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Patric Niederhauser in ADAC GT Master with Attempto Racing

attempto_lambo_adacAttempto Racing has confirmed its driver line-up for the ADAC GT Masters. The Hannover-based motorsport team will this year put its faith in talented youngsters, two of whom were selected in cooperation with the regional ADAC club, ADAC Lower Saxony/Saxony-Anhalt. Selection is a dream come true for Emil Lindholm, who was born in Finland but now resides in Lower Saxony, and André Gies from Braunschweig. They successfully came through the selection process and will share the driving duties in one of the two new Lamborghini Huracán GT3s this year. At the wheel of the second car will be Patric Niederhauser (Switzerland) and Daniel Zampieri (Italy).

To enable then to select the ADAC Lower Saxony/Saxony-Anhalt junior team, Attempto Racing and the regional ADAC club held a test in Oschersleben in February. Five applicants were put through their paces and given the chance to show what they are capable of out on the track. Emil Lindholm took full advantage of this opportunity, producing an impressive performance. The 19-year-old is originally from Finland, but now lives in Eikeloh near Hannover, in Lower Saxony. He won his spurs in the ADAC Opel Rallye Cup. Lindholm has also raced in the Audi TT Sports Cup, which meant he was already very familiar with the circuit in Oschersleben. His team-mate will be André Gies. The 22-year-old made his debut in the VW Scirocco R-Cup in 2014 and finished seventh in the Junior Cup. He will now line up in the ADAC GT Masters, thanks to a very impressive test in Oschersleben.

Another young duo will share the cockpit of the second Lamborghini Huracán GT3, in the form of Patric Niederhauser and Daniel Zampieri. 24-year-old Patric Niederhauser from Bern drove in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series last year, and was accepted on the “Lamborghini Young Driver Program” on the back of his fine results. His partner Daniel Zampieri is 25 years old, who joins the team from the Lamborghini GT3 Junior Program. Zampieri is from Rome and won the GT Open in 2014.

niederhauserAttempto Racing has also secured the services of 20-year-old Nils Ballerstein as test driver. Born in Braunschweig, Ballerstein also attended the trials for the ADAC Lower Saxony/Saxony-Anhalt junior team in February. Although Emil Lindholm and André Gies were given the nod ahead of him, he will still have the opportunity to develop this year with the help of Attempto Racing and ADAC.

“We want to give fresh and talented youngsters the chance to gain experience in the ADAC GT Masters. The project shows that it is possible to rise through amateur racing into the professional sport with ADAC,” said Dieter Junge, Member of the Board for Motorsport at ADAC Lower Saxony/Saxony-Anhalt. “We have always done well with a mixture of experience and promising young drivers. We are delighted to have such a strong partner as ADAC and are looking forward to the season-opener on home soil in Oschersleben,” said Arkin Aka, Managing Director of Attempto Racing.

 Race Calendar 15th – 17th April, round 1: Oschersleben/Germany, ADAC GT Masters 29th April – 1st May, round 2: Sachsenring/ Germany, ADAC GT Masters 3rd – 5th June, round 3: Lausitzring/ Germany, ADAC GT Masters 22nd – 24th July, round 4: Red Bull Ring/Austria, ADAC GT Masters 5th – 7th August, round 5: Nürburgring/ Germany, ADAC GT Masters 19th – 21st August, round 6: Zandvoort/Netherlands, ADAC GT Masters 30th September – 2nd October, round 7: Hockenheim/Germany, ADAC GT Masters Press release Attempto Racing]]>

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