Lionspeed GP to compete in the GT Open Championship

Lionspeed GP moves on to new challenges.

Lionspeed GP moves on to new challenges. After multiple years and successes in the Nurburgring Endurance Championship and Nurburgring 24H, the German based squad enters its first full season in an international GT3 championship – the GT Open. With more than 30 cars entered in this championship, the series initiated by former driver Jesus Pereja, promises intense racing and competition, on some of Europe’s most significant tracks.

Lionspeed’s Porsche 911 GT3R will be entered in the Pro Category with the goal of competing for outright podiums and victories. It will be piloted by no one less than Porsche’s Factory driver and 2007 GT Open Champion, Richard Lietz. During his 12 year absence from the championship, Lietz was able to win the “Grandslam of Endurance Racing”, by winning the 24H of Lemans, 24H Nurburgring, 24H Daytona as well as the 24H Spa. He will be pairing up with Lionspeed’s principal driver and 24H Nurburgring ProAm Winner, Patrick Kolb.

Richard Lietz – “I am happy to be back in the championship where everything started for me! After several years of endurance racing, mainly in GTE, I am looking forward to competing in sprint racing with the GT3R. There are lots of new things to learn for me, but I want to have some fun and hopefully some success with Lionspeed and Patrick this year.”

Patrick Kolb – “The Nurburgring is our heritage and our home. However, after 5 consecutive years in the Green Hell it is time to embrace new challenges. The International GT Open is the next step for me and Lionspeed GP. It is a championship that with over thirty GT3 cars on some of Europe’s most prestigious tracks will provide intense competition. The livestream will allow not only our German fan base to follow the races, but also our North American and other global partners and fans.”