PROsport Classic will be in the spotlight during the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. The classic division of PROsport Racing will be competing in both the Youngtimer Trophy and the Touring Car Legends. In addition, the team is fielding three cars in the 24-hour race.
Important appearance for PROsport Classic at the 24h race at the Nürburgring. The classic division of PROsport Racing will compete in the field of the 24h Classic in the Youngtimer Trophy as well as in the Touring Car Legends.
In the spectacular field of the Touring Car Legends, which is characterized by many historic DTM cars, the team will enter a Volvo 240 Turbo. Both in the DTM and in the European Touring Car Championship, the “Swedish coal boxes” caused quite a stir. None other than 1986 DTM champion Kurt Thiim will be driving the car. Since this year, the legendary Dane has also been working as a consultant for PROsport Classic.
In addition, PROsport Classic will also start in the field of the 24h Classic, which will complete a three-hour race on Friday morning. The team from Wiesemscheid is fielding an Opel Kadett, which finished second overall in last year’s popular race. Kurt Thiim and team boss Chris Esser will pilot the cars. A third pilot will be named later at short notice.
“We see a good future perspective for the top-class Youngtimer Trophy and similar race series, not without reason various similar race series already raced in the supporting program of the ADAC GT Masters,” says Chris Esser. “There are already oodles of corresponding vehicles and the quality of these is also increasing all the time. We have set ourselves the goal of bringing these cars back to the race tracks so that they don’t gather dust in collections. We build these cars very close to the homologation of the time, but it is very important to us that we install modern safety components, we do not want serious accidents to have serious consequences for the driver. Many parts have to be adapted in-house, as they are no longer available on the market. This has another positive side effect: it strengthens the skills and flexibility of our young mechanics. In addition, there is a much higher level of motivation when you build a race car yourself and don’t just use and repair a ready-made bought car. The classic project is a lot of fun for us!”
Three Aston Martin in the 24h race
PROsport Racing is also fielding three current Aston Martin Vantage cars in the 24-hour race. Christoph Breuer, Alexander Mies, Miklas Born and Mike David Ortmann will start with the GT4 version in the SP10 class. After two victories at the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers, the goal here is clear: class victory! In addition, the four Gentleman drivers Guido Dumarey, Alexander Walker, Michael Hess and Yevgen Sokolovskiy will pilot another GT4. In the SP8T class, the four Belgians Guillaume Dumarey, Maxime Dumarey, Jean Glorieux and Simon Balcaen will pilot an Aston Martin Vantage GT8R.