Basseng, HISAQ Competition Nurburgring preview

Basseng to race for HISAQ® Competition at the Nurburgring Delbruck, July 19, 2007 -- The HISAQ® Competition Team announces prominent guest driver for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race at the Nurburgring. Marc Basseng (Lautenbach/GER) will...

Basseng to race for HISAQ® Competition at the Nurburgring

Delbruck, July 19, 2007 -- The HISAQ® Competition Team announces prominent guest driver for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race at the Nurburgring. Marc Basseng (Lautenbach/GER) will race for the team in its home event on the classic Eifel circuit.

Basseng returns to the Porsche Supercup as guest driver for HISAQ® Competition. For the seventh race in this year's championship, the German driver replaces Michael Schrey (Wallenhorst, GER), who will not be returning to the team this season.

Basseng competed in the Porsche Supercup and Carrera Cup between 1997 and 1999. Since 2003 the veteran has done duty as TV Expert for Premiere's broadcasts of Porsche's one-make championships, imparting his knowledge through a mixture of insight and experience. Whilst Basseng, who last year competed alongside Richard Westbrook (London/GB) in a Porsche Carrera Cup race, is again sniffing the rarefied air of competition, his television studio replacement will be Sven Heidfeld.

The Nurburgring is not unknown territory for Basseng. The 28-year old has successfully competed in numerous 24 Hour races on the legendary Nordschleife. Earlier this year he celebrated third place overall in the long-distance classic, and has carved an enviable reputation in endurance racing. This season he has notched up various successes in the BF Goodrich Endurance Championship, and left a lasting impression on the Daytona 24 Hour Race after taking victory in the GT Class.

This weekend's race at the Nurburgring is the seventh of 11 in the 2007 Porsche Supercup. HISAQ® Competition has set itself the target of fighting for podium places in its home event in order to further consolidate its standings in the drivers' and teams' championships.

-credit: HISAQ® Competition GmbH

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Series General
Drivers Sven Heidfeld , Marc Basseng , Richard Westbrook , Michael Schrey