Ellen Lohr

Portrait of racing cyclist Ellen Lohr

Occupation: Professional racer, DTM race winner, Rally driver

Field(s) of expertise: Motorsports, team work, future of the automobile

Language(s): German, English

Success is not an accident

The race car driver Ellen Lohr takes her audience into the fascinating world of motor sports and lets them dive into the world of fuel and adrenaline! Being the first and so far the only female DTM Champion, the Global Topspeaker was able to hold her ground in a male domain. Thanks to more than 25 years of experience in motor sports, for instance in the Dakar Rally in 2013 and in truck racing, Ellen Lohr is an absolute expert in this field and has the past as well as the future of motorcars in her sight.

Ellen Lohr began her motor racing career at the age of 14 years with kart racing. Motivated, ambitious and full of enthusiasm, it went from there rapidly towards Formula Ford, where she was the first woman to win the German championship in 1987. A year later, she turned to Formula 3, where she met the great men of motor racing such as Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Karl Wendlinger. Anything but a simple generation of motorsport!

From 1991-97 she worked for Mercedes Benz and was an integral part of the DTM. In 2004, the dynamic keynote speaker found a new fascination in the off-road motorsport. As a driver and team manager, she has participated nine times in the world's toughest rally, the Dakar Rally. At last she accompanied the rallye on a press car and supplied fans all over the world with in-depth commentary and background material in a (video) blog.

In 2013 Ellen Lohr returned to her old love again and participates in the European Truck Race Championship. In most of all races she plans to broadcast live from the cockpit to the web. Since she has worked as a commentator of the DTM for the German Television ARD for 5 years, Ellen Lohr can adjust well to live situations.

Her experience and her deep insider knowledge about motorsport, the future of the automobile and the latest techniques help her to become an extraordinary keynote speaker. Her lectures are engaging and inspire the audiences. The need for accurate communication and the constant overcoming of one's own limits are among the topics of her lectures. Ellen Lohr demonstrates the motivation and the will to win, which is needed to run a race like the Dakar Rally. Her lectures are illustrated with stunning photos from the world of motorsports from all over the world.

Ellen Lohr attaches great importance to adjust her lectures always to the respective customer and she can also be requested for lectures on other topics around communication, team, motivation, technique and motorsport.

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