- Parent Category: BMW Racing News
- Category: 2014 VLN Endurance Championship
- Published on Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00
- Written by Jeff Seabrook
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This weekend features the highlight of the endurance season for BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert: the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (DE). After months of intense preparation, the squad from Oschersleben (DE) travels to the long-distance classic on the Nordschleife (DE) with two BMW Z4 GT3s and a strong line-up. It will be the third consecutive year BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert competes with works support from BMW Motorsport.
Car number 19 will be driven by Lucas Luhr (DE), Dirk Müller (DE), Alexander Sims (GB) and Dirk Werner (DE). Meanwhile, the driving duties in the number 20 car will be shared by Dominik Baumann (AT), Claudia Hürtgen (DE), Jens Klingmann (DE), all of them also driving for “PIXUM Team Schubert” powered by Jochen Schweizer in the ADAC GT Masters, and BMW DTM driver Martin Tomczyk (DE).
Stefan Wendl (Team Manager Schubert Motorsport): “On the whole, we are very happy with our preparations. You obviously always find the odd detail that can still be improved, but we have plenty of time for that during the practices on the race weekend. We gave every detail of our cars a thorough check after the last VLN race. We know that we have two durable cars, in which our drivers will feel very comfortable. That is an important part of an impressive total package.”
Dirk Werner (BMW Z4 GT3, car number 19): “The fact that this year’s 24-hour race comes later in the season means we have had more time to prepare for the big day. It also means that I am even more excited about tackling the marathon through the ‘Green Hell’ with BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert. We have a great team, a strong and reliable car, and the atmosphere around the Nordschleife will be amazing, as always. I can hardly wait to get started.”
Martin Tomczyk (BMW Z4 GT3, car number 20): “I am taking on the ‘Green Hell’ for the second time in a row with the BMW Z4 GT3, and am really looking forward to it. There is no greater challenge for a racing driver than this 24-hour race. I have a strong and experienced team behind me in BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert, and three very quick drivers in the form of Claudia, Dominik and Jens. The preparations for the race have been long enough for us all to compete as well prepared as possible. A lot will be decided during the night. I think our new BMW laser lights will help improve our vision in the dark. The goal is obvious: we have our sights set on overall victory.”