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Helmet of Volkert Merl

Flag of Germany Volkert Merl

nationality German age 82 years old born February 10, 1940 hometown Erfurt

Racing highlights

19832ndDRM (German Racing Championship)
19822ndInterserie
19801stInterserie Div. 1
19801st24 Hours of Daytona
19791stRivet Supply World Manufacturers Championship Six Hours Brands Hatch
19791stWorld Championship for Makes Dijon 6 Hours
19782ndWorld Championship for Makes Mugello 6 Hours
19783rdWorld Championship for Makes Misano 6 Hours

Racing career summary

Races entered115
Wins9
Podiums34
Pole positions4
Fastest laps3
Race win percentage7.8%
Podium percentage29.6%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1984Racing6 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1983Racing14 races0 wins5 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1982Racing18 races1 win7 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1981Racing12 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1980Racing24 races6 wins14 podiums3 pole position2 fastest race laps
1979Racing14 races2 wins3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1978Racing17 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1977Racing7 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1976Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Volkert Merl

1984 FIA World Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
32nd19Schornstein Racing Team, Joest Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 956Porsche 2.6 turboDunlop

1984 Interserie

PositionPointsTeam
25th12D.S. Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 956Porsche

1983 DRM (German Racing Championship)

PositionPointsTeam
2nd66Joest Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60511
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 936C
Porsche 956

1983 European Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
18th26Joest Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 956
Porsche 936C

1983 Norisring Trophäe

PositionPointsTeam
0Joest
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 956

1983 FIA World Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
21st18Joest Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 956

1982 DRM (German Racing Championship)

PositionPointsTeam
5th48Joest Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 908/3 Turbo

1982 FIA World Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
18th16Joest Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935J

1982 Interserie

PositionPointsTeam
2nd82Vegla Joest Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
61500
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 908/3 TCPorsche

1981 World Championship for Drivers and Makes

PositionPointsTeam
292nd7.5Joest Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935J

1981 DRM (German Racing Championship)

PositionPointsTeam
14th60Spot-Oil Racing (Joest)
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935J

1981 Interserie

PositionPointsTeam
17th15Joest Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 908/3 TurboPorsche

1980 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
71st20LM Jöst Racing, Siegfried Brunn, Mecarillos Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
31100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 908/3
Porsche 935J
Porsche 908/4
Porsche 935/77
Click to show race results for World Challenge for Endurance Drivers 1980.

1980 World Sportscar Championship - GTX

PositionPointsTeam
0LM Jöst Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935J T

1980 Interserie Div. 1

PositionPointsTeam
1st89.5Joest Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
52532
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 908/3

1980 DRM (German Racing Championship)

PositionPointsTeam
4th132Liqui Moly Equipe
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
121600
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935J

1980 24 Hours of Daytona

PositionPointsTeam
1st0L&M Joest Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935JDunlop

1980 World Championship for Makes Brands Hatch 6 Hours

PositionPointsTeam
0LM Jöst Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 908/3 TurboPorsche 2.1 turbo

1980 World Championship for Makes Watkins Glen 6 Hours

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Dick Barbour Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935 K3Porsche 3.2 turbo

1979 DRM (German Racing Championship)

PositionPointsTeam
15th41Liqui Moly Equipe
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
90100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935J

1979 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
146th16Joest Porsche
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935J
Porsche 935/77A

1979 World Championship for Makes Dijon 6 Hours

PositionPointsTeam
1st0LM Joest Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 908/3 TurboPorsche 2.1 turboDunlop

1979 Rivet Supply World Manufacturers Championship Six Hours Brands Hatch

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Joest Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 908/3 TurboPorsche 2.1 turboDunlop

1979 World Championship for Makes Vallelunga 6 hours

PositionPointsTeam
0Joest Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 908/3 TurboPorsche 2.1 turboDunlop

1978 DRM (German Racing Championship)

PositionPointsTeam
11th39Konrad Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
110000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935

1978 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
57th17Konrad Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935/77A

1978 World Championship for Makes Mugello 6 Hours

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Konrad Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935/77APorsche 3.0 turboGoodyear

1978 World Championship for Makes 6 Hours of Dijon

PositionPointsTeam
0Konrad Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935/77APorsche 3.0 turbo

1978 World Championship for Makes Silverstone 6 Hours

PositionPointsTeam
0Konrad Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935Porsche 2.9 turboGoodyear

1978 World Championship for Makes Misano 6 Hours

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Konrad Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935/77APorsche 3.0 turbo

1978 World Championship for Makes 6 Hours of Vallelunga

PositionPointsTeam
7th0Konrad Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935/77APorsche 3.0 turbo

1977 DRM (German Racing Championship)

PositionPointsTeam
21st13IRS
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 934/5

1977 Rivet Supply 6 Hours

PositionPointsTeam
0Porsche Kremer Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935Porsche 2.9 turboGoodyear

1977 World Championship for Makes Hockenheim 6 Hours

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Vaillant Kremer Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935Porsche 2.9 turbo

1976 DRM (German Racing Championship)

PositionPointsTeam
31st8
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 934
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