GT-Masters Mercedes-AMG dominates second qualifying session
First pole position in GT-Masters for Yelmer Buurman – Maximilian Götz narrowly beaten – DTM star Edoardo Mortara starts from third place
Mercedes-AMG was the standard in the second qualifying round of the ADAC GT-Master at the Sachsenring: Four GT3 sports cars with a star were placed in the first four positions.Yelmer Buurman was only 0.035 seconds faster than his brand colleague Maximilian Götz in the once again very tight session and secured his first pole position in the “League of Super Sports Cars”.DTM driver Edoardo Mortara finished third in his debut in the GT Masters.
Buurman, who is contesting his first race weekend for the Zakspeed team, set a new qualifying record with 1’17.333 minutes on the Sachsenring:”I didn’t expect that,”said the Dutchman,”I didn’t think I would be among the top three.But the car was fantastic.In the beginning it was quite difficult because the asphalt was very cold.It took some time for the tires to reach temperature.I was just a little faster, but first place is first place.If everything goes well in the race, we should have a chance of winning.”
Mercedes-AMG brand colleague Götz had to make do with second place on the grid in the end, despite two sector best times.Behind this was DTM driver Mortara, who finished third in his first qualifying session at the GT Masters.Luca Ludwig completed the Mercedes-AMG-Quartet at the top of the rankings.
Audi driver Christopher Haase finished fifth ahead of Marco Mapelli in the fastest Lamborghini Huracan. 15 drivers qualified on the 3.645-kilometre mountain and valley track in just under one second.