Martin Ragginger was born in Salzburg on March 29, 1988. In 1997, the nine-year old “Raggi”, how Martin is called by his fans, already performed his first race in the Austrian Kart Championship. In the first two years a fourth and a second place in the national series underlined Martin’s talent for motor racing.
n 1999 he got to know karting in Italy and became a member of the Red Bull Junior Team. As part of the Savelli team he finished the Italian “Bambini” championship with a third place in the overall standings, attracting attention with a victory at the Trofeo San Marino. Martin spent the longest period of his karting career in Peter Kaiser’s KSN (“Kart Sport North”) team, based in Kerpen, Germany, where Michael Schumacher’s home circuit is located.
From 2000 to 2004, Martin, who is a big fan of Ayrton Senna, gained experience at all of the several stations of karting sport. Second places in the DMV (German Motor Racing Association) championship as well as in the Formula ICA 100 in Germany were the results of the years under Peter Kaiser’s instructions. In 2004 Martin finally finished his karting career as a 16 year old with a third place in the German Formula A, the highest karting class.
Then he switched to the Formula BMW, to the junior team “Mücke“. In 2005 Martin’s third place in the Rookie ranking proved his successful start in formula racing. Important years of learning with ups and downs were to follow. In the season of 2006 Martin, the team “Mücke“ and Red Bull agreed to go separate ways. Martin switched to the Eifelland team and within just a few races he scored two victories and four podium places. In the Formula BMW World Final 2006 in Valencia he scored a 9th place.
Since 2007, after a selection procedure in which he stood up to four other drivers, „Raggi” has been part of the UPS Porsche Junior Team. His race calendar comprises 15 different races, consisting of the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and the Porsche Mobil Super Cup, which are held within the Formula 1 Racing weekends.
Date of Birth: March 29, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Place of Birth: Salzburg
Height: 1,70 m
Weight: 65 kg
Hobbies: Fitness, Karting, Snowboarding
Favourite Circuit: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
First Race: 1997
Favourite Driver: Ayrton Senna,Hermann Maier
2013 1th Winner Class A6-AM - 24h Dubai
2nd overall - Porsche Carreracup Asia
4th overall - ADAC GT Masters
PMSC, PCCA, ADAC GT MASTERS, ALMS, VLN,
24H NÜRBURGRING, TOTAL 24H SPA, ROLEX 24H DAYTONA,
Winner Porsche Cup 2013
2012 5th overall - 24H Dubai
4th overall - Porsche Carreracup Asia
1th Amateur (Swen Dolenc) - ADAC GT Masters
PCCA, ADAC GT MASTERS, ALMS, VLN,
ADAC GT NÜRBURGRING, ROLEX 24H DAYTONA, 24H DUBAI
2011 PCCD, FIA GT, ALMS, VLN,
ROLEX 24H DAYTONA, ADAC 24H NÜRBURGRING
2010 Winner FIA GT2 European Cup, Winner 24h of SPA, 3rd Le Mans Series
2009 FIA GT2
2008 SIEGER TEAMWERTUNG PCCD UPS PORSCHE Junior Team
2007 AUFNAHME INS UPS PORSCHE JUNIOR TEAM
2006 FORMEL BMW DEUTSCHLAND 8. Platz, 2 Siege, 4 Podium
2005 FORMEL BMW DEUTSCHLAND 3. Platz, Rookie, 8. Platz gesamt
2004 KART 3. Platz, FA 100 German Championship
2003 KART 2. Platz, Formel ICA Deutschland, 2. Platz, FA 100 Graf Trips Pokal
2002 KART Italian Open
2001 KART 4. Platz, German Championship
2000 KART 2. Platz, DMV German Championship
PORSCHE GT3 RSR (997)
12H Sebring Falken Motorsport
Petit le Mans
The Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is ready to race. The top model of Porsche Motorsport’s customer racing vehicles will head into the 2013 season with extensive modifications. Built to conform to the A.C.O. “LM” GTE regulations, the 911 represents the crowning pinnacle of a range of successful customer sport race cars that are based on the 997 type 911 GT3 RS street sports car.
Powering the 911 GT3 RSR is a particularly efficient six-cylinder boxer engine with a four-litre capacity.
With a mandatory air-restrictor, it generates 460 hp (338 kW) and drives the 310 millimetre wide rear wheels. The diameter of the front wheels has increased by 30 mm to now measure 680 millimetres. The Porsche sequential six-speed gearbox is operated via paddle shifts on the steering wheel.
The nose and rear panels are adapted to the flared front and rear wheel arches, as are the door sill and the wheel arch coverings. The aerodynamic concept is complemented by a new ducting of the intake air. Openings in the rear side sections, as known from the turbo variants of the Porsche 911, replace the air scoop on the engine hood, which is very similar to the 911 GT2 RS street sports car.
The 911 GT3 RSR can be raced at the Le Mans 24 Hours, the FIA World Endurance Championship, the Le Mans Series, the American Le Mans Series as well as the International GT Open and in other series and races.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RSR will be delivered to customer squads around the world.
PORSCHE GT3 R (997)
ADAC GT Masters
Winner Class A6 Am
P 9 Class Am
PORSCHE GT3 R (997)
Amongst racing customers all over the world, the Porsche 911 GT3 R is extremely popular for its forgiving handling and basic speed. And it is exactly in this direction that the improvements for the 2013 model year have been targeted. The engine output deliver 500 hp (368 kW).
The 1,200 kg lightweight 911 GT3 R is based on the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 997) for one-make cup racing. Thanks to a 0.2-litre increase in engine capacity, the GT3 R delivers 40 hp more than its Cup pendant.
Both race vehicles are based on the extra-wide body of the street-legal 911 GT3 RS.
PORSCHE GT3 CUP (997)
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
PORSCHE GT3 CUP (997)
The 2013-spec Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is based on the lightweight 911 GT3 RS (997) street sports car. The
power unit is largely identical to the production engine of the 911 GT3 RS with the same output of 450 bhp
and the same maximum engine speed of 8,500 rpm. A race exhaust system with a controlled catalytic converter
keeps emissions to a minimum.
EVENTS 2014 (coming soon)