Gearing up for the new VLN season, the Rooster Rojo® J2-Racing team for the first time 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 piloted 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.
“It’s an amazing opportunity to have Fabian Vettel drive the car, he is cool, fast and his career is just taking off,” says one of the J2-Racing team drivers Janine Hill.
“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®,” Janine Hill said.
“After the huge interest at one of the most important beverage industry events, ProWein, and during new car 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 film will be called “The Hell”. The first episode will come out in June, so stay tuned,” says 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 – Mercedes-AMG GT3s – that are 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 track! We’re happy with the design, the chassis, and the power, all of it. We’ve got a great package,” Janine Hill said with enthusiasm after her first drive in the car.
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 – 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 several medals in some of the world’s biggest beverage competitions.