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Saturday, 1 October 2011
Margaritis / Lunardi make a masterpiece in the ADAC GT Masters
Margaritis / Lunardi make a masterpiece in the ADAC GT Masters
Ski Jumping Legend Hannawald in the race on Saturday's best amateur pilot Amateur team championship and remain open until the last race This was a true tour de force: Alexandros Margaritis (27, Cologne) and Dino Lunardi (32 F) have been early in the championship in Hockenheim ADAC GT Masters secured and sparked last year's title winner Albert of Thurn und Taxis (27, Regensburg) and Peter Kox (47, NL) from.With perfect weather drove the new BMW ALPINA B6 champions in the LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler with a clear flag to flag win the title. The closest pursuer The two new title holders, Ferdinand (20, A) and Johannes Stuck (24, A) Reiter Lamborghini Gallardo occupied in second place, René Rast (24, Frankfurt) and Stefan Landmann (25, A) secured in a thrilling final phase Third place in the Audi R8 by Phoenix Racing Pole Promotion. Keyfacts, Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg Circuit length: 4,574 meters Weather: sunny, 21 degrees Pole Position: Dino Lunardi (LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler BMW ALPINA B6), 1.40,111 min Race 1 Winner: Alexandros Margaritis / Dino Lunardi (LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler BMW ALPINA B6) Fastest lap: Dino Lunardi, 1.41,412 min Start-finish victory for Margaritis / Lunardi from pole position Dino Lunardi presented with a perfect start from pole position for the Foundation for victory. The Frenchman turned in front of the Porsche 911-a-workx of Sebastian Asch (25, Ammerbuch) into turn one, while Ferdinand Stuck unlucky. The youngest son of Hans-Joachim "Christmas cake" Stuck had Select the first corner and the winger went just wide in sixth back from the opening lap. At the top of the Asch kept fighting for the lead exciting because Lunardi could not be decisive of his pursuers . sell Only shortly before the driver change to team-mate Alexandros Margaritis were 3.1 seconds between the two leaders. But then Asch had bad luck and retired after a collision with the Lamborghini of ex- Master Peter Kox (47, NL). From there could Lunardi / Margaritis without pushing to win and go to the title, the stucco-brothers saw the checkered flag Finally, 11.5 seconds behind the BMW ALPINA bright green in second place. "A perfect race," beamed Lunardi. "The tracks in this way to win is just fantastic. I'm so relieved, because we wanted necessarily prevent the title decision will be postponed so that the pressure to us is not even bigger. "Alexandros Margaritis drove the BMW ALPINA cross the finish line, while experienced a rollercoaster of emotions. "In the last three rounds, it was an enjoyment, one hope and one fear, that still happens. Opposite end of the race had all the drivers on the Distance tire and brake problems, and I've never felt so right in the Car obeys. Now celebrate! " Podium finishes in the hotly contested final phase Behind the Siegerduo were the other two podium finishes short before the end of a hard-fought race. After the failure of the a-workx-Porsche Asch / Ammermüller took Diego Alessi (39, I) and Daniel Keilwitz (22, Villingen) in a Callaway Corvette, the role of pursuer. But after a Tire failure three laps from the end of the race Keilwitz fell to No. 18 back. Also ADAC GT Masters debutant ADAC and Stiftung sports funding pilot Mario Farnbacher (19, Ansbach) had together with Niclas Kentenich (23, Neuss) in Italia Ferrari 458 Farnbacher Racing ESET unlucky.Farnbacher impressed in the first half of the race with a strong third place, but after a drive through penalty met the ADAC Formula Masters Movers Kentenich with sixth place finish. The stucco-brothers fought their way back up to the end of the race in second place forward. "Against the BMW ALPINA we could do nothing today," said Johannes Stuck. With a strong drive together with René Rast conquered Stefan fellow Poles in the Phoenix Racing Audi R8 promotional recent Podium. Last year's champion Albert von Thurn und Taxis (27, Regensburg) finished with Philip Geipel (24, Plauen) in Reiter Lamborghini Gallardo fourth place in front of Lance David Arnold (25, Duisburg) / Andreas Zuber (27, UAE) in the best-ranked Mercedes Benz AMG SLS team of PRIMA JOB HEICO. ABT Audi drivers of bad luck. The ABT-Audi R8-pilot Christopher Mies (22, Holy House) and Luca Ludwig (22, Bonn), both of which started with title hopes in the race, had however, bad luck. Mies had his title dreams buried early as team-mate Christer Jöns (24, Ingelheim) was eliminated with a drive defect. Ludwig's team-mate Jens Klingmann (21, glues) contributed three rounds the end of the box with a racing tire damage. Heart-stopping finale in the amateur standings It was a photo finish to win in the amateur rankings. At the start and Home straight on the last lap took Heinz-Harald Frentzen (44, Neuss) in Callaway Corvette on a PROFESSIONAL AUTO TECH-911 by Daniel Dobitsch (27, A) / Swen Dolenc (44, Maulbronn) over and secured to his teammate Sven Hannawald (36, Munich) with only 0.066 Second lead before winning the amateur Dolenc. Corvette-pilot Toni Seiler (53, CH) jumped as the third on the podium before the league leaders the amateur championship, Marc A. Hayek (40, CH), was the fourth. With second place Dolenc holds the title fight in the amateur standings open and shortened his Hayek behind before the decisive race at 15 points. Bad luck had Black Falcon-Mercedes driver Oliver Mayer (53, Ingolstadt), in the first half of the race now retired and is third table. Team standings remain exciting and amateur Even the last race of the ADAC GT Masters promises on Sunday plenty of power. In addition to the amateur ranking is also the title fight in the Team standings still open. Reiter Engineering is almost four points ahead of the LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler. In the last race of the season to start the new Champions Margaritis / Lunardi before the stucco-brothers from the front row, the second row divided by the Lamborghini Kox / Hayek and the Ferrari Farnbacher / Kentenich. ADAC GT Masters live on TV The finale of the ADAC GT Masters 2011 at the Hockenheimring Baden- Württemberg is the free to air TV channel on Saturday and kabel eins Sunday at 11.45 clock live in Germany, Austria and Switzerland transferred. The sports channel SPORT1 sends highlights of the ADAC GT Masters the Hockenheimring in the ADAC Masters Weekend magazine on 8 October at 13.30 clock.ADAC GT Masters For more information visit www.adac gt masters.de