A motorsport show will take place at the Red Bull Ring on May 20-22. The Alpine track in the Austrian region of Styria hosts the second round of this year’s ADAC GT Masters season, which will be the first: the McLaren 720S GT3 will debut in the German GT Championship with former Formula One driver Christian Klien (39 / A). ) behind the wheel. In the high-class field are now three former Grand Prix riders. The Austrian round of the ADAC GT Masters will be the GT summit with the supercar cars of the European Fanatec GT2 series, which also debuts the 734-horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series, ADAC GT4 Germany and Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland with more than 30 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars.
Key Facts, Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Races 3 and 4 of 14
Chain length: 4318 meters
Layout: 10 corners (seven right, three left) moving clockwise
Winners of 2021, Race 1: Michael Amermüller / Mathieu Jamine (SSR Performance, Porsche 911 GT3 R)
Winners of 2021, Race 2: Jeffrey Schmidt / Marvin Kirchhofer (Callaway Competition, Corvette C7 GT3-R)
The battle for leadership
Yusuf Avega (20 / Cologne) in the Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II № 29 is the leader of the championship, which goes to the second round of the ADAC GT Masters. The young driver from the Montaplast by Land-Motorsport team, who shares in the cab with Dries Vantur (24 / B) in Spielberg, won the season opener at Oschersleben, securing victory number 49 in the ADAC GT Masters for Audi in the process, and is now aiming add victory at number 50 on the Red Bull Ring. However, the statistics are not pleasing to read for the most successful manufacturer in the German championship GT. Never before has Audi finished on the top step of the podium on the alpine track. Mercedes-AMG is also looking forward to its first ADAC GT Masters success in Spielberg. Jonathan Aberdeen (24 / ZA) and Rafaele Marciela (27 / I), who finished second, could end this fruitless series with a victory for “Mamba” on the fastest track on the calendar. Recently, BMW has been the dominant manufacturer on the Red Bull Ring with three wins in the last three years. The Schubert Motorsport team is committed to adding the new BMW M4 GT3 to this success.
Five local favorites lined up at their home event in Spielberg, where they will want to put on a good show for home fans against a gorgeous alpine backdrop. Mick Wischofer (22 / Vienna), Klaus Bahler (30 / Ounzmarkt), Norbert Siedler (39 / Wildschön) and Simon Reicher (22 / Kirchberg-Bay Mathighofen) will receive impressive reinforcements over the weekend. Former Formula One driver Christian Wedge (39 / A) completes the alpine quintet. The Austrian’s first appearance in the German GT Championship is a guest start for JP Motorsport. Klien’s debut will take place in a cult car, as the Austrian shares a McLaren 720S GT3 with Dennis Lind (29 / DK).
Strong support program
Fans are waiting for the premiere of the European series Fanatec GT2 at the Austrian round of the ADAC GT Masters. In addition, the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland will now be held every weekend of the ADAC GT Masters. ADAC GT4 Germany and ADAC TCR Germany are completing an extensive support program. Fans will also be able to peek behind the scenes in the hollow from 10 a.m. Saturday and 10:20 a.m. Sunday, and autograph hunters should note the “Meet the Drivers” sessions at 12 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday on the event stage in the paddock.
Source. ADAC GT Masters