ADAC GT Masters: Zakspeed brothers become rivals
But in 2022 there will be a very special brother duel in the ADAC GT Masters. Peter and Philipp Zakowski go their separate ways. This year, both were still leading the Zakspeed team – a traditional German team that even competed in Formula 1 from 1985 to 1989 and not only installed its own chassis, but also its own turbo engines. Martin Brundle even finished fifth at the Imola GP 1987 with the self-made Zakspeed.
Background of the separation unclear
Zakspeed is now best known from the GT Masters – as a long-standing Mercedes GT3 team. Philipp Zakowski is now going into business for himself and is entering the GT Masters with the new zvo Racing Team as an opponent of Zakspeed.
Why did the break occur? Philipp Zakowski wipes rumors about disagreements in the team leadership from the table: “It is important to me to emphasize at this point that there are no disagreements with my brother. I wish him all the best for the future, even if we will now be rivals on the racetrack. “
Philipp Zakowski teamed up with Jörg von Ommen for his project. He was two times DTM runner-up, in 1994 even for the Zakspeed team. He has had his own racing team with the JvO team for years. This now forms the basis of zvo Racing.