Rooster Rojo® J2-Racing Team gears up for the new season

March 22, 2019

The J2-Racing endurance race team, sponsored by Amber Beverage Group’s (ABG) top-line Rooster Rojo® tequila, will be back on the racetrack this season with two new Mercedes-AMG GT3 supercars.

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VLN 3. Lauf 2019, Nürburgring-Nordschleife - Foto: Gruppe C Photography; #023 Mercedes-AMG GT3, Team GetSpeed Performance: Janine Hill, John Shoffner, Fabian Schiller

“2019 marks the start of a new era for our team in the transition from Porsche to AMG. We have done everything possible to compete for the highest positions in this year’s upcoming races. We are very happy to announce that also in 2019 we will be racing together with our inspiring and strong partners from Rooster Rojo®,” says one of the J2-Racing team drivers Janine Hill.

“After the huge interest at one of the most important beverage industry events, ProWein, and after the big interest in the new car during testing last week, Nürburgring TV has asked us to be one of the five teams that will participate in a documentary film about VLN races. The filming already started during ProWein. It will be called “The Hell”. The first episode will come out in June, so stay tuned,” said Janine Hill.

J2-Racing team decided to start the season in the highest class of the series. Now the team is equipped with two top-class racing technology beasts – the Mercedes-AMG GT3 –each powered by an optimised AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine. “It’s spectacular looking car and a lot of fun to drive. Our designer did a great job, it looks like a weapon on the track! We’re happy with the design, the chassis, the power, all of it. We’ve got a great package,” said an enthusiastic Janine Hill after her first drive with the car.

“This will be an exciting year for Rooster Rojo® as we will be participating all nine VLN Endurance Championship races, we will stay awake during the ADAC 24-hour race and will meet our fans and VIPs to share the love towards a life full of adventures,” says the Global Brand Director of Rooster Rojo® tequila Mantas Zlatkus. “We are now placed right next to such industry players as Martini and Johnnie Walker – because now the team is named Rooster Rojo® J2-Racing team,” Mantas Zlatkus said.

For the first time, the Rooster Rojo® J2-Racing team will be entering races with two cars. One of the cars will be driven by the already known team members – John Shoffner, Janine Hill and Fabian Schiller. The second car will be driven by the very fast-rising star, the famous F1 pilot Sebastian Vettel's younger brother Fabian Vettel, joining Philip Ellis, Indy Dontje and Christopher Brück.

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 adventurous brand Rooster Rojo® tequila.  Rooster Rojo® is a premium 100% Blue Agave tequila, which shares the team’s passion and striving to always be first. Rooster Rojo® is an outstanding tequila brand that has already won several medals in some of the world’s biggest beverage competitions.



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