What is the latest on the champions?

24. July 2014

He outdid his competitors in the 2013 ATS Formula 3 Cup and completed the general qualification for motorsports with honours. Marvin Kirchhöfer won the German Formula 3 series in a commanding manner and is regarded as one of the most promising young talents. However, the rows behind him also saw future professionals who made fantastic progress in the last year contesting 27 races at seven different racetracks in Germany and Belgium. Sebastian Balthasar, the Trophy champion, has also achieved success. The winners of the championship and runner-up titles succeeded in taking their careers to higher motorsports series.

Pole position, debut victory and fastest race lap: Marvin Kirchhöfer achieved a phenomenal triple success in the fourth round of the 2014 GP3 Series in the support programme of the Formula...

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Wonder boy Matteo Cairoli joins ADM Motorsport

The Italian ADM Motorsport team is off to a good start to the season with a test in Franciacorta, using the car configured for the 2013 season and Matteo Cairoli, the new talent of Renato Melchioretto’s team. The Italian wonder boy is only sixteen years old and has no experience in kart driving. So far, his CV shows only one race in the Formula Renault.

The one-day test was carried out on the Italian Franciacorta circuit. And Matteo showed a great performance just like during the test in November. At first, the ADM Motorsport team warmed up the car and checked that everything was ok. “The guys from the team did a great and fast job,” says Melchioretto, the team principal and technical director. Afterwards, ADM Motorsport started the actual test in order to set up the car, adjust the car to the driver and harmonise the driver and the team. The work proceeded well, and after lunch Matteo completed a lap in 1:05.00 with used tyres, even though there were a lot of cars on the track, due to the fact that other teams were also preparing for the new season.

Optimization completed
Using new tyres, Cairoli completed a lap in 1:03.99, a difference of 6 tenths of a second compared to the Italian F3 cup in May 2012, with higher temperature and better track conditions. At the end of the session, Cairoli was happy. “In the morning I was not able to really push because the new car is very different from the last one that I tested. However, after Renato had made some modifications it ran really well. If we had been able to make better use of the new tyres from my first lap, I could have driven real fast. The car ran perfectly but traffic slowed me down.”

Wonder boy on the right track
A very good start for 16-year old Matteo Cairoli from Como and the ADM Motorsport team. The next thing on the agenda is the collective test on the championship tracks, where we can surely expect great results.

ADM Motorsport plan to contest the season with a total of three drivers. Drivers still have a chance to sign up.

ATS Formula 3 Cup racing schedule:
26-28/04     Oschersleben (DEU), ADAC GT Masters
10-12/05     Spa-Francorchamps (BEL), ADAC GT Masters
17-19/05     Nürburgring / 4,585m (DEU), ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race
07-09/06     Sachsenring (DEU), ADAC GT Masters
14-16/06     Lausitzring / 3,487m (DEU), DTM
02-04/08     Nürburgring / 5,137m (DEU), ADAC GT Masters
30/08-01/09 Lausitzring / 4,535m (DEU), ADAC GT Masters
13-15/09     Oschersleben (DEU), DTM
27-29/09     Hockenheimring (DEU), ADAC GT Masters