Schubert Motorsport heads to the Green Hell with the BMW M4 GT3: Fresh attack on the legendary 24h race at the Nürburgring
Motorsport is awakening from its hibernation in Europe and at Schubert Motorsport the engines are finally roaring again this weekend. The season opener in the Nürburgring Endurance Series on 26th March points the way to another exciting challenge in 2022, with the racing team from Oschersleben returning to the legendary Nordschleife with the new BMW M4 GT3 and the proven BMW M2 CS Racing. The programme includes the first two events for the NLS as well as the qualifying race and participation in the 50th ADAC TOTAL 24h Race on the weekend from 26th to 29th May.
At the endurance classic on the 25.378 km 24h variant of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, Schubert Motorsport will once again be relying on a top-class driver line-up in the SP9 class. The BMW M4 GT3 will be driven by BMW factory drivers Jesse Krohn, Jens Klingmann and Alexander Sims, as well as GT3 rookie Niklas Krütten. In the Cup 5 classification, team founder Torsten Schubert will once again get behind the wheel of the BMW M2 CS Racing together with his sons Michael and Stefan von Zabiensky.
BMW M4 GT3 follows in the fast footsteps of the BMW M6 GT3
Last year, Schubert Motorsport celebrated their return to the Eifel and impressed straight away. In the extremely turbulent 24-hour race, the team fought for victory for much of the time and eventually crossed the finish line in sixth place. In addition, the driver quartet in the BMW M6 GT3 managed to set the fastest lap of the race in 8:12.804 minutes. This year, Schubert Motorsport will be on the hunt for fast lap times and top positions with its promising successor.
The start with the BMW M4 GT3 marks the team's 16th participation in the prestigious endurance race in the Green Hell. The first acid test with the new GT3 machine from BMW M Motorsport will be completed this weekend at the 67th ADAC Westfalenfahrt. Three drivers from the line-up for the 24-hour race will take turns in the cockpit for the six-hour race.
Jesse Krohn and Alexander Sims will not only be doing important setup work at the NLS opener in preparation for the upcoming challenges. The BMW factory driver duo will also be on hand to offer advice and support to newcomer Niklas Krütten. The 19-year-old from Trier is making his GT3 debut this year and is facing a tough programme that includes the ADAC GT Masters in addition to the NLS and the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring.
Schubert Motorsport turns the Nordschleife into a family affair once more
In addition to the flagship in the SP9 class, Schubert Motorsport will also enter a BMW M2 CS Racing in the one-make Cup 5 this year. The 365 hp customer sports car from BMW M Motorsport is now very familiar to the team. Last year, Torsten Schubert made his comeback to the world's biggest endurance race after twelve years. This season, the team founder of Schubert Motorsport will again compete in the NLS and the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring together with his sons Michael and Stefan von Zabiensky.
Team manager Marcel Schmidt: "The 24-hour race at the Nürburgring is an absolute highlight for every team and we are looking forward to being at the start again this year. Schubert Motorsport has a long history with this iconic race and after last season we definitely have a score to settle. We have big hopes in the BMW M4 GT3 and have our sights set high. With Jesse, Alex and Jens, we have three excellent drivers from BMW M Motorsport at our disposal. With their experience, they will enable us to get the maximum out of the new package. In addition, we have a talented youngster in Niklas, who will provide fresh inputs in the garage. We are excited about the first runs in the NLS and the upcoming development phase."