Friday, June 6, 2014

ADAC GT Masters: Frustrating qualifying for Audi teams at Red Bull Ring

By Tarek Ramchani

The demanding ADAC GT Masters is in Austria, round 4 of the 2014 season at the Red Bull Ring. A total of four Audi R8 LMS ultra cars are entering the event.

The two qualifying session held this afternoon turned to be frustrating ones for the Audi Sport customer racing squad.

In the first qualifying session, none of the four Audis made it into the Top 10. The best R8 LMS ultra ended in thirteenth place, the #11 Audi from Prosperia C.Abt Racing driven by Fabian Hamprecht and Nicki Thiim.  René Rast and Kelvin van der Linde were one position down, in fourteenth place with their #10 Audi. The #100 R8 LMS ultra from kfzteile24 APR Motorsport qualified in ninteeth place with drivers Daniel Dobitsch and Florian Stoll. The #16 Audi from YACO Racing in the hands of Rahel Frey and Philip Geipel ended in twenty-fourth place.

The first qualifying session results can be seen here.

The second qualifying session was a kind of déjà vu for the Audi teams. Only the #10 Audi R8 LMS ultra of René Rast and Kelvin van der Linde was able to qualify within the Top 10, the two Prosperia C.Abt drivers ended in sixth place.

The other three Audis qualified respectivelly fourteenth with #11 Prosperia C.Abt Racing of Fabian Hamprecht and Nicki Thiim, twenty third with #100 kfzteile24 APR Motorsport of Daniel Dobitsch and Florian Stoll and in twenty-fifth with #16 YACO Racing of Rahel Frey and Philip Geipel.

The second qualifying session results can be seen here.

The first race is set for tomorrow at 12:00 local time, the second race will be held Sunday.

Photo credit:
MS Racing
Prosperica C.Abt Racing