PROsport Racing returns to GT4 European Series with double Aston Martin programme

PROsport Racing returns to GT4 European Series with double Aston Martin programme

Leading the charge will be GT4 Germany graduates Hugo Sasse (17) and Mike David Ortmann (22), who graduate to the GT4 European Series for the first time. Having scored three victories across the six GT4 Germany races they contested last year, the duo should be one to watch in the Silver Cup this season.

Sasse said: “We are keeping the package from 2021. Mike and I fit together very well, the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 is one of the strong cars in the field and with PROsport we have a very experienced team behind us. I'm looking forward to it.”

Ortmann said: “We have a really good package with the team. It worked almost perfectly last year and we want to build on that and definitely be fighting for the championship.”

Long-time PROsport driver Rodrigue Gillion from Belgium will share the second PROsport Vantage GT4 with Nico Verdonck in the Pro-Am class. Gillion is a regular in the European 24H Series, scoring a string of GT4 class victories across the last few seasons.

Gillion’s mentor and compatriot Verdonck is another PROsport regular and has been a serial winner in the 24H Series over recent years. He also finished third in last year’s DTM Trophy contest for GT4 cars.

Verdonck said: “Our goal in the 2022 GT4 European Series season is for Rodrigue to get used to the highest form of GT4 sprint racing. This is completely new territory for him as he has only competed in endurance races before.”

PROsport team boss Chris Esser said: “We are well positioned with Hugo and Mike in the Silver Cup, but I am also very optimistic about Rodrigue and Nico in the Pro-Am class.

“I'm very excited and curious to see how Rodrigue fares in this challenging series. Nico has trained his ‘student driver’ over the years from a gentleman driver to a real racer. For Rodrigue this is the first season in a sprint competition after several successful endurance years.”