NGK sponsored driver ready for ADAC GT4 Germany championship third round

First appearance at legendary track to follow podium-scoring weekend in Britcar Endurance championship

NGK sponsored driver ready for ADAC GT4 Germany championship third round

Charlie Martin, who is sponsored by NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, is looking forward to the third round of the ADAC GT4 Germany championship at Zandvoort this weekend.

Martin heads to the Netherlands full of confidence and aims to continue the strong start she enjoyed to the season at Oschersleben in May.

Making their debut in the series that weekend, Charlie and Team Driverse claimed an emphatic maiden class podium. Since then, the team have also claimed further fourth and fifth place finishes at the most recent round at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

Stepping back into the team’s BMW M4 GT4 this weekend, Charlie will race at the 2.646-mile Zandvoort circuit for the first time. Located just north of the coastal town of Zandvoort, the 14-turn track boasts a history that rivals the likes of Silverstone and Monza.

Home of the Dutch Grand Prix, the circuit is a rollercoaster of fast, sweeping and undulating corners coupled with an 18º banking and an elevation change of almost eight metres.

Charlie said: “I’m really looking forward to this weekend. Zandvoort is a track I’ve always wanted to race at – I feel I know it quite well from some good results in sim racing so I’m excited to have the chance to get on track for real.

“The team did a great job in Austria and we’re all looking ahead to some exciting racing this weekend.”

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd marketing manager Mark Hallam said: “Zandvoort is an iconic and difficult circuit but Charlie has proven in the past that she thrives on new challenges and I’m sure will take it in her stride.”

A busy weekend with two races will begin on Friday with the first track action in the form of two Free Practice sessions at 08:20 local time (07:20 BST) and 14:15 (13:15) respectively.

Saturday then sees Qualifying take place at 09:35 (08:35) followed by the first race of the weekend at 13:40 (12:40). Returning on Sunday, the second Qualifying session begins at 11:00 (10:00) with the second and final race closing the weekend at 14:40 (13:40).

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