Bavariasports New Championship, a new team, new partners
Karl Wendlinger in the Blancpain Series!
Participants drive a Mercedes SLS AMG GT3, Team CRC and partners – Kumpen & Wauters – come from Belgium
In addition to his new professional role as a Mercedes-AMG brand ambassador and instructor Karl Wendlinger has now added a new sporting challenge: The ex-Formula 1 driver denies this year with a Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 “Blancpain Endurance Series” – start to the season in two weeks in Monza!
Wendlinger will compete in this championship with the Belgian team, “CRC” – where he meets old friends: Some of Othmar Welti, who accompanied him as a race engineer in recent years, and his new partner, Anthony Kumpen, many years one of his opponents in the FIA GT1 World Championship.
Karl Wendlinger: “There were some teams to choose from. Now I am very glad that it worked with CRC. For a fresh start is always important to be able to draw on well-tried. And since Othmar is the ideal man “
Hazards will be on a Mercedes SLS AMG GT3, besides Kumpen nor its Belgian compatriot Koen Wauters teammate for the Tyrolean.
KW: “About Kumpen need to say much – just a fast man, and the first test I’ve seen that also Wauters has the necessary speed.”
Speaking test. Was it hard to get used to the new car?
KW: “Not really. Despite the long break from racing, I am using the SLS come immediately to quite good, was too fast at times. Since I am in good spirits. “
As it stands, the “Blancpain Endurance Series” is a very hard-fought championship. . .
KW: “I can only endorse. According to the entry list 55 cars are reported, many with excellent driver pairings. “
What expectations, Karl Wendlinger?
KW: “We want to be competitive from the start. Everything else is then given by itself “
Blancpain Endurance Series – Dates:
14th April 2012 Monza (I)
02. June 2012 Silverstone (GB)
29th June 2012 Paul Ricard (F)
25th July 2012 Spa (Belgium)
22nd September 2012 Nürburgring (D)
13th October 2012 Navarra (Sp)