Friday, September 13, 2013

ADAC GT Masters: Audi on pole at Solvakia Ring - Prosperia C Abt Racing impressive

By Tarek Ramchani

The German ADAC GT Masters is at the Solvakia Ring this weekend, the penultimate meeting of the season. Six Audi R8 LMS ultra cars are taking part in the event, with great performances for the Audi squad in day 1.

Two qualifying sessions were held this afternoon. In the first session the best ranked Audi R8 LMS ultra was fifth, with drivers Christopher Mies and René Rast. The two drivers are sharing the #27 Audi R8 LMS ultra from Prosperia C Abt Racing. The #28 Audi from Prosperia C Abt Racing was eighth, with Christer Jöns and Markus Winkelhock. The #1 Audi R8 LMS from MS Racing driven by Sebastian Asch Florian Stoll was tenth. The remaining three Audi R8 LMS ultra were outside of the top 10.

Later the second qualifying session turned out to be magical for Audi. A brilliant 1-2-3 for Prosperia C Abt Racing and their Audi R8 LMS ultra cars. Pole position went to Christer Jöns and Markus Winkelhock, with their #28 Audi. In second place was the #26 R8 LMS ultra of Rahel Frey and Christopher Haase. Third was the #27 car of drivers Christopher Mies and René Rast. This was the first time for the newly formed team with such an impressive performance in the demanding ADAC GT Masters. As was the case in the first session, three Audi R8 LMS ultra cars were outside of the top 10.

Photo credit: Prosperia C Abt Racing