A little anniversary: KÜS Team75 Bernhard and ck-modelcars.de are partners in the ADAC GT Masters for three years now. On the occasion of this pleasant circumstance, Christoph Krombach visited the base of the team of the two-time endurance world champion and Le Mans overall winner Timo Bernhard, becaues he came up with a nice action: On the front hood of the Porsche 911 GT3 R with starting number 17, Simona de Silvestro and Klaus Bachler will drive a large version of the ck-modelcars.de logo, which is usually more subtle, around the circuit at the upcoming ADAC GT Masters on the weekend of September 18th-20th in Hockenheim. The Porsche has an unusual design anyway, because Timo Bernhard is also honoring his idol Stefan Bellof with it.
In 1984 Bellof became German racing champion and European driver champion as well as long-distance world champion and thus the first German racing driver to win a world championship title on the automobile circuit. Something that his admirer Timo Bernhard also managed to do in 2015 and 2017. Bernhard, now team boss and owner of the KÜS Team75 Bernhard, also keeps the success of his team in focus: “We are looking forward to our second home race of the GT Masters season. As a team, we associate good memories with the Hockenheimring. For example, we achieved our first victory in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany there in 2014! The Hockenheimring is a great circuit with usually always a good backdrop. Unfortunately no fans are allowed this year, but of course we will give everything!"
The KÜS Team75 Bernhard and the previous season
Good performance shown, secured a second place on the track that has been revoked, and a narrowly missed podium - the balance sheet from KÜS Team75 Bernhard on the last weekend of the ADAC GT Masters at the Nürburgring turned out to be mixed. Next weekend, the team from the Palatinate Landstuhl has again the opportunity to convert their true strength into countable results at their second home race on the Hockenheimring. Porsche works-driver Simona de Silvestro from Switzerland and Ex-Porsche-Junior Klaus Bachler (29) from Austria focus on the podium in the Porsche 911 GT3 R with the starting number 17 and in the Bellof-design as mentioned above at the highly competitive “League of the super sports cars“. At least they want to come into the points. This also counts for the sister car with starting number 18 under David Jahn (29) from Leipzig and Hannes Fittje from Langenhain (21). Both one-hour races start at 1:05 pm on Saturday and Sunday and are going to be broadcasted live on Sport 1 (German TV-channel).