2015 ADAC GT Masters with new features
A strong field of 25 cars from eight different marques, races on five current or former Formula 1 circuits, a new tyre partner and a new live TV partner – those are the new features of ADAC GT Masters series.
Supercars from eight manufacturers will start their battle for the for the title on April 24th-26th at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. Newcomers Bentley Continental and Nissan GT-R will take on already established opponents – Audi R8, BMW Z4, Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette Z06.R, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Porsche 911.
For the first time, ADAC GT Masters cars will line up on tyres provided by new exclusive partner Pirelli. Also, all races will be broadcasted live and in full length by new partner SPORT1.
A total of 15 teams have registered 25 supercars, representing eight marques for all the races of the 2015 season. Guest starters will still join the field at certain events. The Bentley Continental, of which HTP Motorsport are fielding two examples, is new to the line-up. MRS GT-Racing will deploy the two Nissan GT-Rs that are so familiar from previous years but have now been updated.
Bentley and Nissan will be chasing start number 1 which in the 2015 season will be displayed by one of the three Audi R8s fielded by C.Abt Racing, managed by former ADAC GT Masters champion Christian Abt. There are a total of seven Audi R8s in the field, and the R8 is the car that features most in the GT Masters. kfzteile24 MS Racing will utilise two of the mid-engine sports cars, while YACO Racing and the newcomers by Dupre Engineering Motorsports will each put one Audi on the grid.
Callaway Competition also have the title in their sights. The longest-serving team in the series will attack with two Corvette Z06Rs. RWT Racing Team will deploy another Corvette for the second season in a row. The Corvette is not the only American car in the field. Reiter Engineering are aiming to cause a splash again with the mighty Chevrolet Camaro that impressed so much during the 2014 season, securing a number of podium finishes.
Porsche is represented by Schutz Motorsport and TONINO Team Herberth. Both teams have entered two 911s. Two teams are in this year’s line-up with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Team Zakspeed will race two gullwings, while new team HP Racing managed by Hari Proczyk will deploy one SLS AMG. Schubert Motorsport have entered two BMW Z4s in the ADAC GT Masters. Senkyr Motorsport from the Czech Republic join the ADAC GT Masters line-up for the first time, running the compact V8 BMW.