Next weekend the time for testing will be over as the new ADAC GT Masters season gets underway in Oschersleben (DE). Schubert Motorsport is at home at the Motorsport Arena and will celebrate a debut at the season-opener: the BMW M6 GT3 Junior car is going to race for the very first time.
BMW Motorsport Junior Jesse Krohn (FI) will be at the wheel of the brand-new GT car, that has been developed by BMW Motorsport, for the whole season. For the first race weekend he will be supported by BMW DTM driver Martin Tomczyk (DE). The 2011 DTM champion has been well-known by Team Schubert since 2013 when he started racing for the squad at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. Now this is his first time racing in the ADAC GT Masters. He has tested the BMW M6 GT3 and so knows the car pretty well.
Schubert Motorsport has positive experiences with BMW DTM drivers starting for the team in the ADAC GT Masters. At the 2015 season finale Bruno Spengler helped Schubert Motorsport win the Team Competition.
The two races in Oschersleben begin at 1.15 p.m. CET on Saturday and Sunday.
Timo Frings (Team Manager): ”Fielding the BMW M6 GT3 this season is a new project and a new challenge for us. After testing we feel well prepared for the season and are confident of achieving good results. But we won’t see before Saturday where we really are compared to our competitors. We’re very happy to work with Martin Tomczyk. He’s a great guy and an excellent racer. I think it’s good for the whole team to have him with us in Oschersleben.“
Martin Tomczyk: “I'm really looking forward to being able to support the BMW Motorsport Juniors at the season opener of the ADAC GT Masters in Oschersleben. I have personal experience from when I contested the BMW Formula ADAC Junior Cup at the age of 16 of just how important BMW has always been in developing young talent. That was when I laid the foundations for my career. Now I am happy to use my experience to support the next generation of BMW Juniors, and I'm particularly pleased I get to do this while at the wheel of the BMW M6 GT3 in the ADAC GT Masters. This is one of the most fiercely contested GT series and offers superb motorsport. On top of that, I will compete with the Schubert team, which I know really well from my outings at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. It will be fantastic to drive for them at their home event in Oschersleben.”
Jesse Krohn: “Thanks to my outings in North America and in the VLN, I already have a few kilometres under my belt in the BMW M6 GT3. That is certainly beneficial to me during the preparations for the start of the season in the ADAC GT Masters. The car is new and has a lot of potential. It is now up to us drivers and the team to take advantage of this potential and to find the right basic set-up for each racetrack. Martin Tomczyk’s experience will certainly help us in this regard. I am really looking forward to contesting the first race of the season alongside him in the BMW M6 GT3 Junior Car with this fantastic design. I will have to change my mindset from endurance racing to sprint races, but I am sure we will have a lot of fun in such a high-class field.”
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