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Klaus Kresnik

15. April 1971

Family, Travelling and of course Motorsport

Software Product-Manager

Suzuki Swift Cup Champion Middle East 2010/2011
24h European Champion Class-D1 2013
Actuall FIA 24h-Series Endurance

Races 2010/01 – 2019/01
Starts: 46
1. Place: 9
2. Place: 14
3. Place: 7

Biography :

I've been crazy about cars and speed since I was a kid, but my racing career did not start until 1994 when I was invited to an amateur go-kart race, which fortunately I was able to win right away.

From then on I knew that one day I would like to becoma a race driver.

In 1996 I prepared a Suzuki Swift GTi (115hp) for National Slalom races in Switzerland and thus made my first steps in racing to gain experience and confidence.

In 1997, I acquired a BMW M3-3.2 E36 (330hp) and attended the International Driver's Course of Scuderia Hanseat on the dreaded and popular Nordschleife, also called Green Hell.

My first attempt on this difficult roller coaster track was crowned with the "Rookie of the Year" and showed that I'm doing a few things right.

The following year, 1998, I even achieved the class victory, as the overall place 9 out of 300.

It was not until 2010, when I decided to participate in the "Suzuki Swift Cup Middle East" and 7 events and 21 races later I was able to climb the top step of the podium and call myself "Suzuki Swift Cup Middle East Champion".

In 2012, I sporadically drove a few races in the "Radial Cup Series Middle East", where I was able to reach various classes and podiums.

Since 2013, I only participate at long-distance races and compete in international 12 and 24-hour races in the touring car class of the 24h-Series by the organizer Creventic, where I achieved various victories, podium finishes and championships until today.

Furthermore I worked from 2013 to 2016 as a race instructor at the Yas-Marina racing school Abu-Dhabi on the Formula 1 circuit. The fleet included exclusive cars a la Radical SR3, Aston Martin GT4, Formula 3000, Mercedes Benz AMG fleet including Formula 1 Safteycar 2013 SL55 AMG, Toyota GT85, Camaro.