Swiss driver Simona de Silvestro confirmed her 2021 ADAC GT Masters entry with Precote Herberth Motorsport. Klaus Bachler will be her teammate again, as the pair switch to a new team.
The Porsche factory driver made headlines earlier this year when she was announced as part of the female-led Paretta Autosport team for the next edition of the Indianapolis 500, a race that will again see De Silvestro on the grid six years after her last entry.
Competing in her first season in the premier GT3 championship in Germany last year, Simona De Silvestro annouced that she will be back for a second year in the ADAC GT Masters. Alongside her it will be again Austrian driver Klaus Bachler, who will alternate at the wheel of the Porsche 911 GT3 R for Precote Herberth Motorsport.
Simona and Klaus have been teammates in 2020 at Küs Team75 Bernhard and have both moved to the third-placed team in last year's drivers and teams championships: “I am looking forward to my new role at Precote Herberth Motorsport,” said Bachler. “I already know the team from an outing at the Lausitzring in the 2020 ADAC GT Masters, and from starts in other racing series. Simona and I were frequently fast last year, but often lacked that little bit of luck you need. Our goal is to consistently get good results. That is important if you want to be among the front-runners in the championship.”
Precote Herberth Motorsport entered the ADAC GT Masters in 2009 and is one of the longest-serving and most successful teams in the series with 7 victories, 8 pole positions and a title in the driver championship with Robert Renauer and Mathieu Jaminet in 2018.
Simona will be busy as a full time driver in ADAC GT Masters, a one-off entry at the Indy 500 (read more here: Simona De Silvestro will enter the Indy500 with Paretta Autosport) and a test and reserve driver for Posche in Formula E.
The ADAC GT Masters will start on 14th to 16th May in Oschersleben/Germany.
2021 ADAC GT Masters calendar
14/16 May - Oschersleben, Germany
10/12 June - Red Bull Ring, Austria
8/10 July - Zandvoort, Netherlands
5/7 August - Nürburgring, Germany
9/11 September - Lausitzring, Germany
30 September/2 October - Sachsenring, Germany
21/23 October - Hockenheim, Germany