PROsport Racing is taking part in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring with three Aston Martin cars. In addition, the team from Wiesemscheid will compete with a Volvo 240 Turbo in the supporting programme of the Tourenwagen Legenden and the ADAC 24h Classic.
One of the big season highlights is just around the corner for PROsport Racing. The team from Wiesemscheid will compete in the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring with three Aston Martin. Christoph Esser’s racing team will be fielding one Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and two Aston Martin Vantage GT4.
The team’s Vantage GT3 will start in the SP9 Pro-Am classification. Alongside last year’s ADAC GT4 Germany champion Mike David Ortmann, experienced Nordschleife racer Christoph Breuer and Belgian Maxime Dumarey will steer the GT3 racer around the Nordschleife. The fourth driver to take the wheel will be the Brit Ben Green. The young Briton took two race victories in the ADAC GT Masters last year – the 25-year-old also won the Pirelli Junior classification in the top-class GT3 racing series.
“Our goal is clearly to win the class in the Pro-Am class!”, team boss Esser underlines the objective ahead of the endurance classic. “In addition, we hope to finish in the top 10 overall, which is definitely possible if we deliver a flawless race.”
In the GT4 category, PROsport Racing will field a Vantage GT4 for Hugo Sasse, who won the 2022 ADAC GT4 Germany title together with Ortmann, Guillaume Dumarey, Alexander Mies and Andreas Patzelt. Patzelt already completed many races for the team from Wiesemscheid between 2012 and 2016. On the legendary street circuit in Pau, France, Patzelt was able to take an overall victory in the GT4 European Series in 2016 with Nicolaj Möller Madsen in the self-developed Porsche Cayman Pro4.
The second Aston Martin in the GT4 class is manned by gentleman drivers. Long-time PROsport Racing drivers Guido Dumarey, Yevgen Sokolovskiy and Michael Hess will contest the race twice around the clock in the British sports car.
“We want to win the GT4 class with our top car. I know we have strong competition in the fight for the class win, but I am confident that we can turn our experience into a top result,” says Chris Esser.
In the supporting programme of the endurance classic, PROsport Racing focuses on historic motorsport. With a Volvo 240 Turbo, the racing team will take part in the races of the Tourenwagen Legenden and the three-hour ADAC 24h Classic race. Driving the legendary “Swedish coal box” will be none other than 1986 DTM champion Kurt Thiim, who has been an advisor to PROsport Classic since 2022, in the historic races.
The 51st edition of the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring will take place from 18 to 21 May. After the practice and qualifying sessions, the race starts on Saturday, 20 May at 16:00. The race will be broadcast in full length on the free-TV channel NITRO and via livestream on YouTube.