15 Facts About Frank Biela


Frank Biela has raced exclusively in cars manufactured by the Audi marque since 1990.


Frank Biela drove for the team in Formula Ford and the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft, where he won the race at AVUS in 1987.


Frank Biela continued to compete in the DTM in 1988, and raced a limited season in German Formula Three, scoring two wins.


Frank Biela stayed with the company, and with the rise of the two-litre Class 2 rules in other series across Europe, he was entered in various European touring car series over the following few seasons such as the French Supertouring Championship in 1993 driving the Audi 80 entered by Audi into the championship pairing alongside Marc Sourd.


Frank Biela competed in the Super Tourenwagen Cup in his native Germany during 1994 and 1995; however his home championship would bring only frustration as in both years he dominated the first half of the season, only for late-season misfortunes to derail his title challenge, losing him the crown to BMW drivers Johnny Cecotto and Joachim Winkelhock respectively.


Frank Biela was selected to lead the team; alongside team-mate John Bintcliffe, the new Audi team dominated the competition.


Frank Biela comfortably won the title, finishing every single race and being classified in the top ten in all but two races.

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Frank Biela capped an astonishing season by taking first place in the Guia Race of Macau.


The weight penalty was halved at the midpoint of the season, and results immediately improved to the point where Frank Biela finished second overall to eventual champion Alain Menu.


Frank Biela then left Britain to return to the German Super Tourenwagen Cup for 1998, but was largely ineffective.


Frank Biela finished a lowly 14th in the final standings as the A4 became outclassed by rival manufacturers.


In 1999, Frank Biela abandoned touring cars in favour of joining the Audi R8 sports car project, racing under the Audi Sport Team Joest name.


Frank Biela continued to race an R8 at Le Mans each year with mixed results.


Frank Biela finished 5th and 3rd in 2004 and 2005, respectively.


Frank Biela repeated the victory with the same car and team in 2007.