GTWC Europe

Rutronik Racing announces its first driver line-up

GT World Challenge Europe
2 Feb. 2024 • 12:11
Rutronik Racing is ready for the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Endurance and Sprint Cups. The successful team will enter two vehicles in these series.

Rutronik Racing will attack the entire Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS in 2024. The series offers a highly competitive, very high level of sport, which is contested in both the Bronze and Pro categories. The team is relying on two vehicles with top line-ups in the top-class starting field.


In the #97 Porsche 911 GT3 R, Dustin Blattner and Dennis Marschall are aiming for podium finishes in the Sprint and Endurance Cup. Loek Hartog completes the team for the long-distance races. Zacharie Robichon joins the legendary 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps as the fourth driver.


Details about the driver line-up for the PRO vehicle will be announced at a later date.


Klaus Graf, team boss Rutronik Racing: “The entry of another Porsche 911 GT3R in the FGTWC series is a milestone in the development of Rutronik Racing. The Rutronik Racing Porsche around bronze driver Dustin Blattner will compete in both the Endurance Series and the Sprint Series. At this point I would like to thank everyone involved and partners for the trust they have shown in making it possible to realize this project.

With the return of Dennis Marschall to Rutronik Racing, we were able to gain an absolute top driver for the Endurance and Sprint program. With Loek Hartog's participation in the endurance races as a young, up-and-coming talent from the Porsche environment, I am convinced that we will have a say in the fight for victory in the bronze classification. In order to optimally prepare the team and drivers for the season, we will complete an intensive test program from the end of February.”


Dustin Blattner: “I’m really looking forward to my first season in GT3 racing and working with Rutronik Racing gives me an additional level of self-confidence. The team's strength and experience in the GT World Challenge is undeniable. Together with Dennis and Loek we have a strong line-up that reflects our high ambitions for the coming season.”


Dennis Marschall: “I’m looking forward to this new challenge, returning to the team I previously drove for and getting into a new car with a successful performance history. We have big goals and want to win our class in the GT World Challenge. With the right combination of a strong car, a proven team and our unwavering determination, we are ready for an exciting season.”


Loek Hartog: “I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with Dustin and Dennis on the Endurance Cup. The change from the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup to the GT3 R is an exciting step and we have high expectations. It’s a cool experience and I’m just looking forward to doing my best in the upcoming races on the track.”



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