The World Rally Champion and Volkswagen driver Sébastien Ogier will be contesting as a guest entrant for customer sport team Prosperia C. Abt Racing in the ADAC GT Masters.
The French Volkswagen driver will contest the third round of the sports car series with his team-mate Markus Winkelhock, who had been on his sides in 2012 FIA GT1 World Champion. The duos will share an Audi R8 LMS ultra with 550-hp at the Lausitzring.
“I’m looking forward to my first race in the Audi R8 LMS ultra of Team Prosperia C. Abt Racing”, said Sébastien Ogier. “I’m not familiar with the Lausitzring yet, but I have visited the ADAC GT Masters at Oschersleben. The drivers’ field is strong. With Markus Winkelhock at my side, I also have a very fast and experienced team-mate. We’ve already had our first joint briefing and he showed me the cockpit. His tips are helping me to start the weekend perfectly prepared. And remember, the Audi and Prosperia C. Abt Racing have been on the podium each time this season. With me as a GT rookie it will obviously be difficult, but I’m going to do my best.”
“Here it’s better not to drive through the dirt, but to make sure you stay on the road,” said Markus Winkelhock. “But all jokes aside, it’s fascinating to compete in the ADAC GT Masters alongside a world star like Sébastien Ogier. He’s not driving here just for fun, he is ambitious and eager to be successful. Plus, we’re sharing one of the best GT race cars in the world, the Audi R8 LMS ultra.”