Schubert Motorsport return to the ADAC GT Masters – with a Honda
- Long-established outfit from Oschersleben opts for the Honda NSX GT3
- Giorgio Maggi and Christopher Dreyspring have their sights on the Junior title
- Managing Director André Schubert: “I am looking forward to the exciting challenge that we and Honda are taking on together”
Schubert Motorsport are back in the ADAC GT Masters after a one-year absence. The team from Oschersleben will be competing in one of the world’s highest-calibre GT3 racing series with a new driver pairing and a new GT3 car. The team, led by their principal Torsten Schubert, are pinning their hopes for 2018 on a Honda NSX GT3 crewed by two youngsters, Giorgio Maggi and Christopher Dreyspring.
Schubert Motorsport were regular contestants in the ADAC GT Masters for many years; indeed, they are the third-most successful team in the history of the series. They first entered the Super Sports Car League in 2010. In collaboration with BMW, they secured ten race wins, six pole positions and even the team championship in 2015. The close relationship between Schubert Motors GmbH and BMW will continue.
On the racetrack, however, Schubert Motorsport have struck out in a new direction. In the 2018 season, they will be standard bearers for ADAC GT Masters newcomer Honda. For team boss Torsten Schubert, history has come full circle. Schubert had connections with the Japanese manufacturer in the period after the fall of the Berlin Wall. These links have now been revived, opening up a new perspective for the team. Together with team manager Frank Link and managing director André Schubert, Honda have clearly stated their objectives for the season, namely to continue developing the Honda NSX GT3 and to be competitive right from the start.
The two rookies, Giorgio Maggi (20) and Christopher Dreyspring (19), already gained initial GT experience in 2017 and made a favourable impression on Schubert Motorsport with their level of performance. Maggi from Switzerland demonstrated his talent in the prestigious Blancpain GT Series while co-driver Dreyspring enjoyed success in the equivalent Asian series. Both drivers will be fighting for points in the Junior as well as the general classification. The Junior trophy is exclusively for contestants under the age of 25 who come under the FIA Silver or Bronze categories.
The 2018 ADAC GT Masters will be contested over seven race weekends at tracks in Germany and neighbouring countries. The campaign gets underway on the weekend of 13th - 15th April in Oschersleben, which makes it a home fixture for Schubert Motorsport. As always, the season closes at Hockenheim, this year on the weekend of 21st - 23rd September. The series will venture beyond the borders to be hosted by the Czech city of Most, the Red Bull Ring in Austria and Zandvoort in the Netherlands. Two German circuits, the Nürburgring and the Sachsenring, return to the calendar. All races will be broadcast live on SPORT1.
Managing Director André Schubert: “I am looking forward to the exciting challenge that we and Honda are taking on together. The car is new, and continuing its development is not going to be an easy task. We are well aware of that. At the same time, a process of this kind is always special, and I can already feel the sense of anticipation about the coming season running through the whole team. Our two drivers are new to the ADAC GT Masters, but their performance so far has been very impressive. We’ve set ourselves a clear objective for our two rookies, namely to win the Junior title!”