January 21, 2022
ADAC GT MASTERS 2022
CALLAWAY COMPETITION SAYS GOODBYE TO THE ADAC GT MASTERS – FOR NOW
The longest-serving and most successful racing team in the “Super Sports Car League” is taking a break and, after 16 years, temporarily withdrawing from Motorsport. The Corvette racing team from Leingarten Germany will not participate in the ADAC GT Masters series in 2022.
After 16 years, it’s time for a break! Callaway Competition is withdrawing from motorsports for now and will not be competing in the ADAC GT Masters racing series in 2022. Instead, Callaway Competition will once again focus more on improving the performance enhancement and refinement of Corvette road cars.
Together with their long-standing partner, Berlin’s Kramm car dealership, they now plan to concentrate on the new Corvette C8. Callaway Competition will rely on their racing experience for their new efforts, including body components for a track-day car.
The Callaway Competition team has participated in every event of the ADAC GT Masters series since 2007, with the exception of two races. During this time, Callaway Competition quickly became a crowd favorite with their privately developed and constructed Corvettes.
Callaway Competition was able to win 35 races in over 200 ADAC GT Masters races, starting from pole position 27 times. In addition to two Driver and Team Championships, the team won the Trophy Classification twice and the Junior Classification once in the series.
2017 was Callaway Competition’s most successful year. With the French driver, Jules Gounon, the team won all the titles that could be won.
“We sat down together after the season and closely analyzed the last two years. It was with a heavy heart that we came to the decision that we would withdraw from the GT Masters series for the time being. Motorsport, and especially the ADAC GT Masters, was our home for a long time. But now we want and need to conserve our resources again and concentrate on road cars. Of course, we’ll continue to keep an eye on the racing scene and how it develops. Plus, we’re currently in talks with General Motors USA and we’re planning a return to the German GT Championship with the new Corvette C8 GT3 in 2024.” – Ernst Wöhr