I started racing with some buddies in 1982. First rallye, then auto cross/slalom,  later on

road racing.  To finance a new engine, I sold the old one after the saison. That caused

some good references and additional work.

I am in business since 1984, started engine building as a hobby, built nearly exclusively

CiH engines and ported countless heads since.

When irmscher raced the Omega 3000 in  DTM they were short on experienced staff

and I had the chance to do these 24V heads at th time. That offered me some insight

into the ”pros” business.

But we had different opinions about port and valve seat design, so I decided to buy my

own  flow bench. It took me a while to figure out what works and what doesn’t, but after

I while I could do repeatedly 200 HP with the CiH 2,0 engine.

Road racing our own Kadett C together with a friend was the next step. It featured a full

coilover suspension and a (well working) 4 link rear end. Very unique for the time.

Surprisingly I could win my first race right away. It happend on the classic big circuit of

Hockenheim with the legendary long straights. We even had only used rallye slicks on

hand. Competition were several  BMW and  Escort RS.

This is still unbelievable today, because I did not consider the car superior by any

means, nor did I consider myself a pro level driver. I could pull away from most of them

on the straights with an engine rated at “only” 200 HP; and apparently I was not too

slow in the corners.

A  officially filed protest against the engine displacement in the following season after

several poles and wins was about the best compliment you can get in racing. It proved

the engine was ok.

Several such Kadett C clones were build around us, leading to many championships,

among countless slalom series, also the  Divinolcup and the STT, all won with  the 2,0

Liter 2 valve  CiH engine.

The many revivals this chassis had, can been seen in Youngtimer/Vintage racing today,

where the Kadett C Gr.2 is leading the class now. Nobody would have believed this in

1976, when BMW and Ford were dominating European road racing.

Today, over 30 years later I have enough  experience to build competitive engines of all

brands and types.

 2020 Frank Motortechnik

Opel Corsa Gr.F, first dyno room, no noise insulation

yet.

My first flowbench, the SF110, big investment

when purchased in 1991. In the meantime it

has a new buddy with 14 kW power and

modern electronics.

It has a new buddy

About me

Late Youngtimer racing season start in 2020, with my brother Armin finishing first and

Sven Fisch second, even when he needed to replace his his alternator belt in the

pits. He did also the fastet lape time, far ahead of the competition.