In 1999, at the age of just 16, Sönke Petersen started the race|result project. Within a short time, the race|result software became the most widely used solution in the German speaking countries.
In 2009, after his studies at KIT Karlsruhe, Harvard/MIT, and UB Barcelona, Sönke started the company IT Sport Service GmbH with the aim to build a complete package around the timing software. Shortly after, the two co-founders Nikias Klohr and Thorsten Vogel joined and the three founded the race result AG.
Today, the company offers a complete race management and race timing solution for any type of active sports event, all over the world. The race|result 11 software is still a major competitive advantage of the company, but the German engineered timing hardware generates most of the revenues.
Besides the 30 full-time and 14 part-time employees, the company has seven distributors on three continents and a supervisory board with three members. While always being profitable, the company increased the customer base and turnover tenfold in the last 4 years with a total turnover of 10M Euro in 2018. In 2017, the 2000th timing system was shipped.
100% of the shares are held by approximately 25 race|result employees which guarantees a happy, dedicated and stable workforce and very high customer satisfaction.
Sönke Petersen starts the race|result software project
Sönke founds IT Sport Service GmbH to build a complete timing solution
First Passive System
Sönke, Nikias Klohr and Thorsten Vogel found race result AG
Active System is released
14 employees and 7 distributors around the world
New foldable Ground Antenna
New headquarters in Pfinztal
Launch of tracking solution
New Passive Transponders