06.08.2019 – The long break is over and I.S.R. racing is gearing up to get on track for the first of the two summer rounds of ADAC GT Masters 2019 this coming weekend in Zandvoort (NL).

 The team led by Igor Salaquarda will face the Dutch track that has recently been reintroduced in the Formula One calendar starting from season 2020, targeting to confirm the great result obtained nearly three months ago at Red Bull Ring (A). The duty of defending I.S.R. racing colours will be on the lineup made by Filip Salaquarda (CZ) and Frank Stippler (GER) behind the wheel of the #33 Audi R8 LMS featuring the grey-black-red unmissable livery.

From a technical standpoint, the circuit of Zandvoort is quite tough and it must not be underestimated. The circuit located on the coast west of Amsterdam has the charm of classic racetracks with a twisty, hilly, layout and is quite narrow. The Circuit Park Zandvoort measures 4.307 meters and is characterized by the Tarzan corner soon after the start that has an 18 degrees banking. The first sector is quite driven and the rhythm builds up after the Hugenholzbocht turn with some acceleration and braking points up to the Audi S corner. The lap ends with the two right-handers, the Kumhobocht and Arie Luyendijkbocht that rejoin the start/finish straight.

As usual, drivers will run the two free practice sessions on Friday at 10:30 and 16:35. The first qualifying session will be on Saturday at 8:50, while race one will follow at 14:45. Q2 will get underway on Sunday morning from 9:00 while the second race of the weekend will be in the afternoon at 13:05 (all times are GMT +2).

Fans will have the chance to enjoy the live action from the website of the championship www.adac-gt-masters.de, www.adac.de/motorsport and www.sport1.de as well as from the Facebook official webpage of the team @isrracing

Igor Salaquarda (I.S.R. racing, Team Principal):
“Zandvoort has been brought back under the International spotlight recently and the challenge that is ahead of us is certainly one of the most demanding of the season, not only because this round will resume the championship after the long break. Competing on a racetrack like this that recalls memorable motorsport pages like the heroic lap of Gilles Villeneuve on three wheels in the Dutch Grand Prix 1979 is going to be emotional. The track is very close to the sea and wind often brings a lot of sand on the track, which is a further unknown performance-wise. We will do our best.”.