Date of Birth: March 29, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Place of Birth: Salzburg
Height: 1,70 m
Weight: 65 kg
Hobbies: Fitness, Karting, Snowboarding
Favourite Circuit: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
First Race: 1997
Favourite Driver: Ayrton Senna,Hermann Maier
Martin Ragginger was born in Salzburg on March 29, 1988. In 1997, the nine-year old “Raggi”, how Martin is called by his fans, already performed his first race in the Austrian Kart Championship. In the first two years a second and a fourth place in the national series underlined Martin’s talent for motor racing.
1999 he got to know karting in Italy and became a member of the Red Bull Junior Team. As part of the Savelli team he finished the Italian “Bambini” championship with a third place in the overall standings, attracting attention with a victory at the Trofeo San Marino. Martin spent the longest period of his karting career in Peter Kaiser’s KSN (“Kart Sport North”) team, based in Kerpen, Germany, where Michael Schumacher’s home circuit is located.
From 2000 to 2004, Martin, who is a big fan of Ayrton Senna, gained experience at all of the several stations of karting sport. Second places in the DMV (German Motor Racing Association) championship as well as in the Formula ICA 100 in Germany were the results of the years under Peter Kaiser’s instructions. In 2004 Martin finally finished his karting career as a 16 year old with a third place in the German Formula A, the highest karting class.
Then he switched to the Formula BMW, to the junior team “Mücke“. In 2005 Martin’s third place in the Rookie ranking proved his successful start in formula racing. Important years of learning with ups and downs were to follow. In the season of 2006 Martin, the team “Mücke“ and Red Bull agreed to go separate ways. Martin switched to the Eifelland team and within just a few races he scored two victories and four podium places. In the Formula BMW World Final 2006 in Valencia he scored a 9th place.
Since 2007, after a selection procedure in which he stood up to four other drivers, „Raggi” has been part of the UPS Porsche Junior Team. His race calendar comprises 15 different races, consisting of the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and the Porsche Mobil Super Cup, which are held within the Formula 1 Racing weekends.
2016 5th ADAC GT Masters
9th 24h Nürburging
2015 2 nd PCCA
2nd 24h Nürburgring
2014 2 nd PCCA
4nd 24h Nürburgring
2013 1th Winner Class A6-AM - 24h Dubai
2nd overall - Porsche Carreracup Asia
4th overall - ADAC GT Masters PMSC, PCCA, ADAC GT MASTERS, ALMS, VLN,
24H NÜRBURGRING, TOTAL 24H SPA, ROLEX 24H DAYTONA, 24H DUBAI
Winner Porsche Cup 2013
2012 5th overall - 24H Dubai
4th overall - Porsche Carreracup Asia
1th Amateur (Swen Dolenc) - ADAC GT Masters PCCA, ADAC GT MASTERS, ALMS
ADAC GT NÜRBURGRING, ROLEX 24H DAYTONA, 24H DUBAI
2011 PCCD, FIA GT, ALMS, VLN, ROLEX 24H DAYTONA, ADAC 24H NÜRBURGRING
2010 Winner FIA GT2 European Cup, Winner 24h of SPA, 3rd Le Mans Series
2009 FIA GT2
2008 SIEGER TEAMWERTUNG PCCD UPS PORSCHE Junior Team
2007 AUFNAHME INS UPS PORSCHE JUNIOR TEAM
2006 FORMEL BMW DEUTSCHLAND 8. Platz, 2 Siege, 4 Podium
2005 FORMEL BMW DEUTSCHLAND 3. Platz, Rookie, 8. Platz gesamt
2004 KART 3. Platz, FA 100 German Championship
2003 KART 2. Platz, Formel ICA Deutschland, 2. Platz, FA 100 Graf Trips Pokal
2002 KART Italian Open