DEKRA and ADAC GT Masters
A high-octane environment
There is a reason for ADAC GT Masters to be nicknamed "Super Sports Car League" as a wide range of brands is the flagship of the popular series. For the 2018 season a total of 37 cars have been registered with the organizers to once again create a high-quality grid. And with DEKRA supporting GT Masters the series can rely on an high-quality and reliable partner.
DEKRA and GT Masters have been partners since 2008. For the championship this is the most longstanding partnership ever. It is well documented on the cars, too, as DEKRA's distinctive logo can be seen next to the starting numbers on all Audi, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Honda, Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche race cars.
The wide range of brands is exactly what appeals the most about GT Masters. "It may well be the best series for fans to enjoy impressive automobile technology both visually and acoustically", says Head of Marketing at DEKRA Automobil GmbH Sabine Knaupp. "This makes the so-called Super Sports Car League the perfect platform for DEKRA to present itself."
But there is a lot to look forward to driver-wise in this year's championship, too. Sports Car World Champion and Le Mans winner Timo Bernhard (Porsche) will be competing in GT Masters as well as two-time DTM champion Timo Scheider (BMW). Add GT experts Stefan Mücke, Christopher Mies and Markus Winkelhock to the mix – and a lot of young talents who will race 600 bhp GT3 cars for the very first time. It is the same combination of veterans and young talents that proved to be the perfect recipe for GT Masters in the past. And there is quite a number of drivers who went on to compete in international categories after sharpening their skills in the German GT series.
The championship boasts a highly professional environment among all 23 teams. On the grid you will find endurance specialist like Schnitzer Motorsport or Phoenix Racing as well as former DTM teams Mücke Motorsport or Zakspeed, for example.
The 2018 ADAC GT Masters calendar consists of seven events in Germany and abroad. Traditionally, Oschersleben plays host to the season opener, Hockenheim once again stages the finals. With two one-hour races per weekend and two drivers sharing driving duties lots of on-track action is given in GT Masters, also exciting pit strategies and wheel-to-wheel fights.
On the support bill there is even more motor racing entertainment at its best: In ADAC Formula 4, also partnered by DEKRA, teenage drivers make their very first steps in single-seater racing with their 160 bhp cars to try and lay the foundation for a promising career. The close-to-production mid-range cars of ADAC TCR Germany provide hard-fought action as well, with its 350 bhp touring cars making for great sights and sounds in the DEKRA-supported championship. For these very reasons you will hardly find a more varied mix of motor racing formats during one single race weekend as in the high-octane environment of ADAC GT Masters and its partner series.