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Looking forward to the ADAC GT Masters: Strong field for the 2024 season

The ADAC GT Masters will come of age in 2024 and interest in the 18th season of the series is already high. By December 15th, a total of 16 teams had taken the opportunity to secure a starting place early and have already registered more than 25 cars. The series remains attractive for newcomers: six of the 16 teams will be contesting a full season for the first time in 2024 or are returning to...
Looking forward to the ADAC GT Masters: Strong field for the 2024 season


The ADAC GT Masters will come of age in 2024 and interest in the 18th season of the series is already high. By December 15th, a total of 16 teams had taken the opportunity to secure a starting place early and have already registered more than 25 cars. The series remains attractive for newcomers: six of the 16 teams will be contesting a full season for the first time in 2024 or are returning to the ADAC GT Masters after a long break. Not only the field of participants but also the variety of brands is growing again: Ferrari is back for the first time since 2012, and Aston Martin is celebrating a comeback with the latest Evo version of the Vantage GT3. The competition from Italy and England in the ADAC GT Masters includes Audi, BMW, Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche. Further entries for the ADAC GT Masters are still possible until March 15th. The season opener will take place at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben from April 26th to 28th, 2024 on the high-reach DTM platform. "The high level of interest in the ADAC GT Masters 2024 shows that our new concept for the series and its clear positioning have been very well received by the participants. With the revised class structure, we have now given the series a clear profile. After a difficult year for the ADAC GT Masters, we are optimistic about the 2024 season with a very attractive field," says ADAC Head of Motorsport Thomas Voss. The racing series will contest a total of six events in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria. The ADAC GT Masters will race together with the DTM on four occasions. The new class structure means that there will be a much greater focus on young talent and amateur drivers in the ADAC GT Masters in future. With the Pro-Am Cup, Silver Cup and Am Cup, the ADAC is creating a new sporting home for drivers with Silver and Bronze classifications. A prize pot of more than 570,000 euros awaits the participants in the form of cash and non-cash prizes. The best youngster from the Silver or Pro-Am Cup will receive support in the form of the entry fee for registration in the new "Road to DTM" for the 2025 DTM.

After record pole in the Grasser Lamborghini: Hites and Mapelli crown Sunday with first win of the season


Excitement right to the end in the sixth race of the ADAC GT Masters season: Benjamin Hites (CHL) and Marco Mapelli (I) rejoiced over their first success of the season at the Nürburgring. In the morning, Mapelli achieved the 50th pole position for Lamborghini in the GT series, which has been in existence since 2007. Now the duo from the GRT Grasser Racing team also managed to score the debut victory for the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo2 in the ADAC GT Masters. "It just felt incredible after crossing the finish line first. I had to think directly of my family in Chile. But first place was quite a tough job. The BMW behind me was getting closer and closer and I had to give everything. I'm glad it was enough in the end," said Hites. The 24-year-old Hites was the first driver from Chile to take the winner's trophy in the ADAC GT Masters. Sandro Holzem (Polch) and DTM driver Marco Wittmann (Fürth/both Project 1) finished second in the BMW M4 GT3. Finn Gehrsitz (Stuttgart) and Sven Müller (Bingen/both Team Joos by Racemotion) completed the podium in third place. The duo leads the championship with the Porsche 911 GT3 R at the halfway point of the season.  Optimal conditions for a motorsport festival in the Eifel: On Sunday afternoon, the ADAC GT Masters drivers took to the grid in sunshine and 21 degrees Celsius. On the packed grandstands, more than 130,000 visitors to the ADAC Truck Grand Prix enjoyed thrilling racing in the ADAC GT Masters at the weekend. Pole setter Mapelli turned into the first corner of the 3.629 kilometre long traditional circuit in the lead. Mapelli remained wide awake until the mandatory pit stop and didn't let Wittmann's pressure rattle him. After the late driver change, Hites took the first win of the season for Gottfried Grasser's racing team from Austria.  Second place behind the winners went to Holzem and Wittmann. The BMW duo fought a thrilling duel with the crew of the Grasser Lamborghini over the entire 60-minute race distance. "It's great to go home with second place. In the first part of the race I tried to close the gap to the Lamborghini in front of me by setting fast lap times. It wasn't quite enough for victory, but we can live super well with this successful weekend in our first outing in the ADAC GT Masters," analysed two-time DTM champion Wittmann. With third place, Müller as well as ADAC Sports Foundation protégé Gehrsitz scored important points for the championship and they are now in first place in the standings. "After the difficult Saturday, the podium is a real relief for us. I had a fair duel with Marco at the start, that was motorsport at the highest level. It's nice to lead the championship now at the halfway point. In the second half of the season we want to keep scoring points. That will be the key to success until the last race," Müller explained. Fourth place was secured by the two Porsche drivers Tim Zimmermann (Langenargen) and Jaxon Evans (NZ/both Huber Racing).  Fifth place rewarded Schnitzelalm Racing for a strong guest appearance in the ADAC GT Masters. Colin Caresani (NL) and Marcel Marchewicz (Schwetzingen) piloted the Mercedes-AMG GT3 from eighth place into the top five. Eduardo Coseteng (PHL) and Ben Green (GB/both Schubert Motorsport) saw the chequered flag in sixth place in the BMW M4 GT3. Seventh was the Lamborghini duo of Maximilian Paul (Dresden) and Simon Connor Primm (Großschirma/both Paul Motorsport). The Mercedes-AMG drivers and Saturday's winner Salman Owega (Cologne) and Elias Seppänen (FIN) from Landgraf Motorsport were the eighth-best driver pairing. Kim-Luis Schramm (Meuspath) and Neil Verhagen (USA/both FK Performance Motorsport) finished ninth in their BMW M4 GT3. The remaining top ten place went to Alain Valente (CHE) and Ralf Aron (EST) in the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of the Haupt Racing Team.

