Timo Rumpfkeil: “The plan worked out.”

13. October 2014

Timo Rumpfkeil's Team Lotus has been contesting the ATS Formula 3 Cup since 2012 and won the championship and rookie titles as well as the team ranking last year. In 2014 the Oschersleben-based talent factory claimed these three titles again in a commanding manner. Behind Team Lotus is Team Motopark which was founded by Timo Rumpfkeil in 1998. He knows what he is talking about, since he used to be a successful race driver in several Formula and GT series himself. Many drivers started a successful career in the highest classes of motorsports, including Valtteri Bottas, Filipe Albuquerque, Renger van der Zande, Kevin Magnussen, Antonio Felix da Costa, or are on their way to achieve success like Marvin Kirchhöfer or Jimmy Eriksson. An interview with Timo Rumpfkeil, Team Principal of...

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Perfect surprise: support for DTM and ADAC Zurich 24h Race

The ATS Formula 3 Cup will be part of the support programme of two DTM events for the first time in its history and will also be held during the weekend of the ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race at the Nürburgring for the first time since 2009. The drivers will compete at the Grand Prix circuit in the Eifel 17-19 May.They will also get a taste of touring car action at the Lausitzring (14-16 June) and at Oschersleben (13-15 September). The Formula 3 Association took a major step toward bringing more attention to the ATS Formula 3 Cup with the 2013 racing calendar.

It is the most popular international touring car series. Formula 3 is an integral part of the support programme. However, when the Formula 3 European Championship will not play support to the DTM events at the Lausitzring in mid-June and at the etropolis Motorsportarena Oschersleben in mid-September, there will still be Formula 3 races during both DTM race weekend. Young, international talents of the ATS Formula 3 Cup promise exciting battles and overtaking manoeuvres.

In a sensational development, the ATS Formula 3 cup will also be part of the ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race at the Nürburgring at the weekend of 17-19 May. Boasting more than 200,000 spectators, it is the biggest race event in the world. “We are very excited about creating this opportunity for our drivers,” says Bertram Schäfer, first chairman of the Formula 3 Association. “DTM is a major goal for many of our drivers. And we can help them getting closer to their dream.”

ADAC, a competent partner
A good collaboration with the ADAC is still the core of the ATS Formula 3 Cup. On six of the nine race weekends, the ATS Formula 3 Cup will be part of the support programme of the ADAC GT Masters weekend. Collective tests are possible again on Thursdays, except for the Sachsenring. This provides a perfect opportunity for the teams to save costs and to adjust the car to the driver under race conditions.

ATS Formula 3 Cup racing schedule:
26-28/04 Oschersleben (DEU), ADAC GT Masters Weekend
10-12/05 Spa-Francorchamps (BEL), ADAC GT Masters Weekend
17-19/05 Nürburgring / 4,585m (DEU), ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race
07-09/06 Sachsenring (GER), ADAC GT Masters Weekend
14-16/06 Lausitzring / 3,487m (DEU), DTM*
19-21/07 Nürburgring / 5,137m (DEU) ADAC GT Masters Weekend**
30/08-01/09 Lausitzring / 4,535m (DEU) ADAC GT Masters Weekend
13-15/09 Oschersleben (DEU) DTM*
27-29/09 Hockenheimring (DEU) ADAC GT Masters Weekend

* contract currently in negotiations / ** subject to final confirmation
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