Name:  Ralf Kelleners
Date of Birth:  May 18, 1968
Birthplace:  Dinslaken,  Germany
Residence:  Duesseldorf, Germany
Marital Status:  Married
Children:  Daughter Gene May



Ralf Kelleners

began his driving career in 1986 competing in the European Go kart Championship, claiming second place coming one place before Michael Schumacher. The following year he made the jump to the German Formula Ford 2000 series, claiming two victories and the drivers’ championship. Kelleners then went to the Formula 3 series from 1988 –1990. During the 1990 season he also began competing in the German Group N Touring class, capturing two wins. In 1991 he competed in the DTM in a BMW M3 before heading back into the German group N Touring class in 1992 where he again took two victories, leading him to second place in the series championship. Winning the carrerra cup series along with the supercup in 1996 he was invited to drive for Porsche in their factory GT1 in Zuhai where he not only won the race with ease but also met his future wife. Ralf was the GT1 class winner in the inaugural Petit Le Mans in 1998 and has made appearances in the ALMS since its inception in 1999.
Since the late 90’s and up until 2010 Ralf has been driving in numerous GT and International Sportscar racing within Europe and the USA. After a break from Racing between 2010 and 2015 Ralf started running in historic racing in europe and added in 2021 modern cars to his shedule ( GT4 and LMP3 )

Since 2010  Ralf is concentrating on coaching drivers around the world on international race circuits as well as running An LMP3 in the Michelin Le Mans Cup , Detomaso Pantera Group 4 and Group 5 , and Group C in a Porsche 962 in the year 2023.


2009 – later

click here: COACHING


ALMS, Ferrari 430 (2 races with Corsa Motorsports)
24 of Daytona Porsche GT3
LMS, Spyker Laviolette, 24 Hours of Le Mans with Spyker

Dumbreck, Kelleners, Vasiliev

Dumbreck, Kelleners, Vasiliev


ALMS, Porsche GT2 for Rahal, and Porsche GT3 in the 24 h of Daytona.

Milner, Kelleners

Milner, Kelleners


ALMS, Ferrari 430 (3 races) and 24 h of Nuerburgring and 24 h of Bahrain in a BMW M3.
Alex job Racing Daytona Prototype, Porsche Crawford in Salt Lake city

Borcheller, Kelleners, Rockenfeller

Borcheller, Kelleners, Rockenfeller


ALMS, Saleen SR7 (3rd in Sebring, 3rd in petit Le Mans), 5 races Grand Am incl 24 h of
Daytona in a Daytona prototype Doran/Pontiac (3rd Laguna Seca)

Borcheller, Kelleners, Mowlem

Borcheller, Kelleners, Mowlem


ALMS, Ferrari 360 Modena (1 win and several podiums) 2 races Ferrari 360 GrandAm

24 h of Le Mans in a  Porsche  GT2 , 24h of Daytona in a  Porsche. 


ALMS, Ferrari 360 Modena, 3rd in championship, 1st privateer
Historic Group C for Porsche Kremer in Porsche 962 (4 races)

24h of Daytona in a Maserati


Won SRPII class at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, finishing 3rd overall
American Le Mans Series: two podiums, in two starts in a Ferrari 360 Modena
Rolex Sports Car Series: three wins, one pole, six podiums in a Nissan Lola


Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona: fastest qualifier in a Ferrari 333 SP
24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring in an Audi R8

2001 Le Mans Audi R8

2001 Le Mans Audi R8

Daytona Teammates Mcnish and Brabham Ferrari 333

Daytona Teammates Brabham, Mcnish and van de Poele
Ferrari 333


24 Hours of Le Mans in an ROC Reynard LMP675

Grand American Road Racing Association in a Ferrari 333 SP
ISRS: 1st place Kyalami in a Kremer 8 Sportscar

Ferrari 333 24h Daytona

Ferrari 333 24h Daytona


24 Hours of Le Mans in a Toyota GT-One
Porsche Supercup: three wins ( Monaco, Zeltweg , Melbourne )
ALMS: three races in a Porsche GT1 for Champion Racing



24 Hours of Le Mans in a Toyota GT-One
Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in a Porsche GT2
Class wins at Watkins Glen and Petit Le Mans in a Porsche GT1


Won GT2 class at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, finishing 3rd overall in a Porsche 911
FIA GT World Championship and 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Porsche GT1


Won GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Porsche (Roock)
Zhuhai, China: won GT1 in a Porsche
BPR GT2: three wins, champion
German Carrera Cup: two wins, Champion
Porsche Supercup: two wins


German GT Cup: 2nd in a Porsche 911 GT2


ADAC GT Cup: three wins, Champion in a Porsche Carrera RSR (Roock)
New Zealand Nissan-Mobil 500 Series: two wins, ADAC Gt Cup Champion

ADAC Cup 1994

ADAC Cup 1994

1987 to 1993

Ralf becomes german Formula Ford 2000 champion
and competes for 2 years in formula 3 and the DTM in BMW.


1985 to 1986

A100 Go Kart european vice Champion.

European A 100 Go Kart
1 st place Linus Lundberg
2 nd Ralf Kelleners
3 rd Michael Schumacher
His favorite tracks in the U.S. are Road Atlanta and Laguna Seca
His helmet design is taken from his father, who was a European touring car driver
Otherwise known as JOEY, because the english pronunciation of his name (the R) is never right!
Racing heroes? My Father (a professional driver for 25 years and 3 times BMW touring car champion)
Best moment in racing and why? being nominated by Porsche to drive for them in Zhuhai in 1996
First drove at 18 years old in a formula ford 1600
Also enjoys rock music, playing guitar and jet skiing.

    JUST A FEW OF THEM..............  

    Boutsen Thierry
    Borcheller Terry
    Brabham David
    Bobbi Matteo
    Bouchut Christoph
    Caffi Alex
    Collard Emanuelle
    Dalmas Yannick
    Fittipaldi Christian
    Herbert Johnny
    Lazzaro Anthony
    Milner Tom
    Mowlem Johnny
    Mcnish Allan
    Melo Jamie
    Overbeek Johannes
    Ortelli Stefan
    Pilgrim Andy
    Schroeder Dorsey
    Tracy Paul
    Theys Didier
    Van de Poele Eric
    Wallace Andy
    Wollek Bob