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Motorsport competence for 40 years

The history of Lechner Racing begins as early as 1975: In this year, the rise to a fixed size in international motorsport began. Today, more than four decades after the beginnings, the name Lechner stands for victories in numerous classes and championships on the racetracks of the world more than ever before. Under the leadership of Robert and Walter jun. Today, customers and business partners benefit from Lechner Racing’s decades of experience and international contacts.


With the start of the racing career of Walter Lechner sen. The history of Lechner Racing also began in 1975. Even Walter Lechner Sr. drove for 20 years in the world class of motorsport – at the wheel of legendary racing cars. For many years, the Lechner Racing Team has celebrated great successes in numerous racing series – currently in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup as part of Formula 1.


Since 1993, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup has been the only Gran Turismo racing series held exclusively as part of the Formula 1 race. In this attractive environment, the top series of the 19 Porsche one-make cups worldwide has developed very well. With races in Spa-Francorchamps, Silverstone, Austin and Monte Carlo, among others, the Porsche Supercup is considered the fastest and most prestigious one-make cup in the world.


In 2019, 29 drivers from 14 teams took up the fight for the championship in Germany’s fastest one-make cup. The drivers in the 485 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup competed on eight race weekends as part of the ADAC GT Masters.

In 2019, 29 drivers from 14 teams took up the fight for the championship in Germany’s fastest one-make cup. On eight race weekends, the drivers in the 485 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup competed as part of the ADAC GT Masters. A newly developed support program for young drivers is intended to support talented people even more than before in their development into professional GT drivers.

The fans can look forward to an international field of drivers: 29 drivers from eleven nations compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany. The starting field consists of ambitious young drivers and experienced GT specialists who will fight for victory in the overall and team rankings as well as in the amateur and rookie classes.


More than 15,000 participants who are enthusiastic about motorsport have benefited from the experience of the Lechner Racing School from more than three decades in international motorsport. Lechner Racing quickly made a name for itself as one of the most successful racing talent factories. The graduates also include future Formula 1 drivers such as Alex Wurz and Christian Klien. After countless victories and various championship titles, Lechner Racing can now offer professional driver training and individual license courses: from the first seat test in the cockpit of a racing car, to exclusive training days in formula and touring cars on the traditional high-speed track at the Salzburgring, to exclusive company incentives lasting several days on well-known European racetracks. The participants benefit directly from the successes of the Lechner Racing Team in numerous international series: Whether in puristic monocoques in the most diverse formula championships, with spectacular GT vehicles in long-distance races or in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup, the fastest and most prestigious one-make cup in the world.


Parallel to their racing careers, the brothers Robert and Walter Lechner founded the Lechner Racing GmbH agency together in 2005, which has been responsible for and marketing various business areas related to motorsport ever since. For the conception, organization and implementation of incentives, product presentations, press events and road shows, the logistics professionals at Lechner Racing GmbH use their own extensive technical equipment. Multilingual back office staff with many years of event experience are also available to implement extraordinary events. Decades of experience from motorsport with racing events on all five continents now benefits business partners and customers: Whether selecting the right location, handling hotel reservations and transfers or the individual supporting program including catering on site: At Lechner Racing, all partners are looked after professionally. As an agency commissioned by Porsche AG to handle the Porsche GT3 Cup Middle East, Lechner Racing GmbH would also be happy to organize your event.

More information is available from:
TELEFON: +43 6235 200 300

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Powered by the desire and dedication of Race To Get There, we aim to further our successes together as we promote a positive environment for our young drivers to grow and develop.


VPD Racing GmbH is an authorized ROTAX service center as well as a distributor in Central and Eastern Europe for many well-known brands of karting products and accessories for different categories such as Rotax, OK and KZ2.

For information or advice on site, please contact us:
TELEFON: +43 6245-80097


“Feel like a pro”
Prepare your hobby or racing kart for the 2020 season now. Our technical team will be happy to help you! We look forward to your call or visit!

More information can be found at:
TELEFON: +43 6245-80097


The VPD Racing Team has been managed by the managing director of the Salzburgring Ernst Penninger for many years and sees itself as a training platform for young motorsport enthusiasts.
Penninger started his motorsport career more than 25 years ago as a kart driver and was able to celebrate some impressive successes, such as the title as Austrian Champion.
However, he quickly realized that he did not see his future on the track as an athlete, but rather as a doer in the pit lane. After his active career, he switched to a Swiss formula team, where he began as a wheel rim washer. Gradually he learned more until he was finally allowed to manage the entire logistics of the successful team. Here he got to know every aspect of the “motorsport” business down to the smallest detail and learned what it takes to be successful in motorsport.

He looked after international drivers from Formula Renault to Formula 1. This enabled him to immerse himself deeply in the subject of motorsport and learn a great deal about what is crucial in motorsport.

Based on the excellent contacts, he then founded his own VPD Racing Team together with the Red Bull Marketing Manager with the intention of seriously accompanying young drivers on their way.

The successful formula V=(p*d)2 was developed for his karting team. . V stands for Victory, i.e. success, which in summary depends on four components, namely on the one hand strong performance & power and on the other hand D squared Desire & Dedication, which stands for the desire & will with absolute commitment. The perfect interplay of these qualities together with a strong team is crucial for a successful path from the bottom to the top.

In karting, the development of young personalities is particularly important for the VPD Racing Team, because it is not about winning as many trophies as possible at the beginning of your career, but rather about the consistent and constant development of motorsport beginners.

Penninger and his team would like to prepare the drivers for what they will later face in motorsport. Karting is therefore the entry point, the first step in the direction of great motorsport, i.e. a school and training platform for young, talented but only aspiring racing drivers. The drivers first have to recognize whether they are ready to give everything for their vision.
Successful pilots from the team now benefit from what they have learned and live their big dream in series such as Formula 3, ADAC GT Masters and the Japanese Super GT Series.
Although Ernst Penninger is now the full-time managing director of the Salzburgring, he continues to look after his team on every free weekend. His stable and long-standing team motivates him just as much as the idea of ​​further expanding the infrastructure and contacts and the joy of seeing how young people develop further. Because in the end it’s not just the success that counts, but above all the people…

All information about the team can be found below


Satuday: 10am to 2pm
Am Ortfelde 59 30916 Isernhagen
+ (123) 124-567-8901 + (123) 124-567-8901