“I feel privileged to be among such an elite, international group of teams and drivers at the ’Ring,” noted Lewis. “The best part for me is being here with my longtime friend and race winning co-driver Vic Rice. There is no track like Nürburgring in all the world – it’s the longest track with the most elevation changes. And with 259 race cars and more than 300,000 spectators anticipated, I’m simply awestruck.”
To prepare for Nürburgring, Lewis and the GDL Racing team tested at the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit in Belgium this week. GDL Racing is the first and only team to be running the new Porsche 991 chassis at Nürburgring, considered the toughest track in the racing world. San Marino-based GDL Racing will run three cars in the SP7 class; Gianluca De Lorenzi’s squad will bring to its world debut the new Porsche 991 GT3 Cup plus two Porsche 997 cars.
“We love a challenge and this is a big challenge,” noted Gianluca De Lorenzi. “Once more, we’ll go to the Nürburgring to beat the German teams in their home track.”
The Porsche 991 GT3 Cup will be driven by Americans Vic Rice and Shane Lewis, Briton Colin White and Russian Alexey Veremenco. One of the Porsche 997 Cup S cars will be shared by Australian Paul Stubber, Swiss Kurt Thiel and Italians Dario Paletto and Roberto Fecchio. Australian Rob Thomshon, Swiss Nicola Bravetti, American Jim Michelian and Italian Sergio Negroni will be at the wheel of the second Porsche 997 Cup S.
On Thursday, June 19, GDL Racing will have its practice sessions on the track. The event continues with qualifying on Friday, June 20. On Saturday, June 21, racing starts at 4 pm.
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