Changeable weekend at Lausitzring

It was a very changeable weekend at Lausitzring, when ADAC GT Masters had their second race weekend of the year at the track in Eastern Germany.

The changes were not related to the weather, that was superbly hot all weekend long. But it was a great mix of teams and cars brands in the top of the fields in both qualifying sessions and the two races.

Mercedes-AMG Team Zakspeed #21 with Luca Stolz/ Luca Ludwig took Pole Position ahead of Mercedes-AMG Team HTP Motorsport #48 with Indy Dontje/Marvin Kirchhöfer, followed by Precote Herberth Motorsport Porsche #99 driven by Sven Müller and Robert Renauer in third.

Precote Herberth Motorsport Porsche #99 fought their way to the front from their third starting position one by one. The deciding moment was when Luca Stolz had a collision with Christopher Mies in Montaplast by Land-Motorsport #1. Mies exited the pits and the two cars touched and send Stolz off the track, so Robert Renauer in #99 could take the lead. After that it was possible for Sven Müller to lead it home to the flag, but was shadowed by Luca Ludwig through the final part of the race.

Ezequiel Perez Companc/Mirko Bortolotti in GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini #19 finished third after starting sixth.

Precote Herberth Motorsport #99
Photo: Gruppe C Photography

Sunday, however, was a different story.

The day started with a new qualifying session, and here it was a GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini domination with #19 ahead of #63, where Montaplast by Land-Motorsport #2 took third position on the grid.

Ezequiel Perez Companc/ Mirko Bortolotti in #19 took the win, in a race that they had under full control. BMW Team Schnitzer #42 with Ricky Collard/Philipp Eng was second for a long time, after starting seventh. But they couldn’t keep up their pace in the second half of the race.

Instead it was Montaplast by Land-Motorsport #1 with defending Champions Connor de Phillippi/Christopher Mies who finished second, followed by GRT Grasser Racing Team #63 with Rolf Ineichen/Christian Engelhart on the final podium place.

Start Race 2
Photo: Gruppe C Photography

The Saturday’s winners, Precote Herberth Motorsport #99, didn’t make it to the finished, after a collision resulted in a puncture and they had to retire.

They are, however, still leading the Championship ahead of GRT Grasser Racing Team #19 and Callaway Competition Corvette #77 with Jules Gounon/Keilwitz. The leaders after the first weekend of the season, Ricky Collard/Philipp Eng in BMW Team Schnitzer #42 are now in fourth position, with the defending Champions Connor Di Phillippi/Christopher Mies in fifth.

The race in ADAC GT Masters will be held in two and a half weeks at Red Bull Ring in Austria.

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