Walkenhorst Motorsport will enter a pair of M6 GT3s in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Series in 2021, where they will compete in the series’ five-race Endurance Cup.
Walkenhorst’s endurance racing credentials include the 2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge drivers’ title for Augusto Farfus and Nick Catsburg. The team will contest the GT World Challenge Europe series with six drivers, including BMW works drivers Timo Glock, Martin Tomczyk, Sheldon van der Linde, and Marco Wittmann, and two Walkenhorst Motorsport regulars, David Pittard Thomas Neubauer.
Walkenhorst team manager Niclas Königbauer says, “After a successful IGTC season in 2020, we are all highly motivated to build on those successes. We are in the middle of intensive preparations and will do our best to bring home fitting results for the BMW M6 GT3’s farewell season. I’m delighted with our new driver line-up, and know that with this we have laid an important foundation for achieving our goals. We will have a strong package, and as a team we are really looking forward to the challenges of the 2021 season.”
The first race in the series, sanctioned by SRO, will be a three-hour enduro at Monza on April 18. There will be two additional three-hour races, one at the Nürburgring and one in Barcelona, and two longer races, including a six-hour enduro at Le Castellet, France and the 24 Hours of Spa. The series also includes a Fanatec Esports GT Pro Series race on the simulation platform Assetto Corsa Competizione in advance of each of the five enduros. Teams will nominate a single driver, who will battle for points that will count in the series’ overall standings.
More information on the series and the schedule are available on the series’ website.—Brian Morgan
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