Christian Abt
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Christian Abt
Christian Abt
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Christian Abt in 2008
NationalityGermany German
Born (1967-05-08) 8 May 1967 (age 54)
Kempten, West Germany
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
Years active2000-2007
Former teamsAbt Sportsline
Joest Racing
Phoenix Racing
Starts102
Wins1
Podiums9
Poles2
Fastest laps8
Best finish7th in 2002
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years1999-2000
TeamsAudi Sport UK
Audi Sport Team Joest
Best finish3rd (2000)
Class wins0

Christian Abt (born 8 May 1967) is a race car driver born in Kempten, Germany, into a family of amateur race drivers and car dealers.

His elder brother Hans-Jürgen Abt runs the Abt Sportsline Audi racing teams as well as their tuning company for Audi and Volkswagen.

Christian Abt started his career in motocross and then moved on to German Formula BMW. He went on to become the 1991 champion.

In 1992 he won the German Formula Three Championship B-Cup.

Driving a privately entered Audi A4 with the quattro 4-Wheel-Drive as this was banned for factory entrants, he won the German Supertouring Championship (STW) in 1999, the last season of this series, under controversial circumstances, taking the title only after the STW annulled the last lap of the final round of the Nürburgring.

Still considered as privateers, Abt entered the new Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters with hastily built cars similar to Audi TT. When driving an Audi R8 for Joest Racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans that year, Abt called no other than Roland Asch to step in.

Racing record

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1999 United Kingdom Audi Sport UK Ltd. Sweden Stefan Johansson
Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
Audi R8C LMGTP 55 DNF DNF
2000 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Italy Michele Alboreto
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Audi R8 LMP900 365 3rd 3rd

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

1 - Shanghai was a non-championship round.

  • + -- Retired, but was classified as he completed 90% of the winner's race distance.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Johnny Cecotto
Super Tourenwagen Cup Champion
1999
Succeeded by
Bernd Schneider
2000 New DTM
Preceded by
Tim Bergmeister
ADAC GT Masters Champion
2009
Succeeded by
Peter Kox
Albert von Thurn und Taxis

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