For the second time in the current ADAC GT Masters season, a BMW DTM driver will take the wheel of Schubert Motorsport's number 20 BMW M6 GT3. After Martin Tomczyk (DE) teamed up with Jesse Krohn (FI) at the season opener in Oschersleben (DE) and finished in fifth and eighth place, António Félix da Costa (PT) will compete alongside BMW Motorsport Junior Krohn at the Red Bull Ring (AT) this weekend.
Félix da Costa is in his third DTM season in 2016 and celebrated his first win in the series in 2015. He also competes in the FIA Formula E Championship and has already made guest starts in the Brazilian Stock Cars. Now he is eager to prove his versatility as a racing driver in the BMW M6 GT3.
The seventh and eighth races of the season get underway at 1:15 p.m. CET on Saturday and 12:15 p.m. CET on Sunday (both live on Sport1).
Timo Frings (Team Manager): "It has been a very long break since the ADAC GT Masters races at the Lausitzring. Which means that we are looking forward to the races in Spielberg and the rest of the season even more than usual. We have used the past weeks to get to know the BMW M6 GT3 even better and hope to be able to convert this into good results at the Red Bull Ring. We are delighted that António Félix da Costa competing for us means that we will have a BMW DTM driver in the team for the second time this season. He has proved that he is an outstanding racing driver in the DTM and numerous other series. I have no doubt that he will enrich our team."
António Félix da Costa: “I can hardly wait to finally go racing in this fantastic car. Over the course of my career, I have driven pretty much everything you can try out as a racing driver – but a GT car is something new for me. I am also looking forward to working with Jesse and the Schubert team. I don’t know the team yet, but I have actually raced against Jesse. This will be the first time I have shared a cockpit with him. I think I will have to adapt a bit and get used to the BMW M6 GT3 and the series. However, my outing in the ADAC GT Masters gives me the perfect opportunity to do just that.”
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