Victory for Huber Racing in the premiere

Victory for Huber Racing in the premiere

( – An exciting start to the 17th ADAC GT Masters season: Jaxon Evans and Tim Zimmermann (Huber) celebrated victory at the Hockenheimring after an entertaining race. The Porsche duo gave team principal Christoph Huber their first victory on their debut in the series and also secured the first win for the 992 model series 911 GT3 R in its first appearance in the series.

New Zealander Jaxon Evans was the first to cross the finish line in his Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Evans rejoiced in the interview afterwards: “I am very happy to be able to celebrate our first victory in the ADAC GT Masters. The last round was crazy and characterized by a lot of fighting. The trick to win allowed me to put everything behind me and drive towards victory. Tim did good preparation work in the first part of the race and protecting the tires, so I was able to attack fully again at the end.”

Eduardo Coseteng and Ben Green (Schubert) in a BMW M4 GT3 and Jannes Fittje/Nico Menzel (Huber Motorsport) in another Porsche 911 GT3 R completed the podium.

Excellent conditions at the beginning of the season

In sunshine and an outside temperature of 29 degrees Celsius, drivers from 15 nations started on the circuit of 4.574 kilometers. Spectators in the large stadiums of the “Festival of Dreams” saw an exciting race from the start. Pole setter Benjamin Hites put a good head in the cockpit of his Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo2 and entered the first corner in the lead. However, the Chilean headed to the field early after being punctured and his chance of victory disappeared.

Kim-Luis Schramm took advantage of this situation and then collected the first kilometers to lead the visitors from FK Performance. Teammate Igor Walilko was still in first place after a forced stop in the Bremen team’s BMW M4 GT3.

Photo: ADAC GT Masters 2023: Hockenheim

The safety car phase on lap 24 brought more excitement. After the restart, the drivers ensured the last round of entertainment. After the restart, second-placed Evans passed Walilko in his Porsche 911 GT3 R and then crossed the finish line in first place. Second-placed Schubert duo Coseteng and Green shone with a strong catch-up race. Coseteng started the one-hour race from eighth place and handed the wheel to the pit stop in fifth place.

Three of the top 5 Porsches

Green, a two-time winner of the ADAC GT Masters race, continued his performance with ease and launched one successful attack after another. “Big congratulations to Eduardo, he started strongly. In the last race I used the full power of our BMW M4 GT3 and was able to use the advantage after the corner. I’m very happy with the result. Second place is a good start to the season for the team,” says Green who holds the position second.

Schubert Motorsport, Huber Racing and Huber Motorsport provided the podium for the first race of the season.

Huber Motorsport enjoyed a first podium success and third place in the first appearance of the ADAC GT Masters. German duo Jannes Fittje and Nico Menzel worked their way up from fifth on the grid over 35 laps.

“The safety car phase didn’t play into our hands, so we had to fight hard for our position again. Things were really hot in the last laps. Then I used my position to pass outside the Motodrom. So No. for the whole team, it was definitely first test match,” summarizes Menzel. After a turbulent final, Schramm and Walilko finished fourth. Finn Gehrsitz and Sven Müller (Joos) placed the third Porsche 911 GT3 R in the top 5.

Another qualifying session (9am) and the second race are on the drivers’ program on Sunday. Sport1 will broadcast the entire ADAC GT Masters live on free-to-air television with the race starting at 1pm. The race will also be streamed live for free at