All set for the launch of ADAC GT4 Germany. The ADAC e.V. is planning to add a race series for GT4-spec vehicles to its extensive programme of motor racing in 2019. Production-based sports cars such as the Audi R8, Aston Martin Vantage, BMW M4, McLaren 570S, Mercedes-AMG GT4 and Porsche Cayman will be eligible to line up in the ADAC GT4 Germany. The ADAC e.V. has secured exclusive rights to the class for the whole of Germany from GT4 rights holder SRO Motorsports Group with the exception of races held at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The ADAC GT4 Germany will hold six meetings in 2019 and copy the successful format used in the ADAC GT Masters with two rounds per race weekend and a change of drivers in the middle. The series is intended as preparation for young talents and ambitious amateur racing drivers, intending to move up into the ADAC GT Masters, and is reserved for Bronze and Silver drivers according to the FIA's rating system. SRO Motorsport Group's Balance of Performance technology will ensure that there's a level playing field for cars of different design.
"The new ADAC GT4 Germany is the perfect addition to our successful ADAC GT Masters platform. We now have a sporty interesting and complete range of series right through from entry level with the ADAC Formula 4 to the top ADAC GT Masters series," said ADAC Sports President Hermann Tomczyk. "I'm very pleased that, following the introduction of the Balance of Power in the ADAC GT Masters, we are now able to collaborate with Stéphane Ratel's SRO Motorsports Group in another area."
"Given our long-standing relationship with ADAC, including the use of the SRO Balance of Performance in the ADAC GT Masters, it was a natural development to extend our collaboration to the GT4 category in Germany. The GT4 platform has shown significant growth in recent times, appealing greatly to high-level amateur drivers and developing talents alike. Few countries can match the passion for motorsport or the quality of infrastructure found in Germany, so I am certain that this new venture will be a tremendous success", says Stéphane Ratel, Founder and CEO of the SRO Motorsports Group.
"We are rounding off our broad portfolio of motorsport series with the launch of ADAC GT4 Germany and are once again increasing the attractiveness of the ADAC GT Masters platform both for fans and participants. The series will appeal to new entrants and give teams already in the ADAC GT Masters the chance to broaden their field of activity," said ADAC Managing Director Lars Soutschka.