Tim Coronel

Tim Coronel

Driver and co-owner Coronel Racing

The strength of this speaker
  • Communication
  • International
  • Doing business

About Tim Coronel

Tim Coronel guarantees entertainment. The ‘fastest man in the Netherlands’ lives and breathes motorsport. After some detours Tim ended up in the Dakar-rally in which he participates every year and he participated in the well-known TV program Expeditie Robinson.

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Why Tim Coronel Book as a speaker ?

Tim Coronel gives presentations about innovation, entrepreneurship and motivation in an enthusiastic and passionate way. In addition, in his presentations Tim makes an interesting link between the world of professional sports and the business world with his experiences as an independent entrepreneur and team manager of the McGregor Flexx BMW Racing Team.

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Tim has a very approachable personality. A passionate man who speaks about his experiences with a lot of pleasure. No exaggerations just a good story, highly recommended!



Tim 'Alfa' Coronel was born in a family full of motorsport fanatics. His father, Tom Coronel sr., gave his twin sons Tim and Tom the second names Alfa and Romeo out of love for racing. Tim's racing career began with winning the GTI Cup championship for Citroën AX in 1994. After this victory, he ventured into the European Formula Opel Championships. After two years he ended up in the subtop and decided to compete in German Formula 3. Due to financial circumstances Tim had to leave the championship halfway through the season, after which Tim started a successful career in touring cars. In 1998 Tim made his debut for Mitsubishi in the DTCC. After a few years the hard work payed off for the first time in 1999, with a well-deserved sixth place. This was followed by a number of successful years for Tim, who managed to take third place in the final ranking of the DTCC Mitsubishi in 2000. The year 2003 was a great year for Tim Coronel, he won both the European and the Dutch Alfa GTA Challenge. Tim was also the best in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge in 2005 and took part in the infamous Paris-Dakar Rally several times. Besides car racing Tim is frequently seen on television where him and his brother Tom present the television show 'AutoXperience'. They also operate a number of karting tracks in the Netherlands under the name Coronel Kartracing. In 2008 Tim and his brother started their own racing team with the name Coronel Racing. The goal of this is simple: to train young talent. Since 2010 Tim has been driving the Dakar every year and he has been able to finish four years in a row. At this moment Tim Coronel is still busy with his dream: Driving the Dakar rally in an electric buggy. In 2014 Tim Coronel was a participant of the TV program Expeditie Poolcirkel (Expedition Arctic Circle). In 2019 Tim participated in the twentieth edition of Expedition Robinson.


An impression of this speaker


  • Champion Citroën AX GTI Cup 1994
  • Dutch and European Champion Alfa 147 GTA Challenge 2003
  • Champion Porsche GT3 Cup 2005

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