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Grasser Retains Schmid to Lead Two-Car Lineup

Austrian driver returns to DTM for second year with Grasser Racing Team…

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Clemens Schmid has re-signed with Grasser Racing Team for his second season in DTM, leading a two-car Lamborghini lineup for the Austrian operation.

Schmid made his series debut with the Gottfried Grasser-led stable last season, finishing in the points twice and recording a best race finish of sixth place.

The Austrian will be piloting the No. 63 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2, one of a pair of new-for-2023 cars that GRT will enter in the GT3-based sprint series this season.

“I am delighted to be competing for GRT in the DTM again this season,” Schmid said.

“Together with my partners we have set the right course in the past months and are looking full of optimism at the upcoming challenge.

“We made very good progress last year and worked intensively over the winter to transfer our findings to the new car.

“With the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO2, we have a strong package and I am confident that we will continue where we left off in 2022.”

Grasser exclusively focused on DTM last year, fielding a four-car effort spearheaded by factory driver Mirko Bortolotti.

For its sophomore season, the team has slimmed down its program to two cars, dovetailing it with a return to Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Endurance Cup.

The team will confirm the driver for the sister No. 19 car at a later date.

“The winter was exceptionally long this time and we are very pleased to announce the next part of our program with our first driver for the DTM,” said Grasser.

“It has always been our goal to be on the grid in the DTM this year as well.

“We are very proud and grateful to be entering our tenth season together with a fantastic partner such as Lamborghini Squadra Corse.

“It was also our wish when planning for 2023 to have Clemens in one of our cars again.

“He finished his debut season on a high and together we will give everything to build on that.

“Since we started working together in 2020, we have built a great relationship, which provides stability and trust in the team.

“Combined with our experience from the previous year, we have a solid starting point for the 2023 season, which will also benefit our second driver.

“With ADAC as the organizer, there are a few changes coming our way. We’re looking forward to it and are confident that our experience in the ADAC GT Masters will prove useful in this respect.”

Davey Euwema is Sportscar365's European Editor. Based in The Netherlands, Euwema covers the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, among other series.

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