Despite the current crisis and a postponed start to the season, Langeveld was approached for a race seat in the hotly contested German GT3 series. Now moving up to a buzzing field of 34 GT3s of various makes including Porsche, Corvette, Bentley, Mercedes, BMW and Audi, Langeveld has managed to push himself even further up the ladder. Langeveld: ''I am happy and proud to take this step. If you look at where I started as a little boy, racing on the computer, starting in the Swift Cup and now about to compete in the most challenging GT3 series in the world, I can only say that a childhood dream has come true. This is mega exciting and I'm really looking forward to the start of the season!”
The ADAC GT Masters consists of seven race weekends with two one-hour races each. In this series, drivers share a car with their teammates, with a driver change halfway through the race. Langeveld and teammate Maximilian Paul will compete for the up-and-coming T3 Motorsport team on circuits that include the Red Bull Ring, Zandvoort, Hockenheim and the Nürburgring, with Oschersleben, the Lausitzring and the Sachsenring also featuring on the calendar. Young Maximilian Paul (20) is no stranger to the series, having also competed in GT Masters last season. Together with Langeveld, the duo combines talent and experience.
''T3 Motorsport and Max persuaded me with their enormous ambition and drive”, says Langeveld. “They have a long-term vision with the team, and soon enough we spoke the same language about how to approach this sport and the ingredients that are needed for success. I have a lot of faith in the team and Max.”
Max is motivated and happy with the cooperation as well: ''I am very eager to team up with Niels this season, I think we can aim for the top-ten. It's my second year in the series and I believe I can learn a lot from Niels’ experience. That’s why we will be a strong driver pairing. Let’s go for a great season!”
Langeveld is no stranger to the ADAC series, as he already shared the bill with the GT3 cars during his 2017 and 2018 seasons in ADAC TCR Germany. Langeveld: ''It’s a challenge to make this new step that will also include a switch to rear-wheel drive. I expect to get used to it soon and there is ample testing ahead of the season, but still – the best GT drivers in the world are competing in this series. It will be super close but I am used to that from previous seasons. I just love a challenge!”
“I would like to thank my sponsors, T3 Motorsport and Audi Sport for their support and confidence. We're going to make it a spectacular season with my promotion videos coming back. And it speaks for itself that we are going to turn my home race at Zandvoort into a total success!”
The first test is scheduled on 1 July, followed by the official ADAC tests on 18 and 19 July. The season starts on the Lausitzring at the end of July.