Mercedes-AMG duo Owega/Seppänen take the lead in the standings after victory at the Nürburgring


The youth kept their cool in the fifth race of the ADAC GT Masters: 18-year-old Salman Owega (Cologne) and Elias Seppänen (19/FIN) celebrated their second victory in a week at the Nürburgring thanks to a strong overtaking manoeuvre at the start. In the Landgraf Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3, the winners left their rivals no chance and drove to their second win of the season with a comfortable 15-second lead. "It was still raining just before the start, but we decided to use slicks anyway. The changing conditions suited me very well. After I took the lead at the hairpin, I was able to quickly open up a gap. After that I especially avoided the wet curbs and didn't want to take too much risk. Elias then completed the win perfectly in the second section of the race," said Owega. Second place went to Alain Valente (CHE) and Ralf Aron (EST/both Haupt Racing Team) in another Mercedes-AMG. The podium was completed by Maximilian Paul (Dresden) and Simon Connor Primm (Großschirma) in the Paul Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo after a highly exciting final phase.  Shortly before the start of the race on Saturday afternoon, a rain shower along the 3.629-kilometre traditional circuit provided an additional element of suspense in the ADAC GT Masters. Under cloudy skies and temperatures of 22 degrees Celsius, Owega proved his nerve on the partly still wet circuit in the Eifel and took the lead shortly after the start in turn one. The spectators in the full grandstands formed a strong backdrop at the ADAC Truck Grand Prix and were delighted to see gripping motorsport. Owega quickly built up a comfortable lead and, in the lead, handed over to his team-mate Seppänen at the mandatory pit stop. The Mercedes-AMG driver then saw the chequered flag in first place. With one race to go, the Landgraf duo took the lead in the standings.  Second-placed Valente laid the foundation for his first podium success in the ADAC GT Masters with his good start. Starting from eighth place, the 26-year-old gradually fought his way to the front. A late pit stop saw his team-mate Aron turn back onto the former Formula 1 circuit in second place and bring the Mercedes-AMG GT3 home in that position. "It was pretty tight in the first corner and I kept out of the chaos. That allowed me to make up positions. We opted for a late pit stop, unlike the teams in front of us. The strategy paid off in full," Valente explained. The fight for third place became a nail-biter for Paul Motorsport in the final laps. After ADAC GT Masters debutant Primm drove permanently in the top three with the Lamborghini, final driver Paul withstood the constant pressure from Marco Wittmann (Fürth/Project 1) and rewarded himself with the podium. "At the beginning of my stint I wanted to move up to second place. However, I lacked a bit of top speed. That's why I decided to defend third place. The last laps in the duel with Marco were really fun and I'm happy to take home the trophy," reported Lamborghini Junior Paul. Fourth place went to Sandro Holzem (Polch) and DTM driver Wittmann from Project 1 after numerous wheel-to-wheel duels. The BMW duo improved by six positions.  Fifth place went to pole-setter Tim Zimmermann (Langenargen) and Jaxon Evans (NZ/Huber Racing) in a Porsche 911 GT3 R. Behind them in sixth place were the two Lamborghini drivers Benjamin Hites (CHL) and Marco Mapelli (I/both GRT Grasser Racing Team). Seventh in the BMW M4 GT3 was Kim-Luis Schramm (Meuspath) and Neil Verhagen (USA/both FK Performance Motorsport). Eighth place went to the BMW duo of Eduardo Coseteng (PHL) and Ben Green (GB/both Schubert Motorsport). Championship leaders Jannes Fittje (Langenhain) and Nico Menzel (Kelberg) in the Huber Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 R finished the 60-minute sprint race in ninth place. Finn Gehrsitz (Stuttgart) and Sven Müller (Bingen/both Team Joos by Racemotion) completed the top ten in the Porsche 911 GT3 R.

