The ADAC GT Masters teams are finalizing their 2019 line ups bit by bit.
The EFP Car Collection by TECE returns to the series again in 2019.
The team with the tongue twister name, will once again enter two Audi R8 LMS GT3 cars, which has now been upgraded to the 2019 Evo versions.
Pierre Kaffer and Elia Erhart will share one of the cars. Those two were already teammates in 2018, where they managed to surprise everybody by winning the Sunday race at Sachsenring. They only managed to finish in the top-20 three further times during the season.
The other car in the team will be driven by Florian Spengler, who keeps his seat from last year, while they new Audi works driver Mattia Drudi will be his teammate. Spengler finished four times in the top-10, but did also retire from 5 of the races last year.
The Car Collection part is new to the team name. EFP by TECE got support from Holzer Motorsport last year, but their hope is to get higher up the results lists with the new Car Collection partnership.
MANN-FILTER Team HTP Mercedes has signed up the drivers for their second car. We have already previously mentioned that Fabian Vettel and Philip Ellis will share one car, and now it’s been announced that Maximilian Götz and Indy Dontje will share the other. They drove separate cars last year, but have been together as the lead team this year. They won a total of two races and a further four podium positions last year, and if they can repeat that in 2019, they will very much be title contenders – they did by the way finish fourth and fifth last year in the standings.
Schütz Motorsport has found their second driver, for their Mercedes. Australian Aidan Reid has made a deal with the German team. If the name sounds familiar, it could be from the Asian Le Mans Series, where he raced for Eurasia Motorsport in the LMP3 category. Him and teammate Marvin Dienst could be a surprise this year, if Schütz Motorsport can get their head around the car – and beat Team HTP, who is usually the lead Mercedes team.
The ADAC GT Masters 2019 starts on 27-28 April in Oschersleben.