Mann-Filter Team Landgraf is all set to go on the offensive in the new season. The team’s goal is to be crowned German GT Champion in 2022. As reported in PS on Air – The Ravenol ADAC GT Masters Talk on Sunday, drivers Raffaele Marciello (27/I) and Jonathan Aberdein (24/ZA) are charged with achieving this ambitious objective. The online talk show also unveiled the “new skin” of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo, which is known as the “Mercedes Mamba”, in reference to its extraordinary design. The Landgraf Motorsport team also announced that it will be running another car, the driver line-up for which will be announced in the coming days. ID Racing, on the other hand, have already confirmed their drivers: Robert Renauer (37/Jedenhofen) and Klaus Bachler (30/A) will line up in a Porsche 911 GT3 R this season for the newly-formed team from Lonsee in southern Germany. This season’s ADAC GT Masters gets underway from 22nd to 24th April at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben.
Raffaele Marciello can look back on a long and successful record. The 27-year-old won the Formula 3 European Championship in 2013 and was the third driver in the Sauber F1 Team in 2015. This was followed by podiums in GP2 and the title in the Blancpain GT Series. Marciello has been a Mercedes-AMG works driver since 2018, and made his ADAC GT Masters debut in 2020. Since then, the Italian, who finished fourth overall in 2021, has won two races and finished on the podium on four occasions.
His partner at the wheel, Jonathan Aberdein, initially gained race experience in ADAC Formula 4, and won the Formula 4 championship in the United Arab Emirates in 2017. The South African then switched to the DTM, in which he finished tenth in 2019. Team principal Klaus Landgraf: “I am sure that we will be successful again this season with our team and the top-class driver line-up. After our successful debut in the international German GT Championship last year, I am proud to continue the partnership with Mann-Filter and add to our success story together. We are all excited about the new season and the next chapter for the Mann-Filter Mamba, which has taken on cult status.”
ID Racing with Herberth team principal Iris Dorr can rely on a fast pair of drivers with a wealth of experience between them, in the form of Robert Renauer and Klaus Bachler. Renauer made his ADAC GT Masters debut in 2008. Since then, he has won seven races, was champion in 2018, and twice finished runner-up at the end of the season – as a driver and team principal. The 37-year-old and his twin Alfred run the Herberth Motorsport team, with which he has enjoyed success previously in the German GT Championship. This season, Renauer will drive for a different team – ID Racing with Herberth – in the ADAC GT Masters for the first time in eight years.
Klaus Bachler is in his eighth season in the GT Masters. The Austrian has taken his place on the top step of the podium on two occasions so far, and finished fourth overall in 2015. An endurance specialist, the 30-year-old has impressed with podium finishes in the 24-hour races in Dubai and Le Mans. Iris Dorr: “This impressive driver pairing and our well-coordinated team form a strong package, with which we will achieve good results, even in such a strong series as the ADAC GT Masters. The accumulated experience of Robert Renauer and Klaus Bachler will also help our new team to acclimatise quickly to the German GT Championship. I am looking forward to a successful season.”
Source. ADAC GT Masters