The Nürburgring event highlights in july: race trucks, race bikes and racing action in the Green Hell


July offers the entire sports portfolio on four and two wheels. With thrilling racing action at the 6-hour race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, plenty of horsepower under the hood at the Int. ADAC Truck Grand Prix and the ADAC GT Masters, and strong calves at Rad am Ring. On the Grand Prix circuit and on the Nordschleife, visitors will have plenty to look forward to. And those who prefer to drive themselves can do so as well: with their own vehicle or by bike. All events are available at: A brief portrait of the highlights: ROWE 6h ADAC Ruhr Cup Race | July 8The 6-hour race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series is one of the absolute highlights of the season alongside the 12h Nürburgring, which takes place in September. After the morning qualifying session, motorsport at your fingertips is once again on the schedule for the fans. At the Pitwalk and Gridwalk, visitors can get up close and personal with the drivers and vehicles. And the official Nürburgring mascot "Legend" will again be on hand for selfies. At 12 noon, the race will start with a colorful field of starters - from full-blown GT3 bolides to near-series racing cars. At 6 p.m. the chequered flag will fall. Tickets are available for 20 euros (children up to 14 years free of charge) online and at the box office. The tickets give access to the open grandstands on the Grand Prix circuit, the exclusive spectator areas Brünnchen and Pflanzgarten as well as the paddock, the pit lane, the starting grid, and the race track. Int. ADAC Truck Grand Prix & ADAC GT Masters | July 13 - 16The Int. ADAC Truck Grand Prix promises to be a festival for the whole family once again this year - centered around the themes of motorsport, entertainment, sustainability and innovation. At the center of the sporting action are the heats of the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship, where Europe's best truck racers compete against each other. Another prominent guest appearance will see two motorsport worlds meet this year: for the first time since 2012, the popular ADAC GT Masters racing series will make a pit stop at the Truck Grand Prix. The supercars from manufacturers such as Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG, Porsche or McLaren, 550 hp strong and capable of 250 km/h at the Nürburgring, will meet race trucks with 1,000 hp and a top speed limit of 160 km/h.  During the entire race weekend, visitors can look forward to a varied supporting program: from trucker parade to fan village and trucker camp to Kinderland, where in addition to duck rodeo and bouncy castles, there will also be a traffic event for children for the first time this year. This year, the Müllenbachschleife will once again be the scene of a musical extravaganza, where, for the first time, there will be party music in addition to country music, as requested by many in the truck community. In addition, the ADAC Mittelrhein, together with the Nürburgring, is organizing the Truck Grand Prix Job Expo for the second time, which brings together people interested in a career with future employers. This will take place from Friday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the ring°boulevard. Admission is free of charge. Tickets for the Int. ADAC Truck Grand Prix are available at Children up to 12 years of age are admitted free of charge for almost all ticket categories. Rad am Ring | July 21 - 23A bike race with a long tradition at the Nürburgring. After the premiere in 2003, Rad am Ring celebrates its 20th anniversary this year - and is on course for a record number of participants. Almost 6,000 cyclists will take part in the 24-hour race through the Green Hell alone. More than ever before. In addition to the highlight, there are various disciplines and races. On Friday evening the 22km time trial starts at 8pm. On Saturday the whole program variety of Rad am Ring is waiting. Dextro Energy Kids Race, touring Nordschleife including e-bike, Everyman races over 25, 75 and 150 kilometers, the German Cycling Cup and, of course, the big start of the 24h bike race and the 24h MTB race. On Sunday, in addition to sportive touring races, there will also be a race of the German Cycling League. The heart of the cycling festival at the Nürburgring is a comprehensive expo in the paddock, where companies from the urban, tourist as well as sporty bike sector present their products. Well-known exhibitors will present their product highlights to visitors and participants and offer many a bargain. Spectators have free access to the paddock and the open grandstands. Tourist rides, bike & run meeting, trackwalk | various datesIn July, the Nürburgring and its race tracks will once again be the place to go for anyone who wants to experience the history-steeped asphalt for themselves. On July 10 and 26, the Grand Prix track and the Nordschleife will be open for the Rad & Lauftreff. It always starts at 7 pm. Tickets are available online starting at 5 euros. Children and young people up to and including the age of 17 pay no entry fees, but may only take part if accompanied by a paying adult.  On almost every day, Nürburgring fans can drive the track with their own car or motorcycle. In total, the legendary Nordschleife opens on 27 dates in July for the popular tourist drives. Sometimes in the evening hours, sometimes all day. From €30, visitors can take the myth of the Green Hell under their own wheels. Those who would like to have the ideal line of the Nordschleife explained to them by a professional racing driver can take part in the Trackwalk Nordschleife on July 14. Adults can experience the one-hour tour through the Green Hell for €29.90, while children between the ages of 6 and 12 pay €14.90. Opening times and dates are available at All information and summer activities can be found in the family guide:

