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GEMBALLA Racing to Enter Two McLaren MP4-12C GT3s in the 2012 Motorsport Season - Web Exclusive

Motorsport commitment is the next milestone

Karl Funke
Aug 23, 2011

Setting yet another milestone in the year of its 30th Anniversary, GEMBALLA is proud to announce the debut of GEMBALLA racing. The new team will enter two McLaren MP4-12C GT3 cars in the 2012 motorsport season.

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Team owner and GEMBALLA investor, Steffen Korbach, has hired Sascha Bert to manage his new motorsport venture. A well-known racing driver and instructor, Bert is a former German kart champion, Formula 3 and FIA GT driver, and has stood on the winners' podium at the Nurburgring VLN 24-hour race amongst others. As Korbach said in Frankfurt today, "Sascha Bert is an absolute pro, and is ideally qualified to manage our new racing team."

"We chose the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 because we think this car has the potential to be one of the season's leaders," Korbach explained. "We have also put together a team of drivers and mechanics who are proven winners. Racing is in our blood! We want to win!"

The GEMBALLA name has been synonymous with high performance, reliability and extraordinary qualities for 30 years. Now, 17 years after the McLaren F1 GTR won the gruelling 24-hours of Le Mans on its debut outing, GEMBALLA racing will capitalise on McLaren's competition pedigree to mount its own challenge.

Race bred by a marquee that has always been a front-runner in Formula 1, the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 incorporates world-class technology. Based on the recently launched MP4-12C supercar, the GT3 race car features a 3.8-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine, bespoke racing gearbox, carbon safety cell, race front splitter, large fixed rear wing, optimised air vents at the front and a racing diffuser at the rear. The steering wheel with integrated display is an ode to Formula 1.

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