Schubert returns to GT Masters with Honda
The long-standing BMW team Schubert joins Honda and will bring two Honda NSX GT3s to the grid in the GT-Master in 2018
Schubert is back in the GT-Masters after a year break. With a new driver pairing and a new GT3 racing car, the long-standing BMW team from Oschersleben is taking on the German GT3 series. In 2018 the team around team boss Torsten Schubert will rely on the Honda NSX GT3, which will be driven by the two youngsters Giorgio Maggi and Christopher Dreyspring.
Schubert has been a constant in the GT Masters for years and the third most successful team in the history of the racing series. In 2010 the team entered the series and together with BMW clinched ten victories, six pole positions and won the team classification in 2015. This close relationship between Schubert Motors GmbH and BMW will continue.
On the race track, however, Schubert’s racing team is setting a new course and switching to GT Masters newcomer Honda for the 2018 season. For team boss Torsten Schubert this closes a circle. Shortly after the fall of communism Schubert already had connections to the Japanese manufacturer, which have now been refreshed and open up new perspectives for the team. Together with team manager Frank Link and managing director Andre Schubert, the core goal for the season was clearly defined: to further develop the Honda NSX GT3 and to take the lead right from the start.
The two rookies Maggi and Dreyspring already gained their first GT experience in 2017 and convinced Schubert with their performances. The Swiss Maggi proved his talent in the prestigious Blancpain GT series, among others, while his team mate Dreyspring celebrated successes in his Asian counterpart. Both drivers will fight for points in the junior classification as well as in the driver standings. This category is especially for participants under 25 years of age who are assigned to the FIA category “Silver” or “Bronze”.
“I am looking forward to the exciting challenge that we will take on together with Honda,” says Managing Director Andre Schubert. We are aware of this. At the same time, such a step is always special and I can already feel the anticipation for the coming season in the entire team. Our two drivers are new to the GT Masters, but have convinced us with their previous performances. Our goal with the two rookies is clear: We want to win the Junior title!”
The GT-Masters season comprises seven race weekends on national and international race tracks. The first race will be the home race of the team from 13. till 15. April in Oschersleben. The traditional end of the season will take place from 21. till 23. September in Hockenheim. In addition to guest performances abroad in Most, Czech Republic, on the Red Bull Ring and in Zandvoort, the Nürburgring and the Sachsenring are once again an integral part of the calendar. All races will be broadcast live on Sport1.