News from the PROsport Racing team as they look to see out 2021 on something of a high in other series

Saturday, September 18, 2021

News out from the PROsport Racing team this week indeed confirm their unfortunate withdrawal from the DTM Trophy Series but also highlights what will take its place as well as aspirations to move up the GT ladder with some potential help from a certain Aston Martin Racing factory driver.

The actions taken against the team by the race officials at their last round of the DTM Trophy from the Red Bull Ring a couple of weeks ago was for them the final straw that warranted their immediate removal from the series in protest. 

Team boss Christophe Esser said that “It is a shame that we ended our involvement in the DTM Trophy prematurely, because the format with sprint races and one driver is really good and the DTM is a myth. Unfortunately, there were already incidents at the start in Monza and especially recently at the Red Bull Ring that neither our drivers nor we as a team can accept. Our drivers, Mike David Ortmann and Tim Heinemann, told us that they no longer want to drive in the DTM Trophy under these conditions. We respected that and share this attitude."

In order to fill those gaps now conspicuous upon the team’s race calendar, the team have been accepted into the final three rounds of the ADAC GT4 Germany Series at the Sachensring, Hockenheim and then a the Nurburgring at the beginning of November.

Whilst Mike David Ortmann has already been confirmed as the first of two drivers aboard one of their two Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4 entries, the team are still looking for potential drivers to fill the remaining seats.

For their second driver who was competing with them, reigning DTM Trophy Champion Tim Heinemann, he is looking to continue his GT3 pathway that he presently does within the DMV-GTC Series with another team. The team is hopeful that they can field their remaining AMR Vantage GT3 into the final races of the ADAC GT Masters Series with (not sure if this is confirmed or just wishful thinking by them) with non-other than reigning World Endurance Champion GTE Pro Champion Nicki Thiim.

Esser added to this point that “Tim Heinemann is an absolute driving talent and we would like to continue working with him. That's why we want to do guest starts in the ADAC GT Masters with him and, if possible, with Nicki Thiim. In the past few weeks and months, Heinemann has already completed tests with our Vantage GT3 on the Nürburgring, Grand Prix circuit and Nordschleife, also in Hockenheim. "

Photo credits – DTM Trophy / PROsport

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