Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mamerow Racing Audi maiden win in GT Masters race 1 at the Nürburgring

By Tarek Ramchani

Sensational race 1 victory today for Mamerow Racing and Audi at the Nurburgring. This is the first victory for the Audi brand in the 2012 ADAC GT Masters season. The #40 Audi R8 LMS ultra did a great job during the Friday qualifying session with a very strong second place.

Moving into race 1 the Mamerow R8 LMS ultra shared by Christian Mamerow and Rene Rast fought hard against a full top quality field of GT3 cars. Despite wet weather and hard conditions on track, Rene Rast was able to take the race lead from a SLS AMG. Rast was the quickest on track and started building a big gap over the chasing group. At the half way point, Christian Mamerow took over after the mandatory pit stops. Conditions changed as the track started to dry with big battles for the top spots. Chrisitna Mamerow was able to keep his race lead to the finish line ahead of the works BMW Alpina and a Porsche GT3 R.

Mamerow Racing was victorious but bad luck hit the other Audi team of Prosperia uhc Speed. After a disappointing qualifying session, the two cars were only able to finish in positions 29 with Chrisitan Abt and Luca Ludwig in the #22 Audi R8 LMS ultra. The sister #21 of Christopher Mies and Edward Sandstrom was further back in position 38.

Race 2 is set for tomorrow, Mamerow Racing proved again the Audi R8 LMS ultra is one of the strongest cars in the field. The car will start from position twelve while Prosperia cars will start from seventh with car #21 and 27th with car #22. We wish the best of luck for both teams and for an additional Audi race win.

Full Nurburgring Race 1 results

Photo credit: ADAC GT Masters

More information:
Mamerow Racing official website
Prosperia uhc Speed official website
ADAC GT Masters official website