DanielKeilwitz is German racing driver born on 3rd of August 1989 in Villingen-Schwenningen. The greatest successes in his career so far are the titles won in the FIA GT3 European Championship and in the ADACGTMasters.
European GT3 champion
Keilwitz’s start of the career is a cliche. He spent four years in karting and then one in the German Production Car Championship. It was followed with a season in the ADAC Procar, and then he spent three years in the MINI Challenge in which he couldn't finish better than fifth placed. Decision to test himself in the FIA GT3 European Championship in 2010 was great because he immediately became a champion in pair with Christian Hohenadel.
Diego Alessi and Daniel Keilwitz, ADAC GT Masters champions
Success in ADAC GT Masters driving a Corvette
Next destination was ADAC GT Masters in which he stepped in 2011. The first season was one to forget, but in 2012 Keilwitz, teamed with Diego Alessi, finished as a championship runner-up. Keilwitz clinched his maiden victory in Zandvoort, while the next one was at legendary Nurburgring. It was just a prelude to the 2013 season when, again paired with experienced Italian Alessi, as a member of Callaway Competition team, won the championship with a margin of just five points.
Daniel Keilwitz in Corvette wins ADAC GT Masters at Nurburgring
He failed to retain a title in 2014, even after he scored six wins, four with Andreas Wirth and two with Oliver Gavin, but that was enough just for third place in overall standings. In 2015 Keilwitz stayed with Callaway Competition team, with Andreas Wirth behind the wheel of Corvette Z06 R GT3. Unfortunately, he failed to win a single race and finished seventh at the end of the season. He had four podium finishes that year - three second places and one third.
So close to 2016 title
In 2016, Daniel was close of winning the title for the second time. Teamed with the Frenchman Jules Gounon behind the wheel of Callaway Competition's new Corvette C7 GT3, he won three races, at Sachsenring, Lausitzring, and Red Bull Ring.
Before the last race of the season at Hockenheim, they were 2nd but with some 2o minutes before the end of the championship the two topped the overall standings. Sadly, Gounon had a hard crash and their hopes of winning the title were ended.
Short spell in Blancpain series
As a driver of Callaway Competition, Keilwitz sporadically has competed in Blancpain Sprint series and his best result so far was 8th place in Baku in 2014.
Video - Onboard with Daniel Keilwitz at Oschersleben, ADAC GT Masters
Although still relatively young, Keilwitz, who is living in Villingen, is the carrier of the project of searching for the young talented drivers across Germany.