11.04.2018 - Traffic lights are about to go off to signal the beginning of season 2018 for I.S.R. racing, that will get on track this coming weekend at the Motorsport Arena of Oschersleben (GER) for the opening race of ADAC GT Masters 2018.

The Czech outfit, at its first appearance in this championship, will line up the n.33 Audi R8 LMS to be driven by Filip Salaquarda (CZ) and Frank Stippler (GER). The drivers pairing had the chance to run a testing session at the Autodrom Most in the past weeks and already exchanged behind the wheel of the car made in Ingolstadt in the past seasons building a great feeling, thanks also to the participation to the ADAC GT Masters last year.

The double race at the Motorsport Arena of Oschersleben announces to be highly spectacular, with a long entry list featuring some big names in Grand Touring racing. The challenge will get underway on the 3.696 km long circuit characterized by long straights, wide corners and strong braking zones that will certainly provide several overtaking chances. The first sector of the circuit is driven and features wide corners like the Hotel and Hasseröder, while the mid part of the circuit is faster with the Shell, Amman and Bauer Kurve complex that leads into the Zeppelin Kurve, that is the final braking point before heading back on the main straight.

The program of the weekend will kick off on Friday with two free practice sessions at 12:10 and 16:05 (GMT +2). Qualifying one will follow on Saturday at 8:45, while race one will get green lights at 13:15. Drivers will challenge each other for the pole position of race two on Sunday at 9:00, while the race will start at in the afternoon at 13:08. Weather forecasts are currently good but do not rule out some rain especially for Friday.

The two 60 minutes long races will be available through live streaming from the official web page of the championship www.adac-gt-masters.de and from the specialized website www.sport1.de.

Igor Salaquarda (I.S.R. racing, Team Principal):
"The start to a new campaign is always an exciting moment, one full of expectations. This year it is particularly so, as we are about to face the challenge of a new championship to us. This is going to be a high-level sporting challenge with 36 cars and 8 marques represented, which pushes us to hunt for a good result since the first race. Filip and Frank know well the Audi R8 LMS and this championship, therefore I believe they can award us with great satisfaction".