Sunday, August 31, 2014

ADAC GT Masters: Second place for René Rast and Kelvin van der Linde in Nürburgring race 2

By Tarek Ramchani

Audi drivers René Rast and Kelvin van der Linde took full advantage of the wet conditions in ADAC GT Masters race 2 at the Nürburgring today. A brilliant second place at the end of the 1-hour sprint race.

The two drivers sharing the #10 Audi R8 LMS ultra from team Prosperia C.Abt Racing were very fast. They narrowly missed race victory by just 0.644s behind the winning #1 Corvette Z06 GT3 of Daniel Keilwitz and Andreas Wirth.

René Rast and Kelvin van der Linde are now overall series leaders with 155 points each, they are chased by Porsche driver Jaap van Lagen with 152 points.

Bad luck hit all other four Audis, all of them outside the Top 10. The #16 Audi from YACO Racing finished the race in fourteenth place with drivers Rahel Frey and Philip Geipel. The #11 R8 LMS ultra from Prosperia C.Abt Racing was eighteenth with  Christer Jöns and Markus Winkelhock. The #100 car from kfzteile24 APR Motorsport was ninteenth in the hands of Daniel Dobitsch and Florian Stoll.

Unfortunatelly, the #11 Audi from Prosperia C.Abt Racing shared by Fabian Hamprecht and Nicki Thiim was forced to retire, the car which started today's race from pole position.

Nürburgring Race 2 results can be seen here.

The ADAC GT Masters will have a 3-week break before resuming at the Sachsenring, September 19th to 21st.

Photo credit: ADAC GT Masters