Back from the summer break to continue winning run
BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert has its sights set on continuing its winning run when it returns from a five-week summer break in the ADAC GT Masters. After victories in Spa (BE) and at the Lausitzring (DE), the team from Oschersleben (DE) is now targeting more top results at the Nürburgring (DE). Dominik Baumann (AT) and Jens Klingmann (DE) are determined to continue their resurgence after two victories in the number 80 BMW Z4 GT3 powered by HUAWEI propelled the pair to third place in the overall standings. Claudia Hürtgen (DE) and Uwe Alzen (DE) in the number 19 car are hungry for more success after their first podium of the season at the Lausitzring.
Three of the BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert drivers know what it takes to win in the ADAC GT Masters at the Nürburgring. Claudia Hürtgen and Dominik Baumann won a race together in the Eifel Mountains in 2013. Jens Klingmann climbed onto the top step of the podium in 2009, while the experienced Uwe Alzen has shown his class in many other races at the Nürburgring. The races will be held on the 3.629-kilometre Grand Prix Circuit with the F1 chicane. Saturday and Sunday’s races both begin at 13:15 and will be broadcast live on Sport1.
Timo Frings (Team Manager): “The two wins on the last two race weekends have given us plenty of momentum as we head to the Nürburgring for the start of the second half of the season. We had a good test ahead of the recent VLN race, and gained valuable experience on the Grand Prix Circuit. Dominik Baumann and Uwe Alzen were in action in the BMW Z4 GT3 and contested the VLN race on the Nordschleife the following day. On the whole, we are very optimistic about the second half of the season. Given the gap to the top of the overall standings, only top results count for us if we want to have a say in the title race. We know it will not be easy, but we will do our best and hopefully pick up the odd win.”
Uwe Alzen (BMW Z4 GT3 #19): “There was no such thing as a summer break from the ADAC GT Masters for me, as I was in action and successful in the VLN. In the test ahead of that race, we tried out a few things with the BMW Z4 GT3. We will now have to see how that works on a race weekend, when we tackle the other chicane. I hope we have a bit of luck on our side, get the car set up quickly, and are in the right place at the right time.”
Dominik Baumann (BMW Z4 GT3 powered by HUAWEI #80): “The test at the Nürburgring was good for us, as we detected and solved a minor electrical problem, which would otherwise have cost us a lot of time at the Nürburgring. We will have to wait until the weekend to see just how strong we are at the Nürburgring, but I am confident we will be up there with the front-runners again, having made great progress in the last two races. If it is dry and warm, there could be something in it for us. Qualifying will be important to us, as it will be difficult to overtake.”