PROsport Performance has announced two of the drivers for its upcoming 2019 ADAC GT programme with Aston Martin, works driver Maxime Martin and former ADAC GT champion Daniel Keilwitz set to share one of its two new Vantage GT3s.
PROsport will enter a pair of new Vantage GT3s in the German championship next year as part of its new partnership with the British marque, and in addition to that, two new Vantage GT4s in the new GT4 Germany and GT4 European Series.
“Maxime Martin and Daniel Keilwitz are a very strong driver pairing with a lot of experience both in GT3 race cars and in the ADAC GT Masters, which will certainly help us enormously in the first season of this highly competitive racing series. At least we are very much looking forward to Maxime and Daniel as well as to an exciting season with Aston Martin,” says Christoph Esser, team principal and managing director of PROsport Performance.
David King, Aston Martin Racing president, added that he’s looking forward to seeing PROsport racing in ADAC GT next season: “We’re excited about our new association with PROsport Performance in the ADAC GT Masters and looking ahead to it with a great deal of anticipation. Placing our works driver Maxime Martin in the team alongside Daniel Keilwitz is a strong signal that we take this programme very seriously indeed.
“Germany is an important market for Aston Martin and through the new Vantage GT3 we intend to clearly demonstrate the core sporting, endurance and performance principals that underpin our reputation as a manufacturer with a championship-winning pedigree.”
Martin meanwhile, is looking forward to driving with Keilwitz for the first time, as well as racing in ADAC GT once again: “I’m really looking forward to the 2019 season with PROsport Performance. They are a very well-respected team and the ADAC GT Masters is a very strong and competitive championship.
“So, it is great to be going back there with the new Aston Martin Vantage GT3. I think we will have a very strong line-up and we can look ahead with a view to fighting for the title. Being partnered with Daniel is exciting for the team because he is very experienced and knows how to win the championship, so I think we make a very competitive driver line-up.
“This is a perfect way to start the career of the new Vantage GT3, which showed very good potential at the Nürburgring and will be a strong package from the beginning of the championship. On a personal note, I’m really looking forward to going back to the GT Masters. I enjoyed it when I raced there in 2012 and I know all the tracks and I always love racing in Germany. This is going to be fun!”
The 2019 season of the ADAC GT Masters starts on 27/28 April in Oschersleben.