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Uwe Alzen and Adrian Sutil new Techart ambassadors

By: · August 13, 2009

 

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With Uwe Alzen and Adrian Sutil, TECHART is acquiring two new brand ambassadors. The two racing drivers will be at TECHART’s disposal in 2009 as representatives of the brand and also as test drivers. In this function, they will be supporting TECHART in the development of various components. “Both drivers have a wealth of knowledge from the motor racing scene.  

In this regard, thanks to his many years of experience in the touring car series and long-distance championships, Uwe Alzen is an expert who is in great demand,” says Thomas Behringer, Managing Director of TECHART Automobildesign GmbH, Leonberg, backing up this move.

Uwe Alzen was born on August 18, 1967 in Kirchen, Germany. The 41-year-old looks back over a long racing career. His motor racing roots can be traced back to the Nürburgring Nordschleife racing circuit in the VLN series (Veedol Long-Distance Cup Nürburgring), where he still races today on occasion. Uwe Alzen’s spectacular style of driving not only makes him highly popular but also feared. He started out back in 1993 in the DTM (German Touring Cars Championship), where he raced in various teams driving Mercedes-Benz and Opel up until 2002. He claimed 6 victories out of the 126 races he lined up for. In 1993, he won the 24 Hours of Spa driving a Porsche 911 Carrera RSR, along with Christian Fittipaldi and Jean-Pierre Jarier. In the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans behind the wheel of a Porsche 911

GT1, he was beaten by his team colleagues. In 2000, he won the 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race driving a Porsche 996 GT3. As a professional racing driver, Alzen mainly races in the Porsche Cup series (Supercup in Germany). He won the Porsche Supercup both in 1994 and 2007. He also just missed out winning these titles in recent years mostly by only a narrow margin and, in 2006, came second in both series, winning four races in each. On the Nordschleife racing circuit, Uwe Alzen holds the VLN lap record (8:09.949), which he set in 2005 driving his brother’s Porsche Turbo.

Adrian Sutil was born on January 11, 1983 in Munich, Germany. Sutil’s motor racing career began at the age of 13 with kart racing. National and international successes paved the way for his entry into formula racing. By racing in the Formula Ford class in Switzerland, which he won on his first attempt, Formula BMW-ADAC and Formula 3, he was finally awarded his first contract in Formula 1 in 2007 with the Spyker team. He still races in this class today for the Indian successor team Force India on the side of Giancarlo Fisichella. His best result in Formula 1 was in 2007, when he came 8th in the Japanese Grand Prix and won a World Championship point. In spite of his outstanding racing performances, Sutil has thus far missed out winning further points on account of his inferior car. Adrian Sutil actually comes from a family of successful musicians. For example, up until the age of 14, he was a talented and sponsored junior pianist. He first came into contact with motor racing through his older brother at the age 13 during a visit to a karting track.

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