The young German has already made a name for himself in international LMP racing. In 2023, he wants to make his debut in the Prototype Cup Germany. Hörr knows ADAC motorsport through his father, who used to drive in the ADAC GT Masters.
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When the second season of the Prototype Cup Germany starts at the Hockenheimring at the end of April, Laurents Hörr will also be part of the action. The 25-year-old from Gerlingen near Stuttgart is regarded as one of the biggest young hopes in German prototype racing. "I will be piloting a Duqueine D08 from Koiranen Kemppi Motorsport in the Prototype Cup Germany," Hörr reveals. "Who will be my teammate has not yet been decided. However, it will be a driver with FIA Bronze status. The team also wants to double its line-up in the series and bring two Duqueine to the start in 2023."
Hörr, who has recently mainly raced internationally, will thus be able to compete on domestic circuits again in 2023. It is therefore very fitting that the Prototype Cup Germany has been expanded from four to six race weekends for the upcoming season. "I think the calendar is really cool. A great job has been done in the background," says Hörr, who is looking forward to two events in particular. "My last home race in Hockenheim was in 2016, but I'm also really looking forward to the Norisring. I haven't driven a race on a street circuit yet. Race tracks in the city are rather unusual in prototype racing these days, especially in Europe."
The fact that ADAC and Creventic have installed the Prototype Cup Germany in 2022 is seen by LMP specialist Hörr as an overdue step. "I have been of the opinion for many years that there has to be such a series in Germany," he explains. "It's a super entry into prototype racing - both for teams and drivers. I'm looking forward to the season like crazy."
Laurents Hörr comes from a real motorsport family. His father Oliver Dutt raced in the ADAC GT Masters from 2009 to 2011 with his own team, Dutt Motorsport. After karting, Laurents initially moved into formula racing. From 2018, however, he then switched to LMP3. Via the Le Mans Cup, as well as the European and Asian Le Mans Series, he also made the leap to the 24h Le Mans in 2022. With success: in an Oreca LMP2, the Swabian was able to climb the podium in his very first appearance at the great endurance classic. He will also compete in Le Mans again in 2023.
"The LMP concept convinced me, my family and also the sponsors right from the start," Hörr explains why he put the focus of his career on prototypes early on. "My goal was always to become a works driver and to race in the top category at the same time. In prototype, I always found it more realistic to achieve this."
From an early age, Laurents Hörr looked up to a very special racing driver: Marc Lieb, who was a Porsche works driver for many years and won the 24h Le Mans in 2016 in the 919 Hybrid. "He is my great role model," clarifies Hörr. "Marc is also a long-time friend of my family. He has achieved great things. And of course I also dream of being able to triumph at Le Mans or the FIA WEC one day."
But for now, the 25-year-old has his debut in the Prototype Cup Germany coming up. "The goal for this season is definitely to push the team further. Because Koiranen Kemppi Motorsport would like to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans at some point. The Prototype Cup Germany is ideally suited to this path."
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22.03.23 Pre-Season-Test Mugello
28.04.- 30.04.23 Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg (ADAC Racing Weekend)
26.05. - 28.05.23 Motorsport Arena Oschersleben (DTM)
23.06. - 25.06.23 Circuit Zandvoort/NL (DTM)
07.07. - 09.07.23 Norisring (DTM)
01.09 - 03.09.23 TT Circuit Assen/NL (ADAC Racing Weekend)
13.10. - 15.10.23 Nürburgring (ADAC Racing Weekend)