Nürburgring starts the 2023 event season


It's finally starting again - under the new claim "we make your heart race", the Nürburgring is entering the new event season. Great emotions await professionals, amateurs and spectators at around 50 events from the genres of motorsport, music and sport. Highlights include the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring and the 12h Nürburgring of the Nürburgring Endurance Series as well as the 50th anniversary of the Oldtimer-Grand-Prix, the mega festival Rock am Ring or sporting events such as Rad am Ring or the Hotfoot Run. And even beyond the events, there will again be an extensive range of leisure and adventure activities.   As usual, the Nürburgring Endurance Series will do the honours for the season premiere in 2023. On 18 March, the lights will turn green for the first time. The NLS will shake the Green Hell a total of eight times. On the combination of sprint track and Nordschleife, the large field of starters in the Green Hell will once again be at full throttle - with the entire automotive diversity from near-series racing cars to full-blown GT3 bolides. The highlight of the NLS season will again be the 12h Nürburgring from 8 to 10 September. Here, even the complete version of the race track - including the entire Grand Prix Track - will be driven. The fans know the same track variant at the motorsport highlight of the season. After a veritable fan festival with 230,000 visitors, the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Race from 18 to 21 May once again invites to a gigantic horsepower party. Race teams from all over the world, a tough race on the most demanding race track in the world and the unique atmosphere around the track are expected: drivers and fans alike are looking forward to the camping and campfire atmosphere. A foretaste of the endurance classic is already available in April - on 22 and 23 April, the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers will get underway. 50th Anniversary of the Oldtimer-Grand-PrixFans of historic vehicles will also get their money's worth this year - even with a big anniversary. The Oldtimer Grand Prix (11 - 13 August) is turning 50! As one of the most traditional festivals for traditional vehicles in Europe, it is once again the highlight of the historic motorsport season in Germany. In addition to an outstanding starting field with vehicles from the entire history of the Nürburgring, fans can look forward to a fan world around the Grand Prix circuit. Those who want to experience even more time travel is in the right place at the Nürburgring. With the endurance classic ADAC 1000 kilometre race (15 - 17 September), at the Nürburgring Classic (26 - 28 May) or at the ADAC Westfalen Trophy (13 - 15 October), horsepower-packed time journeys through history await. The Int. ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix is a little rougher than the historic vehicles. The race trucks will make the racetrack shake - and from 13 to 16 July they will give each other a run for their money when they thunder around the racetrack at around 160 km/h. Also at the start in the supporting programme: the ADAC GT Masters. Besides the track, there will be a lot of colourful activities. With many activities and exhibitors in the paddock, a children's area, a trade fair and, of course, the traditional music festival in the Müllenbachschleife.  Real GT3 highlights await each other on two weekends at the end of July and the beginning of August. The Fanatec GT World Challenge pwd by AWS (29 - 30 July) will kick things off. The DTM immediately follows from 4 to 6 August. A total of 13 teams with six different brands will be competing in the race series, which is being held under the umbrella of the ADAC for the first time. There will be cars from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-AMG Porsche as well as Lamborghini and Ferrari. Strong line-up and only European concert by the Foo Fighters at Rock am RingThe festival fans return at Rock am Ring from 2 to 4 June. Strong headliners are waiting at Rock am Ring again this year with the Toten Hosen and the Kings of Leon. They will be completed by the Foo Fighters, who will make their only European appearance at the festival this year. Anyway, the band, which has won the Grammy eleven times, returns to German stages for the first time after 2018. In addition, many other international fan favourites such as Rise Against, Limp Bizkit, the rock duo Tenacious D or US superstar Machine Gun