Team Rosberg GmbH
is a motor racing organisation that competes in single-seater
and touring car
disciplines in Europe
. It was founded in 1994 by former Formula One
world champion Keke Rosberg
, of Finland
. It is headquartered at Neustadt an der Weinstraße
, and competes under a German racing license.
Touring cars (1995-present)
After his retirement from Formula One in 1986, Keke Rosberg stayed involved in racing, competing with Peugeot
's World Sports Car Championship operation in the early 1990s. He entered Germany's top-level touring car
championship – the DTM
– in 1992, driving first for Mercedes-AMG
Retrieved on January 28, 2007. and then for Opel Team Joest
The DTM and ITC
It was in 1994 that he decided to begin the transition into team ownership, and the newly-formed Team Rosberg became part of Opel's DTM program in 1995. In this first year, Keke Rosberg continued driving alongside reigning champion Klaus Ludwig
in a pair of Calibra V6 coupes. Rosberg.de
. Retrieved on January 28, 2007. The Calibra was not as competitive as the Mercedes C-Klasse; Ludwig achieved Opel's only race win of the season on his way to 3rd in the drivers' championship, and Team Rosberg was ranked in 6th place in the teams' standings.
In 1996, Rosberg retired from driving to concentrate on team management. As the DTM evolved into the short-lived International Touring......