The Land-Motorsport team traditionally combines passion for motorsport. The owner-managed company of Wolfgang Land realizes all assignments with experience and competence in the most diverse racing series – both for sprint and long-distance races. Team manager Wolfgang Land, was himself a successful pilot in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and won the championship 1993 and 1997. Not until ten years later was Uwe Alzen (2007) able to follow this double success, followed by René Rast (2013) and Philipp Eng (2015). Until the end of the 2017 season, Wolfgang Land remains the champion in the statistics with the “Most race victories” in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany.
For many years, Land-Motorsport exclusively raced with Porsche. The Westerwälder team was on the starting lists of the Porsche brand cups in Germany and the Netherlands as well as at the endurance classics VLN, 24h at the Nuerburgring, in Spa and Dubai. In 2009 the team celebrated a legendary overall victory with a Porsche Cup vehicle at the 24h Dubai.
In 2012 the first AMG SLS races were added and in 2016 the team celebrated its most successful year in team history with two Audi R8 LMS.
At the season opener, the Land-Motorsport fans followed the Audi R8 LMS debut at the 24-hour race in Dubai. The following season saw 14 ADAC GT Masters races, seven of ten Nordschleife races of the VLN and the legendary 24-hour race at the Nürburgring.
After 19 overall victories at the legendary Nürburgring in Vita, another milestone in the team history was set in 2016 with the 20th overall victory in the VLN.
The debut year in the ADAC GT Masters was one of the most exciting challenges of the 2016 season. After 14 races the team won three out of four championships:
- Driver classification – Connor De Phillippi & Christopher Mies
- Junior classification – Connor De Phillippi
- Team ranking – Montaplast by Land-Motorsport
2017, the MONTAPLAST by Land-Motorsport team competes for the first time in selected IMSA races in the USA.
The team celebrates its premiere at the 24h Rolex at Daytona. The Montaplast Audi R8 LMS, called ‘Peggy Sue’, finishes with just 0.293 seconds behind the winner, managed immediately to jump onto the podium at the premiere. The team establishes itself with this second place in the GTD class in the US American racing series.
A 4th place at the 12 hour race in Sebring was followed by the deserved victory of the GTD class at the ‘Petit Le Mans’ in Road Atlanta.
In Germany, the team also continues in 2017 to compete in the ADAC GT Masters, the VLN Long Distance Championship and the ADAC Zurich 24h Race. And here, too, special new challenges will be awaiting the team from Niederdreisbach.
Under the application ‘Audi Sport Team Land’ the crew will compete for the first time in the green hell. With two works-supported Audi R8 LMS the team participates in two Nordschleife races, the Qualirennen and the ADAC Zurich 24h race.
After exhausting 24h hours this headline brings tears to our eyes:
Audi Sport Team Land wins the 45th ADAC 24h race at the Nürburgring
First overall victory in the legendary 24-hour race for Land Motorsport. In the 45th edition of the endurance classic, Audi Sport Team Land writes a new chapter for the Eifel thriller with a happy ending.
Connor De Phillippi/Christopher Mies/Markus Winkelhock and Kelvin van der Linde lose the lead in the Audi R8 LMS with start number 29 90 minutes before the end and regain their top position on the final lap. The sister car with start number 28 (De Phillippi/Mies/Kaffer/Haase) has to finish the race prematurely in the pits.
Team chief Wolfgang Land comments on the overwhelming success: “We led the field for 22 hours, lost the lead after a problem so close to the end and finally won the race. The team and the drivers did a great job and in the end were deservedly rewarded for their efforts. We’ll enjoy the success.”
2018, the team would like to build on its successes in 2016 and 2017. Besides the almost traditional participation of two Montaplast Audi R8 LMS in the ADAC GT Masters, the races of the North American Endurance Cup as well as the title defence in the legendary ADAC Zurich 24h Race are on the agenda.
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Team history at a glance
|2018||IMSA ‚North American Endurance Cup’,|
ADAC GT Masters, VLN, 24h-Rennen Nuerburgring,
|2017||IMSA Weather Tech 24h – Daytona 2nd (Klasse GTD),|
12h – Sebring 4th (Klasse GTD),
10h – Petit Le Mans Class winner GTDIntercontinental GT Challenge Laguna Seca 2nd
24h Nuerburgring overall winner, VLN two victories
ADAC GT Masters – 3rd Driver Championship (Christopher Mies / Connor De Phillippi) 2nd Junior Championship, 2nd Team Championship)
|2016||Champion ADAC GT Masters, 24h Dubai, 24h Nuerburgring, VLN|
|2015||Porsche Carrera Cup P4, GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux|
|2014||Porsche Carrera Cup, GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux|
|2013||Porsche Carrera Cup P7|
|2012||Porsche Carrera Cup P6|
|2011||Porsche Carrera Cup, 24H Dubai|
|2009||24H Dubai – overall winner|
|2008||Porsche Carrera Cup, VLN – 5 victories|
|2007||Porsche Carrera Cup, VLN – 5 victories|
|2006||Porsche Carrera Cup, VLN – 5 victories, 24H Nbr 3rd|
|2005||Porsche Carrera Cup, VLN – 4 victories|
|2004||Porsche Carrera Cup|
|2003||Porsche Carrera Cup, 24h Spa|
|2002||Porsche Carrera Cup|
|2001||Porsche Carrera Cup, 24h Spa|
|2000||Porsche Carrera Cup|
|1999||Porsche Carrera Cup|
|1998||Porsche Carrera Cup|
|1997||Porsche Carrera Cup-Champion- W. Land, Formel ADAC|
|1996||Porsche Carrera Cup 3rd – W. Land, Formel Junior|
|1995||Porsche Carrera Cup 3rd – W. Land|
|1994||Porsche Carrera Cup 3rd – W. Land|
|1993||Porsche Carrera Cup-Champion – W. Land|