The 2020 ADAC GT Masters will feature 33 GT3 cars from eight manufacturers and 20 teams.
The revised 2020 calendar will cover seven race weekends getting underway behind closed doors at the Lausitzring from 31 July to 2 August with the first two of 14 races this season.
With T3 confirming a Bentley entry alongside their previously confirmed Audi they become the eighth brand to join the Championship in 2020 alongside Audi, BMW, Callaway Corvette, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche.
ADAC Sports President Hermann Tomczyk commented: “With its impressive field of participants, the ADAC GT Masters once again confirms its position as one of Europe’s strongest GT race series. Despite the events of the past few months, the fact that we can begin the season with such a top-class field is a credit to the series and its competitors. We came out in support of our participants at the start of the crisis and ensured a high degree of planning security in these troubled times by giving a clear commitment to staging seven race weekends. The field is amazing as regards size and variety of brands and the quality of both teams and drivers is no less impressive. This year, we have more than 25 professional or works drivers in cars from eight manufacturers, plus a large number of promising young talents and a great many very talented privateers.”
Team champions Rutronik Racing are the number one outfit in this international field and will once again field two Audi R8 LMS GT3s. The Audi R8 remains the model most favoured by teams. Apart from Rutronik Racing, Aust Motorsport, EFP Car Collection by TECE, BWT Mücke Motorsport, Montaplast by Land-Motorsport and WRT will all deploy two R8s while ISR and T3 Motorsport (below) will both field just one.
Mercedes-AMG will go up against them with six examples of the Evo version of their GT3. HTP-Winward Motorsport and Zakspeed BKK Mobil Oil Racing will both race two Mercedes-AMGs. Toksport WRT and Schütz Motorsport will field one each.
The Porsche 911 GT3R will be fielded by KÜS Team 75 Bernhard (2 cars with the assistance of Precote Herberth Motorsport), and series newcomers, SSR Performance (1 car).
MRS GT-Racing and Schubert Motorsport will have three BMW M6 GT3s on the grid too.
Austrian outfit, GRT Grasser Racing, will have the largest team in the ADAC GT Masters this year. They are the only ones with three cars in the line-up, Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evos.
The second team from Austria contesting the season, HB Racing will race the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo.
The 33 super sports cars used by the 20 teams from Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Czech Republic will be driven by a variety of top-class professionals. Works drivers Jens Klingmann (MRS GT-Racing) and Nick Yelloly (Schubert Motorsport) will start for BMW while Albert Costa and ex Formula 1 test driver Franck Perera (both GRT Grasser Racing) will race for Lamborghini and ex Formula 1 test driver Simona de Silvestro (KÜS Team 75 Bernhard) and Sven Müller (Herberth Motorsport) for Porsche. Mercedes-AMG have signed former champion, Maximilian Götz (HTP Winward), the two FIA GT World Championship winners, Maro Engel (Toksport WRT) and Raffaele Marciello (HTP Winward), and Luca Stolz (Toksport WRT) to compete in the ADAC GT Masters.
No less than seven Audi Sport drivers will be fighting for victories in this year’s ADAC GT Masters, including defending champions Kelvin van der Linde and Patric Niederhauser (both Rutronik Racing), former champions Christopher Mies and Christopher Haase (both Montaplast by Land Motorsport), ex-Formula 1 driver Markus Winkelhock and 24-hour Nürburgring race winners, Pierre Kaffer (both EFP Car Collection by TECE) and Frank Stippler (Team ISR). Two more former ADAC GT Masters champions, Daniel Keilwitz (Team Zakspeed BKK Mobil Oil Racing) and Robert Renauer (Precote Herberth Motorsport), will also be in the line-up.
ADAC TCR Germany will race as support to the ADAC GT Masters at all events while the ADAC Formula 4 and the ADAC GT4 Germany will take part in six race weekends. The Porsche Carrera Cup Germany will also be an integral part of this year’s support programme and contest the final four race weekends, starting with the Sachsenring.
2020 Season Entry List
3 Aust Motorsport Maximilian Hackländer/ Nikolaj Rogivue Audi R8 LMS
4 Aust Motorsport TBA / Hendrik von Danwitz Audi R8 LMS
7 HB Racing TBA / TBA Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo
8 Rutronik Racing Dennis Marschall / Carrie Schreiner Audi R8 LMS
9 Schubert Motorsport Aidan Read/ Joel Eriksson BMW M6 GT3
10 Schubert Motorsport Erik Johansson/ Henric Skoog/ Nick Yelloly BMW M6 GT3
11 EFP Car Collection by TECE Pierre Kaffer/ Elia Erhart Audi R8 LMS
12 EFP Car Collection by TECE Markus Winkelhock/ Florian Spengler Audi R8 LMS
14 MRS GT-Racing Marius Zug/ Jens Klingmann BMW M6 GT3
17 Küs Team75 Bernhard Simona de Silvestro/ Klaus Bachler Porsche 911 GT3 R
18 Küs Team75 Bernhard Jannes Fittje/ David Jahn Porsche 911 GT3 R
19 GRT Grasser Racing Team Clemens Schmid/ Niels Lagrange Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo
20 Team Zakspeed BKK Mobil Oil Racing TBA/ Dorian Boccolacci Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo
21 Team Zakspeed BKK Mobil Oil Racing Daniel Keilwitz/ Jimmy Eriksson Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo
22 Toksport WRT Maro Engel/ Luca Stolz Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo
25 BWT Mücke Motorsport Igor Walilko/ Mike Beckhusen Audi R8 LMS
26 BWT Mücke Motorsport Ricardo Feller/ Stefan Mücke Audi R8 LMS
28 Montaplast by Land-Motorsport Christopher Haase/ Max Hofer Audi R8 LMS
29 Montaplast by Land-Motorsport Kim Luis Schramm/ Christopher Mies Audi R8 LMS
30 Team WRT TBA / TBA Audi R8 LMS
31 Rutronik Racing Patric Niederhauser/ Kelvin van der Linde Audi R8 LMS
32 Team WRT TBA // TBA Audi R8 LMS
33 Team ISR Filip Salaquarda/ Frank Stippler Audi R8 LMS
36 Schütz Motorsport Marvin Dienst/ Philipp Frommenwiler Mercedes-AMG GT3
47 HTP-Winward Motorsport Indy Dontje/ Maximilian Götz Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo
48 HTP-Winward Motorsport Philip Ellis/ Raffaele Marciello Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo
63 GRT Grasser Racing Team Albert Costa/ Franck Perera Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo
71 T3 Motorsport Maximilian Paul/ Niels Langeveld Audi R8 LMS
72 T3 Motorsport Constantin Schöll/ TBA Bentley Continental GT3
77 Callaway Competition Jeffrey Schmidt / Markus Pommer Corvette C7 GT3-R
82 GRT Grasser Racing Team Steijn Schothorst/ Tim Zimmermann Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo
92 SSR Performance Michael Ammermüller/ Christian Engelhart Porsche 911 GT3 R
99 Precote Herberth Motorsport Robert Renauer/ Sven Müller