Jasper and Viebahn confirmed at Phoenix Racing
2 April 2018
John-Louis Jasper and Jörg Viebahn will join the Phoenix Racing team for the 2018 season. Together, they will be at the start with an Audi R8 LMS GT4 in the Pro-Am class of the GT4 European Series.
With Jasper, the team from Meuspath signed a young and talented driver for the upcoming season. Already last year, the 22-year-old was successful in the GT4 Northern Cup, finishing the season in eighth place of the overall standings. In addition, the German from Hamburg won the GT4 class of the 24 hours in Dubai together with Phoenix Racing.
“I am very happy to be competing in the GT4 European Series again this year. After my debut season in 2017, I now have the best chances to fight for victories and the championship in the Pro-Am class together with Phoenix Racing and the Audi R8 LMS GT4. It’s great to have Jörg Viebahn at my side, an experienced and successful teammate “, says Jasper.
Jörg Viebahn has been successfully away in long distance races as well as with GT4 vehicles for many years already. In 2013 and 2016, the German secured the championship title in the GT4 European Series. Furthermore, the 53-year-old looks back on numerous successes in the VLN and some other well-known long-distance series. With his vast experience, he is a valuable addition to Phoenix Racing’s extensive GT4 programme.
Viebahn is looking forward to the new challenge: “It’s great to be able to develop the vehicle with such a successful team as Phoenix Racing. Beside finding and developing a good setup of the car it is also quite important to find the right balance between attacking and restraint driving to be successful in the race. Together with my teammate John-Louis and Phoenix Racing I am confident, that we can fight for the championship.”
“With the mixture of a young and an experienced driver I see our team very well positioned in the Pro-Am class of GT4 European Championship. In recent years John-Louis has proven his talent over and over again. Jörg Viebahn has been competing successfully in the GT4 classes for years and with his experience he is a very valuable driver for the team. I am sure that the two will complement each other very well and will successfully contest the season.”, explains Team Principal Ernst Moser.