René Münnich

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René Münnich
Nationality Flag of Germany.svg German
Born (1977-05-06) 6 May 1977 (age 42)
Löbau, East Germany
World Touring Car Championship career
Debut season 2012
Current team All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport
Car number77
Former teams Special Tuning Racing
Starts52
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish19th in 2014
FIA ERX Supercar Championship career
Debut season 2011
Current team All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport
Car number77
Starts20
Wins0
Podiums1
Best finish7th in 2018
FIA World Rallycross Championship career
Debut season 2014
Current team All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport
Car number77
Starts33
Wins0
Podiums0
Best finish27th in 2017
Previous series
20122013
20082010
2007
2007
2006–2011
2005
European Rallycross Super1600
European Rallycross Division 1
European Rallycross Division 1A
ADAC Procar Series
German Rallycross Championship
German Autocross Championship
Championship titles
2007, 2009–11German Rallycross Championship

René Münnich (born 6 May 1977) is a German auto racing driver, team owner and entrepreneur. He is the owner and team manager of Münnich Motorsport. Münnich is also the owner of Web hosting service all-inkl.com. He made his debut in the World Touring Car Championship at the 2012 FIA WTCC Race of Japan.

Contents

Racing career

World Touring Car Championship

Special Tuning Racing (2012)

Munnich competing in the 2013 World Touring Car Championship. Rene Munnich 2013 WTCC Race of Japan (Practice 2).jpg
Munnich competing in the 2013 World Touring Car Championship.

Born in Löbau, Münnich made his debut in the World Touring Car Championship at the 2012 FIA WTCC Race of Japan, driving the Special Tuning Racing SEAT León WTCC that was previously raced by Darryl O'Young. The drive would allow him to assess a possible move for his Münnich Motorsport team to the WTCC in 2013, following the discontinuation of the FIA GT1 World Championship. [1] His best result of the weekend was 17th in race one.

Munnich competing in the 2014 World Touring Car Championship. Rene Munnich 2014 WTCC Race of Japan (Practice 1).jpg
Münnich competing in the 2014 World Touring Car Championship.

Münnich Motorsport (2013–)

In November 2012, Münnich Motorsport were in final discussions to purchase three SEAT Leóns to compete in the 2013 World Touring Car Championship season for Markus Winkelhock, Marc Basseng, and Münnich himself. [2] Soon after, Münnich Motorsport completed the purchase of two cars from the Lukoil Racing Team. [3]

Winkelhock decided at the last minute to pull out of the project as he wanted to focus solely on GT racing, allowing the door open for reigning World Touring Car champion Robert Huff to join the team after leaving Chevrolet.

Racing record

Complete World Touring Car Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearTeamCar123456789101112131415161718192021222324DCPoints
2012 Special Tuning Racing SEAT León WTCC ITA
1
ITA
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
MAR
1
MAR
2
SVK
1
SVK
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
AUT
1
AUT
2
POR
1
POR
2
BRA
1
BRA
2
USA
1
USA
2
JPN
1

17
JPN
2

20
CHN
1
CHN
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
NC0
2013 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport SEAT León WTCC ITA
1

16
ITA
2

21
MAR
1

15
MAR
2

Ret
SVK
1

21
SVK
2

19
HUN
1

18
HUN
2

21
AUT
1

17
AUT
2

18
RUS
1

16
RUS
2

19
POR
1

Ret
POR
2

Ret
ARG
1

18
ARG
2

17
USA
1

22
USA
2

19
JPN
1

16
JPN
2

14
CHN
1

18
CHN
2

22
MAC
1

16
MAC
2

Ret
NC0
2014 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 MAR
1

Ret
MAR
2

Ret
FRA
1

12
FRA
2

12
HUN
1

19
HUN
2

13
SVK
1

13
SVK
2

C
AUT
1

11
AUT
2

9
RUS
1

13
RUS
2

10
BEL
1

15
BEL
2

14
ARG
1

13
ARG
2

12
BEI
1

Ret
BEI
2

DNS
CHN
1

17†
CHN
2

Ret
JPN
1

NC
JPN
2

16
MAC
1

15
MAC
2

11
19th3
2016 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 FRA
1

14
FRA
2

Ret
SVK
1
SVK
2
HUN
1

9
HUN
2

15
MAR
1
MAR
2
GER
1
GER
2
RUS
1
RUS
2
POR
1
POR
2
ARG
1
ARG
2
JPN
1
JPN
2
CHN
1
CHN
2
QAT
1
QAT
2
21st2

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete Blancpain Sprint Series results

