Schubert Motorsport

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Germany Schubert Motorsport
Founded 1999
Team principal(s) Torsten Schubert
Current series ADAC GT Masters
VLN
Former series Deutsche Tourenwagen Challenge
ADAC Procar Series
Toyo Tires 24H Series
FIA GT3 European Championship
Blancpain Sprint Series
Blancpain Endurance Series
Current drivers Germany Claudia Hürtgen
Germany Niklas Mackschin
Finland Jesse Krohn
Switzerland Louis Delétraz
Teams'
Championships
2001 DTC
2003 DTC
2004 DPM
2015 ADAC GT Masters
Drivers'
Championships
2001 DTC
2003 DTC
2004 DPM
2004 ADAC Procar Series
2005 VLN
2008 Toyo Tires 24H Series
Schubert's works-supported BMW M6 GT3 on the Nürburgring in the VLN, in 2016, driven by Jörg Müller, Marco Wittmann, and Jesse Krohn.

Schubert Motorsport is a private motorsport team founded and owned by team principal Torsten Schubert (himself a European Autocross champion), and headquartered in Oschersleben, Germany (near the Motorsport Arena). The team has operated as a BMW privateer since its inception in 1999, with plenty of success,[1] and has specialised in endurance racing since 2004. Although it is closely related to contract BMW associate Schubert Motors GmbH, also owned by Torsten Schubert, they are separate entities.

For much of its earlier years, Schubert focused on touring car racing and won a remarkable number of championships and wins, including a remarkable 5th-place result and class win at the 2006 Nürburgring 24 Hours. Only beginning in 2007 did Schubert Motorsport initiate regular competition in GT for BMW.

In 2012, after five years of GT racing, the manufacturer established Schubert as a works-assisted customer team of BMW,[2] which allowed the team to receive benefits and advantages from the cooperation. Incidentally, the team ceased operating with touring cars at this time to focus their efforts on the GT field.

Separately, the team used slightly different names during its time. Beginning with the name of the sister company (Schubert Motors) and then the 'Schubert Motorsport' name, the team is well known for racing under the Need for Speed banner as Need for Speed by Schubert Motorsport (alternatively: Need for Speed Team Schubert) in 2010-2011. It carried the 'PIXUM' namesake for the 2012-2014 season (as well as 'Saudi Falcons' and 'SX' on separate occasions of the Dubai 24 Hour) and 'BMW Sports Trophy' for 2014-2015, but ultimately went back to its roots in the 2016 season when they simply competed again as 'Schubert Motorsport'.

Milestones[edit]

1999[edit]

  • Debut in circuit racing.
  • DTC (1 win)

2000[edit]

  • Contested entire DTC season.

2001[edit]

  • 1st place DTC Drivers and Team classification (Markus Gedlich, BMW 320i)

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

2004[edit]

  • 1st place DPM (DTC) Drivers and Team classification (Claudia Hürtgen, BMW 320i)
  • 1st place ADAC Procar Series Drivers and Team classification (Hürtgen, BMW 320i)[citation needed]

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

  • 1st place 12h race Hungary (Stian Sørlie, Jörg Viebahn, Michael Outzen, BMW Z4)
  • 2nd place 24h race Dubai (Abdulaziz Al Faisal, Khaled Al Faisal, Marko Hartung, Claudia Hürtgen, BMW Z4)
The BMW Z4 GT3 which Schubert is known for using, as Team Need for Speed.

2010[edit]

  • FIA GT3 European Championship (3 wins)
  • 3rd place FIA GT3 European Championship Team classification
  • 3rd place 24h race Dubai (Abdulaziz Al Faisal, Khaled Al Faisal, Marko Hartung, Claudia Hürtgen, BMW Z4 GT3)
  • 4th place 24h race Nürburgring (Hartung, Edward Sandström, Patrick Söderlund, Martin Öhlin, BMW Z4 GT3)

2011[edit]

Schubert's Z4 GT3 in the ADAC GT Masters, driven by Claudia Hürtgen.

2012[edit]

  • ADAC GT Masters (1 win)
  • 4th place 24h race Dubai (Faisal Binladen, Edward Sandström, Jörg Müller, Claudia Hürtgen, Abdulaziz Al Faisal, BMW Z4 GT3)
  • VLN (1 win)
  • Pole position in the 24h race Nürburgring (Uwe Alzen, BMW Z4 GT3)
  • 7th and 8th place 24h race Nürburgring

2013[edit]

  • ADAC GT Masters (3 wins)
  • 3rd place ADAC GT Masters Team classification
  • VLN (1 win)
  • 6th place 24h race Nürburgring

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

  • ADAC GT Masters (1 win)
  • 2nd place ADAC GT Masters Driver classification (Dominik Baumann, BMW Z4 GT3)
  • 3rd place ADAC GT Masters Driver classification (Jens Klingmann, BMW Z4 GT3)
  • 1st place ADAC GT Masters Team classification
  • 6th place 24h race Nürburgring

2016[edit]

  • VLN (1 win)
  • First win for the BMW M6 GT3
  • ADAC GT Masters

2017[edit]

Results[edit]

ADAC GT Masters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Racehistory: Schubert Motorsport". Schubert Motorsport. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "About Us: Schubert Motorsport". Schubert Motorsport. Retrieved 24 May 2016.