Schubert Motorsport twice in the points at the ADAC GT Masters season-opener
Schubert Motorsport finished the first two races of the ADAC GT Masters season on home soil in Oschersleben (DE) in P5 and P8. BMW Motorsport Junior Jesse Krohn (FI) and BMW DTM driver Martin Tomczyk (DE) were able to score points in the first two races for the BMW M6 GT3 in this series.
On Saturday Krohn secured P9 in qualifying. Thanks to a perfect race and a great pit stop by Team Schubert the car was able to finish fifth. Sunday’s race started after back luck for Tomczyk in qualifying. On a drying track he was third only a few minutes before the end of the session. Unfortunately he was not able to improve his lap time, as we was held up by another car. Nevertheless Tomczyk and Krohn drove a great race to catch up from 18th on the grid to finish eighth. Both drivers scored 14 points in the Drivers' standings.
The second race weekend of the ADAC GT Masters season takes place from 29th April to 1st May at the Sachsenring (DE). This will be the first opportunity for the BMW Motorsport Juniors Krohn and Louis Delétraz (CH) to share the cockpit of the BMW M6 GT3.
Torsten Schubert (Team Principal, Schubert Motorsport): “I'm very pleased with finishing eighth after starting from 18th on Sunday. I think we really got the best possible result after our bad luck in qualifying. My guys did a great pit stop, just like they did on Saturday, and this allowed us to make up a few positions. Overall, it's not a bad result to be fifth and eighth on the first race weekend with the BMW M6 GT3. We will carry on fine-tuning the vehicle, with the aim of having better finishes than this and winning races once again.”
Jesse Krohn: “It was important to finish in the points twice on the first race weekend of the ADAC GT Masters season. On Sunday I was able to pull off good overtaking manoeuvres – that was a lot of fun! In general, we've still got to work on our pace, especially in qualifying. With a starting grid of this size, it's very difficult to do the perfect lap in qualifying. If we can do that then we can also make it back onto the podium. Driving with Martin Tomczyk was great for me. He has so much experience and I can really learn a lot from him.”
Martin Tomczyk: “Overall, that was a good start for the BMW M6 GT3 in the ADAC GT Masters. It allowed us to gather some really useful race experience with the new car. Now the team can evaluate the data and come to some important conclusions. It was unfortunate that I had some bad luck in qualifying on Sunday, as a better result would otherwise have been possible. I also really enjoyed working with Jesse Krohn, as he is a really good driver. I can look back on this as a successful guest appearance in the ADAC GT Masters, a race series with a top-quality field.“