Next weekend there will be Le Mans flair in the Eifel. The new Prototype Cup Germany will have its second race weekend at the Nürburgring (15 to 17 July). The LMP3 series, which is organised by the ADAC together with the Dutch promoter Creventic, will compete as part of the ADAC Truck Grand Prix. Full spectator stands and plenty of motorsport spectacle are thus guaranteed. The two races, which last about one hour, will be broadcast on Saturday and Sunday in a free live stream on youtube.com/adac, adac.de/motorsport and youtube.com/24hseries.
At the second race weekend of the Prototype Cup Germany, a team from the Eifel region will complete the international field: Frikadelli Racing from Barweiler will make a guest start with a Ligier JS P320. At the wheel is veteran and Nordschleife expert Klaus Abbelen. "I am delighted that there is now an LMP3 racing series in the German-speaking region. The LMP3 concept is gaining ground internationally. The cars are attractive and fun to drive," explains Abbelen. "The Nürburgring is our home track and so we want to put on a great show for the local spectators. From a sporting point of view, we want to be at the front. The top three are definitely the target." With the two Duqueine D08 teams Rinaldi Racing and Wochenspiegel Team Monschau with local heroes Leonard Weiss/Thorsten Kratz, other teams from the vicinity of the Nürburgring are at the start.
Jacob Erlbacher will compete in a Ginetta G61-LT-P3 from Gebhardt Motorsport. He also knows the Nürburgring very well through many endurance races. He was already racing in the ADAC GT4 Germany in 2020 on the short circuit of the GP circuit. "Racing at the Nürburgring is always something very special," says Erlbacher, who shares the cockpit with Michael Herich. "I think the layout of the sprint circuit should suit our car quite well, as there are a lot of tight corners. In any case, we travel to the Eifel in a good position and are highly motivated. However, we haven't done any tests with the Ginetta at the Nürburgring yet. In this respect, we will certainly have some work to do in the free practice sessions in terms of set-up adjustments. But the team is in a strong position. My goal is clearly to finish on the podium, realistically I reckon top-five finishes."
Konrad Motorsport is also banking on the Ginetta. For the first time, team boss Franz Konrad will take the wheel himself in the Prototype Cup Germany. The veteran, who has plenty of Le Mans experience, missed the season opener in Spa-Francorchamps due to an injury. At the Nürburgring, he shares the cockpit with Axcil Jefferies, who was the sole starter in the British car in Belgium.
There are also familiar names at Reiter Engineering. 2019 ADAC GT4 Germany champion Mads Siljehaug and Freddie Hunt, the son of 1976 Formula 1 World Champion James Hunt, share the Ligier cockpit. Team Toksport WRT, which is based just a few kilometres from the Nürburgring, also relies on the Ligier. At the wheel are ADAC GT Masters race winner Marvin Dienst and Berkay Besler. The duo travels to the Eifel with a strong tailwind. With two race wins at the season opener in Spa-Francorchamps, they lead the championship standings of the Prototype Cup Germany.
International flair will be provided in the Eifel by Racing Experience from Luxembourg, Mühlner Motorsport from Belgium (both Duqueine) and Inter Europol Competition from Poland (Ligier). Speed Factory Racing from Lithuania (Ligier) and Koiranen Kemppi Motorsport (Duqueine) from Finland have the longest journey. With Pegasus Racing from Alsace, the field will also be enriched by another guest entrant.
Saturday, 16th of July - 15:45 hrs - Race 1 Live - youtube.com/adac, adac.de/motorsport, youtube.com/24hseries
Sunday, 17th of July - 14:55 hrs - Race 2 Live - youtube.com/adac, adac.de/motorsport, youtube.com/24hseries