Land Confirms Two Audi Evos for 2019; New Driver Lineup
Montaplast by means of Land Motorsport will run a couple of Audi R8 LMS Evos in ADAC GT Masters this 12 months with three new drivers signed for the season.
Christopher Mies is the hardiest member of the team’s 2018 lineup to be retained, with the Audi factory driver showed along 19-year-old Max Hofer in one of the motors.
Hofer made his GT3 debut final 12 months with Audi client Phoenix Racing and gained the first race of the marketing campaign at Oschersleben with fellow rookie Philip Ellis.
Land’s second car will be driven with the aid of Ricardo Feller, who drove a BWT Muecke Motorsport Audi closing yr, and Dries Vanthoor, who actions across from the EFP by using TECE Audi squad.
The German squad completed 2d within the 2018 standings with brothers Kelvin and Sheldon van der Linde taking two victories and finishing on the podium an in addition 4 times.
Mies, in the meantime, co-power with three separate drivers last season with his fine result of the year coming at Zandvoort wherein he finished third partnering currently-introduced Aston Martin DTM driver Jake Dennis.
“With Ricardo Feller and Max Hofer, we have obtained the services of very promising skills,” stated group main Wolfgang Land.
“They have each impressed us with their robust overall performance and feature earned this opportunity. Along with Audi Sports drivers Christopher Mies and Dries Vanthoor, they form a mighty crew who’s able to reach podium finishes inside the ADAC GT Masters.
“After coming second inside the drivers’ and crew rankings in 2018, this year’s purpose is to take the title, for positive.”
Van der Linde Joins New Audi Team
Series runner-up Kelvin van der Linde, meanwhile, will transfer to the brand new HCB-Rutronik Racing team this season.
The 22-12 months-old South African’s co-driving force has but to be shown, even as Dennis Marschall and Carrie Schreiner are already set to contest the total-season in its different Audi R8 Evo.
Van der Linde’s 19-12 months-antique brother Sheldon, who clinched the 2018 junior class identify, was later confirmed as part of BMW’s DTM driving force lineup.
The simplest other Audi team to have announced its GT Masters pairing is T3 Motorsport, that’s jogging a preceding-gen R8 for Maximilian Paul and Simon Reicher.