MRS pulls a rabbit out of a hat

Molitor Racing Systems, or in short MRS GT-Racing, has pulled a rabbit out of a hat. The team has just announced their two drivers for the ADAC GT Masters 2019, only two days before the season starts. Jens Klingmann will continue at the German team in their BMW M6 GT3, which is the only representative from the German brand in the series. Klingmann is a BMW works driver, so he is a natural choice for the seat. Hi co-driver will be young Danish driver Nicolai Sylvest, who switches from Team…

Read More

ADAC GT Masters field ready for the opening round – updated

The ADAC GT Masters have their entry ready for the 2019 season. As we have previously reported, 31 cars will run this season, with a good mix of 7 different manufacturers. One of the last teams to announce their drivers is Team Zakspeed BKK Mobil Oil Racing. They have put a Dutch driver in each of their cars – Kelvin Snoeks will share his car with Mick Wishofer, while Jeroen Bleekemolen will be teammates with Jimmy Eriksson. Mick Wishofer has raced in ADAC Formula 4 for the last two seasons,…

Read More

ADAC GT Masters with 31 cars

ADAC GT Masters has got 31 entries for the 2019 season. There is a good mix of new and old faces, with a total of 8 different manufacturers. Audi will be the most popular choice with a total of 13 cars, run by Aust Motorsport, HCB-Rutronik Racing, EFP Car Collection by TECE, BWT Mücke Motorsport, Montaplast by Land-Motorsport, Team ISR plus T3 Motorsport. Mercedes will have five cars by Team Zakspeed BKK Mobil Oil Racing, Schütz Motorsport and Mann-Filter Team HTP, while Porsche keeps their four cars from last season…

Read More

More announcements from ADAC GT Masters

The ADAC GT Masters teams are finalizing their 2019 line ups bit by bit. The EFP Car Collection by TECE returns to the series again in 2019. The team with the tongue twister name, will once again enter two Audi R8 LMS GT3 cars, which has now been upgraded to the 2019 Evo versions. Pierre Kaffer and Elia Erhart will share one of the cars. Those two were already teammates in 2018, where they managed to surprise everybody by winning the Sunday race at Sachsenring. They only managed to finish…

Read More

Lambo and Ferrari drivers announced

The entries for the ADAC GT Masters 2019 are coming in with a steady flow these days. GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini and HB Racing Ferrari have also announced their drivers. The GRT team will once again bring three cars. Mirko Bortolotti, Marco Mapelli, Franck Perera, Christian Engelhart and Rolf Ineichen will all return, while Michele Beretta will be the new face in the team. Beretta has been selected for the junior programme at Lamborghini, so they have opted to put him in one of their best teams, in of…

Read More

Corvette and Mercedes drivers announced

Callaway Competition Corvette and MANN-FILTER Team HTP Mercedes have announced their drivers for the upcoming 2019 season in ADAC GT Masters. There are changes to three of the four seats in the two cars. Marvin Kirchhöfer will stay in the Callaway Competition Corvette #77, while he will be joined by Markus Pommer. Pommer was actually driving for HTP in 2018, but had a few seasons in an Audi at Aust Motorsport prior to that. Kirchhöfer has a history at HTP too, but that was back in the 2017 season. MANN-FILTER…

Read More

BWT Mücke Motorsport upgrades

BWT Mücke Motorsport are doing upgrades ahead of the ADAC GT Masters 2019 season. There is a smaller update on the driver line-up, but primarily on the three cars, that the team enters. All their Audi R8 LMS cars will have the brand new Evo kit from Audi Sport, so the cars will have a bit more performance, and a bit better cooling on warm days. Just like last season, the team will run two pink BWT cars and a single orange kfzteile24 car. The orange #24 will be driven…

Read More

PROsport Performance completes outfit

PROsport Performance has found their final two drivers for the ADAC GT Masters 2019 attack. That will be two brand new drivers in the series, who have neither driven ADAC GT Masters nor an Aston Martin Vantage GT3. Hugo de Sadeleer arrives at the team with two seasons at United Autosports in the European Le Mans Series in his baggage, where he raced LMP cars, which included the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He raced in single-seaters like Formula BMW and Formula Renault prior, before he switched over to the…

Read More

ADAC GT Masters announcements catch-up

The ADAC GT Masters teams are slowly but surely starting to announce their programmes for the 2019 season. We already knew back in December, that KÜS Team75 Bernhard would be back, and earlier we have had Audi confirm a lot of cars. HCB-Rutronik Racing will enter two Audi R8 LMS cars, where one of them will be piloted by Carrie Schreiner and Dennis Marschall. Schreiner has raced ADAC Formula 4 in the past, but went on to compete in things like Lamborghini Super Trofeo. She already started to work with…

Read More

GetSpeed Performance confirms Mercedes AMG Customer Program for 2019. J2-Racing move up to GT3 class.

