Schubert Motorsport turn NLS into family affair: Team founder Torsten Schubert set to line up in BMW M2 CS Racing along with his two sons
Schubert Motorsport will have another go at staging their comeback this weekend as they return to the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Last month’s season-opening round of the Nürburgring endurance series had to be cancelled due to bad weather. Germany’s top endurance sports drivers will now try their luck again at the circuit, Saturday 17th April. Schubert Motorsport plan to field two BMW M2 CS Racing cars in the one-make cup class.
This 45th DMV 4-hour race will be very much a family affair to all intents and purposes for the Oschersleben-based outfit, as team founder Torsten Schubert will be joined by sons, Michael and Stefan von Zabiensky, who both recently obtained their Nordschleife Permits B but were prevented from embarking on their first joint venture in endurance racing by freak weather at the Nürburgring.
They will now debut in the second round of this year’s NLS at the wheel of the 365-bhp BMW M2 CS Racing car when father and sons will continue the process of obtaining Permit A. Using a second car, they will receive back-up this time from a very experienced newcomer at Schubert Motorsport.
Marcel Lenerz will race the team’s BMW M4 GT4 as Schubert Motorsport compete for the first time in this year’s ADAC GT4 Germany. With his wealth of experience, he will support the three others at the Nordschleife, lead by example and give them the benefit of his advice. He took part in the 24-hour race in a BMW M240i Racing back in 2019 and finished fourth in his class.
Team Principal André Schubert: “The Eifel caught us completely unawares in March. It’s always to be expected there, I suppose. While everyone knows that the Nürburgring can catch you out, we can well do without it this time around. We hope that the weekend goes off as planned, so that Torsten and his two sons can put in plenty of time out on track and finally obtain Permit A. I’m pleased to see that Marcel will be there. It’s always good when a new driver starts working with the team as soon as he can. That way, we can be even better prepared for the start of our first season together.”