D.O.B. 30.06.1941 in Ludwigsburg, deceased 19.11.2007
Study College Stuttgart (today University of Stuttgart)
Final examination academically qualified engineer in 1968 (mechanical engineering, automobile technology line)
Motor racing activities
Rallies and race track racing during the study with father’s car (NSU, DKW, Volvo, BMW) at events in Baden-Württemberg and Germany.
1963 + 1964
Member of the Mercedes Works Rally Team as co-pilot of Dieter Glemser. Participation at Rally European Championship and Gran Premio Argentina (road racing) with Mercedes 220 SE, 300 SE and 250 SL.
Mercedes: Mercedes : R+D engineer for test drives.
1968 – 1972
Ford: Technical Manager of the Ford Motorsport Department in Koeln. Responsible for development, production and entries of rally and racing cars (Escort, 20M, Capri)
1972 – 1979
BMW: Technical Manager BMW Motorsport GmbH
1973 – 1976
Responsible for development, production and entries of the racing cars at the European Touring Car Championship and the IMSA-Series 1975 in USA. Basic car BMW 3.0 CSL with combustion and turbo engine.
1977 – 1979
As project manager BMW M1 responsible for the all over development of the street version, planned as basic vehicle for future race entries. Co-ordination of the R+D departments of BMW Motorsport GmbH, BMW AG (engine and electric), Lamborghini and Ital Design. Carrying out of tests (especially test drives) at BMW Motorsport GmbH in co-operation with R+D departments of BMW AG, Lamborghini and various suppliers. Wind channel tests to optimize aerodynamics as well as enduring tests to prove reliability were important parts of the total program, which was not at all natural for competitors at these times. Preparation and co-ordination of the series production with the main suppliers BMW AG (engine), Ital Design (body), Baur (final assembly) as well as various sub-suppliers were main tasks before and at the beginning of the series production
1979 – 2007
to date BBS Executive Partner of the GmbH+CoKG.
Board Member Technic of BBS AG.
Managing Director of BBS Motorsport and Engineering GmbH.