Célia Martin and Gabriela Jilkóvá team up for ADAC GT4 Germany campaign at ProSport
GT4 top team PROsport Racing announced an all-female crew for the upcoming ADAC GT4 Germany campaign with Célia Martin and Gabriela Jilkóvá. Having shared the wheel of the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 for the first time in GT Winter Series, Gabriela and Célia will be an interesting pairing for the 2022 driver championship-winning team.
ProSport announced an all-female driver pairing for the upcoming season in ADAC GT4 Germany at the wheel of the team's Aston Martin Vantage GT4, Czech driver Gabriela Jilkóvá and French racer Célia Martin will team up at the German squad, aiming to take on ADAC GT4 Germany.
The team has become a powerhouse in several championships and made a name for itself as driving school at the Nürburgring with drivers pursuing the Nordschleife permit, before expanding its racing operation in some of the most competitive GT4 and GT3 series in the last few years.
Martin and Jilkóvá tested the Aston Vantage GT4 before NLS 7 in 2022 at the Nürburgring and impressed the team who will now support both drivers in their 2023 campaign. Their first race as teammates was again at the Nürburgring, in a Porsche Cayman that laid the foundation for the future collaboration.
In 2023, Jilkóvá and Martin entered selected rounds of the GT Winter Series, getting behind the wheel of the ProSport Aston Martin Vantage GT4 they will be driving in the ADAC GT4 Germany.
At only their second weekend, Jilkóvá and Martin claimed a race victory and three podiums in GT Winter Series.
Célia Martin was an early fan of motorsport, but couldn't fully focus on her passion due to budget constraints. Fortunately, she managed to connect with fellow racing drivers and started to move her first steps around a racetrack.
In 2014, Célia drove at the Nürburgring for the first time and became the first French woman to compete at the track. In 2017, she left France to move to Germany – where she mostly drove in the NLS series, but has also made a full-time appearance in the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy and showed great progress in the Pro-Am category.
She made several NLS appearances with Girls Only bt WS Racing, as well as other teams, to collect more experience at the Green Hell. Entering her first full-time GT4 championship, she is certainly someone to watch.
ProSport announced an all-female driver pairing for the upcoming season in ADAC GT4 Germany at the wheel of the team's Aston Martin Vantage GT4, Czech driver Gabriela Jilkóvá and French racer Célia Martin will team up at the German squad, aiming to take on ADAC GT4 Germany. "I’m already looking forward to the first race in Oschersleben, Germany" - said Gabriela Jílková.
Jilkóvá started karting at the age of 5 and became a multiple winner in karting championships, as well as the first woman to ever win an International Championship in her home country Czech Republic in circuit racing.
She is also a known simracer and has specialized in the iRacing platform in the past few years: 'Gabi' has previously competed in the 24H Series, in the Renault Clio Cup Central Europe and Formula Renault NEC series. She was part of the 2019 all-female F3 championship W Series selections, and went on to win a race in the W Series Esports League in 2020.
She continued to attract worldwide attention with some spectacular performances in her latest seasons in ADAC GT4 Germany, GT4 European Series and GT Winter Series – where she won the overall title in 2021 – and will now continue her sports car journey with her new teammate.
2023 ADAC GT4 Germany Calendar
27.-29.10.: 6h Rom (Vallelunga) *
* no championship round