It’s all change for Benjamin Mazatis in 2019! The 21-year-old from Bruckmühl in Bavaria has embraced the challenge and will be competing in the GT4 European Series as a member of the Allied Racing squad. Furthermore, he is switching brand to the illustrious Porsche...
Benjamin Mazatis is about to leave the winter wonderland of Bruckmühl in Bavaria for bright sunshine and temperatures of around 25°C. He will be joining the Reiter Engineering squad in the prestigious 24-hour race in Dubai on the weekend of 10th - 12th January. The...
Excitement, high drama, passion, and right in the middle of it, Benjamin Mazatis. The 20-year-old Bavarian driver had the most stressful season of his motor racing career and yet at the same time, it was his most successful and ended with an extremely dramatic finale....
GT4 European Series
12. – 14. April – Monza (IT)
04. – 05. May – Brands Hatch (GB)
31. May – 02. June – Paul Ricard (FR)
28. – 30. June – Misano (IT)
12. – 14. July – Zandvoort (NL)
30. August – 1. September – Nürburgring DE)
10. – 12. January – Dubai (VAE)
Name: Benjamin Mazatis
Date of birth 14.01.1998
Place of birth: Rosenheim
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Place of residence: Bruckmühl
Height: 178 cm
Hobbies: Racing, chess, tennis
First kart race: 2007 Easykart
Sports idols: Fernando Alonso, André Lotterer, Michael Schumacher, Roger Federer
Goals for the future: International motor racing
April till October – GT4 Central European Cup
3rd overall (Pro-Am Cup)
6 times on the podium (Pro-Am Cup)
June – VLN 3
Victory in SP8T class
September – VLN 7
2nd in CUP X class
January – 24h Dubai
2nd place KTM X-Bow GT4 (SP 2 class)
April till September – GT4 European Series Northern Cup
Five race weekends
Double podium at Zandvoort (2nd and 3rd place in Pro-AM class)
June – VLN 3
A-Permit obtained. Authorization to drive in the GT3 class on the Nordschleife
September – VLN 6
Retirement caused by technical problems. 2nd place in class CUPX and P16 overall in reach
Abitur successfully passed
Guest starter in BMW M 235i Racing from the middle of 2016
August – BMW Challenge Bilster Berg
P2 in Race 1
P4 in Race 2
September – Bördesprint Cup Assen
P4 & P6
September – Nürburgring
Victory in BMW M235i Cup class of ‘RCN Rundstrecken-Challenge’
DMSB ‘Nordschleife’ permit, Level B
GT4 EUROPEAN SERIES
Drawing upon 20 years of experience, including more than a decade with GT4 cars, SRO conducts the Balance of Performance (BoP) of the GT4 European Series in order to ensure fair championship battles for all manufacturers involved. Increased manufacturer interest in recent years has resulted in a wide range of cars that are eligible to race in the GT4 European Series, including the brand new Aston Martin Vantage GT4 and Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CS MR, BMW M4 GT4, Audi R8 LMS GT4 and the Mercedes-AMG GT4.
For GT4, SRO has followed the same principles that have made high-profile championships like the Blancpain GT Series so successful, namely reduced costs, technical fairness, dynamic races featuring professional and amateur racers, convenient locations, and a friendly paddock atmosphere. The organisation can count on extensive knowledge and enjoys approval by the FIA as an International Series. The GT4 European Series will race on Blancpain GT Series weekends this season, ensuring strong media coverage.
GT4 CENTRAL EUROPEAN CUP
The GT4 European Series was known as the GT4 Europa Cup until the end of 2011. The Gran Turismo series was launched to give young talents a low-cost route into GT motor racing. The GT4 European series has been contested since 2014.
2018 the GT4 Central European Cup has been introduced. Drivers get the chance for spectacular wheel-to-wheel battles on five different tracks around Europe – including current and former Formula 1 tracks like the Red Bull Ring, the Nürburgring or Zandvoort.
Drivers line up in GT4 racing cars such as the KTM X-BOW and numerous other brands. The races take place in the context of series like the Blancpain GT series and the ADAC GT Masters, attracting a large audience throughout Europe and gaining new fans at every meeting.
Fans close up to the action and a wide field of starters. Featuring more than 170 racing cars, the VLN Endurance Championship captivates spectators with its furious racing action. The popular racing series started its 42nd season on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 2018.
Participants from around the world compete against each other in various classes. Everything from powerful GT3 racing cars such as the Mercedes-AMG GT3 to production-based road-going vehicles is represented.
VLN fans can follow the four-to-six hour races in their entirety via a free online live stream.