Schubert Motorsport have engaged the services of two youngsters to mount a successful defence of their title. Last year's team champions will field two young talents from BMW's youth development programme in the ADAC GT Masters. Jesse Krohn (25, FI) was named BMW Motorsport Junior of the Year in 2014. He will line up in the new BMW M6 GT3 for the Oschersleben-based team, sharing the drive in four fixtures with Louis Delétraz (19, CH), last year's BMW Motorsport Junior of the Year and son of ex-Formula 1 driver Jean-Denis Delétraz. Krohn will have the support of established BMW works drivers in remaining three events. Martin Tomczyk (34, Rosenheim) will be the first to join him. The former DTM champion will line up with Krohn for the season opener in the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben (April 15th-17th), making his first appearance in the Super Sports Car League.
Krohn has already competed sporadically in the ADAC GT Masters since 2012 and is looking forward to contesting a full season in the series: "It's a very competitive series and the races are always closely fought. I've already raced the new BMW M6 GT3 in the USA and have to say that it's a very impressive racing car. I'm sure we'll be competitive with it in the ADA GT Masters right from the word go. Schubert Motorsport are a very experienced team and know the ADAC GT Masters extremely well, which makes me feel confident that we're well prepared for the season. We aim to be prime contenders for top positions, and I personally intend to take the next big step forwards in my development as a racing driver this season."
Krohn and Delétraz got a chance to familiarise themselves with racing car and team during testing this week at the Lausitzring. "I'm already really looking forward to driving in the ADAC GT Masters with the backing of the BMW Motorsport Junior programme," said Delétraz. "It will be my first full season in GT racing in a GT3 car. I'm excited, as it will all be new to me - not just the car, but also the format with longer races than I'm used to from single-seater racing. My priority for this season is to learn a lot, but my goal is also to be quick and to achieve the best possible results together with my team-mates."
However, it will be Martin Tomczyk who first lines up with Krohn as the tenth season of the ADAC GT Masters kicks off in the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. "I'm really looking forward to supporting the BMW Motorsport Juniors at the season opener of the ADAC GT Masters in Oschersleben," said Tomczyk. "I myself experienced the huge importance that BMW have always placed on developing young talent while contesting the BMW ADAC Formula Junior Cup, aged 16. That's when I laid the foundations for my career. I'm now only too happy to use my experience to support the next generation of BMW Juniors, and I'm particularly pleased to get the chance to do so at the wheel of the BMW M6 GT3 in the ADAC GT Masters. This series is one of the most fiercely contested of all the GT series and always produces superb motor racing. Plus, I'll be racing with Team Schubert, who I know really well from my outings in the 24-Hours at the Nürburgring. Driving for them in their home race at Oschersleben will be just fantastic."
All ADAC GT Masters races will once again be broadcast live and in full during 2016 by SPORT1 on free-to-air TV. The 2016 ADAC GT Masters season opens on the weekend of April 15th-17th, 2016, in the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. Tickets are available in advance online at www.adac.de/motorsport from 20 euros upwards.