EMA Motorsport will return to GT3 racing later this month with confirmation of entry into the penultimate round of the NLS championship in Germany. After a successful European debut with the Porsche 911 GT3 R at the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa, the team heads to the formidable Nürburgring-Nordschleife for the latest event on the calendar, the PAGID Racing 46. DMV Münsterlandpokal. The team will be supported by Porsche endurance experts Manthey, while driving duties will be shared between the formidable Pro line-up of Dennis Olsen (NOR) and Matteo Cairoli (ITA).
The Australian team will take on its first event at the famous German circuit as it continues to build knowledge and experience, working with Manthey who will run the ‘Grello’ Porsche 911 GT3 R alongside EMA Motorsport.
The NLS, or Nürburgring Langstrecken Serie, takes place on the affectionally nicknamed ‘Green Hell’ – the combined 24.358km (15.1 miles) layout of the Nordschleife ‘northern loop’ and the sprint track of the Grand Prix circuit. NLS8 takes place on 22 October 2022.
Dennis Olsen joins the team with strong experience of both the Porsche 911 GT3 R and of the Nordschleife. The 26-year-old Norwegian secured the Carrera Cup Germany title in 2017 and has
campaigned in the NLS competition every year since 2018. Other notable successes include both Bathurst 12 Hour and Intercontinental GT Challenge titles in 2019, and he has scored a podium at
the Daytona 24 Hours earlier this year ahead of a debut DTM campaign with a race win and two podiums.
Italian Matteo Cairoli brings a wealth of endurance knowledge, racing extensively with Porsche since winning the Carrera Cup Italy in 2014. At 26 years old, Matteo has campaigned with the brand in GTE and GT3 competition globally, including the GT World Challenge Europe, World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans. He has also contested the NLS championship since 2015, and claimed victory at the Nürburgring 24 Hour event last season.