Saturday, August 30, 2014

ADAC GT Masters: Bad luck for Audi teams in Nürburgring race 1

By Tarek Ramchani

The Audi teams faced another unlucky race in ADAC GT Masters today at the Nürburgring. Two R8 LMS ultra cars made it into the Top 10.

At the end of 38-lap rece, the best ranked Audi car was the #10 from Prosperica C.Abt Racing in sixth place overall. The car shared by René Rast and Kelvin van der Linde was 7.233s behind the winning car. The two drivers pushed really hard with a penalized Audi R8 LMS ultra in the German based GT series.

Their team-mates Christer Jöns and Markus Winkelhock were eighth with the #12 Audi R8 LMS ultra.

The #16 Audi from YACO Racing finished the race in fourteenth place with drivers Rahel Frey and Philip Geipel.

The third car from Prosperia C.Abt Racing was further behind. Fabian Hamprecht and Nicki Thiim were eighteenth with their #12 Audi R8 LMS ultra. The #100 Audi from kfzteile24 APR Motorsport was twenty-first with drivers Daniel Dobitsch and Florian Stoll.

Overall race victory went to the #13 Corvette Z06 GT3 from RWT RacingTeam. The #21 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 from BKK Mobil Oil Racing Team Zakspeed was second. The #8 Porsche 997 GT3-R from Tonino Team Herberth was third.

Nürburgring race 1 results can be seen here.

Race 2 is set for tomorrow, the #12 Audi R8 LMS ultra from Prosperia C.Abt Racing driven by Fabian Hamprecht and Nicki Thiim will start from pole position.

Photo credit: ADAC GT Masters