Reviews BMW Pilot Ben Green before debut in the ADAC GT Masters: "I'm not a professional"
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Schubert Motorsport brings this yearIn the ADAC GT Masters at the start. In addition to the "professional crew" Nick Catsburg / Jesse Krohn you set with Niklas Krütten and Ben Green on two young drivers, who need to earn their spores in the GT3 sport.
The Brite Green approaches the task in the German GT championship accordingly. He recommended by the title win in the DTM Trophy in the previous year. Greens long-term goal is according to its own statement to establish itself as a professional racer.
At the target, however, he is not yet due to the ascent to the ADAC GT Masters, the Brit believes. "I think it's a good step forward," he says talking to 'Motorsport-Total.com'. "Schubert Motorsport is a very professional team, and through our current line-up I can learn from the professionals and get closer to this goal."
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«Barely congestion for the beginning of spring," says the Auto Club Europa (ACE) for the coming weekend (18 to 20 March). The ADAC also expects a quiet location overall. © DPA Infographic / DPA-TMN The ADAC awaits a rather quiet traffic situation on the weekend. On the routes in the Alpine room, to the low mountain pairs and the coasts it can sometimes stick. But not everywhere motorists come through without disturbances on Saturday and Sunday.
"Of course I'm not a pro. But I think it's a good step towards this goal." Green has fully committed to GT racing. He came to Germany 2020 over the British GT championship, where he counted to the top riders of the DTM Trophy for two years. Now follows the step of GT4 to GT3.
Green hopes that the year in the ADAC GT Masters is the starting point for a successful career in this category. "GT3 is the summit in GT racing, or at least it will be that as soon as the rules change in Le Mans," says the BMW driver.
Ben Green wants to go to the WEC
"I think anyway, that it is the highest level of GT racing, now it's going to go worldwide." Therefore, Green hopes to be able to sign a factory contract with a manufacturer, sometime at the 24h races in Le Mans, Daytona and at the Nürburgring at the top of the winning podium.
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"WEC is still such a destination," says Green. "This is a really hard championship, and driving on world level would be really good. Especially when GT3 comes, because the starter field will then be huge, and full of faster and experienced drivers."
At the same time, the young Briton emphasizes: "I still have a lot to learn and will certainly do that for a long time." A first step is the commitment to the ADAC GT Masters. And Green could be a hard year together with Nikla's crawles.
The young driver duo came with the Schubert-BMW # 10 in the overall standings of the test drives, synonymous with the daily result of Wednesday, not over the 18th place. On the best time of Dennis Marshal, who was subdivided with a round in 1: 22.893 minutes the track record in Oschersleben, were missing 0.719 seconds.
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with eighth place BMW replacement pilot Ilya Mikhalchik sat strongly in the prelude of the Superbike World Cup. In the course of one, the IDM champion was best BMW pilot and partly left Scott Redding, Loris Baz and Eugene Laverty. In the two Sunday races it did not go to the plan for Mikhalchik. A fall in the sprinklets and a 15th place were the yield of the final day in the Motorland. with its idea in the superpole and in the course, however, Mikhalchik has left a lasting impression.