Schubert Motorsport to compete with two BMW M6 GT3s in 2016
The course has been set for the 2016 motorsport season: Schubert Motorsport will continue to cooperate with BMW Motorsport and field two works-assisted BMW M6 GT3s at the Nürburgring 24 Hours (DE). In the run-up to this classic event, BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert will contest a number of races on the Nordschleife in preparation for the endurance classic.
Schubert Motorsport will also run two cars in the ADAC GT Masters again in 2016. The team from Oschersleben (DE) will be out to defend the Team title it won in 2015, with the help of two new BMW M6 GT3s.
The BMW M6 GT3 is BMW’s new figurehead in GT racing. It replaces the BMW Z4 GT3, with which Schubert Motorsport enjoyed great success from 2010 onwards, including victories at the 24-hour races in Dubai (AE) and Barcelona (ES) in 2011.
The driver pairings for the race schedule on the Nordschleife and the ADAC GT Masters will be announced at a later date.
Torsten Schubert (Team Principal): “We are delighted to be able to represent BMW Motorsport as a works-assisted team at the Nürburgring 24 Hours again. The first race outing on the Nordschleife with the new BMW M6 GT3 will certainly be extremely exciting. I can hardly wait to see the car in race action. Our team will obviously do everything in its power to be successful from the word go with the new car. Unfortunately we were often just lacking that little bit of luck with the BMW Z4 GT3 on the Nordschleife. Hopefully that will be a different story with the new car.”
Timo Frings (Team Manager): “Our team’s journey in the ADAC GT Masters continues with a new car next year. After winning the Team title last season, our goal for 2016 is obviously to enjoy similar success – although we are well aware that the opposition will be of the usual high standard. The BMW M6 GT3 may be a new car, but we are confident it will be competitive from the outset. As always, consistency will be the key if we want to challenge for the title again in the ADAC GT Masters. We will work hard on this area during preparations for the new season.”