BMW Motorsport Junior Delétraz celebrates race debut for Schubert Motorsport
After the successful start in the ADAC GT Masters, Schubert Motorsport heads to the Sachsenring full of anticipation for the second race weekend and is looking forward to a first: The two BMW Motorsport Juniors Jesse Krohn (FI) and Louis Delétraz (CH) will share the new BMW M6 GT3 for the first time as they set off in search of points, after BMW DTM driver Martin Tomczyk (DE) drove alongside Krohn in Oschersleben. It will be Delétraz's race debut for the team from Oschersleben.
The Sachsenring has been a good hunting ground for Schubert Motorsport in the past. The team celebrated an impressive one-two victory in the Saturday race there in 2015. And the two positions in the points at the 2016 season-opener on the team’s doorstep in Oschersleben also made for happy faces and plenty of confidence for the appearance at the demanding roller-coaster ride that is the Sachsenring. The 3.671-kilometre track has hosted the ADAC GT Masters ever since it was founded ten years ago.
The two races get underway on Saturday and Sunday at 13:15 CET and will be broadcast live on Sport1.
Timo Frings (Team Manager): “We are really looking forward to having both of our BMW Motorsport Juniors Jesse Krohn and Louis Delétraz in racing action for us in the BMW M6 GT3 together for the first time. Our one-two victory last year means we have good memories of the Sachsenring, and we were pleased with the start to the new season in Oschersleben. We drove straight into the points with our new car in both races and want to build on this performance. It is also our goal to continue to develop the BMW M6 GT3 throughout the season. So we are hoping for a weekend without incident so that we can collect as much data as possible.”
Jesse Krohn: “I know the Sachsenring from testing and I think it’s a great and very special track. It will be interesting to see how the BMW M6 GT3 will do on this circuit layout. I think the fast corners could suit our car. After having had a great weekend with Martin Tomczyk in Oschersleben, this time I’m looking forward to joining forces with fellow BMW Motorsport Junior Louis Delétraz. As always, we’ll give all we can to achieve the best possible results.”
Louis Delétraz: “I am really looking forward to the trip to the Sachsenring. I’m about to contest my first ever GT race and no doubt still have a lot to learn. However, I’m certain it will be an incredible experience. I can hardly wait to get started. I don’t find it a problem switching between the BMW M6 GT3 and a Formula car. The adjustment is mainly in my head, and I learned to deal with that very well in the BMW Motorsport Junior Programme last year. We’ll see how the BMW M6 GT3 works on this very special track at the Sachsenring, and will hopefully finish in the points again in the race. If it turns out that we can do even better, naturally we will give it our all to make the most of the opportunity. But the competition in the ADAC GT Masters is of a very high calibre.”