Professional international GT racing driver
Date of birth: 29th December 1982 (Kufstein, Austria)
Height: 1,79 m
Weight: 71 kg
Life motto: “Impossible is nothing!”
PORTRAIT - PRO RACER AND FAMILY FATHER FROM TYROL
Already at the tender age of just nine years old, Norbert was infected with the racing virus. “At the time, my father had bought myself a kart. Immediately I knew that I want to be a race driver,” he remembers exactly. In the following years, the Tyrolean fought his way from karting to various formula racing categories.
“For a normal family like mine it was not always easy to get the budget for formula racing. Luckily we were able to build up a strong network of supporters,” he looks back. Back then, even a move into Formula 1 seemed possible: During a test for the Minardi team, he impressed with fast lap-times.
Since a few years Norbert earns his living from racing and travels around the world as a freelance GT driver. The 34-year-old is considered as one of the fastest GT3 drivers in Europa. Ferrari, Mercedes, Lamborghini, BMW or even Jaguar: The Austrian feels comfortable in all cars.
When he is not busy on the world’s racing courses, Norbert recharges his batteries in his home of Tirol. There, he most enjoys spending time with his family. Together with his wife Daniela and their little daughter Leni, he enjoys life in Wildschönau. Long mountain bike tours, hikes and skiing are also on the agenda: “Thus I can prepare physically and mentally for the races in optimum fashion, as I am very lucky to live where others go on holiday.”