GT-Masters: Zakspeed comments on disqualification
Zakspeed withdraws his appeal against the disqualification at the Sachsenring – team leader Peter Zakowski clarifies the background of the technical offence
The second race of the ADAC GT-Master at the Sachsenring had an afterplay.The Zakspeed team celebrated a one-two victory on the track.Luca Stolz and Luca Ludwig crossed the finish line first in front of their teammates Nicolai Sylvest and Yelmer Buurman.After the race both Mercedes-AMG GT3 were disqualified for the race on Sunday and Saturday as they did not meet the GT3 homologation.
The Zakspeed team appealed against the decision of the race commissioners, but on Monday 18.September) back.Team boss Peter Zakowski explains:”According to the DMSB, the adjustment range of the camshafts did not correspond to the homologation level of the vehicle.As we, as a customer team, do not have access to this data, we have obtained external expertise directly.He confirmed the DMSB’s statement, which ultimately led us to withdraw our appeal.”
“The result of the Sachsenring is thus definitive and a champion can be crowned in Hockenheim in the spirit of sport.We also don’t want to jeopardize our start at the final.I am very sorry for our fans and partners that the memory of our first double victory gets a bad taste in this way.Why this case was successful, we now have to clarify with the manufacturer.”
The winner of the Sunday race on the Sachsenring will now be Sebastian Asch and Edoardo Mortara, who will lead the mosquito Mercedes.Patrick Assenheimer/Maximilian Götz in the HTP-Mercedes and Christopher Haase/Jeffrey Schmidt in the Land-Audi take second and third place.
Six riders still have six drivers left in Hockenheim (22-24) at the finals.September) Chances of winning the title.Jules Gounon (Corvette) comes to Baden as the leader of the standings.BMW driver Philipp Eng. is the first to succeed.With last year’s champions Connor De Phillippi and Christopher Mies, as well as Kelvin van der Linde and Asch, Audi and Mercedes-AMG drivers also have opportunities for outsiders.