Kelly await. Motorbike service a tradition for many bikersMotorbikes are also part of the programme at the Nürburgring. They celebrate their traditional opening of the season during the ecumenical service "Anlassen" (2 April). More than 10,000 bikers get their blessing in the paddock and enjoy the highlight: the joint parade around the Nordschleife. In addition, there will be tourist rides on the Grand Prix Track and other programme items in the paddock. Racing motorbikes from different eras will take centre stage at the Cologne circuit. On 14 May, they will show their best side on the Grand Prix Track. Particularly eye-catching are the starts of the veteran sidecar riders and the historic motor scooters. This year, for the third time, the Grand Prix circuit will be the venue of the ADAC/DMC Race Weekend (10-11 June). From "old iron" to sidecars and superbikes, everything is represented here for beginners and experienced pilots.  On foot and by bike around the RingThe fact that the Nürburgring can also be mastered on foot or by bike is impressively demonstrated by the athletes at the Hotfoot Run and at Rad am Ring. On 6 May, the famous obstacle course involves overcoming mountains of straw bales, mud pits and ice-cold pools of water. From 21 to 23 July, the cyclists take on the world's most demanding race track. The highlight of the event is the 24-hour cycle race over the combination of Grand Prix circuit and Nordschleife. But the Nürburgring is also popular with athletes beyond the event: a total of seven cycling and running events are scheduled for 2023. Here, amateur athletes can run or experience the legendary track on the various dates.  But even without a major event, the Nürburgring is always worth a visit. There is much to discover and marvel at. For example, the motorsport experience museum ring°werk, the ring°kartbahn with pure motorsport feeling, the Nürburgring eSports bar, the ring°kino with one of the largest 3D cinema screens in the region or various gastronomic highlights such as the Italian restaurant Lucia or the Bitburger Gasthaus in the ring°carré as well as the Devils Diner at the Nordschleife await the visitors. For those who want to take a look behind the scenes of the legendary race track, the backstage tour is just the right thing - including a visit to the winner's podium. > see the whole event calendar 2023 Start of the season with a new claim"nürburgring. we make your heart race."The Nürburgring is taking off with a new claim. Because the Nürburgring is more than just a race track. Nestled in the Eifel forests and firmly rooted in the region, it has been an international place of emotion, passion and unique stories for almost 100 years. And for Nürburgring fans from all over the world, it is one thing above all: a place of solidarity and community - a kind of home. The fact that emotional moments, people and a very special feeling of longing make up the Nürburgring will be visible and tangible this season under the new claim of the destination. From now on, the motto at the Nürburgring is: "we make your heart race". This claim stands for the passion of the employees of the Nürburgring companies, who see themselves as pioneers of unique moments and for the diverse experiences that the players and visitors experience here. It stands for goose bumps and heart throbbing, for adrenaline and joy, for an incomparable challenge.  These emotions can be triggered by a visit to the Nürburgring Endurance Series just as much as by an overnight stay right next to the race track at the Nürburgring Congress Hotel managed by Lindner. A ride in a kart, in the passenger seat of a racing car or in the simulator of the Nürburgring eSports bar also causes special palpitations - and taking part in a corporate event with a direct view of the race track is just as special. All of this is the Nürburgring emotion that creates special impressions and memories for everyone involved. Beyond the on-site experience, the Nürburgring feeling is transported all over the world. Through emotional scenes - for example in the live broadcast of a race by Nü or in the new image clip of the destination. And of course there are a variety of emotional image motifs from all events and moments at the Nürburgring via the Nürburgring communication channels.  No matter where, no matter when: everyone should have the opportunity to experience a piece of the Nürburgring and, of course, to feel for themselves what it means when it says: "nürburgring. we make your heart race."

