Montaplast by Land-Motorsport has confirmed its 2018 driver line-up for its upcoming ADAC GT Masters campaign.
The team will race with two former ADAC GT champions, and two younger prospects. In the first car, 2016 champion Chris Mies will race with Alessio Picariello, and in the second 2014 winner Kelvin van der Linde will drive with his brother Sheldon.
“Alessio has achieved a great deal of success in Asia (winning the Asian Audi R8 LMS Cup), really knows the Audi R8 LMS and was top of my list of ‘dream’ team-mates after Connor De Phillippi switched brands (to BMW),” said Mies.
“I’m highly delighted and am looking forward to the season. I think we’ve got a very strong team and two very strong cars.”
“We’ve been dreaming of sharing a car as brothers for years. We’ve set ourselves just one major task, to bring the title back to Niederdreisbach,” added Kelvin van der Linde, who became the youngest ever champion in the ADAC GT Masters in 2014.
“I’m very grateful to Montaplast and Land-Motorsport for giving me this opportunity. Driving for this team in the ADAC GT Masters and with my brother is a dream I never expected to come true. I’m really looking forward to April and Oschersleben.”
Photo courtesy of ADAC GT