Reinhold Joest brings more than half a century of personal experience to the collaboration with Audi. Since 1999, the team based in Germany’s Odenwald region and the brand featuring the four rings have been an integral component of endurance racing.
Only few teams can look back on such a long history. In 1962, Reinhold Joest started his own career in motorsport, clinching three podium places as a race driver at the Le Mans 24 Hours between 1969 and 1981. However, Joest celebrated his major successes as a team boss. In 1984, 1985, 1996 and 1997, the privateer defeated the teams of the big automobile manufacturers in the world’s most prestigious endurance race. Since 1999, he has won the iconic race eleven times with Audi.
The team owner has been relying on Ralf Jüttner for more than two decades. As Team Director and Technical Director the engineer holds the reins in the squad’s racing operations. One of the hallmarks of the outfit based in Wald-Michelbach is its tremendous tactical prowess. Audi and Audi Sport Team Joest together have won many major classic sports car events and series for many years – be it the Le Mans 24 Hours, the Sebring 12 Hours, the “Petit Le Mans” races or the American Le Mans Series. Strategic feats that turned the tides in favor of the four rings in near-hopeless situations have remained unforgotten.
Many of the faces have been working for Reinhold Joest for years, some of them even for decades. The team owner has built a squad that in sports car racing has been ranking among the world’s top outfits for a long time. Only few competitors can say that about themselves.
Joest Racing’s major victories
Winner Le Mans 24 Hours
1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (since 2000 with Audi)
Winner FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)
2012, 2013 (all with Audi)
Winner American Le Mans Series
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 (all with Audi)
Winner Le Mans Series
Winner Sebring 12 Hours
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013 (all with Audi)
Winner Daytona 24 Hours
Winner Bathurst 12 Hour