TEAM KRT

OUR HERITAGE 

Founded nearly five years ago, KRT has had a varied history since the original team’s launch in 2011. Among the thousands that engage in sim racing, five years and a handful of drivers is only a tiny part of the whole picture. In those five years however, KRT has slowly and continuously built a name for itself amongst its peers…

NATIONALITY: GERMAN
FOUNDED: 2011
   @KRTMsport

TEAM STATS

246
RACES
106
PODIUMS
30
WINS
6
CHAMPIONSHIPS

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TEAM PRINCIPAL

ANTHONY MUNIZ

OWNER, ORGANIZATION, LIVERY DESIGN

  

RACING DIRECTOR

COREY DAVIS

TEAM OPERATIONS, EVENT COORDINATION

 

THE STORY SO FAR

KRT has had a varied history since the original team’s launch in 2011. The team was founded by Anthony Muniz when he wanted to start competing in the now defunct ISRA’s Grand Touring Championship. The team was started its existence named Kaiser Racing Team, reflecting a surname from Anthony’s family, originally from Germany. The team competed in the Grand Touring category in its first season, managing to finish eighth position in the championship in a very competitive field. The next season Kaiser Racing Team moved up into the prototype category, racing a single LMP2 car to middling results.

The team did not stand still during the tough times though. After the disappointing season racing the LMP2 car, Kaiser Racing Team decided to remain in the prototype category, this time racing the Riley Daytona Prototype following regulation changes to the prototype class. The team took this transitionary period to recruit new driver Bryan Carey into the team, adding a second entry into the prototype class. The new cars brought another challenging season for the drivers, but through hard work, the team managed to achieve a second place finish in the Driver’s Championship for newcomer Bryan Carey.

Kaiser Racing Team also took advantage of the growth to expand its racing schedule, entering major events such as the iRacing Daytona 2.4 Hours, one of the biggest events of the year. Bryan Carey managed to do well in the team’s single prototype entry, placing in the top five. Kaiser’s GT entry driven by Anthony Muniz had a hard fought battle for the lead of the class, one that came down to a pass on the second to last lap of the race. In the end, Muniz was able to take the victory, the first of his career.

With the growing success of the team, the decision was made to continue further expansion. At the same time, Kaiser went through a re-imagining, changing the name to Kaiser Rennsport, more reflecting the team’s German roots. During this exciting time of growth, the newly re-imagined Kaiser Rennsport entered into Formula 1 racing, competing in the Grand Prix Championship. To help accommodate the expanding operations of the team, Kaiser signed a third driver, Ryan Cornes. Alongside Muniz, Cornes would primarily be racing Kaiser’s Formula 1 cars.

 

The team’s first season was very successful considering the huge learning curve associated with Formula 1. Both Muniz and Cornes finished top five in the Driver’s Championship, and the team finished second place in the Constructor’s. The second season saw similar results, with the team again finishing second in the Constructor’s Championship, and both drivers doing well in points, though not getting that elusive win.

Despite the team’s strong performance in Formula 1, Kaiser Rennsport decided to move away from the series and back into its roots; sports car racing. A large amount of resources were put into making a strong impact in its new endeavour. A number of new drivers were added to the team in quick succession; Daniel Quaroni, Corey Davis, and René Weißflog. With the team up to six drivers, Kaiser Rennsport was a force to be reckoned with in sports car racing. The team took numerous podium positions, two Driver’s Championships in the GT category, one Driver’s Championship in the LMP category, and three Team Championships. Andy Fuller was signed to Kaiser during this string of success and played a major role in helping to secure the Driver’s Championship in the LMP category and the Team Championship. Kaiser continued to do well in other major events like the iRacing Daytona 2.4 hours, with a number of drivers taking podiums in both classes. In the 2013 event, Muniz came back from starting nineteenth in the GT class to finish fourth.

After one of Kaiser’s primary competing grounds, the Grand Touring Championship, folded at the end of 2013, the team emptied its event calendar. Kaiser had been going all out for over two years straight, and it was the collective decision of the team for everyone to step back from serious competition for a short hiatus. A racer can never truly stop though, and during the scale back Kaiser competed in the NEO GT Series and various other small iRacing series.

Now the team has emerged again, with a new image and new driver, ready to face the world of racing challenges again. Kaiser Rennsport is now KRT Motorsport. The team’s image represents not only our roots in Germany, but the people from all over the world who make our great team what it is. We all share the same passion for motorsport; the drive to compete, to win. We are fans. We are racers. We are KRT.

MAJOR RESULTS

  • 1st – 12 Hours of Sebring 2016 GT3
  • 2 wins GT3 Challenge 2014
  • 2 wins IndyCar Road Series 2014
  • 1st Driver Champtionship ISTR POWER Series Season 9 2014
  • 3rd Daytona 2.4 Hours 2014 (GT)
  • 1st Team Championship Grand Touring Championship Season 12 2014
  • 1st Driver Championship GT3 Grand Touring Championship Season 12 2014
  • 1st Driver Championship GT3 Grand Touring Championship Season 12 2014
  • 1st & 2nd Driver Championship LMP2 Grand Touring Championship Season 12 2014
  • 1st Constructor Championship Grand Prix Championship Season 2 2013
  • 1st & 3rd GT3 Driver Championship Grand Touring Championship Season 11 2013
  • 2nd Driver Championship Grand Prix Championship Season 1 2013
  • 2nd Constructor Championship Grand Prix Championship Season 2013
  • 3rd Driver Championship GT2 Grand Touring Championship Season 10 2012
  • 3rd Driver Championship GT2 Grand Touring Championship Season 9 2012
  • 2nd & 3rd Driver Championship LMP2 Grand Touring Championship Season 9 2012
  • 1st Daytona 2.4 Hours 2012 (GT) 2012

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