The “League of the Super Sports Cars”: Top Class HP Spectacle in Hockenheim
- Penultimate race weekend of the ADAC GT Masters 2019
- High tension in the starting field of 30 GT3 racing cars
- Tightly packed race programme with attractive fringe series
The nickname of the ADAC GT Masters, “League of the Super Sports Cars” is absolutely justified. When around 30 spectacular GT3 fireballs from no less than eight different manufacturers are battling it out for fractions of a second, the hearts of all motorsport fans beat faster. From 13-15 September, the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg will be the venue for the sixth and penultimate meeting of the strongest national GT3 championship worldwide.
When you’re talking about battles for hundredths of a second, that’s no exaggeration. During qualification training, it’s not uncommon for more than 20 vehicles to be placed within a single second. During the one-hour races, the field normally remains close together, which guarantees excitement down to the last metre. In the first ten races of the season, seven teams celebrated at least one victory and as many as 14 different driver duos stood on the winners’ podium at least once. If you win one race, you can be right at the back in the next race and vice versa.
The track layout of the 4.5-kilometre-long Grand Prix version of Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg guarantees plenty of action. Every vehicle in the field comes up against a blend of fast and slow sections in one way or another, and it therefore becomes a closely contested race between the lovely cars from Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes and Porsche. And during braking for the hairpin bend at the end of the long drawn-out Parabolika left curve and the tight left curve in front of the East Stand, there are two excellent passing possibilities – which doesn’t mean that these top-class racing drivers won’t be looking for their chances at all of the other points on the 4.5-kilometre-long racecourse. Even if you need a mirror to believe it occasionally.
And even though it’s not the venue for the season finale this year, the HP Spectacle in Hockenheim can be a pointer for the championship. Four races before the finish, the Swiss driver Patric Niederhauser and South Africa’s Kelvin van der Linde in the Audi R8 LMS from HCB Rutronik Racing are placed relatively comfortably at the top of the table with 144 points. The Corvette drivers Markus Pommer and Marvin Kirchhöfer are already 40 points behind. But the supposed safety can prove deceptive. On the one hand, there are still a total of 100 points to be awarded, meaning that a single breakdown can turn the constellation on its head; on the other hand, the Hockenheimring traditionally resembles the body and soul of the super strong Corvette C7R from Callaway Competition.
So there is sure to be high tension during the penultimate season rendezvous of the “League of the Super Sports Cars”. And when more than 16,000 HP is unleashed at the start, the adrenalin levels of all true motorsport fans will rise.
Attractive fringe programme with GT4, TCR, Formula 4 and Carrera Cup
The event package of the ADAC GT Masters doesn’t need to play second fiddle to anything. It’s not only the main series that is offering top class motorsport – the fringe events are also whetting the appetites of aficionados. The ADAC GT4 Germany, held in 2019 for the first time, has an impressive range of brands and close battles for position. The GT fireballs (which are nearer to the series than GT3) from seven manufacturers (Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, KTM, McLaren, Mercedes and Porsche) achieve around 420 HP and represent a kind of young talent league to the ADAC GT Masters. Even self-confessed swashbucklers such as Christian Danner cannot escape the fascination of ADAC GT4 Germany. The former Formula 1, Indy car and DTM driver, now 61 years young, will be driving a McLaren 570S GT4.
The ADAC TCR Germany earned its status as a public attraction years ago. The tough battles between the drivers in their 350 HP race touring cars bring plenty of action – including “paint exchanges” – with them. And there hasn’t been any grass growing for a long time at the place where the young wild ones of the ADAC Formula 4 race in their ca. 160 HP Tatuus Abarth cars. There’s also a real treat with the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. The fastest brand trophy in the world is waiting with a strong field of around 30 485-HP strong Porsche 911 GT3 Cups.
Tickets and advance sales
Friday, 13 September: 10 EUR only on the day
Saturday, 14 September: 25 EUR in advance / 35 EUR on the day
Sunday, 15 September: 25 EUR in advance / 35 EUR on the day
Weekend ticket (with access to driver’s paddock):
Friday, 13 September – Sunday 15 September: 35 EUR in advance / 45 EUR on the day
Tickets are available via www.adac.de/motorsport and www.hockenheimring.de, by telephone via the ticket hotline Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg +49 (0)6205 950 222 or via ADAC branch offices.
At the centre of the action with the VIP Ticket
With the VIP Package “Racing Live”, motor-racing fans are even closer to the action: As well as a weekend ticket including access to the drivers’ paddock, this limited exclusive offer includes entry to the VIP lounge on the Sunday with first-class catering, a reserved VIP parking space directly in the drivers’ paddock and your choice of seat on all the open stands. Individual hospitality and tours of the starting grid, timekeeping, race control and media centre round off this exclusive weekend experience. The VIP package is available for 225.00 EUR per person.
You can receive information about the VIP Ticket from:
Jürgen Fabry, Tel.: +49 7244 706250