To Crown a new Master Germany’s finest head to Hockenheim

October 20, 2023

Written By Chris Hosie 

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The 2023 season is now reaching its conclusion. For the drivers of the GT Masters Championship, the final act is about to begin. 

The weekend of October 21st and 22nd will see the conclusion of the ADAC GT Masters championship for 2023. A season that has been full of thrills and spills and has seen the title go down to the wire. A total of five crews have a chance of claiming the title come the end of the weekend. The season finale will take place at the Hockenheimring, where the season began way back in June. The weekend will also feature the final rounds of the DTM Championship, GT4 Germany and Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. 

Elias Sappanen and Salman Owega lead the title standings going into the final round of the season for Landgraf Mercedes. Finn Gehrsitz and Sven Muller are second, just 20 points behind, with Jannes Fittje and Nico Menzel in third place a further three points behind. Both crews driving Porsche machinery. Fourth place sees a tie between the Lamborghini of Benjamin Hites and Marco Mapelli and the BMW of Ben Green and Eduardo Coseteng. Both crews tied on 127 points. Team Joos by RACEmotion lead the teams' standings with 152 points. Landgraf, Main Racing, Huber and Schubert rounding out the top five, all covered within 25 points of the Joos team. Grasser Racing round out the top six with just 114 points to their name, with an outside chance of moving up in the points should misfortune strike their rivals. Owega and Sappanen also lead the way in the Junior championship standings heading to the final round. 

In the GT4 Germany standings Hugo Hasse and Mike David Ortmann have claimed the drivers title with just one round left. However, the crews from second to 15th in the points are all covered by just 70 points. With two races still to go at the final round. In DTM, it is a two-way fight between Thomas Preining and Mirko Bortolotti. Ricardo Feller, Sheldon Van Der Linde, Rene Rast and Luca Stolz round out the top six In the standings in the Deutschland Tourenwagen Masters.  

The Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland championship will also conclude at Hockenheim with Dutchman Larry Ten Voorde holding a commanding lead in the standings. Bastian Buus and Harry King round out the top three and will be hoping to consolidate their positions. Ten Voorde having claimed the title at the last event at the Red Bull Ring. Loek Hartog and Morris Schuring round out the top five with Leon Kohler and Theo Oeverhaus rounding out the top seven. Oeverhaus leads the Rookie points with Vincent Andronaco and Harry Jones rounding out the top three. Ten Voorde also leads the way in the Pro championship division with Soren Spreng leading the Pro Am contingent. Team GP Elite lead the way in the Teams Standings with Allied Racing and Fach Auto Tech rounding out the top three in points.  

Each championship will see two races decide the each. Equally spread across both days of the event. Some titles have already been sealed. However, others are still open and other positional outlooks are still up for grabs. For the stars and cars of the ADAC GT Masters, DTM and other supporting series, the Hockenheim finale is still up for grabs. It’s now a question of who will be crowned the champion and master of their category? And who will be left to doff their hats and pledge their subservience? Catch all the action live on YouTube for all championships as well as TNT Sports for DTM and Viaplay for GT Masters. Action commenced this weekend on October 21st and 22nd. 


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