Sunday, May 25, 2014

ADAC GT Masters: Fine second for Prosperia C.ABT Racing Audi in Lausitzring race 2

By Tarek Ramchani

After a mixed Race 1 yesterday, Prosperia C.ABT Racing scored a fine second place today at the Lausitzring. The second race of the weekend in ADAC GT Masters was a strong one for the Christian Abt managed team.

The Audi Sport customer racing team with the #10 Audi R8 LMS ultra had a very strong race. The car shared by René Rast and Kelvin van der Linde battled very well on track and finished in a very strong second. The two Audi drivers were just 2.694s behind the winning BMW Z4 GT3 from Team Schubert driven by Claudia Hürtgen and  Dominik Baumann.

World Rally champion Sébastien Ogier performed very well again. The Volkswagen Motorsport driver was fast in the 1-hour event. Ogier shared the #12 Audi R8 LMS ultra with Markus Winkelhock, they finished in a solide ninth place.

The other Audi R8 LMS ultra entries were respectively eleventh with #100 kfzteile24 APR Motorsport of Daniel Dobitsch and Florian Stoll, ninteenth with #16 YACO Racing of Rahel Frey and Philip Geipel and twenty-second with #11 Prosperia C.ABT Racing of Fabian Hamprecht and Nicki Thiim.

With their results today, both René Rast and Kelvin van der Linde are still second in the overall standing with 100 points, only 6 points behind the series leader Jaap van Lagen. Prosperia C.ABT Racing is still second in the teams' standing with 103 points, only 3 points behind the leaders from Schütz Motorsport Porsche.

The next round of the ADAC GT Masters will take place in Austria at the Red Bull Ring, June 6th-8th.

Photo credit: ADAC GT Masters