Pippa Mann is returning to Germany this May to re-join the WS Racing Girls Only team for the 2022 edition of the ADAC Total Energies 24 Hour race at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany.
Featuring an all female driving line up, crew and engineers, the “Girls Only” project was founded Nicole Willems in 2018 to prove that men and women perform at the same level in professional motorsports.
In 2021 Mann and her co-drivers won their class in the Giti Tire Motorsport by WS Racing “Girls Only” entry, and in 2022 she joins Celia Martin, Carrie Schreiner and Fabienne Wohlwend behind the wheel of a BMW M4 GT4 as the team tries to take back to back victories two years in a row.
“I’m really looking forward to driving with Celia and Carrie again, and with Fabienne for the first time”, said Mann, “and I can’t wait to get back to Germany to re-join WS Racing for our defense of last year’s win. Racing at the Nordschleife is incredibly tough, but also incredibly rewarding, and I’m very thankful to have the opportunity to return to compete in 2022.
“As well as all of the team partners who make this program happen, I want to thank Bell Techlogix for their support of Shift Up Now, which has helped me cover the travel costs associated with traveling to Europe to compete in a race.”
Nicknamed “The Green Hell”, the Nordschleife itself is a circuit with a famed and formidable reputation. Originally opened on the 19th of June 1927, the circuit is 20.8km in length, and comprises more than 70 turns.
Testing starts for the 50th Edition of the ADAC Total 24 hour race on Thursday May 26th, and the green flag will fly for 24 hours off racing at 4pm local time (10am ET) on Satursday May 28th.