Reinhold Joest´s team is the most successful Le Mans team ever.
Reinhold Joest succeeded in mounting the winners’ rostrum as a sportscar driver himself at Le Mans. However, his team, established in 1978, celebrated even greater achievements. In the 1980s and 90s, Joest Racing set the standards in sportscar racing. The team won the long distance classics at Daytona, the Nürburgring, Le Mans, Sebring and Road Atlanta. The Supercup, the Interseries, and the American Le Mans Series. The excursion into touring car racing was crowned by success: Joest Racing won the International Touring Car Championship (ITC) in 1996.
Joest Racing has been a partner of Audi Sport from 1998 to 1999. Audi scored a podium finish on its Le Mans début in 1999 with the Audi R8R. In 2000, 2001 and 2002 Audi Sport Team Joest won convincingly at Le Mans – and brought every R8 competing in the race to the finish in the top three positions. The team from the Odenwald region in Germany also won the American Le Mans Series four times in succession.
Reinhold Joest’s team was integrated in the development of new sportcars from the very beginning. “We were always more than just a pure race team,” says Team Director Reinhold Joest. “Our partners have always benefited from our input and know-how.” In Ralf Jüttner, the team has one of the most experienced engineers in the sportscar scene.