ADAC GT Masters as part of the ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix


The ADAC GT Masters will start the 2023 season with the proven concept, events with strong attendance, a prize money pot filled with more than 570,000 euros and the successfully established sustainable fuel. Six race weekends with two races each in Germany and Austria are planned, with the series returning to the Norisring in Nuremberg for the first time in 15 years. All races will be shown live on free TV. The season will start from 9 to 11 June at a "special event" in Hockenheim. Sustainability also plays a decisive role in the new season in the ADAC GT Masters. For the second year in a row, the ADAC GT Masters will be running on the innovative Shell Blue-Gasoline 98 fuel, which consists of around 50% renewable components. Last year, the drivers completed 10,971 race laps with the sustainable fuel, making an important contribution to CO2 reduction. ADAC Head of Motorsport Thomas Voss: "The ADAC GT Masters will continue to compete in 2023 with the concept that has been thrilling fans for 16 years now. We will no longer pursue the plans presented in December with joint races of the ADAC GT Masters and prototypes. This is in line with the wishes of many teams to continue the ADAC GT Masters in its unchanged form. On the sporting side, however, we are sharpening the profile of the series by making a driver with a silver or bronze classification compulsory in every car in future. This will ensure that the ADAC GT Masters remains an attractive platform for talent hungry for success." The calendarThe season opener will take place at a special event from 9 to 11 June at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, with more information to follow shortly. One of the season's highlights already follows on the second race weekend: With the return to the Norisring, the series will contest the first of a total of four events at the DTM on the streets of Nuremberg. After the Norisring, the ADAC GT Masters will once again be a guest at one of Germany's biggest motorsport events: for the first time since 2012, the series will compete at the ADAC Truck Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. After the summer break, the drivers will face the Sachsenring challenge in September. Afterwards, the mountain calls: for the penultimate stop of the season, the participants travel to the current Formula 1 circuit of the Red Bull Ring. The finale will take place at the end of October together with the DTM as usual in Hockenheim. The sporting alignmentIn the ADAC GT Masters, two drivers will continue to share a cockpit. Starting this year, a silver-rated driver or a bronze-rated driver is compulsory in each car. Thus, the ADAC GT Masters remains true to its philosophy of optimally promoting young talent and giving young talents the chance to develop in a professional environment. Good performances and successes are rewarded: In the new season, participants will be competing for cash and non-cash prizes worth more than 570,000 euros. In addition to the driver and team classifications, the Pirelli Junior classification for young talents and the Pirelli Trophy classification for ambitious gentlemen will be announced. Teams can register for the ADAC GT Masters 2023 from 25 January, the closing date for entries is 1 May.

