Two wins and an important step in the title fight: PROsport Racing celebrates a successful race weekend at the ADAC GT4 Germany at the Sachsenring.
After a summer break of almost two months, the ADAC GT4 Germany returned to the Sachsenring. The top-class GT4 racing series held its fifth race weekend at the mountain and valley track near Chemnitz. PROsport Racing again fielded three Aston Martin Vantage GT4 cars.
For Saturday’s race, PROsport Racing driver Mike David Ortmann secured pole position. In the one-hour race in the afternoon, the Vantage GT4 driven by Ortmann and his partner Sasse ultimately prevailed in superior fashion. The #24 car dominated the race from the front of the field. In the end, the car had a lead of almost nine seconds over the pursuers.
On Sunday, Hugo Sasse qualified in second position. In the starting phase, the youngster from Aschersleben dropped back to third place. A tactically well-placed pit stop enabled Mike David Ortmann to take the lead, which he did not relinquish until the end of the race. With their fourth win of the season, Ortmann and Sasse were able to extend their lead in the standings, which they took over on Saturday. Before the season finale at Hockenheim, they have a 20-point lead over their closest pursuers, Dörr Motorsport.
The other two Aston Martin cars also showed good speed at the Sachsenring, but collisions and penalties prevented better results. Leon Wassertheurer and Donar Munding also performed well in their second outing in the Vantage GT4. After a collision in the first race, it was only enough for 17th position on Saturday. On Sunday Wassertheurer saw the chequered flag in eighth position, but a time penalty for overtaking under yellow flags saw the duo slip to 14th in the results.
Christopher Röhner, who competes together with Yevgen Sokolovskiy, completed his home race at the fifth race weekend. On Sunday, Röhner put in a strong performance and clearly led the race in the Trophy standings, but after a collision the driver from Mülsen had to park the Vantage GT4 early. On Saturday, he supported his Ukrainian partner in driving to third position in the Trophy standings.
“Mike and Hugo put in an excellent performance this weekend, proving once again that they are among the world’s best GT4 drivers!” said team boss Christoph Esser after the race weekend. “In Hockenheim we now want to secure the title, the starting position for this is good. The other two cars had also shown a good performance this weekend. Unfortunately, collisions and penalties prevented better results here. But I’m sure that Leon and Donar will finish in the top 10 at Hockenheim – their performance has convinced me so far.”
Things continue for PROsport Racing with the GT4 European Series season finale in Barcelona. Mike David Ortmann and Hugo Sasse as well as Nico Verdonck and Rodrigue Gillion will steer the two Aston Martin cars in the strongly contested SRO racing series. With a 38-point gap to the championship leaders from the NM Racing team, Ortmann and Sasse still have title chances ahead of the final two race rounds on the Spanish GP circuit. “We know it will be difficult, but as long as we have the chance, we will fight hard for the title!” emphasizes team boss Esser.
The two heats will be recorded at 17:00 on Saturday and 12:25 on Sunday and can be followed via livestream on YouTube.