- Oschersleben hosts opening round of the season
- Strong three-car line-up ready to take on competitive field
- Experience gained in pre-season test key to starting well
Safenwil (Switzerland), April 19th 2022
Emil Frey Racing will kick off its first season in the ADAC GT Masters this weekend with a three-car effort for the opening round of the season at Oschersleben.
The team has come off the back of a productive two-day official pre-season test at the same venue, where it discovered the circuit and the championship for the very first time. ADAC GT Masters is one of the most competitive national GT championships in the world and will allow EFR to gain more knowledge and experience throughout the upcoming season in a brand-new environment.
The #63 entry includes Lamborghini Factory Driver Albert Costa Balboa, who will compete in his fourth season in the championship and first alongside GT World Challenge Europe team-mate Jack Aitken.
Costa Balboa’s fellow Factory Driver Franck Perera heads up an all-French line-up in the #19 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO, with Lamborghini GT3 Junior driver Arthur Rougier by his side. In the #14 Huracán, Konsta Lappalainen will team up with GT Masters race winner Mick Wishofer. The 22-year-old Austrian Wishofer has raced in the championship for the past two seasons and picked up a victory at Lausitzring in 2020.
The team’s three cars showed promising pace in the official test, with efforts focusing on learning the circuit and how the tyres behaved without the use of tyre warmers, which are not present in GT Masters. Without so much emphasis on race simulations during the test, the team will be aiming to hit the ground running from the start of the weekend to achieve the optimum set-up and performance.
The weekend begins with two one-hour free practice sessions on Friday, taking place at 09:15 and 13:45 respectively. Then it’s on to qualifying on Saturday morning, beginning at 09:20, with Race 1 starting at 13:00. Qualifying 2 then takes place at 09:20 on Sunday morning, with Race 2 starting at 13:00.
All ADAC GT Masters races can be followed on live television via NITRO or streamed on RTL+