Ex F1 racer and 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours winner Nico Hülkenberg is set too make a guest appearance at the Nürburgring on the weekend of 14th/16th August for the second event of the ADAC GT Masters calendar.
Hulkenberg will drive a Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo fielded by the mcchip-dkr team.
He’ll share the drive with mcchip-dkr managing director Danny Kubasik who will compete under the pseudonym ‘Dieter Schmidtmann’
Nico Hülkenberg: “The ADAC GT Masters is an exciting series with cool cars, and after a break of almost eight months, I’m really keen to get behind the wheel again and feel the adrenalin flow. With the 2020 Formula 1 at last having got underway, my fingers are twitching. To all rumour merchants out there, I’d like to make it quite clear that this guest start is to be interpreted as no more than a minor venture into GT sport. I’m really looking forward to the challenge, but I also know that we’ll have to stretch ourselves quite a bit to be competitive.”
Hülkenberg has already completed his first test in a Lamborghini at the Nürburgring. Two more are planned before the race weekend in mid-August.
mcchip-dkr are hoping that the guest appearance in the ADAC GT Masters will provide them with further experience of contesting a professional motorsport series.
‘Dieter Schmidtmann’ (no we don’t get it either!): “Because we are used to competing at a lower level of motorsport, the guest appearance in the ADAC GT Masters is a new chapter for us and a good opportunity to develop professionally as a team. Entry in one of the world’s most prestigious GT3 racing series makes us very proud.”