PROsport Performance withdraws from next round ADAC GT Masters

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

After what could only be described as a near total disappointment at the last round of the German ADAC GT Masters and GT4 Germany Series from Zandvoort last weekend, the PROsport Performance team have today confirmed their total withdrawal from this coming weekends round of both series at the Nürburgring.

With the team continuing to blame the lack of pre-season testing time with either of their new Aston Martin Racing GT3 or GT4 Vantages as part of their reason for their under performance so far this season together with the impending prospect of their GT4's having to compete this weekend with a poorer Balance of Performance, the team have felt compelled to make this decision on the grounds of cost and risk but with also the continued reputation of the team and brand being at stake.

In GT4, the issue was really apparent as it was all that drivers David Griessner and Akhil Rabindra could do to keep up with the leading KTM X-Bows and BMW's to finish P4 in race 1 only to learn that the AMR GT4 will be pegged back again for Nurburgring whilst the others platforms ahead would remain untouched.

Team Principle Christoph Esser said "This decision was very difficult for us, especially not to compete at our home track at the Nürburgring. But we have no other option but to draw this conclusion and to leave our cars in the Workshop because of the incomprehensible BoP change in the GT4 and the lack of competitiveness of the Vantage in the GT3.During the race to the ADAC GT4 Germany last weekend In Zandvoort, thanks to a positive BoP change, we were able to drive on front positions for the first time. 

Because other teams were penalized later, David Griessner and Akhil Rabindra were ranked fourth in the race on Saturday. But we never had a chance to win in Zandvoort.
Therefore, it is neither understandable nor acceptable for us that the BoP will deteriorate for Aston Martin after just one race. By contrast, the classification of BMW and KTM remains unchanged, although both vehicles since the beginning of the season are clearly superior and - regardless of driver - have won five of the six races, BMW three and KTM two".

AMR China GT racer, Yves Volte was due to audition for the team at the Nurburgring this weekend in the #18 but is supportive in this move by the team in their search for platform parity in the series.

We truly hope that the situation in both GT3 and GT4 improves for the final two rounds of the season.

Photo credits - ADAC GT Masters
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