Wochenspiegel Staff Monschau (WTM Racing) has confirmed a transfer to collaborate with Phoenix Racing for the 2021 motorsport season with each GT3 and LMP3 programmes, the mixed squad focusing on the LMP3 class within the ELMS and/ or Michelin Le Mans Cup alongside the already introduced intention of Phoenix to contest LMP2 within the Asian Le Mans Collection and ELMS underneath their very own banner.
“We’re very completely happy to work with such knowledgeable and famend group”, says Georg Weiss, group proprietor of WTM Racing.
“In fact, our purpose is to construct on our earlier successes with the Ferrari 488 GT3. On the similar time, we’re breaking new floor in prototype racing collectively. I believe it’s very helpful to have a profitable group like Phoenix Racing by your aspect. On the similar time, I want to thank our earlier associate Rinaldi Racing for the efforts over the previous 4 years. ”
Phoenix Racing is has scored victories and championship titles within the Nürburgring 24 Hours with three completely different manufacturers, within the DTM and in different international GT racing collection.
“In fact we all know WTM Racing as a robust competitor from our Nordschleife operations,” says Ernst Moser, Phoenix Racing group principal. “Georg Weiss and his group confirmed spectacular performances there as a non-public group with each Porsche and Ferrari. We’re actually excited to be working with a group that has so many followers.
WTM Racing will compete with the Ferrari 488 GT3 in worldwide races with entries in varied championships at present underneath analysis together with a return to the Nürburgring-Nordschleife within the 24-hour race and within the Nürburgring endurance collection.
“So much has occurred within the Nürburgring endurance collection within the final two years, which is in our curiosity,” stated Weiss. “We look ahead to being again on our residence observe extra usually.”
The group although will add a big programme in LMP3 to their plans for 2021 with the Duqueine D08.
The group is at present evaluating each the European Le Mans Collection (ELMS) and the Michelin Le Mans Cup for potential 2021 programmes with Leonard Weiss already confirmed as the primary driver.
“We accomplished a number of Observe Days this 12 months. The automobile is nice enjoyable, so I’m wanting ahead to the season. I’m additionally wanting ahead to an thrilling collaboration with my future team-mate,” says Leonard Weiss.
Reasonably satirically they’re set to hitch earlier service supplier Rinaldi racing within the ELMS/ MLMC paddock right here the group started an LMP3 marketing campaign in 20-20, once more with Duqueine equipment.
As a result of present uncertainties inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic, WTM Racing will announce its full racing calendar at a later date. The identical applies to the motive force squads.
WTM Racing and Rinaldi Racing have competed in a number of racing collection with two Ferrari 488 GT3s “Luigi” and “Guido” since 2016 with successes together with three high 10 finishings in a row on the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring, an total victory within the then VLN endurance championship and several other podium locations within the 24h collection powered by Hankook.
Georg Weiss (group proprietor WTM Racing):
“In fact, concrete planning is troublesome in occasions of pandemics. A number of flexibility is required from everybody. We’re certain that we’ll have this with our new associate Phoenix Racing. Over the winter we have now just a few small duties to unravel, however we’ll clear up them. ”
Ernst Moser (Staff Principal Phoenix Racing):
“In winter we’ll completely familiarize ourselves with the Ferrari 488 GT3 and expertise the Ferrari fantasy first hand. A brand new model shouldn’t be uncommon in our group. And we’re used to professionally separating the Audi manufacturing unit engagement from buyer assignments.
“With the LMP3 program we’ll use our know-how from the DTM, a Le Mans prototype and a DTM class 1 automobile have related downforce values. I’m certain that this partnership shall be profitable. We’re wanting ahead.”