Mercedes-AMG Team AlManar Racing 2023 will compete in the Endurance classification of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS with a top-class driver trio. In the colours of the recently established partnership between the racing team from Oman and the team around Adam Osieka, Maro Engel, Fabian Schiller and Loca Stolz will be competing in a Mercedes-AMG GT3 with start number #777.
“The driver trio is a dream combination that I have have dreamed of for a long time in this form,” says Osieka. “Maro, Fabian and Luca are not only an incredibly fast crew for our spearhead, but also a very harmonious trio. I am convinced that we will be able to fight for victories with the #777.”
“I’m happy that the GT World Challenge will be starting again soon,” says Engel. “For me, the focus this year is on the stability of competing again with GetSpeed and Mercedes-AMG. With Luca, too, I have already contested countless races and we will be reinforced by Fabian. That creates a top line-up with a super team behind us, so we can have a say in the championship.”
Schiller, who has celebrated success in various racing series with GetSpeed for years, is also looking forward to the new challenge: “I am very glad to contest a complete season with a pro car in the GT World Challenge again,” says the 25-year-old. “I’m looking forward to being part of a team with Maro and Luca and I am convinced that we will cause a stir. I’m ready.”
The GTWC Endurance Cup will kick off at Monza from 21-23 April. The series will then make stops at Paul Ricard (2-4 June), the Nürburgring (29-30 July) and Barcelona (29 September to 1 October). The season highlight will be the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa from 27 June to 2 July.