DEKRA in ADAC GT4 Germany
The Ideal GT Entrant Series
The German motor racing landscape is being expanded, with the new ADAC GT4 Germany making its debut in the 2019 season. DEKRA is a partner from the start and is at the side of the GT entrant series with well-founded expertise.
As in the other championships in the event package of the ADAC GT Masters, DEKRA is presenting the start numbers on the total of 24 series-oriented sports cars of Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, KTM, McLaren, Mercedes-AMG, and Porsche brands in GT4 Germany as well.
Although the race series is completely new, it utilizes tried-and-tested structures. Like in the GT Masters, in GT4 Germany two races are held per weekend, each lasting 60 minutes. Two drivers share a cockpit, with a change of driver at the half-way stage of the race.
The concept of the new ADAC GT4 Germany is tailored to novices and ambitious drivers of the FIA classification Bronze and Silver who pursue motor racing as a hobby, which rules out professional racing drivers of the Gold and Platinum categories. The series organizers are emphasizing the orientation towards the amateur segment by offering further prizes in addition to the traditional driver and team classification, in which each participant can collect points. Therefore, young drivers under the age of 20 also participate in the independent junior classification, while drivers of 35 years and older also participate in the so-called Gentleman Trophy.
However, the 16 teams include experienced racing teams, including the team of sports car world champion Timo Bernhard and several other crews with long-distance experience in the GT Masters or on the north loop of the Nürburgring.
360 to 510 hp-strong GT4 racing vehicles are being used in the premiere season. Compared to the “big brothers” from the GT3 class, which are used in the GT Masters, these cars have a slightly lower performance and a higher weight and are therefore easier to control in the limit range. A Balance of Performance (BoP) ensures equality of opportunity in the field, so that different concepts such as suction and turbo engines can compete against each other at the same level.
The race calendar of GT4 Germany includes a total of twelve races on six tracks in Germany and neighboring countries, each within the framework program of the ADAC GT Masters. The season begins in Oschersleben in April and ends at the Sachsenring in September – with the honoring of the first champions in the new mass sport series.