Porsche congratulates motorsport legend Kurt Ahrens on his 80th birthday
Today the former Porsche works driver Kurt Ahrens celebrates his 80th birthday. Kurt Karl Heinrich “Kurti” Ahrens was born in Brunswick in 1940 as the son of the racing driver Kurt Ahrens senior. “Kurti” became interested in his father’s sport early on and they soon even both competed in the same races together.
He started his racing career in 1958, proved himself first in Formula 3, and was the Formula Junior German Champion in 1961, 1963 and 1965. He was considered to be one of the most promising German talents in formula sport, and moved up to Formula 2, where he enjoyed further success. The next step was Formula 1, where he lined up alongside Jack Brabham and Jochen Rindt in the Brabham-Repco at the German Grand Prix on the Nürburgring in 1968 – but this would be his only Formula 1 start.
For this reason, he decided against a career in Formula 1.
Apr 19, 2020 at 10:08