Schubert Motorsport returns from the summer break: Next stop in the ADAC GT Masters at the Nürburgring
For Schubert Motorsport, the calm summer time will give way to the noise of the engines again next weekend. After a five-week break, duty calls again in the ADAC GT Masters from 5 to 7 August. For the two BMW M4 GT3s of the BMW M Motorsport team from Oschersleben, the title fight in the German GT Championship enters the next round. Torsten Schubert's outfit is third in the team standings ahead of the fourth stop on the calendar. Niklas Krütten and Ben Green also occupy third place in the driver standings. BMW works drivers Jesse Krohn and Nicky Catsburg are only ten points adrift.
Schubert Motorsport travels to the Nürburgring well prepared
In the first half of the season, Schubert Motorsport presented itself in strong form right from the start with the BMW M4 GT3. The switch from the BMW M6 GT3 to the Bavarian carmaker's new model proved to be a complete success on the second race weekend. At the Red Bull Ring, Green and Krütten celebrated two wins and a pole position. In the sister car, Catsburg and Krohn made the team result perfect with second place. Thanks to this big point and a total of eight points finishes from ten races, Schubert Motorsport is in a promising position ahead of the weekend at the Nürburgring.
Under these circumstances, the goals for the races at the iconic circuit are set high. In the past, the Nürburgring's 3.629 km long sprint layout has always been a challenging venue, but with the BMW M4 GT3, the cards have been reshuffled. In order to be as well prepared as possible with the up to 590 hp strong GT3 machine, Schubert Motorsport completed an extensive test in July for the upcoming events at the Nürburgring. On the last weekend in August, the team has another guest appearance in the Eifel with the DTM.
The ADAC GT Masters action next weekend will be broadcast live on TV on NITRO as usual, as well as streamed on rtlplus.de and adac.de/motorsport. The start of the two races over a distance of 60 minutes, including mandatory pit stops with a driver change, will take place at 13:00 CET on Saturday and Sunday. The qualifying sessions will go underway on both days from 9:00 CET.
Youngster duo wants to put into practice what they have learned in ADAC GT4 Germany
The feeder series of the ADAC GT Masters is also back in action at the Nürburgring. In the ADAC GT4 Germany, Schubert Motorsport will once again send Patrick Steinmetz and Michael von Zabiensky into the race in the BMW M4 GT4. For GT4 rookie Steinmetz, the aim is to call up what he has learned so far in the second half of the season and turn it into results. He and von Zabiensky scored four points results in the first three race weekends, including a strong fourth place at the Red Bull Ring. In the overall standings, the duo has 20 points to their name so far.
Team manager Marcel Schmidt: "The short break was very welcome after a few intense months. The whole team used the time to recharge the batteries, because the second half of the season will definitely be even tougher than the first. In both the ADAC GT Masters and the DTM, we are in a position where we can fight for the championship. With this goal in mind, we must not let ourselves be distracted by the tasks ahead. We have to deliver on track in every session and everything else will fall into place. After our one-two at the Red Bull Ring, we had a difficult weekend at Zandvoort. For the Nürburgring rounds, we have tested intensively and feel well prepared."