Team News

28/04/2010 Team Rosberg completes 2010 season planning with high-calibre European Championship programme

Team Rosberg has completed its programme and squad for the 2010 motorsport season. The team from Neustadt/Weinstraße fields two Audi A4 DTM in the DTM, two Audi R8 LMS in the ADAC GT Masters and competes again with two Audi R8 LMS in the FIA GT3 European Championship. This series comprised of six individual events held throughout Europe represents the highest quality GT3 title.
"We face the challenge for the second successive year,” explains team boss Arno Zensen before the first round of the FIA GT3 Championship on 1/2 May at Silverstone. "In our debut season last year we fought for the title up until the final round. In the end we shared second place with another team. This year our aim is to fight among the leaders again and ideally be in with a fighting chance at the end. Therefore, we have signed four competent drivers.”
The Germans Kenneth Heyer from Wegberg and Johannes Seidlitz from Wassertrüdingen share the cockpit of the number 3 Audi R8 LMS. Michael Ammermüller from Pocking in Germany and Brazilian Paulo Bonifacio race in the number 4 car. The three German drivers race for Team Rosberg for the first time this year, and also contest the German ADAC GT Masters in parallel. Paulo Bonifacio from São Paulo collected experience in the German and Europeans series at the wheel of a Rosberg Audi R8 LMS last year already.
The companies Interwetten and e-WOLF were gained as partners for the FIA GT3 programme. The FIA GT3 European Championship is comprised of twelve races in six European countries. The pan-European TV channel Motors TV broadcasts every race. On 1 May German television viewers can follow the action directly on screen from 15:00, and on 2 May from 12:45 hours.
Short profiles
#3 Kenneth Heyer: born 22 November 1979 in Mönchengladbach (D), domicile: Wegberg (D). Career: 2000–2003 karting, 2004–2006 Seat Leon Supercopa, 2007–2008 ADAC GT Masters and FIA GT, 2009 FIA GT
#3 Johannes Seidlitz: born 13 June 1990 in Dinkelsbühl (D), domicile: Wassertrüdingen (D). Career: 2001–2006 karting, 2007 Formula BMW, 2008 British Formula Renault BARC, 2009 DTM
#4 Michael Ammermüller: born 14 February 1986 in Passau (D), domicile: Pocking (D). Career: 2000–2003 karting; 2004–2005 Formula Renault; 2006–2007 GP2; Formula 1 test driver; 2007–2008 A1GP; 2008 International Formula Master
#4 Paulo Bonifacio: born 24 March 1965 in São Paulo (BR), domicile: São Paulo (BR). Career: 2003–2005 Endurance series Brazil, 2003–2006 Stock Cars Light Brazil, 2006 FIA GT3 European Championship, 2007–2008 GT3 Championship Brazil, 2009 FIA GT3 European Championship, ADAC GT Masters