ADAC creates sustainable and future-oriented structures for the DTM


Brand core Germany moves into the focus of the DTM in 2023 ADAC uses synergies for new top motorsport platform ADAC GT Masters to be held under the umbrella of the new DTM Endurance in future Race at the Nürburgring on 04 - 06 August The DTM will compete under the ADAC umbrella from 2023 as the pinnacle of a strong German motorsport platform. Following the acquisition of the DTM brand rights, the ADAC is using synergies to create future-oriented and sustainable structures for the top classes on the circuit. On its way to introduce synthetic fuels in the future, the DTM relies on an environmentally friendly and innovative fuel from Shell, which consists of 50% renewable components, as part of a new sustainability concept. The DTM's unique and proven concept of one driver per car will remain. With the eight-station calendar, the series will focus on the German brand core without sacrificing appearances at internationally renowned tracks. In 2023, the DTM will be shown live on free TV with a strong TV partner. ADAC Sport President Dr Gerd Ennser: "The DTM enjoys an international reputation and an excellent reputation beyond the borders - but the heart of the DTM beats in Germany. It was very important to us to create planning security for the teams shortly after the acquisition of the brand rights. It was important for us to concentrate on the core market. The ADAC is taking on a great legacy and continues to align the DTM with its transnational appeal as a strong international brand in European motorsport. We are creating a strong platform for German motorsport with sustainable and future-oriented structures." Sporting orientationThe DTM will continue to be the spearhead for professionals in the future. The ADAC is continuing the successful concept of the DTM and is sticking to the features that have defined the DTM brand for almost 40 years. The format with one driver per car and two rounds per event will remain. Tyre changes will continue to be a race-decisive factor: during the performance pit stops, the teams will fight for every tenth of a second. From 2023, standard tyres will be supplied by the premium manufacturer and Formula 1 supplier Pirelli. The recognised vehicle classification of the SRO Motorsports Group ensures equal opportunities in the field of participants. Sustainability will play a decisive role in the DTM from now on. Shell's innovative and renewable fuel, which has already been successfully used in the ADAC GT Masters in the 2022 season, will also be used in the DTM from 2023. The "Bottle Free Zone" initiative launched together with BWT ensures the avoidance of plastic waste in the paddock. For the teams, the series organiser ADAC makes economically relevant decisions. Significant budget reduction measures are planned for the participants. ADAC GT Masters to remainIn future, the ADAC GT Masters will find its home in the new DTM Endurance. Within the framework of the DTM, the GT3 cars from the ADAC GT Masters will compete in six to seven events together with the sports cars of the Prototype Cup Germany. The ADAC is currently in good talks with the ACO to coordinate the details. In addition to the new DTM Endurance, the ADAC GT4 Germany, the BMW M2 Racing Cup and the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland are also an integral part of the DTM programme. Dates DTM 2023, subject to changes: 26.05. – 28.05.2023, Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 23.06. – 25.06.2023, Circuit Zandvoort / NL 07.07. – 09.07.2023, Norisring 04.08. – 06.08.2023, Nürburgring 18.08. – 20.08.2023, DEKRA Lausitzring 08.09. – 10.09.2023, Sachsenring 22.09. – 24.09.2023, Red Bull Ring / A 20.10. – 22.10.2023, Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg

23,500 visitors set attendance record for ADAC GT Masters


23,500 fans saw spectacular and exciting motorsport, experienced action-packed frame series and ensured another attendance record in the German GT Championship at the Nürburgring. The Drago Racing Team ZVO with Jules Gounon (27/F) and Fabian Schiller (24/Troisdorf) won a thrilling eighth round of the ADAC GT Masters at the Nürburgring on Sunday. Final driver Fabian Schiller crossed the finish line first after 42 laps in the number 4 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo, ensuring Mercedes-AMG's second victory of this ADAC GT Masters race weekend. "It was a great race. Our car ran fantastically and we had good pace. On Saturday we were third, now the victory - I'm totally happy," said the 24-year-old.  In the first half of the race, it looked like a copy of Saturday. Pole-setter Maro Engel (36/Monte Carlo) was in the lead in the #48 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo from Mann-Filter Team Landgraf, just like Raffaele Marciello (27/I) the day before. However, Jules Gounon kept close to his brand colleague, with the second Mercedes-AMG from Mann-Filter Team Landgraf with Frank Bird (22/GB) at the wheel following in third place. Even after the mandatory pit stop, this order remained for the time being. Then the leading Raffaele Marciello was hit. The Mercedes-AMG works driver was penalized with a penalty for blocking Schiller in the pit lane and had to let Fabian Schiller, who had taken over the wheel from Jules Gounon, pass. The latter controlled the race at the front and, after a flawless performance, drove home the second win of the season for his team safely ahead of Marciello with a lead of 4.6 seconds.  Joel Sturm (20/Brühl) from Allied-Racing again crowned a tactical masterstroke with third place in the #22 Porsche 911 GT3 R. His driver colleague Sven Müller (30/Bingen) had already fought his way up from twelfth to fifth place on the first lap after a lightning start. An early pit stop and the penalty of the Mercedes-AMG in front secured the final podium spot for the Porsche duo.  One man's luck was another man's misfortune. Third-placed Elias Seppänen (18/FIN), who had swapped the cockpit of the #84 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo with Frank Bird, also received a penalty for a short pit stop and ultimately had to settle for fourth place. In contrast, things went very well for the combination of Maximilian Götz (36/Uffenheim) and Ezequiel Perez Companc (27/RA) in the #90 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo. The duo from Madpanda Motorsport made up nine places to finish fifth - the best result so far for the team from Spain in the ADAC GT Masters. Best Lamborghini drivers were Konsta Lappalainen (20/FIN) and Mick Wishofer (22/A) from Emil Frey Racing in sixth place. Behind them, Kim-Luis Schramm (24/Meuspath) and Dennis Marschall (25/Eggenstein) from Rutronik Racing in the fastest Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II finished seventh. Great fighting spirit was shown by Franck Perera (38/F) and Arthur Rougier (22/F) from Emil Frey Racing, who made up ten places in their #19 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo and finished Sunday's race in eighth place. The pairing of Jesse Krohn (31/FIN) and Nicky Catsburg (34/NL) from Schubert Motorsport also showed bite, fighting their way up from penultimate place to ninth in the #20 BMW M4 GT3. The top ten was completed by Maximilian Paul (22/Dresden) and Marco Mapelli (35/I) in the #71 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo from Paul Motorsport.

