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ASTON MARTIN IS BACK IN THE ADAC GT MASTERS

James Bond is back in the cinema, and the preferred car manufacturer of the world’s most famous secret agent is back in the German GT Championship. The Prosport Racing team, from the Eifel region of Germany, will field an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the sixth race of the season at the Hockenheimring next weekend (22nd to 24th October). In a field of roughly 30 super sports cars, the addition of Aston Martin makes for an even wider range of manufacturers. Fans can look forward to an exciting race weekend with an entertaining programme both on the track and in the open paddock.

COREY LEWIS REMINDED OF ROOTS IN INDY

It was just supposed to be a weekend hobby. But for Corey Lewis, who helped K-PAX Racing to its fourth Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS Team Championship in 2021, his vision transcended beyond his wildest dreams and into 23 proven years in racing – to the professional ranks and to the status as one of sports car racing’s elite.

FLYING LIZARD MOTORSPORTS READY FOR INDIANAPOLIS SHOWDOWN

Many race seasons have passed since sports car racing team Flying Lizard Motorsports has raced on the hallowed grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). This weekend, the 10-time sports car racing champions will return for the first time since 2014, racing the No. 460 Porsche 911 GT3 R with Andy Wilzoch, and the No. 101 TKO Motorsports Bentley Continental GT3 with Memo Gidley. IMS will host the season finale weekend, where competitors of the 2021 GT America powered by aws championship will compete in two final 40-minute races October 15-16.

LOCAL FAVOURITES SET SIGHTS ON VICTORY IN THE GERMAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP AT HOCKENHEIM

Former champions, race winners and works drivers: A strong contingent of local drivers have set their sights high for their home event in the German GT Championship. The highlight in Hockenheim (22nd to 24th October) will decide who heads to the finale with title aspirations still intact, and the local favourites will be hungry to challenge at the front of the field at the penultimate race weekend of the season. Among those looking forward to their home races are former F1 driver Markus Winkelhock (41/Zdiměřice), double champion Sebastian Asch (35/Ammerbuch) and Audi Sport driver Dennis Marschall (25/Eggenstein), as well as the Corvette team of Callaway Competition and Audi team Rutronik Racing. Fans are welcome in the grandstands and the open, fan-friendly paddock in Hockenheim.

MERCEDES-AMG MOTORSPORT HEADING TO INDIANAPOLIS 8 HOUR WITH HIGH AMBITIONS

Eleven weeks after the action-packed TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa, the second round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli beckons this weekend. The Indianapolis 8 Hour Presented by AWS, held at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will have its second running following the inaugural event held last year. With a high-quality line-up of seven Mercedes-AMG GT3s in total, five Customer Racing Teams will be aiming at a top result in the eight-hour race.

HECTIC WEEKEND FOR GRT GRASSER RACING TEAM IN EUROPE AND AMERICA

October is leaving Team GRT Grasser Racing with no time to relax as summer turns to autumn. After competing in the ADAC GT Masters at the Sachsenring, the Austrian outfit was back in action globally again over the weekend with the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO. GRT Grasser Racing’s crews faced season finales on two continents with the GT World Challenge Europe and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

ELEVEN MORE TITLES FOR AUDI SPORT CUSTOMER RACING

In the decisive phase of the 2021 season, Audi’s customer teams remain on course for success: The overall title in Italy, a fifth championship success in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, class titles on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife as well as overall and class titles for the Audi RS 3 LMS in touring car racing contribute to a strong tally. In the overall total since the start of the program in 2009, the number of all titles won by the Audi R8 LMS GT3 exceeded the 200 mark with a total of 86 drivers titles and 117 additional successes in other categories at the weekend.

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