Back at the Lausitzring: Schubert Motorsport builds on the strengths of the BMW M4 GT3 for their return with the ADAC GT Masters
The second half of the 2022 ADAC GT Masters season kicks off on a promising hunting ground for Schubert Motorsport this coming weekend. From the 19th to the 21st August, the fifth of seven stops in the German GT Championship is on the agenda at the DEKRA Lausitzring. Torsten Schubert's team travels to Brandenburg with good memories. In the DTM, Schubert Motorsport already celebrated two impressive victories there with the BMW M4 GT3. BMW factory drivers Jesse Krohn and Nicky Catsburg, as well as their team-mates Niklas Krütten and Ben Green, will use this good omen to go hunting for another big point in the title fight in the ADAC GT Masters.
On its return from the summer break, Schubert Motorsport once again confirmed the competitiveness of its package at the Nürburgring at the beginning of August. With second place on the grid and the fastest lap of the race on Sunday, Green demonstrated the strong performance of the BMW M4 GT3. At the Lausitzring, however, the squad from the Magdeburger Börde region will not only be building on this most recent success. In May, BMW factory driver Sheldon van der Linde won both races in the DTM at the Lausitzring driving Schubert Motorsport’s BMW M4 GT3.
In the ADAC GT Masters, the crew and their two up to 590 hp GT3 machines from BMW M Motorsport can expect the classic layout with a length of 3.478 km. Unlike in the DTM, the notorious turn one from the tri-oval will not be used, which presents the engineers with a somewhat different task when it comes to the set-up. In the past, however, Schubert Motorsport was quite successful on this version of the Lausitzring as well. Last year, the team impressed with the BMW M6 GT3 by fighting back from last to seventh place.
Races nine and ten should lead up to the crucial phase in this year's ADAC GT Masters for Schubert Motorsport with top results. In the team standings, Schubert Motorsport is only 23 points behind the leader. In the driver classification, Krütten and Green are also in the running for the title, being 31 points adrift. In the Junior classification, the duo is at the top of the standings. Krohn and Catsburg, in eleventh place in the driver standings, are also in a good position to still be in the fight for the championship in the second half of the season.
The ADAC GT Masters action from the Lausitzring will be broadcast live on TV on NITRO as well as streamed on rtlplus.de and adac.de/motorsport, as usual. The start of the two races over a duration of 60 minutes, including a mandatory pit stop with driver change, will take place at 13:00 CET on Saturday and Sunday. The qualifying sessions can be watched from 9:00 CET.
Team manager Marcel Schmidt: "At the Nürburgring we haven't been able to maximise the results, but fortunately the short break gives us a good opportunity to make up for it. We are well placed in the championship thanks to our achievements from the first half of the season. To stay in the title fight, we have to deliver one hundred per cent on each of the upcoming weekends. Our success at the Lausitzring in the DTM showed that the BMW M4 GT3 is absolutely competitive there under the right circumstances. In the ADAC GT Masters, on the other hand, there are other parameters that we first have to get an idea of in the practice sessions. Overall, our package makes us optimistic about the weekend."