Max Kruse Racing starts the motorsport season with ambition: On the one hand, the team from Duisburg wants to defend their title in the SP3T class of the Nürburgring Endurance Series. On the other hand, they will be chasing for points in the Cup 2 class for the first time with no less than two Porsche 992 GT3 Cup cars. To be successful in both classes, the driver pairings have to be convincing as well. Therefore, Max Kruse Racing is relying on both familiar and new drivers.
“We are really well prepared both in terms of the vehicles and the drivers,” Benny Leuchter is convinced. He is currently in Portimão, Portugal, where Max Kruse Racing is conducting tests in preparation for the upcoming season. “In the #10 Golf, we will rely on Matthias Wasel and Emir Aşari, who will be supported by Heiko Hammel for most of the races.” In one of the Porsche race cars, the team counts on the driver pairing of Nico Otto and Benjamin Leuchter. The second Porsche, which will not complete the full season, will be driven by JJ van Roon and Tom Coronel. The Porsche drivers will be joined by Andrew Engelmann who will also be competing in several races.
“We are really proud that we have been able to put together such great driver crews in the current situation. Many thanks to all the partners who support us so effectively,” Leuchter continues. He added that this was the only way to achieve the ambitious goals. “We are now using the time here in Portugal to prepare ourselves in the best possible way for the season opener by conducting intensive tests. As the Cup Porsche is new to us, it will be a learning year for us.” The first race on the Nordschleife is already scheduled for mid-March. “There is still a lot to do until then,” Leuchter knows. “But we are absolutely on schedule and are looking forward to an exciting year 2023!”