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ADAC GT Masters at the Sachsenring: Porsche can still win

The spell is broken: In the 29th race of the super sports car league at the Sachsenring, a Porsche team won for the first time. And finally Michael Ammermüller / Mathieu Jaminet’s four races of bad luck in the Porsche 911 GT3 R of the SSR Performance team is over. The team, which was still dominant in the early stages of the season, celebrated its third success of the year in the first of the two races at the Sachsenring and made an impressive return in the battle for the championship.

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. ”

The previous championship thirds Mirko Bortolotti and Albert Costa Balboa (GRT Grasser Racing Team), who were in third place on lap 18 with a technical problem on their Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo, had bad luck.

Home win for Honda

In the ADAC TCR Germany, Dominik Fugel (Honda ADAC Sachsen) had a creamy day. The native of Chemnitz not only took pole position, but also showed a perfect race. In his Honda Civic TCR, he dominated the action from the start and ultimately crossed the finish line as the winner with a 14.389 second lead. Second was Dane Martin Andersen (27, Hyundai Team Engstler) in a Hyundai i30 N TCR ahead of René Kircher (21, Germany, Volkswagen Team Oettinger) in a VW Golf GTI.

Honda driver Dominik Fugel wins his home game at the Sachsenring.

“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.

Larry ten Voorde is still on course for the title.

“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.

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