It remains extremely exciting. Luca Stolz and Maro Engel in the Mercedes-AMG GT3 from Team Toksport WRT worked their way closer to the top of the table by finishing second in a row. Audi drivers Ricardo Feller (21 / CH) and Christopher Mies (Land-Motorsport) claimed third place with third place in the first of the two races at the Sachsenring. “It’s great that we achieved our first victory for Porsche here,” said Mathieu Jaminet.
“It was a perfect day: thanks to pole position and victory, we scored 28 points. They are very important in the title fight because this year it is very close again. ”And his colleague Michael Ammermüller added:“ Today was an important day for us. We both got the maximum out of the car and are therefore still in the race for the championship. ”
Home win for Honda
“That was a successful Saturday. The Civic and the Sachsenring – they just fit together, ”said Fugel, who with this success recaptured third place in the overall standings.
It was much worse for Luca Engstler. The front runner drove a good race in second place before technical problems on his Hyundai threw him back. The Allgäuer was waved off in 16th place, but received one point because a guest starter who was not entitled to points was placed in front of him. Adding the five points for fourth place in qualifying, Engstler extended his lead in the overall standings to 65 points because his direct pursuer Eric Scalvini (Cupra) only finished 13th after a collision and only collected four points.
Larry ten Voorde remains on course for the title
The flying Dutchman Larry ten Voorde (Team GP Elite) is simply unstoppable: In the 13th round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, the Dutchman celebrated his seventh win of the season on his 25th birthday. In the overall standings, he extended his lead from Porsche Junior Ayhancan Güven (Turkey / Phoenix Racing) to 33 points.
“With a view to the overall standings, that was an important success,” commented ten Voorde on his success at the finish in a very cool way. Güven finished second in the ADAC GT Masters race. Julian Hanses (Germany / HRT Performance) was delighted with his first podium place in the German one-make cup.
The race was characterized by a turbulent start. Pole-setter Güven defended himself against ten Voorde in his 510 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup immediately after the start, but had to hand over the lead to the current Carrera Cup champion shortly afterwards. As several vehicles slipped into the gravel bed in the first corners, the safety car was deployed for five laps. Ten Voorde did not allow itself to be taken by surprise at the restart either and ultimately achieved an undisputed victory.