The ambitious Rooster Rojo J2-Racing team continues its extraordinary journey and once again will compete in one of the world’s most challenging motor races – the ADAC Nürburgring 24-hour race. Celebrating their sixth participation, the team will be equipped with a new supercar, a GT3 Mercedes-AMG. While one of the light-speed cars will be working hard on the racetrack, the second beauty will be placed in the prestigious Mercedes-AMG lounge as its design has earned a high appreciation from industry experts.
“After very good results in VLN3 and GT Open we are ready to stay out of trouble and out of the pits, so we can pick up the prizes,” said Janine Hill, one of the team’s main racers and the fastest lady of VLN. “If to be serious, I think that we are readier than ever. Fabian Schiller is a super quick AMG specialist, a true racing genius, so we look forward to seeing what he can do for us,” she said. “We want to podium in class and finish as high as possible overall but let’s not forget that the 24-hour race is gruelling. It’s a race against the toughest and most dangerous track in the world; you have to play the long game,” Janine Hill remarked.
The fourth racer besides Janine Hill, John Shoffner and Fabian Schiller will be Markus Palttala who is joining the team from his Factory BMW Driver time. Markus has a resume as long as your arm including wins at the prestigious Blancpain Spa 24-hour races.
“Participation in the event of such a scale is a huge victory for Rooster Rojo. To be seen by more than 400 thousand racing fans, to see your flame-red logo flashing in the global TV coverage, hopefully, to take winning photos on the podium is a really good visibility option for such a young brand. This is a year of success for Rooster Rojo as we already had its debut on the silver screen in The Avengement movie, and we are entering new markets and meeting new consumers all around the world. This race comes together with the recently opened German market which should make a noticeable contribution to overall brand results,” said Mantas Zlatkus, the global brand director of Rooster Rojo® tequila.
Rooster Rojo J2-Racing is the name under which a talented and experienced team of pilots participates in the international and well-known VLN and ADAC races. The main sponsor of the team is the global beverage company Amber Beverage Group, with its outstanding brand Rooster Rojo® – a premium 100% Blue Agave tequila, which shares the team’s passion and willingness to always be first. Rooster Rojo® is an outstanding tequila brand that has already won numerous medals in some of the world’s biggest beverage competitions.