Autodrom will delight its fans with another new event: the ADAC GT Masters championship

29.11.2017 11:34

Fans of motor racing and powerful engines can look forward to another new event on the Autodrom Most race calendar. Based on successful negotiations with the promoter, its interesting and varied range of events will be further extended to include the ADAC GT Masters championship next year, which is an international series of races involving modified GT3 class super sports cars based in Germany.

“It is really a spectacular show with a lot to watch. The starting grid will be packed with beautiful and high performance cars such as Audi R8 LMS, BMW M6 GT3, Corvette C7 GT3-R, Lamborghini Huracán GT3, Mercedes AMG GT3, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 and Porsche 911 GT3-R,” said AUTODROM MOST Chief Executive Officer Jiří Volovecký.

Moreover, the ADAC GT Masters series will start 2018 season of the Most motor-racing circuit in North Bohemia where the drivers representing the respective teams will battle for a portion of points in another edition of the championship under the name of The Most Show featuring ADAC GT Masters over the weekend of 27 to 29 April. “After free practice and qualifying sessions, each of the series race weekends will culminate with two championship races with one being held on Saturday while the other, on Sunday. The spectators will surely enjoy the battles fought on the track. In fact, each of the races will last 60 minutes. Crews made up of two drivers will take spells at the wheel with the change of drivers occurring during pit stops,” said Volovecký.

Speed differences between the respective cars in the field are determined by different design concepts. In order to make up these differences, a ballast system called Balance of Performance is used. “Thus, it often happens that there are up to twenty cars within one second, which ensures very close battles and intensifies dramatic moments during the races. This gives the spectators a unique experience maybe comparable with watching duels fought by racing trucks, which are poised on a knife-edge,” Volovecký added.

The starting grid includes professional works drivers, gentlemen as well as former Formula One drivers. A wide range of European drivers is completed with American and South African drivers, for example. Some of them also take part in the prestigious Deutsche Tourenwagen-Meisterschaft (DTM) touring car series with a tradition of thirty years standing.

This year, some Czech drivers took part in the ADAC GT Masters as well. The Brno-based Šenkýř Motorsport team entered a BMW M6 GT3 driven by Jakub Knoll. The Berlin-based Mücke Motorsport team has been regularly represented by Filip Salaquarda. Parts of the ADAC GT Masters are support races. These include the ADAC TCR, a touring car series in which Niko Kankkunen, four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen’s son, participates. “We are sure to add some more series that are subject to intensive negotiations,” said Jiří Volovecký.

In the 2018 season, the race hosted by Autodrom Most will be the second round of the ADAC GT Masters series that starts at Oschersleben near Magdeburg, Germany on 13 to 15 April.

The other races confirmed so far for the 2018 Autodrom Most season are The Most Historic Grand Prix held from 22 to 24 June as well as the most prestigious and most visited event, the Czech Truck Prix counting towards the FIA European Truck Racing Championship. Next year, this series will take place at Most on the first weekend of September for the twenty-sixth time.


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