Candidates for the title of the ADAC GT Masters put themselves in position
In the last four races are still 100 points awarded to
The FIA GT Championship opponents in the company before the penultimate Masters ADAC Masters Weekend 2011 in Assen, Netherlands (16th to 18th September) slowly taking shape. Three driver pairings with BMW ALPINA B6, Lamborghini Gallardo and Audi R8 have settled gently on the table top. But lurking behind a broad-based chase group, which still has mathematical title chances. Four races before the end of the season are the title contenders but agree on one point: The 2011 title race remains exciting until the last lap.
ABT Sportsline maximizes the chances of driver replacement
The crew of ABT Sportsline starts with double chances in the championship match, making the title match in the final sprint so still exciting. Luca Ludwig (22, Bonn) and Christopher Mies (22, Holy House) - currently joint third with 26 points off the table - starting in the last four races this season on different Audi R8. Ludwig will share the cockpit with the two remaining ADAC Masters Weekend with Jens Klingmann (21, glues), Mies Christer Jöns starts together with (24, Ingelheim). With the exchange of positions is the reigning champion team of opportunity maximum team score in the title fight safely. "It will certainly be very difficult to catch up yet, but it is not impossible," said last year's FIA GT Championship runner-up Christopher Mies his chances. Last year's winner at Assen in the Netherlands, hoping to reverse the trend: "In Assen ABT Sportsline was always strong in recent years. I hope that this is the case again this season. "
BMW ALPINA drivers rely on tactics hamster
At the last race on the € Lausitz took Alexandros Margaritis (26, Cologne) and Dino Lunardi (32 F) in the BMW ALPINA B6 of LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler for the third time in the 2011 season, the standings and are currently 17 points ahead of their closest pursuers Ferdinand (20, A) and Johannes Stuck (24, A) in Reiter's Lamborghini Gallardo. But the former DTM pilot Margaritis knows that the next four races will be tough. The BMW ALPINA-bearing points is therefore the most important motto. "This is an incredibly tight affair. While we are at the top, but the size of the gap of 17 points is not and we must not feel too safe. We must always keep in mind the points and position ourselves in both races at Assen far forward as possible to take maximum points. "
Johannes Stuck believes in title decider at the final
The persecutors of the bright green of the BMW ALPINA leader, Ferdinand Johannes Stuck and experienced, in the Lausitz last weekend and a raven were any points.Johannes Stuck can not get them out of the rest. The eldest son of racing legend Hans-Joachim "Christmas cake" Stuck believes the title decision open until the final remains. "If you drive really about the title, we are only on 1 October to know at 13.00 clock in Hockenheim, so at the finish line of the penultimate race. The title holder must not come from among the first three of the current table. All drivers who are in the front positions, do not have good cards. The picture at the top can change quickly. Even our opponents have only even see the checkered flag, and many can rival in the final race still have a good series. "
In the chasing group Mercedes-strong team hoping for her luck
The pole position of the chasing group has MS-RACING driver Florian Stoll (30, Rickenbach). With his first overall victory in the Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS Stoll has moved into fourth place in the table and thus leads to the chasing group. Which includes the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG include HEICO MOTORSPORT Dominik Baumann (18, A) / Hari Proczyk (35, A) and Christiaan Frankenhout (29, NL) / Andreas Wirth (26, Heidelberg) as well as the gull-wing of the PRIMA JOB HEICO Team with Lance David Arnold (25, Duisburg) / Andreas Zuber (27, UAE). "Realistically, it is very difficult, yet to win the title," says Stoll. "With fourth place in the table and the position as the top Mercedes driver in the series I'm currently very satisfied. It would be great if I could finish the season among the top 5. But in theory are to be awarded in the last four races to winners in total for 100 points, because everything is still possible. "
ADAC GT Masters live on TV
All 16 races of the FIA GT Championship will be transferred again in 2011 by free to air TV stations kabel eins live Saturdays and Sundays at 11.45 clock in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The sports channel SPORT1 sends Highlights from the ADAC GT Masters Assen in the ADAC Masters Weekend magazine on 23 September at 17.30 clock.
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