Profile Maxi Buhk

 

Name Maximilian Buhk
Date of birth 09.12.1992
Place of birth Reinbek, Germany
My family Father: Andreas Buhk
Mother: Annette Buhk
Brother: Lucas Buhk
Occupation Racing driver
Hobbies Motorsport, Fitness, Skisport, Golf
Height 168 cm
Weight 55 kg
Languages Deutsch, English
Education Higher Education
Motorsports since 2004 (Kartsport)
Goal Collect titles in the most important championships
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About Maxi Buhk

Through his family, Maxi got in touch with the world of Motorsports. His grandfather was a racer and, among others, also participated in the legendary Rallye Monte Carlo. His dad also raced for many years and was quite successful in Formula 3.

Maxis career started with go-karting at MSC Geesthacht, followed by the next big step at the first bambini race when he started with kart-slalom. After two years in bambini class, Maxi raced for two additional years in junior-class (KF3) and finally participated in the German Karting Championship, ADAC Championship and at international events in senior class in 2009.

In 2010, he made his first step into Car Racing. The ADAC Formula Masters was the perfect entry-level Series in Formula Racing. Maxi put his trust into professional and successful teams, such as KUG-Motorsport Team and ma-con Motorsport.
After only two years in Formula Sport, he advanced to Touring Cars with HEICO Motorsport. With podium finishes at the 24h of Dubai and the win of the FIA GT3 European Championship season opener, Maxi made an excellent start into his rookie season and finished as youngest FIA GT3 European Champion ever.

In 2013, a technical failure in the very last race stopped him on his way to winning the ADAC GT Masters Series. But with the victory at the legendary 24h race of Spa (youngest winner ever) and at the prestigious 1000km race at the Nurburgring, Maxi was able to achieve the championship title in the Blancpain Endurance Series. Being named “ADAC Junior Motor Sportsman of the Year” was a great honour and completed a very successful season in the most positive way.

Within only 18 months of racing in a Sport Cars, Maxi scored victories in four international championships and collected two international titles.

His sporting successes got rewarded and at the end of the 2014 season, Bentley Motors offered him a contract as a factory driver. Therefore, Maxi was allowed to bear the title “Bentley Boy”. Under the flag of the traditional British car manufacturer, he won the 2015 Drivers Championship of the Blancpain Sprint Series, the Runner-up title of the Blancpain GT Series Drivers Championship as well as Runner-up in the Team Championship in the Blancpain Endurance Series.

After changing to Mercedes-AMG racing the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT3 with HTP Motorsport in 2016, Maxi had another fantastic season with being crowned Drivers and Team Champion in the Blancpain GT Series, Runner-up in the Endurance Cup and Third in the Sprint Cup rankings. He also once again took victoriy in numerous races, most notable in the qualification six-hour race fort he 24h-Race at Nurburgring.

I am an engaged and focused driver, always thriving to learn new skills and improve my driving. I like to work with other people and my communication skills are very good. I would like to thank my family and my partners and very much Team HTP Motorsport for their professional support.