After the positive experience at Bathurst 24H and the announce of 2020 ELMS campaign with Dempsey-Proton Racing, Michele Beretta adds another important program for this year with Audi Sport Team Phoenix Racing in three rounds of Nürburgring Langstrecken-Serie – VLN, and also the legendary 24 Hours race.

The italian driver will attend the german championship on the iconic 22 kms of “Green Hell” driving a yellow Audi R8 LMS GT3, shared with Kim-Luis Schramm (GER) and Jules Gounon (FRA), while Tom Blomqvist (UK) will join the trio for the 24 Hours scheduled last weekend of April.

For Beretta this is an important program, like the European Le Mans Series, considering the high level of the car, the team and the brands involved in the championship.

We have been preparing the training for the Nurburgring 24H for a long time, attending three races of the VLN
last year and taking part in two races this year
– commented Beretta – A specific licence is needed to drive on this circuit, which is achieved attending a specific course with skilled instructors that reveal you the tricks of this circuit, managing to drive by yourself. Moreover, before being able to drive a GT3 car, it is necessary to cross the finishing line of two VLN races at least, with minimum laps required, at the wheel of lower categories GT cars. The main race is the 24 Hours of course, and the other races will be fundamental as training. Since we cannot do test days there, the only way to improve is to race in this series, that take place only on that circuit. Nürburgring Langstrecken-Serie – VLN is perfect for this and is extremely hard considering the great interest that german manufacturers turn to this series. Team’s workshop is in front of the track and it has being the Audi’s leading team for years at Nordschleife; this is a circuit that needs a very special tuning of the cars, considering the high speeds, the numerous up-and-downs and the changing weather conditions. The team is well organized and very professional and we began immediately a good relationship. I am very proud of this programme, which top off a 2020 season that will be very challenging. Since tomorrow we will have the first track tests at Paul Ricard for the Le Mans Series and very soon there will be the first tests with Audi.