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Honda Team Schubert to enter two Honda NSX GT3s in the ADAC GT Masters for the first time

  • 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.

Schubert Motorsport return to the ADAC GT Masters – with a Honda

Schubert Motorsport return to the ADAC GT Masters – with a Honda

  • Long-established outfit from Oschersleben opts for the Honda NSX GT3
  • Giorgio Maggi and Christopher Dreyspring have their sights on the Junior title
  • Managing Director André Schubert: “I am looking forward to the exciting challenge that we and Honda are taking on together”

Schubert Motorsport are back in the ADAC GT Masters after a one-year absence. The team from Oschersleben will be competing in one of the world’s highest-calibre GT3 racing series with a new driver pairing and a new GT3 car. The team, led by their principal Torsten Schubert, are pinning their hopes for 2018 on a Honda NSX GT3 crewed by two youngsters, Giorgio Maggi and Christopher Dreyspring.

Schubert Motorsport were regular contestants in the ADAC GT Masters for many years; indeed, they are the third-most successful team in the history of the series. They first entered the Super Sports Car League in 2010. In collaboration with BMW, they secured ten race wins, six pole positions and even the team championship in 2015. The close relationship between Schubert Motors GmbH and BMW will continue.

On the racetrack, however, Schubert Motorsport have struck out in a new direction. In the 2018 season, they will be standard bearers for ADAC GT Masters newcomer Honda. For team boss Torsten Schubert, history has come full circle. Schubert had connections with the Japanese manufacturer in the period after the fall of the Berlin Wall. These links have now been revived, opening up a new perspective for the team. Together with team manager Frank Link and managing director André Schubert, Honda have clearly stated their objectives for the season, namely to continue developing the Honda NSX GT3 and to be competitive right from the start.

The two rookies, Giorgio Maggi (20) and Christopher Dreyspring (19), already gained initial GT experience in 2017 and made a favourable impression on Schubert Motorsport with their level of performance. Maggi from Switzerland demonstrated his talent in the prestigious Blancpain GT Series while co-driver Dreyspring enjoyed success in the equivalent Asian series. Both drivers will be fighting for points in the Junior as well as the general classification. The Junior trophy is exclusively for contestants under the age of 25 who come under the FIA Silver or Bronze categories.

The 2018 ADAC GT Masters will be contested over seven race weekends at tracks in Germany and neighbouring countries. The campaign gets underway on the weekend of 13th - 15th April in Oschersleben, which makes it a home fixture for Schubert Motorsport. As always, the season closes at Hockenheim, this year on the weekend of 21st - 23rd September. The series will venture beyond the borders to be hosted by the Czech city of Most, the Red Bull Ring in Austria and Zandvoort in the Netherlands. Two German circuits, the Nürburgring and the Sachsenring, return to the calendar. All races will be broadcast live on SPORT1.

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