With three Audi R8 LMS ultra cars, title defender C. Abt Racing will be competing in the 2015 ADAC GT Masters. Regular driver Nicki Thiim will be sharing the cockpit with 18-year-old new signing Jordan Lee Pepper from South Africa, the last Champion in the VW Scirocco R-Cup, beginning in the season opener at Oschersleben (April 24–26). Title defender Kelvin van der Linde will be contesting the 16 races of the season together with 19-year-old Stefan Wackerbauer, who made his debut in the ADAC GT Masters last year. The third Audi R8 LMS ultra will be driven by the 27-year-old seasoned campaigner Christer Jöns. His team partner has not been determined yet.