"Motorsport is our great passion and has been a priority in the company for decades," says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt. "This unique building complex offers us the perfect preconditions for the challenges we face on a daily basis. Our team has optimum working conditions and plenty of space for new ideas."
The DTM is Germany’s most popular racing series and will be organised by Europe’s largest automobile club for the first time in 2023. ABT Sportsline will be on the grid with two ABT Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II cars for Ricardo Feller and Kelvin van der Linde.
ABT Sportsline returned to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in 2023 and entered two new-generation Gen3 cars as a customer team. ABT was already part of the Formula E family for the first seven years and is still one of the most successful teams in the all-electric racing series.
ABT Sportsline returned to the Nordschleife and took on one of the greatest motorsport challenges of all at the legendary 24-hour race: from 18 to 21 May 2023, the team competed with a Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO2.
Our successful Motorsport Teams are based at a modern 2,400 square meter motorsport center in Kempten in Bavaria. Among other things, the race cars for the DTM are prepared here.
Folded, matt black steel plates and red high-gloss aluminum dominate the external cladding of the "hallowed halls". "The concept of 'manufacturing' in its original sense played a central role in the development of this building," explains Marco Hippmann from Hippmann Hardegger Architects in Stuttgart. As the project manager in Kempten, Harald Seyband was responsible for the short construction time of only ten months. "Our main goal was to create a highly functional building that illustrates ABT as a high-tech company. This is underscored by the minimalist red-black paneling."
On the inside, employees have their own little motorsport paradise: spacious work areas, modern offices, dedicated carbon and transmission workshops, a car wash, modern equipment, a spacious warehouse and even an in-house gym. The connected parking garage offers space for five semi truck trailers which can be loaded and unloaded regardless of the weather. Even the daily pit stop training can be conducted in the workshop.
As a private team or as a factory team, ABT has achieved wins and titles in all important circuit racing categories, with touring cars as well as with sportscars and formula cars.
The most important motorsport successes by ABT Sportsline
1st place DTM team championship 2004, 2007, 2011, 2016, 2020
1st place DTM drivers' championship 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009
1st place Formula E team championship 2017/2018
1st place Formula E drivers' championship 2016/2017
2nd place Formula E team championship 2016/2017 & 2018/2019
2nd place Formula E drivers' championship 2017/2018
2nd place Formula E drivers' and team championship 2015/2016
3rd place Formula E drivers' and team championship 2014/2015
1st place ADAC GT Masters team championship 2010
1st place ADAC GT Masters drivers' championship 2009
1st place ADAC Formel Masters 2009
2nd place 24 Hours Nürburgring 2003
1st place German Supertouring Championship 1999
1st place ADAC Formel Junior 1991, 1992, 1996