We already reported last Saturday, January 26th 2019, about this potential plan.  It now has been officially confirmed by GetSpeed Performance, that they will be changing from Porsche to a Mercedes AMG Customer Program for 2019, racing with AMG GT3 and GT4 cars in the VLN Endurance Championship and in the Nürburgring 24 Hours.  GetSpeed Performance yet will also expand their activities into other series.  They will deploy up to 10 AMG GT GT3 and GT4 in total, and in addition to VLN and N24h, participate with two AMG GT4…

Read More

Recently retired Schnitzer BMW Team principal Charly Lamm dies suddenly at the age of 63

Only two months after his retirement as team principal of the Schnitzer BMW Team – right after the Macau Grand Prix which Augusto Farfus won for Schnitzer in a BMW M6 GT3 – Charly (Karl) Lamm has died rather suddenly at the age of 63 years on Thursday January 24th, 2019, after a very short but severe illness. Photo: BMW Motorsport This news today has put a large part of the motorsport world in shock and sadness.  Team Schnitzer, BMW Motorsport, drivers, fans, and even BMW’s competitors, issued statements on…

Read More

KÜS Team75 Bernhard mixing up

KÜS Team75 Bernhard has mixed up their driver line-up for the 2019 ADAC GT Masters. Team owner Timo Bernhard will be back in #17, but will have Klaus Bachler as teammate. Bachler drove in the other car during the just finished season. Adrien De Leener gets to stay in #18, while he will be joined by Porsche super star Matteo Cairoli. Cairoli has lately driven in the ELMS and FIA WEC, but will have to dig out the aggressive sprint race driving style out again. But he has more or…

Read More

BMW ready with their 2019 programme

BMW celebrated all their achievements throughout 2018 yesterday evening in Munich, and announced their 2019 programmes as well. The team confirmed six cars from the DTM 2019, where a brand new 4 cylinder turbo engine with a bit over 600 bhp will be used. That gives a significantly different sound, than what we are used to from the DTM cars, but with a minimum of noise cancelling, there will still be plenty of sound. The team has opted to continue with Philipp Eng, Timo Glock, Marco Wittmann, Joel Eriksson and…

Read More

Aston Martin to run in the ADAC GT Masters

Aston Martin will be represented in the ADAC GT Masters 2019. PROsport Performance plans to run to brand new Aston Martin Vantage GT3 cars, with the homologation procedure currently underway, ahead of the 2019 season. There are no new about the drivers just yet, but the plan is to run two Aston Martin Racing works drivers in one of the two cars. PROsport Performance has their base close to the Nürburgring in Germany, not far away from the AMR Performance Centre, which is located right next to the iconic track.…

Read More

ADAC 2019 schedule ready

The ADAC has announced the schedule for the ADAC GT Masters plus ADAC Formula 4 for the upcoming season. The season will once again start in Oschersleben i April, before Most (only GT), Red Bull Ring, Zandvoort, Nürburgring, Hockenheim, while the season finale will be run at Sachsenring in September. So the ADAC has learned from the calendar confusion ahead of the 2018 season. There were talks about Lausitzring, which ended up becoming Most, while the ADAC F4 ended up having three weekends with the ADAC GT Masters, 3 weekends…

Read More

Dramatic season finale at Hockenheim

It was a dramatic season finale in ADAC GT Masters, that was run at Hockenheim. MANN-FILTER Team HTP Mercedes #47 had taken Pole Position ahead of EFP by TECE Audi #12, GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini #82, and Montaplast by Land-Motorsport Audi #28. The championship leader Precote Herberth Motorsport Porsche #99 would start the race back from P10, while yesterday’s winner as well as P2 in the championship, Callaway Competition Corvette #1 was all the way back in 27th position. They had a lot of cars to overtake before going back…

Read More

The championship not yet decided in the Saturday race

Hockenheim showed its best side, when this season’s penultimate race of ADAC GT Masters was run under clear blue sky and bone-dry asphalt. The starting grid for the race on Saturday was with the Championship leader Precote Herberth Motorsport Porsche #99 on Pole Position, ahead of Montaplast by Land-Motorsport Audi #28, Callaway Competition Corvette #1, and MANN-FILTER Team HTP Mercedes #47. Mikkel Jensen and Timo Scheider would start from tenth position in BMW Team Schnitzer #42, while Nicolai Sylvest and Kim Luis Schramm in Team Zakspeed BKK Mobil Oil Racing…

Read More

Bernhard disqualified – Land inherits the win

KÜS Team75 Bernhard #17 has been disqualified from the ADAC GT Masters race 1 at the Sachsenring. That was announced by the DMSB today. The team raced under appeal, when the scrutineers found some tape on the rear wing of their Porsche 911 GT3 R, which closed a gap between some of the elements, making it more aerodynamic. That tape wasn’t a part of the homologation of the car, and therefore not allowed to be on the car. Both cars from the Bernhard team and the Precote Herberth Motorsport Porsche…

Read More

Big accident shakes off the championship

In the second day at Sachsenring in ADAC GT Masters, there was another Porsche on Pole Position. This time it was nothing out of ordinary, with KÜS Team75 Bernhard #18 with Klaus Bachler and Adrien de Leener on Pole, ahead of MANN-FILTER Team HTP Mercedes #47 with Maximilian Götz and Markus Pommer, followed by their sister car #48 with Maximilian Buhk and Indy Dontje. The start got aborted like the race yesterday, so the drivers got an extra warm-up lap. It went wrong at Turn 1, where there were a…

Read More

KÜS Team75 Bernhard with reserve driver in Zandvoort

The upcoming weekend will be incredibly busy for all the sportscar drivers around the world. The WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will race with GTLM and GTD in the USA at Virginia International Raceway. The FIA World Endurance Champoionship and European Le Mans Series will be at Silverstone in Great Britain. VLN will race in Germany at the Nürburgring, and last but not least, the ADAC GT Masters will race at Zandvoort in The Netherlands. That will make all the drivers extremely busy, and naturally hard to be in more than one…

Read More