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ADAC GT Masters: Audi top before the showdown

There is hardly any more excitement: 13 drivers who start in super sports cars from the brands Audi, Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche are still hoping for the final of the German GT championship this weekend (5-7 November) at the Nürburgring on the title.
With a lead of just four points, Christopher Mies (Dux308; sseldorf) and his Swiss partner Ricardo Feller in an Audi R8 LMS from the Land-Motorsport team go into the two races on the weekend of the finals as front-runners (start on Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. each time ) and have the best chances of winning the title.

Audi driver Christopher Mies hopes for rain

Youngster Feller, who is already one of the discoveries of the season, and Audi works driver Mies, ADAC GT Masters Champion 2016, impressed with speed and consistency this season. Two race wins and the unofficial title of half-time champion have both been booked so far. The Nürburgring-proven Mies relies on the weather on the final weekend: “Rain would be nice. The ring is not necessarily one of our top tracks. I think Porsche and Mercedes-AMG are favored here. ”And his colleague Feller adds:“ We can’t afford to make any mistakes. The goal is to get as many points as possible – and ideally to finish before the pursuers. “

The Mercedes duo Luca Stolz / Maro Engel goes into the season finale as second in the table

Meanwhile, the closest pursuers of the Audi duo could provide a novelty in the history of the series. So far, consistency has been the big trump card of runners-up Luca Stolz and Maro Engel (Mercedes-AMG Team Toksport WRT). The duo has achieved six podium positions this season. A victory is still missing, however. And so the Mercedes drivers could manage the feat of being the first team to grab the title without a racing success.

Can Porsche driver Ammermüller defend the title?

The Bavarian Michael Ammermüller, on the other hand, who shares the cockpit of the SSR Performance Porsche 911 GT3 R with the 2018 champion, French Mathieu Jaminet, could become the first driver in the history of the series to successfully defend his title. The currently third-placed Porsche drivers have already crossed the finish line as winners three times this season. “17 points behind looks like a lot on paper, but doesn’t mean anything in the ADAC GT Masters,” says Porsche works driver Jaminet. “I estimate our chances to be 50:50.” Ammermüller also made it to the final last year as third in the table and then drove home as champion. “They are all still close together. There is no clear favorite. Defending the title was our goal from the start. That would be something very special for the team and me. ”A team can collect a maximum of 56 points at the season finale on the traditional Eifel race track.

The two races will be broadcast live on NITRO on free TV on Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m. They can be seen in the live stream free of charge on RTL + (rtlplus.com), the streaming platform of the RTL media group, which will replace TVNOW on November 4th, as well as on adac.de/motorsport.

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