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Source: BMW GroupLausitzring. Fantastic race weekend for Schubert Motorsport with parallel triumphs in the DTM and in the ADAC GT Masters. Sheldon van der Linde (RSA) won both the Saturday and Sunday races at the DTM guest round at the Lausitzring (GER). Thanks to a total of 56 points, van der Linde took the lead in the drivers’ standings after the second event of the season. At the same time, Schubert Motorsport is also in first place in the team classification after the first two victories for the new BMW M4 GT3 in the DTM. The first victories for the BMW M4 GT3 also came at the ADAC GT Masters at the Red Bull Ring (AUT). There, Schubert Motorsport celebrated first place for Ben Green (GBR) and Niklas Krütten (GER) on Saturday and Sunday. In Sunday’s race, Nick Catsburg (NED) and Jesse Krohn (FIN) also finished second on the podium.
At the Lausitzring on Saturday, Sheldon van der Linde secured victory from second on the grid and at the same time turned the fastest race lap. On Sunday, despite the baggage of success, he drove from pole position to victory again. It was his DTM successes two and three, he had clinched his first victory in Assen (NED) in 2020. The South African leads the drivers’ standings with 66 points. His Schubert team-mate Philipp Eng (AUT) fought for fourth place on Sunday after dropping out on Saturday. In the team classification, Schubert Motorsport is at the top with 79 points. It was a difficult weekend for Walkenhorst Motorsport. Marco Wittmann (GER) fought for a point on Sunday in tenth place, but was eliminated on Saturday. Esteban Muth finished 12th and 18th.
In the ADAC GT Masters, Green and Krütten are leading the driver standings with 60 points each after their two victories. Catsburg and Krohn are fourth with 55 points. In the team classification, Schubert Motorsport is in first place with 73 points. Quotes about the DTM weekend at the Lausitzring.
Andreas Roos (Head of BMW M Motorsport): “Congratulations to Schubert Motorsport on an incredible weekend. Four wins in four races, plus the lead in the driver and team classifications in the DTM and ADAC GT Masters – that’s just incredible! The 24h Nürburgring can continue like this. Sheldon van der Linde did a perfect job in both races at the Lausitzring and showed what he and our new BMW M4 GT3 are capable of on this track. The same goes for Philipp Eng with his hard-fought fourth place on Sunday. It is a great pleasure to see how the BMW M4 GT3 proves its competitiveness on many different racetracks. It’s a shame that things didn’t go so well for Walkenhorst Motorsport at the Lausitzring. But I am sure that they too will soon be able to celebrate successes again.”
Torsten Schubert (Team Director Schubert Motorsport): “I don’t think you can find enough superlatives for a weekend like this. I’m a little at a loss for words. I’m just happy and I’m pleased that we can be up front in both racing series right from the start. I may have to pinch myself tonight to make sure I didn’t dream any of this. Congratulations to my two crews at the Lausitzring and the Red Bull Ring on a perfect job during this intense weekend.”
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