On the hunt: The 2021 season will see a mamba-liveried Audi R8 LMS GT3 take on the ADAC GT Masters for the first time in the championship’s history. The Team MONTAPLAST by Land-Motorsport and their new partner MANN-FILTER provide some additional “bite” in Germany’s premiere super-sportscar series with the brand-new snake design. With Luca-Sandro “Luci” Trefz and Christoper Haase behind the wheel, the programme is the perfect combination of ambition and experience.
“With its mamba liveries, MANN-FILTER is an established name in the series,” says Wolfgang Land. “It’s a professional and sophisticated design and we are proud to have MANN-FILTER on board with our team. I am really looking forward to seeing the Audi in the new livery.” Taming this “snake” on the racetrack will require a tried-and-tested combination of experience and upcoming talent.
Trefz is the latest in the new generation of exciting GT drivers. The 19-year-old showed what he was capable of in 2019 after winning the Pro-Am title in the GT4 European Series. In 2020, he finished third in the drivers’ classification of ADAC GT4 Germany with two victories. Thanks to MANN-FILTER, Land-Motorsport and the ADAC Sport Foundation, Trefz now has the chance to drive more-powerful GT3 machinery. “I have been a fan of Land-Motorsport since I was 15,” Trefz explains. “I am so happy to be a part of this successful team and share this drive with such a strong teammate.”
Experienced Audi Sport driver Christopher Haase is the second driver in the car, marking Haase’s third season with the Niederdreisbach-based squad. The 33-year-old proved how valuable he is as a partner to young drivers in 2020, when he secured fifth in the drivers’ championship together with Max Hofer. “With experience and a little portion of ambition, we intend to build on this success and achieve more in 2021,” says Haase in a confident mood.
This completes the two-car entry for MONTAPLAST by Land-Motorsport in ADAC GT Masters. The championship comprises seven race weekends and begins in Oschersleben on 14 May.