ADAC GT Masters in Zandvoort: Lambo, the ace in tire poker
Many top teams, such as overall leaders Niklas Krütten/Ben Green (BMW), started their timed lap too late, played no role in the rain that started and had to settle for 22nd place on the grid.
The dune course on the North Sea, which was still wet due to a rain shower shortly before the start, continued to dry out. Good for the teams that started on slick slicks.
“That’s why I wasn’t worried when I lost the lead position to Ezequiel Pérez Companc after the restart because I knew he had started on rain tyres. I was sure I could get over it again quickly.”
Wishofer then put on an impressive performance, steadily increasing his lead at the front and handing over the Lambo to his Finnish team-mate Konsta Lappalainen (20) at the mandatory pit stop with a lead of more than seven seconds.
He controlled the pace at the front, saved his tires and, after 37 laps, crossed the finish line in first place with a lead of 1.3 seconds. The Audi pursuers Dennis Marschall in second and Norbert Siedler in third place were not within striking distance of the winner until the end.
Behind them, the team of Jusuf Owega and Ricardo Feller (Land-Motorsport-Audi) finished fourth. As a result, Jusuf Owega from Cologne once again took the lead in the overall standings.
ADAC GT Masters in Zandvort
Race 1 result:
2. Schramm/Marshal (Audi)
3. Richer/Settler (Audi)
4. J.Owega/Feller (Audi)
5. Fittje/Evans (Porsche)
6. Engelhart/Guven (Porsche)
7. Paul/Mapelli (Lamborghini)
8. Rougier/Perera (Lamborghini)
9. Zimmermann/Mies (Audi)
10. Engstler/Niederhauser (Audi)
ADAC GT Masters
1. Yusuf Owega: 70 points
2. Ben Green: 60
2. Niklas Krutten: 60
3. Ayhancan Guven: 60
3. Christian Engelhart: 60