Rotek Racing – a regular in the German VLN Endurance Championship – is a diverse and professional racing team that operates at the pinnacle of motor racing from a workshop at Germany’s daunting Nürburgring Nordschleife – the ultimate proving ground.
The outfit, which emphatically won the 2013 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill super-enduro in California, and then campaigned full-time in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) during 2014, alongside a packed endurance racing programme that will take in all ten VLN rounds and some of the world’s most legendary endurance races in America and Australia.
Rotek prides itself in being equipped to provide racers of all abilities – from complete amateurs to elite professionals – with driver-coaching and Nürburgring lap experiences, as well as full VLN race packages from its base at the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleiffe.
The globally renowned circuit stretches for 15 miles through Germany’s Eifel Mountains and has earned a notorious reputation as the world’s most demanding race track. The circuit hosts all ten rounds of the German VLN Endurance Championship, including the legendary ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours, and Rotek is capable of supplying those who want to ‘Race the Ring’ with everything, from basic tuition to all the resources necessary for competing in elite racing events, including organizing entries and logistics and providing crew and management personnel.
ROBB HOLLAND In his rookie year as a professional racing driver, former pro cyclist, Robb Holland was the revelation of the SPEED World Challenge series. Holland finished the season strongly in 11th place overall just 13 points behind Jeff Courtney in a very hotly contested Rookie of the Year competition. However in the process of battling for the RoTY title, Holland became the first driver to score manufacturers points for Dodge in the Touring Car class on the strength of his 3rd place finish at Road America. In battling with the factory Acura’s and Mazda’s, Holland quickly earned the respect of the series veterans with his clean drives, fast pace and strong results.
Over the past several years Holland has been a consistent top podium finisher in both the World Challenge Touring Car and GT divisions and also has had several strong drives in the ultra competitive Grand Am series. In addition Holland has made a number of guest appearances in the National Auto Sport Association National Championships, culminating in a spectacular from the back of the grid to 2nd place drive in the ST2 class in 2007.
In 2012, Holland rebounded from the late demise of the Volvo factory C30 Touring Car program by becoming the first American in almost 40 years to race in the British Touring Car Championships. The affable Holland quickly won over the British fans by scoring points in 3 out of his first 6 races. Later in the year Holland made history again, this time by becoming the first American ever to race in the World Touring Car Championships, when the series made it’s U.S. debut at Sonoma Raceway. Holland was called in, literally, at the last minute, to fill in for the teams regular driver, and he responded strongly by placing 13th overall and 7th in the independents category against the top Touring Car drivers in the world.
When he isn’t racing, Holland still spends most of his time at tracks around the world, working as a driving instructor for Lamborghini, Audi Club of America, and 3Zero3 Motorsports as well as a personal driving instructor for several private clients globally. In addition Holland is part owner of a race shop at the legendary Nurburgring in Germany where he runs an arrive and drive race program for U.S. drivers looking to compete on the legendary circuit.
Holland is almost as well known for his work off the track as his speed on it. With his Grocery Getter series on Jalopnik (the largest automotive enthusiast site on the web), technical writing in Grassroots Motorsports, and race reporting on SPEEDtv.com gaining him a large fan base. In addition Holland spent many hours in the broadcast booth with the late Tom Hnatiw, doing live play-by-play for the World Challenge series.
Other drivers that have run under the Rotek banner: Rob Huff Tom Chilton Oliver Gavin Gabriel Tarquini Tiago Monteiro Kevin Gleason Jeff Altenburg David Thilenius Alex McDowell (Test Driver)