AVIA W&S Motorsport with strong driver duo for Cup2 title defence in NLS 2023
Paul Harkema and Tim Scheerbarth will go on a mission for AVIA W&S Motorsport to defend the title in the 2023 Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS). The duo will pilot the AVIA racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 992, with which AVIA W&S Motorsport won the Cup2 class of the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring (PETN) in the NLS last season. With a strong driver line-up in the fast Cup car from Weissach, the team of Patrick Wagner and Daniel Schellhaas will aim for a hat-trick, sending Dutchman Harkema and German Scheerbarth into the race for victory in the Cup2 class.
Tim Scheerbarth is contesting his third season with the racing team from Swabia and played a major part in their successes in previous years. Scheerbarth became overall champion of the Nürburgring Endurance Championship (VLN) in 2011, has competed successfully in GT3 and GT4 cars from various manufacturers in recent years and is true Nordschleife expert with 56 class victories to his name. Paul Harkema also has a proven track record in Cup Porsche cars and finished seventh in the NLS Cup2 classification in 2022.
The NLS season kicks off on Saturday, 18 March 2023, and will see a total of nine rounds, six of which will be over the distance of four hours and three over six hours each. The popular series enjoys an international reputation with a grid of up to 160 cars in various classes and offers an extensive livestream service throughout the entire race day.
Daniel Schellhaas, Team Principal AVIA W&S Motorsport: "We are delighted to welcome Paul to the team! Together with Tim he will attack in the probably toughest class of the NLS and try to keep the Porsche Trophy in the team. This task will certainly not be an easy one. In addition to top performances in the cockpit and from the crew, we will certainly need the necessary bit of luck again to withstand the adversities of the Green Hell. With the new driver duo, we are excellently lined up and eagerly await the first race."
Tim Scheerbarth, Driver AVIA racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 992: "We expect the competition to be even tighter this year. But that is what I am looking forward to, great races! Together with Paul, we will hopefully regularly finish on the podium to score lots of points. Because without a strike result, we can't afford any mistakes. When it comes to the preparation of the car and the team tactics, I fully trust in the team of AVIA W&S Motorsport. Every move is perfect, the atmosphere in the team is great and contributes to the successes. If it is up to me, the starting lights can switch to green tomorrow."
Paul Harkema, Driver AVIA racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 992: "I am looking forward to working with AVIA W&S Motorsport, which is the PETN Cup2 championship winning team. Our goal is to be just as successful as last year. I have already had the chance to race with Tim and we get on really well. The Cup Porsche is made for the Nordschleife and the competition in the class is tough. But this is exactly the challenge I love and will take on again. Let the season begin!"
Tim Scheerbarth and Paul Harkema clinched another podium finish for the AVIA W&S Motorsport team with second place in class at round eight of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS). After starting from second position, the duo in the AVIA racing Porsche 992 GT3 Cup #120 edged out their rivals in the highly competitive Cup2 class of the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring (PETN) to cross the finish line in seventh overall.read more
W&S Motorsport made a perfect start at the first round of the 2023 Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS). In the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring (PETN), Tim Scheerbarth and Paul Harkema in the AVIA racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 992 #120 took their first win of the season in the Cup2 class and finished in a strong 15th place overall.read more
Nine races are on the calendar of the 2023 Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) and W&S Motorsport is ready to take on the challenge in the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring (PETN). Spearheading the fleet is the AVIA racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 992 #120 which competes for the team in Cup2 to defend its title. In Cup3, the squad from Swabia is represented by three Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CS.read more