Despite the continued uncertainty due to COVID, enquiries have been flooding in from drivers and teams all very enthusiastic about taking part in the inaugural Group C Super Cup at Hockenheim, with over 10 entries confirmed so far.
This will now be the first Group C race of the 2021 season, so more confirmations are expected.
For many it will be the first opportunity to race since 2019 and for some, bringing out cars that have not been seen on track for some years. Being able to, at last, race their cars at this iconic driver’s circuit has been a consistent comment from drivers and preparers alike.
In addition to the more regular Group C teams, there will be a meeting of old friends who raced these cars back in 1985. The trio of Frank Jelinski, Stanley Dickens and John Graham raced in the 1985 Le Mans 24hrs with Frank & John driving the C2 Labatt Gebhardt JC853 and Stanley the C2 Strandell 85.
Frank had been a regular driver of the Gebhardt cars since 1984 and for the 1985 1000kms Spa they all three shared the #74 Team Labatt Gebhardt JC853, coming in 12th overall.
Frank & Stanley continued to race the Gebhardt cars throughout 1985-1987 as well as sharing the Joest Porsche 962C in the 1987 & 1988 Le Mans 24 hr coming in 3rd overall in the 1988 event and Stanley wins in 1989 driving the factory Mercedes Sauber, together with Jochen Mass. Another win for Frank was Daytona 24 hours in 1991 partnered by Bob Wollek, Hurley Haywood, John Winter and Henry Pescarolo in a Joest IMSA 962 Porsche.
There will be no doubt that these experienced drivers will get the best out of their machines on the day.
The trio will be reunited with their period Gebhardt cars for the first time since 1987 so it will be a meeting of old friends in so many ways.
We are also pleased to announce the further seven supporting partners and sponsors for the KW Group C Super Cup Premium Sponsors: Reyher Mounting Technology, Gebhardt Intralogistics Group and Next Intralogistics Business Partners: MOMO, AH Logistics, Benz24, Jako Sportswear & Guinand Watches Media Partners: Commpanions, EuroTuner & Pitwalk
We are grateful for their expertise and support of the event.
Group C Thunder returns!
KW automotive GmbH - Founded in 1995, with 3 employees, KW automotive GmbH is the epitome for premium products in car tuning and automobile refinement, offering its customers the largest suspension programme world-wide. Based in Fichtenberg, Baden-Württemberg it now has 200 employees & operates from their extensive manufacturing and development test centre facility.
One of only 15 globally, their state-of-the art hydraulic drive dynamics test stand can simulate different race track conditions and are used by race teams for their research and development. For the teams this saves both costs and time, as all vehicle-relevant race track characteristics can be simulated with this test stand without exposing the car to unnecessary wear. This technology offers KW unprecedented test opportunities for applications in the automobile industry and in motor sports.
REYHER - Founded in 1887, F. REYHER Nchfg. GmbH & Co. KG was originally a trader of ironware, ships items and tools located directly in the Port of Hamburg. This family-run company with a product range of over 130,000 lines in stock, now specialises in reliable c-part supplies, fasteners and fixing technology. With an annual turnover of 320 million euro it is one of Europe’s the leading trading companies, supplying over 11,000 customers worldwide from it’s Hamburg facility.
GEBHARDT Intralogistics Group - Founded in 1952 as a small metalworking shop, today GEBHARDT Intralogistics Group with its 500 employees is one of the leading companies for material handling and is your partner for conveyor technology made to fit your needs. They plan and develop customized solutions for customer projects. At GEBHARDT, everything comes from a single source. For almost 70 years, GEBHARDT has set the internal logistics of companies all over the world in trade, industry and distribution successfully in motion.
Next Intralogistics GmbH - Founded in Sinsheim 2017, next intralogistics GmbH specialises in the sale of flexible, scalable conveyor systems that are ready for Industry 4.0.With a web-based 3D planning tool, customers can put together individual conveyor systems for intralogistics & using the calculation tool a price can be immediately quoted. Customers can access Next’s team of experts at any time to check the configuration, improve it or optimise it.
MOMO - From the iconic MOMO steering wheel & rims every motorsport fan is aware of the MOMO brand and livery. MOMO now offer a range of steering wheels, rims, race seats & race wear all can be purchased online and shipped worldwide.
AH Logistics - Based in Willsbach, AH Logistics Worldwide e.K provide a high quality service offer in the transport & logistics sector. This ranges from air cargo transportation, sea freight and transportation of dangerous goods to charter flights and courier trips. Offering tailored solutions, they can assist clients with professional advice from customs clearance to worldwide delivery. Specialists in automotive/Race car transportation and dangerous goods.
BENZ24 - With over 110,000 products and online shops in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France, BENZ24 is one of the leading online retailers in the building materials sector. In addition to the unbeatable prices of the Wellker own brand, BENZ24 offers its customers free e-books and advice on current topics such as ecology, sustainability and healthy living. Since 2019, BENZ24 has been creating awareness for healthy building and living in the industry and among customers with the label Wohngesund.
Jako – From early beginnings in a garage in 1989 to an automated HQ in Hollenbach their roots lie in team sports. With a 100 million euro turnover, Jako is one of Europe’s leading supplier of team sportswear with teams all over the world play in their products, from the Kreisliga to the Champions League. They deliver more than 400 articles in 30,000 variants to customers in more than 50 countries.
Guinand Watches -Founded 150 years ago in Les Brennets, Switzerland, Guinand has been continuously producing exceptionally high quality timepieces. Best known for their range Classic Pilot watches and Pilot chronometers designed by Helmut Sinn. Now owned by Matthias Klueh who continues the precise manufacture of chronographs with high-quality handcraftsmanship in the 150-year-old tradition of the Guinand family’s company, at the headquarters in Frankfurt am Main.
The Bosch Hockenheim Historic - The Jim Clark Revival is an established motorsport event for vintage and young timers that draws large visitor numbers from Germany and throughout Europe to the traditional racing track in Baden each year. With twelve spectacular racing series & more than 500 participants bringing the magic of past racing days back to the time-honoured Motodrom, which has served as the stage for countless memorable racing battles.• Group C
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