Clemens Schmid returns to ADAC GT Masters in 2020 with GRT Grasser Racing Team

  • Clemens Schmid will share the #19 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO with Niels Lagrange
  • Knittelfeld-based outfit has an Austrian driver in its line-up for the first time since 2016
  • New recruit to GRT Grasser Racing Team last contested the Super Sports Car League in 2018
Gottfried Grasser (l.) und Clemens Schmid, Urheber: GRT Grasser Racing Team
Gottfried Grasser (l.) und Clemens Schmid, Urheber: GRT Grasser Racing Team

Clemens Schmid has become the first Austrian to compete for the GRT Grasser Racing Team in the ADAC
GT Masters since the 2016 season. On his comeback in the Super Sports Car League, the 29-year-old
from Steinach am Brenner will be sharing the cockpit of the number 19 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO
with Niels Lagrange. Schmid first entered the ADAC GT Masters in 2010. He also contested races in the
2015 and 2018 seasons, making two podium appearances in this highly competitive GT3 series.

Schmid, who names Jochen Rindt as his great role model, first ventured into motorsport at the tender
age of nine. After graduating from the karting circuit, his main area of focus was sprint and endurance
racing in sports cars. Schmid has a wide range of experience in different makes of car and competitions,
including the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East in which he twice won the title.

Clemens Schmid: “I am very happy to be joining one of the most successful GT teams of the last few
years and am impatient for the start of the season. During the winter, I was looking for the best option
for this year and decided to get in touch with Gottfried Grasser. We quickly came to an agreement. The
switch from the Audi, which I drove most recently, to the Lamborghini shouldn’t be difficult. The cars
are similar in terms of chassis and engine. Gottfried was also of the opinion that I would soon feel at
home.”

Schmid’s co-driver Lagrange is a former winner of the 24 Hours of Zolder and most recently competed in
the Lamborghini Super Trofeo. The 28-year-old Belgian will be making his ADAC GT Masters debut in
2020. The season opener will be hosted by Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on the weekend of 24th –
26th April. The second stop on the itinerary is Autodrom Most in the Czech Republic. The ADAC GT
Masters will then visit the Red Bull Ring, not far from the home of GRT Grasser Racing Team. After a
summer break, the series resumes at the Nürburgring. Next comes Circuit Zandvoort which has
undergone an extensive upgrade to bring it up to Formula 1 standard. The final two fixtures of the 2020
season will be hosted by the Hockenheimring and the Sachsenring. Free-to-air TV channel SPORT1 will
once again be showing all of the ADAC GT Masters races live and in full length.