Land-Motorsport carried out this year’s young drivers test on behalf of the GTC Race with the aim of looking for a new candidate for the series’ young talent program. In the end, Jay Mo Härtling won out and received the series’ two-year scholarship programme.
“Working with young talent is a central aspect of our work. With the test we were able to give four promising talents the chance to show their potential. In the end there are many factors that are evaluated. We were pleased to use our knowledge to support the GTC Race in their selection process. Discovering and promoting talent is very important to us,” says team manager Christian Land.
Aboard two latest-generation Audi R8 LMS GT3s the young drivers demonstrated their skills. Not only did fast laps play an important role, but progress throughout the day was also equally crucial. To give the talents a starting point, Audi Sport customer racing driver Christopher Haase acted as a reference driver.
Jay Mo Härtling ultimately was selected and became the new GTC-supported driver. Next season, the 25-year-old will share the cockpit of a GT3 with Julian Hanses. After Härtling was part of the GT4 class in the series last season, he is now set to take the next step.
For Land-Motorsport, the young drivers test was another chapter in the team’s years of working with young talent. One of the most prominent examples that emerged from this is DTM champion Sheldon van der Linde. Seasoned factory drivers like Connor De Phillippi and Ricardo Feller also learned the ropes during their time at Land-Motorsport where they prepared themselves perfectly for bigger things.