BWT Mücke Motorsport will line up with three Audi R8 LMS in 2018 Photo: BWT Mücke Motorsport/Berzerkdesign
BWT Mücke Motorsport will line up with three Audi R8 LMS in 2018 Photo: BWT Mücke Motorsport/Berzerkdesign

Three Audis for BWT Mücke Motorsport

The Berlin-based outfit will deploy R8 LMS exclusively in ADAC GT Masters in 2018

BWT Mücke Motorsport will field only Audis in ADAC GT Masters in 2018. Experienced drivers and young talents to fight for the title.

Mücke had a Mercedes-AMG GT3 plus two Audi R8 LMS super cars in last year's line-up. The well-established, Berlin-based outfit were successful in their debut year with third place in the team classification and two wins. As they were in contention to secure wins in both championship right up until the finale in Hockenheim, their goals for 2018 are pretty clear, to fight for the two titles!

The team now intend to achieve that with their three Audi R8 LMS racing cars. The Berlin based outfit has decided to focus all their fire power on the four rings from Ingolstadt in future so as to be a greater more effective force.

Stefan Mücke, the son of Team Principal Peter Mücke, will drive the outfit's BWT Audi R8 LMS #26. He is multi-talented and lines up as a Ford works driver in the WEC (World Endurance Championship). The 36-year-old driver is also very much an endurance racing specialist, having raced eleven times in the legendary 24-Hours of Le Mans. Swiss driver Jeffrey Schmidt will race alongside him, putting the pedal to the metal. He contested his debut season in the Super Sports Car League in 2017 and finished runner-up in the junior classification at his first attempt DTM star Jamie Green will be the third racing driver to take the wheel of the car bearing start number 26. The British ace will stand in for regular driver Mücke when he is busy competing in the WEC. Green drove for BWT Mücke Motorsport at the Sachsenring in 2017 and went straight into the Top Five.

Audi Sport driver Christopher Haase will spearhead the attack in the second Audi R8 LMS. He became the first ever ADAC GT Masters champion back in 2007. Ricardo Feller will be his team-mate. The Swiss will be contesting his second season in the ADAC GT Masters in 2018 and could have no better teacher than former champion Haase.

BWT Mücke Motorsport will rely on the services of well-proven drivers in the third Audi R8 LMS. Audi Sport driver Markus Winkelhock will again fight for victories and pole positions. His team-mate will be Mike David Ortmann. The Berlin-based driver achieved a podium in the Junior classification in the season finale in his debut year in the ADAC GT Masters. The 18-year-old's goal in his second season is to become champion in the Junior classification for drivers under 25 by posting consistently good results.

Team Principal Peter Mücke is very pleased with his squad: "We've gone for a well-proven combination of experienced drivers and young talents. Markus Winkelhock was one of the mainstays of our team during 2017. With Christopher Haase, we've signed another top driver who can certainly give us plenty of support for our second season in the ADAC GT Masters. The pairing of my son Stefan with Jeffrey Schmidt also has the potential to produce wins and podiums. I'm particularly pleased that we will have another two young talents with us again, namely, Mike David Ortmann and Ricardo Feller. BWT Mücke Motorsport have always been very keen to promote young motor racing talent. These two are fast and consistent. They can certainly learn a lot from their more experienced team-mates and make progress."

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