Volkert Merl (born 10 February 1944) is a retired German racing driver.

Merl primarily competed for Joest Racing throughout his career in the early 1980s competing in the World Sportscar Championship and Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft (DRM). He won the 1980 24 Hours of Daytona with Rolf Stommelen and Reinhold Joest in a Porsche 935 and placed second in 1983 DRM championship points in a Porsche 956. That same year, he also finished 4th in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Racing record

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
pos.
1980 Switzerland Meccarillos Racing France Bernard Béguin
Switzerland Claude Haldi
Porsche 935-K3/80 Gr. 5
SP 2.0+
37 DNF DNF
1983 Germany Sorga S. A./Joest Racing Colombia Mauricio de Narváez
Germany Clemens Schickentanz
Porsche 956 C 361 4th 4th
1984 Germany New-Man Joest Racing
Germany Schornstein Racing Team
Germany Dieter Schornstein
Germany "John Winter"
Porsche 956 C1 340 5th 5th

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