Martin Flick is the new head of the motor sport department at BILSTEIN. As responsible for the technology at BILSTEIN Motorsport, the 36-certified engineer has been instrumental in the success of the chassis specialist on national and international racetracks in recent years.
In particular, Flick accompanied the development of the modular damper system (MDS). In 2012, the Phoenix Racing Team's Audi R8 LMS ultra, equipped with the BILSTEIN motorsport suspension, clinched overall victory at the 40th ADAC Zurich 24h Race on the Nürburgring. The MDS also celebrated successes in the 24-hour race in Spa, Belgium, and this year in Dubai and Daytona. Flick was responsible for the BILSTEIN mission on site. In 2013, the focus is on technical cooperation with the British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin. The Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3, branded in the BILSTEIN colors blue and yellow, is one of the favorites at the 41st ADAC Zurich 24h Race on the Nürburgring (May 19-20, 2013).
Before studying mechanical engineering in Cologne and working for BILSTEIN, the 36-year-old gained practical experience during an apprenticeship as a car mechanic. The new motorsport manager at Ford wrote his diploma thesis. Flick reports directly to Thorsten Schwippert, AfterMarket management at BILSTEIN. Like his predecessors, Flick also sees BILSTEIN's motorsport commitment as an important building block for the technological advancement of BILSTEIN products.
The sales management of BILSTEIN Motorsport continues to be in "proven hands" with Jörg Hoffmann.
Source: BILSTEIN Press