GT-Masters Sachsenring: No winner for the time being in race two
Disqualification of both Mercedes-AMG from the Zakspeed-Team – No winner and runner-up in Sunday’s race due to ongoing appeal proceedings
Mercedes-AMG dominated the Sunday race of the ADAC GT-Master at the Sachsenring.Luca Stolz and Luca Ludwig were the first to cross the finish line in the Mercedes-AMG GT3 ahead of their team mates Nicolai Sylvest and Yelmer Buurman.Following the race, both Mercedes-AMG GT3s of the Zakspeed team were disqualified for Sunday’s race and Saturday’s race as they did not match the GT3 homologation.
Since Zakspeed has announced an appeal against this decision in due time, there is no winner and runner-up for the race on Sunday, nor any runner-up of the Saturday race until the hearing before the appeals court of the DMSB.The following cars do not move up, the result of the 11th and 12th round is provisional.Sebastian Asch and Edoardo Mortara finished third in a further Mercedes-AMG GT3 on Sunday.
Four Mercedes-AMGs determined the race on Sunday.Pole-setter Buurman stayed ahead at the start and defended the lead until the pit stops against Maximilian Götz, who was followed by his brand colleagues Mortara and Ludwig.Even after the driver changes, the AMG Mercedes, now piloted by Buurmans partner Sylvest, stayed ahead.
Behind it, Ludwig’s team mate Stolz fought his way to second place.He left Sebastian Asch and Patrick Assenheimer, who had taken over from Mortara and Götz, behind him.In the last lap, Stolz finally took the lead from Sylvest and crossed the finish line first.
Third place went to DTM driver Mortara and Asch ahead of Götz and Assenheimer.The best Audi drivers were fifth placed Jeffrey Schmidt/Christopher Haase in fifth place ahead of runner-up Philipp Eng and his team-mate Nicky Catsburg in the BMW M6.The overall leader Jules Gounon and partner Renger van der Zande retired from the Corvette C7 after a stone-damaged radiator.Gounon is now 20 points ahead of title contender Eng. before the final in Hockenheim next weekend.
Seventh place went to the Lamborghini Huracan of Marco Mapelli and Norbert Siedler.Behind it was the Audi R8 of the brothers Sheldon van der Linde and Kelvin van der Linde.Youngsters Mike David Ortmann and Filip Salaquarda completed the top 10 in another Audi and Robert Renauer and Sven Müller in the best Porsche 911.