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PROsport Performance with Aston Martin: No home game like any other

PROsport Performance with Aston Martin: No home game like any other

20.06.2019: ADAC TOTAL 24h-Race @ Nürburgring (Germany) PROsport Performance is at home on the Nürburgring. The team based in Wiesemscheid, Germany, only five kilometers away on the "Ring", has done countless races, scored more than 50

ADAC TOTAL 24h-Race @ Nürburgring (Germany)



PROsport Performance is at home on the Nürburgring. The team based in Wiesemscheid, Germany, only five kilometers away on the "Ring", has done countless races, scored more than 50 victories, above all in the VLN endurance championship and also at the 24-hours Nürburgring.




The two Aston Martin of PROsport Performance for the toughest race in the world.




However, the 47th edition of the ADAC TOTAL 24h race Nürburgring (June 20-23) is not a home game like any other. PROsport Performance has become an official race partner of Aston Martin Racing (AMR) since the beginning of the year and will enter two Aston Martin Vantage GT4 for the first time in the 24-hour race in the Eifel mountains. In addition, team boss Christoph Esser celebrates a small jubilee and looks back on 40 years of 24h Nürburgring.    



With the direct support of AMR, Christoph Esser's team enters the new Vantage GT3 in the 2019 ADAC GT Masters as well as the equally new Vantage GT4 in the GT4 European Series, in the ADAC GT4 Germany and in the 24h European Championship.



After all, PROsport already has first long-distance experience with the Vantage GT4 from three 12-hour races in Mugello (Italy), Spa-Franchorchamps (Belgium) and Brno (Czech Republic) where three podium finishes including the first class victory were achieved.


Three weeks before the 24-hours Nürburgring, PROsport with the Vantage with its 480 hp four-liter V8 twin turbo engine completed a first test on the 25.378 kilometers long "Ring", but on a mostly wet track. Both Vantage roll on racing tires from Dunlop, since the 2019  season the new tire partner of the team.    



Christoph Esser, Team Principal  



"With the Aston Martin Vantage GT4, we face a new challenge in the 24-hour race. We have a strong driver line-up, but the competition in the GT4 class SP10 with Audi, BMW and Mercedes is really strong. We are well prepared and hope to make it to the end without issues. But a 24h race, especially in the `Green Hell´, always has some surprises in store."




Strong driver line-up for #68 and #76    



PROsport Performance relies on two strong driver teams for the ADAC TOTAL 24h race. Joerg Viebahn (Germany), Nicolaj Moller-Madsen (Denmark) and Joonas Lappalainen (Finland) drive the white-black Vantage with #68, Christoph Breuer (Germany), Kay van Berlo (Netherlands), Alexander Mies (Germany) and Mike David Ortmann (Germany) the orange-black sister car with #76. The seven PROsport drivers all have GT4 and Nordschleife experience.



Joerg Viebahn (54), whose 51 class and 21 group victories in the VLN underline his experience on the Nordschleife, has been GT4 European Champion twice with PROsport and joined PROsport again for the 2019 ADAC GT4 Germany together with Joonas Lappalainen. The 21-year-old Finn won the Audi Sport TT Cup in 2017 and celebrated the GT4 class victory in the 24h of Dubai in 2018.



In the same year he also competed in a Phoenix Audi at the 24h Nürburgring. The third driver in the #68 team, Nicolaj Moller-Madsen, also won the Audi Sport TT Cup in 2015, also raced for PROsport Performance and was crowned the 2018 GT4 European Champion with Phoenix Racing.



Also in the #76 are all four drivers already successfully contested races with PROsport Performance. Alexander Mies and Christoph Breuer have the most Nordschleife experience. Mies (26) became VLN Champion in 2016 and won the junior championship for the second time since 2013 and also won the title in the BMW M235i Racing Cup. Christoph Breuer is at home on the Nordschleife as well, especially with Porsche and Manthey Racing.



Only 19-year-old Mike David Ortmann, who competes in the ADAC GT Masters for Muecke Motorsport, has already raced for PROsport in the GT4 European Championship. Just 18 years old, Kay van Berlo, who completed the compulsory Nordschleife permit at the start of the season with PROsport and scored his first VLN class victory in the Porsche Cayman, already has LMP2 experience and will start in the 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux.    




New partnership: PROsport Performance with DUNLOP racing tires.





With PROsport Performance, whose roots date back to the eighties, Christoph Esser twice won the drivers title and once the team title in the GT4 European Championship, conquered in 2018 in the first GT3 season the team title in the 24-hour championship and the driver and team ranking in the "Championship of the Continents" of the 24h GT-Series. In addition, the team from Wiesemscheid won the rookie title in the 2018 ADAC TCR Germany.    




Service: schedule, broadcasting times RTL NITRO and live stream   
 

  



    SCHEDULE

•    Thursday, 20 June 2019


o    13:20-15:00 | Free Practise
o    20:30-23:30 | Qualifying 1

•    Friday, 21 June 2019


o    14:55-16:45 | Qualifying 2
o    19:00-19:40 | Top Qualifying


•    Saturday, 22 June 2019


o    09:10-10:10 | Warm up
o    13:30-15:10 | Starting grid
o    15:10 | Warm up lap
o    15:30 | Start

•    Sunday, 23 June 2019


o    15:30 | Finish   



    RTL NITRO | BROADCASTING TIMES

•    Friday, 21 June | 18:30-20:15 | Summary Qualifying 1/2
•    Friday, 21 June | 19:00-19:40 | Top Qualifying LIVE
•    Saturday, 22 June | 13:45 | Documentary „The 24-hours of Nürburgring –   The biggest car race in the world"
•    Saturday, 22 June | 14:40 | Start of the live Coverage
•    Sunday, 23 June | 16:00 | End of the live coverage    


    LIVE STREAM | BROADCASTING TIMES

•    Thursday, 20 June | 13:20-15:00 | Free Practise
•    Thursday, 20 June | 20:30-23:30 | Qualifying 1
•    Friday, 21 June | 14:55-16:45 | Qualifying 2
•    Friday, 21 Jun | 19:00-19:40 | Top Qualifying
•    Saturday, 22 June | 09:10-10:10 | Warm up
•    Saturday, 22 June | from 13:30 | 24-hous race
•    Sunday, 23 June | until 15:30 | 24-hours race





- Uwe Baldes, photo PROsport Frozenspeed

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