With three cars PROsport Racing starts at the second round of the season of the Nürburgring Endurance Series and continues the preparation for the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring.
With the NIMEX 47th DMV 4-hour race, the second round of the season of the Nürburgring Endurance Series will take place on April 1. In a qualitatively strongly occupied field of participants PROsport Racing uses three vehicles of the British traditional brand Aston Martin.
At the first round of the season two weeks ago, the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 of Maxime Dumarey and Christoph Breuer finished the four-hour race as the best GT3 car not competing in the Pro class. A result that the duo from the SP9 Am class would like to repeat. Christoph Breuer again replaces regular driver Jean Glorieux, who cannot start for personal reasons. The car will be PROsport Racing’s only GT3 Vantage at the race series’ second serve, as its sister car will not be able to compete due to scheduling conflicts.
“Our main goal at the second round of the Nürburgring Endurance Series season is clearly to prepare for the 24-hour race,” explains team boss Chris Esser. “Nevertheless, we also don’t want our performance to take a back seat and want to build on the strong result of our GT3 in the SP9 Am class. In addition, we will receive support from a performance engineer from Aston Martin Racing on Saturday and hope that he can give us important hints and tips.”
In order to find the best possible driver line-up for the two GT4 Aston Martin at the 24-hour race, alternating drivers complete the runs before the endurance marathon on the production-based GT cars in the SP10 class. “Therefore, we decided at short notice to bring a second GT4 to the start in order to give more drivers the opportunity to prepare for the 24-hour race,” continues the PROsport Racing team boss.
On Saturday, regular drivers Guido Dumarey and Yevgen Sokolovskiy will share the #176 car, while the second Vantage GT4, number #175, will be driven by ADAC GT4 Germany champion Mike David Ortmann, Nordschleife veteran Jörg Viebahn and Guillaume Dumarey. “Mike is obviously part of our GT3 program, but we are trying several new things with the GT4 cars this weekend, including a new tire manufacturer, so he will help us with his experience,” Esser added.
Tickets for the second round of the Nürburgring Endurance Series season are available for 20 euros (children 14 and under free). This will get you into the open grandstands at the Grand Prix circuit, the exclusive spectator areas Brünnchen and Pflanzgarten as well as the paddock, the pit lane, the starting grid and the motorsport experience museum ring°werk. As usual, the race will start at 12:00, preceded by qualifying at 08:30. The entire race day can be followed in the official livestream.