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ADAC GT Masters, Sachsenring Germany

  • Am Sachsenring Oberlungwitz, SN, 09353 Germany (map)

Setbacks at Sachsenring Shrink lead for # 77 Callaway GT3-R heading into finale at Hockenheim

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Carrying and extra 20 kg # 77 Jules Gounon/Renger van der Zande finished 8th on Saturday.

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Not bad from qualifying 17th, just 8/10 off the pole in the ultra- competitive ADAC-GT Masters Series. 

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Per Team Principal Ernst Woehr they could have been faster had they better come to grips with their tyre set-up (no pun intended).

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The real setback came during Sunday’s race.  According to reports, flying gravel and stones thrown up by wide-bodied Lambos penetrated mesh screens protecting the radiator that forced the car to retire.   (see incident on video about 40 seconds in)

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# 26 Sebastian Asch BWT Team Mucke AMG made up the most ground.  With fifty points at stake # 42 Phillipp Eng BMW Team Schnitzer is Gounon’s closest pursuer trailing by 15 points.

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Sven Barth and Maximilian Hacklander finished 14th on Saturday and 23rd (not classified) on Sunday.

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For the 7th time in the 11 years of the ADAC-GT Series, at least 4 drivers have a shot to win the championship heading into the final race weekend where Daniel Keiwitz will re-join Jules Gounon.

Results compiled by Wayne Ellwood.

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Earlier Event: September 16
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Later Event: September 23
IMSA Laguna Seca
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