Rinaldi Racing from Mendig has established itself as one of the best German teams in GT and endurance racing in recent years. In 2023, Michele Rinaldi’s racing team won the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring as a support team for Frikadelli Racing and won the SP9 Pro-Am class in the same race as a technical partner of WTM by Rinaldi Racing. Race wins in the LMP3 class of the ELMS and the Prototype Cup Germany round off a successful racing year.
Now the team from the Vulkaneifel region is using the GEDLICH Racing Winter Series to also contest races over the winter. At the season opener in Estoril, the team will field a Ferrari 296 GT3 in the GT Winter Series and two LMP3 cars in the Prototype Winter Series.
The two long-standing Rinaldi Racing drivers Pierre Ehret and Christian Hook will compete for the team in the GT Winter Series. The two ambitious gentleman drivers have already competed in various racing series for Rinaldi Racing, including the 24h Le Mans and the GT World Challenge Europe.
In the Prototype Winter Series, the team from Rhineland-Palatinate is fielding one LMP3 car each from Duqueine and Ligier. The Duqueine D08 will be driven by last year’s DTM driver Sandro Holzem and his brother Juliano Holzem. The Holzem brothers already competed together in the ADAC GT4 Germany in 2022. Steve Parrow and 2013 ADAC GT Masters champion Daniel Keilwitz will alternate at the wheel of the Ligier JSP320. Parrow and Keilwitz have been contesting LMP3 races together since 2020.