ADAC GT4 Germany enters second half of season with record field at Nürburgring


The next spectacular race weekend in the ADAC GT4 Germany is just around the corner. From 5 to 7 August, the series will kick off the second half of the 2022 season at the Nürburgring sprint circuit, with 31 sports cars from Aston Martin, BMW, KTM, Mercedes-AMG, Porsche and Toyota expected to take part. The largest field of the ADAC GT4 Germany so far in the 2022 season underlines the growing appeal of the series. Tickets for the motorsport spectacle in the Eifel are available online at The races of the ADAC GT4 Germany can also be followed in a live stream on the high-reach platform and on The title fight in the ADAC GT4 Germany will be just as hot as the expected temperatures in the Eifel. The Aston Martin Vantage GT4 duo Indy Dontje (29/NLD) and Phil Dörr (21/Butzbach, both Dörr Motorsport) will travel to the Nürburgring as championship leaders. Just five points behind, brand colleagues Hugo Sasse (18/Aschersleben) and Mike David Ortmann (22/Ahrensfelde, both Prosport Racing) are in second place. They most recently celebrated a one-two at Zandvoort and also won both races at the Nürburgring in 2021. "Our goal is to fight for the championship lead. Of course, the best way for us to do that is to win races. I have a very good feeling because it can be a super weekend," Sasse is optimistic. "It will also be a very special event for our team Prosport Racing, which is based just a few kilometres away. The team knows every metre at the Nürburgring." Hendrik Still (35) from Kempenich, who shares a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 from W&S Motorsport with Max Kronberg (35/Berlin), also has a short journey. "I'm looking forward to my home race and of course I know the Nürburgring very well. The layout of the sprint track should suit our Porsche. We had test drives about a fortnight ago and were therefore able to prepare ourselves optimally. I think we are well positioned," said Still. "My personal goal is to take my first pole position in the ADAC GT4 Germany. Top five finishes are possible in the races. Should there be rain, more could well be in it." From Olpe, east of Cologne, Jan Philipp Springob (21, Drago Racing Team ZVO) is driving to the Ring. "The anticipation for the Nürburgring is always particularly high, of course. Because some friends, family members and sponsors always visit me there. The atmosphere in the Eifel is just great and there are always a lot of spectators on site," explains Springob, who has a new team-mate in the Mercedes-AMG GT4 at the Nürburgring in Robin Falkenbach (20/Niederkassel). "On the sprint track, I particularly like the back part with the left/right corner after the exit of the short approach and the tight chicane. If you hit these well, you can gain a lot of time. The chicane is always a key spot in the races as well." The usual full field of ADAC GT4 Germany cars will be joined by three more at the Nürburgring as various regular teams further expand their commitments. Prosport Racing will bring a third Aston Martin Vantage GT4 to the grid, Overdrive Racing will field a third Porsche and CV Performance Group will offer a third Mercedes-AMG Series. Back in the ADAC series is Schnitzelalm Racing with two Mercedes-AMGs.