Schubert Motorsport

Schubert Motorsport is a private motorsport team founded and owned by team principal Torsten Schubert (himself a European Autocross champion), and headquartered in Oschersleben, Germany (near the Motorsport Arena). The team operated as a BMW privateer since its inception in 1999 (except in 2018), with plenty of success,[1] and has specialised in endurance racing since 2004. Although it is closely related to contract BMW associate Schubert Motors GmbH, also owned by Torsten Schubert, they are separate entities.

Schubert Motorsport
Founded1999
Team principal(s)Torsten Schubert
Current seriesADAC GT Masters
VLN
Former seriesDeutsche Tourenwagen Challenge
ADAC Procar Series
Toyo Tires 24H Series
FIA GT3 European Championship
Blancpain Sprint Series
Blancpain Endurance Series
Current drivers Christopher Dreyspring
Giorgio Maggi
Philipp Frommenwiler
Esteban Guerrieri
Teams'
Championships
2001 DTC
2003 DTC
2004 DPM
2015 ADAC GT Masters
Drivers'
Championships
2001 DTC
2003 DTC
2004 DPM
2004 ADAC Procar Series
2005 VLN
2008 Toyo Tires 24H Series

For much of its earlier years, Schubert focused on touring car racing and won a remarkable number of championships and wins, including a remarkable 5th-place result and class win at the 2006 Nürburgring 24 Hours. Only beginning in 2007 did Schubert Motorsport initiate regular competition in GT for BMW.

In 2012, after five years of GT racing, the manufacturer established Schubert as a works-assisted customer team of BMW,[2] which allowed the team to receive benefits and advantages from the cooperation. Incidentally, the team ceased operating with touring cars at this time to focus their efforts on the GT field.

Separately, the team used slightly different names during its time. Beginning with the name of the sister company (Schubert Motors) and then the 'Schubert Motorsport' name, the team is well known for racing under the Need for Speed banner as Need for Speed by Schubert Motorsport (alternatively: Need for Speed Team Schubert) in 2010-2011. It carried the 'PIXUM' namesake for the 2012-2014 season (as well as 'Saudi Falcons' and 'SX' on separate occasions of the Dubai 24 Hour) and 'BMW Sports Trophy' for 2014-2015, but went back to its roots in the 2016 season when they competed again as 'Schubert Motorsport'.

In 2018, Schubert Motorsport briefly operated as a Honda customer team, having made the switch from BMW and entering a pair of Honda NSX GT3s in the ADAC GT Masters (despite this, Schubert Motors GmbH continues the close relationship with BMW, but it is a separate entity). Nonetheless, Schubert returned to racing with BMW in the following year.

Milestones

1999

  • Debut in circuit racing.
  • DTC (1 win)

2000

  • Contested entire DTC season.

2001

  • 1st place DTC Drivers and Team classification (Markus Gedlich, BMW 320i)

2002

2003

2004

  • 1st place DPM (DTC) Drivers and Team classification (Claudia Hürtgen, BMW 320i)
  • 1st place ADAC Procar Series Drivers and Team classification (Hürtgen, BMW 320i)

2005

2006

2007

  • 1st place Mini Challenge Deutschland (Joakim Mangs, Mini Cooper)
  • 1st place VLN Junior Trophy (Stian Sørlie, BMW 120d)
  • 1st place VLN Stahlwille Cup (Claudia Hürtgen, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Johannes Stuck, BMW Z4)

2008

2009

  • 1st place 12h race Hungary (Stian Sørlie, Jörg Viebahn, Michael Outzen, BMW Z4)
  • 2nd place 24h race Dubai (Abdulaziz Al Faisal, Khaled Al Faisal, Marko Hartung, Claudia Hürtgen, BMW Z4)

2010

  • FIA GT3 European Championship (3 wins)
  • 3rd place FIA GT3 European Championship Team classification
  • 3rd place 24h race Dubai (Abdulaziz Al Faisal, Khaled Al Faisal, Marko Hartung, Claudia Hürtgen, BMW Z4 GT3)
  • 4th place 24h race Nürburgring (Hartung, Edward Sandström, Patrick Söderlund, Martin Öhlin, BMW Z4 GT3)

2011

2012

  • ADAC GT Masters (1 win)
  • 4th place 24h race Dubai (Faisal Binladen, Edward Sandström, Jörg Müller, Claudia Hürtgen, Abdulaziz Al Faisal, BMW Z4 GT3)
  • VLN (1 win)
  • Pole position in the 24h race Nürburgring (Uwe Alzen, BMW Z4 GT3)
  • 7th and 8th place 24h race Nürburgring

2013

  • ADAC GT Masters (3 wins)
  • 3rd place ADAC GT Masters Team classification
  • VLN (1 win)
  • 6th place 24h race Nürburgring

2014

2015

  • ADAC GT Masters (1 win)
  • 2nd place ADAC GT Masters Driver classification (Dominik Baumann, BMW Z4 GT3)
  • 3rd place ADAC GT Masters Driver classification (Jens Klingmann, BMW Z4 GT3)
  • 1st place ADAC GT Masters Team classification
  • 6th place 24h race Nürburgring

2016

  • VLN (1 win)
  • First win for the BMW M6 GT3
  • ADAC GT Masters

2017

Results

ADAC GT Masters

References

  1. "Racehistory: Schubert Motorsport". Schubert Motorsport. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  2. "About Us: Schubert Motorsport". Schubert Motorsport. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
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