgring 6-Hour race on Alpina 3.0 CSi
1975 Rennsport-Championship on Kremer Porsche
1976-77 Rennsport-Championship on Porsche and 2nd place in GT European Championship on Porsche 911S
978-99 Starts for Eggenberger Motorsport in European Touring Car Championship
1980 European Touring Car Champion (BMW E21 320i)
1981 European Touring Car Champion (BMW E24 635 CSi)
1982 European Touring Car Champion (BMW E28 528i)
1983 3rd Place in European Touring Car Championship, including 4 victories
1984 End of racing career with 2 victories on the new GP track at Nürburgring and in Silverstone

Ralf Kelleners

Son of race driver Helmut Kelleners, Ralf was born in 1968 with racing blood flowing quick in his veins. Competing in 'Formula Ford' during his early racing career, he moved on to 'Formula 3' in 1987. The following two decades saw Ralf competing in almost every major German racing series, including one year in the 'Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters' (DTM - German Touring Car Masters) and three years in the ADAC GT-Cup. 

Recurring highlights of his career are the starts at the '24h of Le Mans' where he had to retire two years in a row due to technical problems - both times leading the race prior to technical failures! 

Beginning in 1999, Ralf competed for a few years in the 'American Le Mans Series' (ALMS) for teams like Rahal Letterman Racing where he achieved a 6th place in the 2007 Championship. 

Until today, Ralf continues to be active and competitive in long-distance endurance races. Off the race track, he works as a racing instructor in customer events for brands like Porsche and Aston Martin. Occasionally offering his insights into motorsports and racing on pan-european sports channel "Eurosport". 

With the background of his father's BMW dealership and their combined racing experiences, Ralf founded the BMW tuning company "Kelleners Sport" in 1992. While the early years the focused mostly on reworking BMW M cars for racing purposes, he later added a broad product-range for street cars, offering top quality and designed wheels, aerodynamic parts, suspension solutions and exhaust systems. 

1985-86 A100 Go Kart European vice Champion
1987-93 Formula Ford 2000 Champion
2 years in Fomula 3 and DTM (BMW)
1994 ADAC GT Cup: 3 wins, Champion (Roock Porsche Carrera RSR)
New Zealand Nissan-Mobil 500 Series: 2 wins
1995 German GT Cup: 2nd Place (Porsche 911 GT2)
1996 24 Hours of Le Mans: Winner GT2 class (Roock Porsche)
Zuhai, China: Winner GT1 class (Porsche)
BPR GT2: 3 wins, Champion
German Carrera Cup: 2 wins, Champion
Porsche Supercup: 2 wins
1997 24h of Daytona: Winner GT2 class, 3rd overall (Porsche 911)
FIA GT Championship and 24h of Le Mans (Porsche GT1)
1998 24h of Le Mans (Toyota GT-One)
24h of Daytona (Porsche GT2)
Watkins Glen and Petit Le Mans: Winner (Porsche GT1)
1999 24h of Le Mans (Toyota GT-One)
Porsche Supercup: 3 Wins
American Le Mans Serie (ALMS): 3 races (Porsche GT1)
2000 24h of Le Mans (ROC Reynard LMP675)
ISRS: Winner in Kyalami (Kremer 8)
Grand American Road Racing Association (Ferrari 333 SP)
2001 24h of Daytona: fastest qualifier (Ferrari 333 SP)
24h-Rennen of Le Mans and 12h of Sebring (Audi R8)
2002 24h of Daytona: Winner Class SRPII, overall 3rd place
American Le Mans Series (ALMS): 2 Starts with podiums (Ferrari 360 Modena)
Rolex Sports Car Series: 3 wins, 1x pole, 6x podium (Nissan Lola)"
2003 ALMS: 3rd in Championship, Winner privateers (Ferrari 360 Modena)
Historic Group C Championship: 4 Races (Porsche Kremer 962)
2004 ALMS: 1 Win and several podiums (Ferrari 360 Modena)
24h of Le Mans (Porsche GT 3)"
2005 ALMS: 2 podiums (Saleen SR7)
Grand Am Series: 5 races incl. 24h of Daytona (Doran/Pontiac Prototype)
2006 ALMS: 3 races
24h of Nürburgring and 24h of Bahrain (BMW M3)
2007 ALMS (Rahal Letterman Racing Porsche GT3)
24h of Daytona (Porsche GT3)"
2008 ALMS: 2 races (Corsa Motorsports Ferrari 430)
24h of Daytona (Porsche GT3)
24h of Le Mans (Spyker)
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