Nico Hülkenberg will compete in the ADAC GT Masters. The former Formula 1 driver will make a guest appearance at the Nürburgring on the weekend of 14th – 16th August. This event will see the driver in a Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo fielded by ADAC GT Masters novices mcchip-dkr.
Nico Hülkenberg said the following about his guest start:
“The ADAC GT Masters is an exciting series with cool cars, and after a break of almost eight months, I’m really keen to get behind the wheel again and feel the adrenalin flow. With the 2020 Formula 1 at last having got underway, my fingers are twitching. To all rumor merchants out there, I’d like to make it quite clear that this guest start is to be interpreted as no more than a minor venture into GT sport. I’m really looking forward to the challenge, but I also know that we’ll have to stretch ourselves quite a bit to be competitive.”
Nico Hülkenberg did 177 races in Formula 1 since 2010 and won the Le Mans 24 hours in 2015 for Porsche. The former ADAC Sports Foundation protégé will share the cockpit of the Italian-made GT3 sports car with Danny Kubasik. The mcchip-dkr managing director will compete under the pseudonym ‘Dieter Schmidtmann’. The Mechernich-based outfit is hoping that the guest appearance in the ADAC GT Masters will provide them with further experience of contesting a professional motorsport series.
Nico Hülkenberg is the 13th driver from the highest echelon of the sport to compete in the ADAC GT Masters. Other big names to have graced the series in the past include Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Karl Wendlinger, Jan Lammers, Mika Salo, and Jaime Alguersuari.
ADAC GT Masters
All of the ADAC GT Masters races in 2020 will be broadcast live and in full length by SPORT1. They can also be watched online via the livestreams on sport1.de, adac.de/motorsport, and youtube.com/adac.