GT4: Phoenix Racing Audi wins home race at the Nürburgring

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Gosia Rdest and Oscar Tunjo in the Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS GT4 are the winners of the second GT4 Central European Cup race at the Nürburgring. Oscar Tunjo defeated Rob Severs in the Allied Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 CS MR in a cracking battle for the lead. Severs secured his second place from the two KTM X-BOW GT4 of Hollinger – Reiter and True Racing – Reiter in a close run to the flag. In Am Cup, Ivan Vlachkov in the Sofia Car Motorsport SIN R1 GT4 scored his third victory of the season.

 

From pole position, Nicolas Schöller in the Allied Racing Porsche stormed into the lead and pulled a gap to Polish female racer Gosia Rdest in the Phoenix Racing Audi. At the mandatory pit stop, Rob Severs took over the Porsche’s steering wheel from his Austrian co-driver Schöll.

Severs hit the track seven seconds clear of Oscar Tunjo in the Phoenix Racing Audi. Columbian Tunjo managed to close the gap step by step und outfought Severs after a long and intense battle for first. Tunjo immediately pulled a gap and won the race with a 3.3 second margin. Having reached second and third in race one, Phoenix Racing finally stood on the highest podium at their guest appearance in the GT4 Central European Cup in front of home crowds.

In second position, Rob Severs still got under pressure from Ilmari Korpivaara in the Hollinger – Reiter KTM. Finn Korpivaara, who shares his car with Benjamin Mazatis, lost out in a sprint battle to the line by only three hundredth of a second. David Klar und Lennart Marioneck scored fourth place in the sister car, entered by True Racing – Reiter.

Ivan Vlachkov took home his third Am Cup win with fifth overall. Second place went to Maciej Marcinkiewicz in the eSky WP Racing Team entered Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4. Third was the Allied Racing Porsche driven by Joachim Bölting and Freddy Kremer.

The race one winners in Am Cup, Romy Dall`Antonia and Giuseppe Fascicolo in the Scuderia Villorba Corse Maserati, lost ten laps due to repairs being carried out in the pit lane. The two Italian drivers still saw the checkered flag and thus defended their Am Cup championship lead.

Marylin Niederhauser remains points leader in Pro-Am Cup, despite finishing down in sixth place overall with her new co-driver Mads Siljehaug. Their K Racing – Reiter KTM had received a drive through penalty for not respecting the minimum pit stop time.

Driver quotes:
Gosia Rdest, Phoenix Racing Audi #3: « The race was fantastic. Yesterday we narrowly missed the victory. I knew that our pace was good enough. Today we have managed to turn it into the victory. The fight for the lead was really exciting. I just closed my eyes. But I trusted Oscar as well. We are a great team. I’m very satisfied to compete with them. I have won here at the Nürburgring in the Audi Sport TT Cup before. Now I’ve done it again. That was a fantastic weekend. »

Oscar Tunjo, Phoenix Racing Audi #3: « The fight for the lead was tight, but really fair. Rob could always pull a small gap on the straights. So I knew I had to do it under braking. The move at the exit of the first corner worked. After that I could just bring the car home. It was a good day for the whole team and it’s nice to win because yesterday we just missed the victory. »

Ivan Vlachkov, Sofia Car Motorsport SIN #11: « The second qualifying went better. That’s why we had a good starting position. Today it was a bit cooler as well. That helped me, because I drive alone. The conditions today were also better for the tyres. Yesterday we already had the chance to win. Luckily, it worked today. »

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