When it comes to motor racing, Phoenix Racing relies on RAVENOL. Last weekend, the successful motor-racing team based in Meuspath and RAVENOL jointly started into the new, the 10th GT Masters season.
In 2016, the ADAC GT Masters grid features vehicles such as the Audi R8 LMS, BMW M6 GT3, Corvette C7 GT3, Lamborghini Huracán GT3, Mercedes-AMG GT3, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, Bentley Continental GT3 and Porsche 911 GT3 R.
Phoenix Racing contests the seven race meetings of the 2016 season with the second generation of the Audi R8 LMS. The successful motor racing team already was on the grid of the ‘League of the Super Cars’ in 2009 and 2011 and so, it is their third full ADAC GT Masters season. To date, they secured five race wins.
Phoenix drivers in the Audi R8 LMS
Markus Pommer (25) from Heilbronn, Germany – former F3 driver and
Markus Winkelhock (35) from Stuttgart – former F1 and DTM driver
The supercar Audi R8 LMS was equipped by the Audi AG/ Quattro GmbH with a 5.2-litre V8 engine that also is used as production engine. With its enormous horsepower output of 585 bhp and a torque of more than 550 Nm the GT3 engine virtually brims with power. The engine management is executed by the Bosch Motorsport Motronic MS6.4. Meanwhile, the racing oil RAVENOL RSS SAE 10W-60 that is adapted to high-performance motor racing makes for the perfect lubrication of the engine that features four valves per cylinder. A sequential, pneumatically operated six-speed racing gearbox with gear-shift paddles at the steering wheel is responsible for the power transmission. And the fully synthetic PAO based low-friction motor-racing gearbox oil RAVENOL Racing Gearoil makes for a high-pressure resistant lubrication at any time. Furthermore, RAVENOIL also is involved when it comes to braking. To guarantee optimum brake performance, the hydraulic dual-circuit brake system is filled with fresh RAVENOL Racing Brake Fluid R325+ prior every race weekend. A high-performance brake fluid that delivers in particularly fine style when the brakes are extremely hot or races are held in tropical conditions.
In the season kick-off at Oschersleben, Phoenix Racing finished sixth in the first race and seventh in the second. The season will be continued in late April with the second ADAC GT Masters weekend, at the Sachsenring, where Phoenix Racing hopes to be able to battle it out at the very front of the field.
As of late, RAVENOL also is official lubricant partner of the ADAC GT Masters. All the team competing in the series can use lubricants such as engine and gearbox-oils, coolants, motor-racing brake fluids and other products provided by the Werther, Germany based lubricant manufacturer. In addition, the RAVENOL logos will decorate – inter alia – the interview walls as well as the official ADAC GT Masters printed matters.