racing one confirms GT4 European Series lineups
23 March 2018
German squad racing one has confirmed Markus Lungstrass, Hamza Owega, Csaba Mór and Patrick Zamparini for its 2018 GT4 European Series program. Martin Kohlhaas' team will enter two new Audi R8 LMS GT4 cars this season.
Lungstrass and Owega will race together and already tested the Audi R8 LMS GT4 together on several circuits, including Zandvoort and Zolder.
"The GT4 European Series is for me the most important series besides the Blancpain. That’s why I think now is the moment to enter this fantastic series," said Lungstrass.
"We race in a Audi because its known to build and create very good GT cars and the Customer Sports Program is one of the best. I’m really looking forward to drive with Hamza because he’s a fast driver and did a really good job the last years on the Nordschleife."
Teammate Owega will make his debut in sprint racing, having competed in the German VLN series in the past couple of years.
"The GT4 European Series is my first season in sprint racing. After two seasons in VLN I wanted to see something new," said Owega.
"I will give my best and I think that I can learn a lot in this series. It’s very cool to drive together with a friend and on the other side with someone who has a lot of expierence in GT racing. My goal is to develop my skills and gain from his experience as much as possible."
Their teammates Zamparini and Mór have more experience in the GT4 European Series. Mór raced a McLaren 570S GT4 in 2017, while Zamparini drove a Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4 in 2016.
"I'm simply excited to start this new adventure. I'm sure with Csaba we can do very well, he did show great improvement and performance during the last seasons," said Zamparini.
"It will be very competitive and challenging, but that gives me even more motivation. It’s the first time I’m crossing the border to race with a new team and manufacturer, I'm just impatient to start as everything looks amazing."
"Last year I learned that this series is not a one man show. To book success everything needs to be complete. That’s why I’ve chosen for racing one because in this team we have the package with a very strong teammate Zamparini, the brand-new Audi R8 LMS GT4 and a motivated championship winning team," added Mór.
"We will race with starting number #77. This number is special for me, because it was my first car number when I started a race. This car won all the races in the Lotus Cup championship in 2016. I am sure this number will be on the top too in an upcoming, high level of GT4 racing season in 2018!"
Martin Kohlhaas, racing one's managing director, is happy with his lineup for the 2018 season.
"With the lineup of Markus and Hamza we have a perfect match for the PRO/AM championship. I have a lot of confidence in both of them for a good season with success," Kohlhaas said.
"With Csaba and Patrick I think we have a second Pro-Am couple to go for the podium. With the lineup finally complete the season can now start.’’