De Silvestro lands Porsche ADAC GT Masters drive
By Tom Howard
Sunday 8th December, 2019 - 10:47am
Simona De Silvestro will contest the 2020 ADAC GT Masters alongside her Formula E commitments, Porsche has confirmed.
The former Supercars full-timer has returned to Europe after a three year stint with Kelly Racing in Australia, having been signed up by Porsche to become one of its factory drivers.
During the German marque’s Night of Champions it has been announced that De Silvestro will pilot a factory backed Team 75 Bernhard Porsche 911 GT3 R entry in GT Masters, alongside former Porsche Junior driver Klaus Bachler.
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However, a provisional seven round GT Masters 2020 calendar reveals a clash, with the series’ penultimate round currently slated on the weekend of Supercars’ opening enduro at The Bend Motorsport Park from September 18-20.
De Silvestro could theoretically compete in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 (October 8-11) and Vodafone Gold Coast 600 (October 30-November 1) events.
The GT Masters season begins at Germany’s Oschersleben circuit from April 24-26.