Kurt Ahrens Jr
The son of a famous German speedway champion, Kurt Ahrens was always known as Kurt Ahrens Jr. during his early racing career which began in 1958 in Formula 3 events. It was not until 1961 that he rose to prominence by winning the German Formula Junior title. He repeated the success in 1963 after the 1962 season was spoiled by a ban. His father retired from the sport in 1963 and two years later Kurt Jr acquired a Brabham Formula 2 car and began to make a mark at international level. He also took part in touring car events at the wheel of a factory Fiat and in the course of the next few years he raced mainly in F2, taking part in three German GPs in the F2 class. In 1968 he drove a Caltex-sponsored third works Brabham at the German event.