YearTeamCarClass1234567891011121314Pos.Points
2014 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Pro-Am NOG
QR
NOG
CR
BRH
QR
BRH
CR
ZAN
QR
ZAN
CR
SVK
QR

14
SVK
CR

Ret
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
ZOL
QR
ZOL
CR
BAK
QR
BAK
CR
52nd0

Complete TCR International Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearTeamCar12345678910111213141516171819202122DCPoints
2015 WestCoast Racing Honda Civic TCR MYS
1

Ret
MYS
2

6
CHN
1

2
CHN
2

14
ESP
1
ESP
2
POR
1
POR
2
ITA
1
ITA
2
AUT
1
AUT
2
RUS
1
RUS
2
RBR
1
RBR
2
SIN
1

11
SIN
2

10
THA
1

9
THA
2

Ret
MAC
1
MAC
2
11th34

Complete FIA European Rallycross Championship results

Division 1A

YearEntrantCar12345678910ERXPoints
2007 Münnich Motorsport Volkswagen Polo GTI PORFRAHUN
4
AUTSWENORBELNEDPOLCZE25th13

Division 1

YearEntrantCar1234567891011ERXPoints
2008 Münnich Motorsport Škoda Fabia T16 4x4 POR
NC
FRAHUN
NC
AUT
NC
NOR
NC
SWE
NC
BEL
16
NED
(NC)
CZE
NC
POL
NC
GER
NC
36th1
2009 Münnich Motorsport Škoda Fabia T16 4x4 GBR
(NC)
POR
14
FRA
20
HUN
NC
AUT
NC
SWEBELGERPOL
NC
CZE
17
33rd3
2010 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Škoda Fabia T16 4x4 POR
11
FRA
16
GBR
(NC)
HUN
10
SWE
19
FIN
14
BEL
(NC)
GER
13
POL
8
CZE
NC
15th30

Supercar

YearEntrantCar12345678910ERXPoints
2011 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Škoda Fabia T16 4x4 GBR
(17)
POR
11
FRA
NC
NOR
19
SWE
12
BEL
20
NED
13
AUTPOLCZE
15
18th17
2014 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Audi S3 GBRNORBELGER
23
ITA
16
36th1
2017 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport SEAT Ibiza BAR
4
FRA
13
LAT
17
11th38
Citroën DS3 NOR
19
SWE
3
2018 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport SEAT Ibiza BAR
11
BEL
9
SWE
5
FRA
10
LAT
4
7th52

Super1600

YearEntrantCar12345678910ERXPoints
2012 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Škoda Fabia GBR
8
FRA
13
AUT
(DNS)
HUN
13
NOR
13
SWE
14
BEL
4
NED
(15)
FIN
14
GER
4
10th53
2013 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Škoda Fabia GBR
7
PORHUN
8
FINNORSWE
8
FRAAUT
9
GER10th54

Complete FIA World Rallycross Championship results

Munnich in action during the 2016 World RX of Portugal 77 Munnich.jpg
Münnich in action during the 2016 World RX of Portugal

Supercar

YearEntrantCar12345678910111213WRXPoints
2014 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Audi S3 POR GBR NOR FIN SWE
35
BEL CAN FRA GER
32
ITA
25
TUR ARG 57th0
2015 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Audi S3 POR
20
HOC
18
BEL
19
GBR
26
GER
12
SWE
27
CAN
19
NOR
21
FRA
34
BAR TUR
12
ITA
20
ARG
18
41st-2
2016 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport SEAT Ibiza POR
19
HOC
20
BEL
18
GBR
18
NOR
18
SWE
19
CAN
14
FRA
16
BAR
18
LAT
22
GER
24
ARG
14
49th-3
2017 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport SEAT Ibiza BAR POR
18
HOC
20
BEL GER
19
RSA
17
27th0
Citroën DS3 GBR
17
NOR SWE CAN
18
FRA LAT
2018 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport SEAT Ibiza BAR POR BEL GBR NOR
17
SWE CAN FRA LAT USA GER
16
RSA
16
24th2

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