- Doubling of Honda power for the upcoming race weekend in Austria
- Esteban Guerrieri and Philipp Frommenwiler make their debut in the second Honda NSX GT3
- Experienced duo to reinforce team juniors Christopher Dreyspring and Giorgio Maggi
Honda to the power of two in Austria: for the first time, Honda Team Schubert will be contesting the ADAC GT Masters with two Honda NSX GT3s. On the upcoming race weekend at the Red Bull Ring (8th ‑ 10th June), two experienced drivers, Esteban Guerrieri and Philipp Frommenwiler, will be sharing the cockpit of this spectacular sports car from Japan.
Guerrieri and Frommenwiler will be reinforcing a driver squad that already features two promising youngsters, Christopher Dreyspring and Giorgio Maggi. As the third race weekend of the 2018 season gets underway at Spielberg, Honda Team Schubert intend to make further progress on their steep learning curve. The established and successful outfit from Oschersleben is contesting its first ADAC GT Masters season with the Honda NSX GT3 and is also the only team in Europe to be currently fielding this model.
Honda works driver Guerrieri is one of the world’s most successful touring car contestants. In the current season of the WTCR touring car championship, the Argentinean has already won one race in the context of the 24-hour classic on the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife and made two overall podium appearances. In 2017, he took fourth place in the predecessor WTCC series on the basis of three wins and five podium finishes.
Guerrieri will be competing in the ADAC GT Masters for the first time this weekend and for the first time in a GT3 car. Pre-race testing provided the 33-year-old with an opportunity to familiarise himself with the Honda NSX GT3. The highly experienced driver made an excellent all-round impression, once again underscoring his adaptability.
Team-mate Frommenwiler is a familiar face in the ADAC GT Masters, having already competed in the Super Sports Car League in the 2013 and 2014 seasons. During this time, he made three podium appearances and started one race from pole position. Frommenwiler is considered to be a thoroughbred sports car specialist and all-rounder. This year, he has already competed in the Nürburgring 24 Hours, the Daytona 24 Hours and the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Frommenwiler and the Honda Team Schubert have known each other for quite a while. In the past, the 28-year-old has served in a mentoring capacity to the teams’ two juniors, Dreyspring and Maggi. Frommenwiler intends to combine his accumulated knowledge of the Honda NSX GT3 with that of Guerrieri at the Red Bull Ring – and to convert it into tangible results.