Ferrari 296 GT3 #30

  • Felipe Laser

    Felipe Laser

    Ferrari 296 GT3 #30

    Birthday: 16.11.1988
    Nationality: Germany (DE)
    Domicile: Leipzig (DE)
    Business: Racing driver, Instructor
    Hobbies: Fitness

    Felipe Laser began his motorsport career in a 911: In 2012 and 2013 he was a competitor in the german Porsche Carrera Cup. After that he came to the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

    There he is a well-known driver especially because he drove some exotic cars successful on the track in the Eifel. In 2017 Laser drove the fastest time in the qualifying for the 24 hour qualification race just to name one achievement. Another example for his pace are his good laptimes and results in the fan-loved Renault RS01.

    Laser celebrated his first VLN-win with the Walkenhorst Motorsport team in 2015. In that race he drove a BMW Z4 GT3. Three years later he joined the Frikadelli Racing Team and celebrated another win in the third VLN race of 2018 together with Lance David Arnold. From 2019-2021 followed further sporadic appearances for the Barweiler team.

    Since 2022, Laser has been part of the permanent staff of Frikadelli Racing again. On the Nürburgring Nordschleife he drives the brand new Ferrari 296 GT3 this season and sporadically also the Porsche 992 GT3 Cup. He also competes in the Michelin Le Mans Cup together with Klaus Abbelen.

  • Earl Bamber

    Earl Bamber

    Ferrari 296 GT3 #30

    Birthday: 09.07.1990
    Nationality: New Zealand (NZ)
    Domicile: Atlanta (US)
    Business: racing driver
    Hobbies: Mountain biking, karting, surfing

    With Earl Bamber, Frikadelli Racing has a two-time overall winner of the 24h Le Mans race in their ranks for the 2023 season. The New Zealander also won the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (GTLM class) together with Laurens Vanthoor in 2019 and became world champion in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2017. Another great triumph was his overall victory at the 12h Sebring 2022. On the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Bamber was able to celebrate a victory in the Nürburgring Endurance Series together with Manthey Racing, and he achieved another overall success with the Porsche 911 GT3 R from Frikadelli Racing in 2021. He has also already won the 24h Spa-Francorchamps.

    Bamber's career began very successfully in Formula racing, which took him as far as the GP2 Asia Series as well as A1GP. In 2013 he switched to the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and secured the championship title at the first attempt. A year later he repeated this success. In addition to winning the title again in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, Bamber also triumphed in the Porsche Supercup 2014. As a result, Porsche appointed him not only as a factory driver but he also became part of the LMP1 program. This was to pay off with, among other things, two overall victories in the Le Mans 24h race and the world championship title in the 2017 FIA WEC.

  • David Pittard

    David Pittard

    Ferrari 296 GT3 #30

    Birthday: 29.01.1992
    Nationality: Great Britain (GB)
    Domicile: Nideggen (DE)
    Business: racing driver
    Hobbies: skiing, cycling, running

    Pole positions, lap records and race victories in the Nürburgring Endurance Series, winning the SP9 championship and triumphing in the qualifying race - the list of David Pittard's successes on the Nürburgring Nordschleife is long. What he hasn't been able to win until now, however, is a trophy in the 24-hour race. In 2023, the Brit wants to achieve this goal together with Frikadelli Racing and the brand new Ferrari 296 GT3.

    David Pittard's career in karting only began in 2007 at the age of 15, which is very late for a racing driver of his generation. In 2013 the switch to the GT range took place. He competed in the Ginetta G4 Supercup for three years, which he finished in second place in the annual ranking in 2014. Until the end of the 2010s he competed in various GT racing series, with successes in the British GT Championship, which he finished third in 2017, and a championship win in the 2020 Nürburgring Endurance Series in the SP9 Pro category. Here Pittard drove the BMW M6 GT3 from Walkenhorst Motorsport, with which he was able to achieve an overall victory in the NLS in 2020 and 2021 and was also successful in the qualifying race in 2019.

  • Nick Catsburg

    Nick Catsburg

    Ferrari 296 GT3 #30

    Birthday: 15.02.1988
    Nationality: Netherlands (NL)
    Domicile: Voorthuizen (NL)
    Business: racing driver
    Hobbies: Running, Padel, Travel

    Nicky Catsburg advanced to become an internationally successful GT racer in the 2010s. His career began in 2005 in a Dutch Seat one-make cup. Before the first overall one-make cup victory, there were a few years in Formula Ford, where he won the First Division of the Benelux Formula Ford Championship in 2006. The one-make cup success mentioned was winning the Mégane Trophy Eurocup 2010.

    In the 2010s, Nicky Catsburg was a works driver for BMW, Corvette Racing and Lada. In 2015 he drove a Vesta WTCC for Lada Sport in the World Touring Car Championship and finished the season in twelfth place in the final standings. The following year he was seventh in the championship, winning the second of two races at Moscow Raceway.

    The cooperation with BMW was also successful, where he worked as a works driver for various racing teams in a wide variety of racing series. Among other things, he drove in the Blancpain Endurance and GT Series, in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and in the FIA World Endurance Championship. In 2020, he won the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring for Rowe Racing in a BMW M6 GT3. After the end of BMW in the FIA World Endurance Championship, he switched to Corvette Racing in 2020.

    In 2023 Catsburg celebrates its premiere in the Frikadelli Racing team and will start for the team from Barweiler in the brand new Ferrari 296 GT3.