Two overall wins in the ADAC GT4 Germany and a positive development in the Nürburgring Endurance Series – a successful race weekend lies behind PROsport Racing.
ADAC GT4 Germany:
Hugo Sasse and Mike David Ortmann were able to continue their series in the ADAC GT4 Germany after their two victories in the GT4 European Series. The two youngsters and friends won both rounds on the Dutch North Sea coast. Prior to that, each of the drivers had also claimed pole position in their qualifying sessions.
“Of course, I can only comment on the race weekend as “sensational”. The way our team, especially the two drivers, put away the setbacks from the beginning of the season deserves the highest respect,” said team boss Christoph Esser. “The next two race weekends of the GT4 European Series in Misano, as well as the ADAC GT4 Germany at the Nürburgring will show where we really stand. We will get the placing weight in both and you have now seen in Zandvoort with the BMW of Schrey/ Piana how brutal the effect is. I hope we can finish in the points both weekends to keep all our options open.”
The second car of Yevgen Sokolovskiy and Christopher Röhner also enjoyed a successful race weekend on the dune circuit. The Ukrainian Sokolovskiy, who lives in Düsseldorf, stood on the Trophy podium at the end of both runs.
In the overall standings, Sasse and Ortmann are in second place after the successful weekend at Zandvoort, just five points behind the championship leaders, and Sasse has also taken the lead in the Junior classification. In the Trophy classification, Yevgen Sokolovskiy took over third position at Zandvoort. PROsport Racing occupies second place in the team standings.
Nürburgring Endurance Series
In the Nürburgring Endurance Series, PROsport Racing’s Aston Martin Vantage GT3 with drivers Nico Verdonck, Jean Glorieux and Maxime Dumarey finished in the top 10 for the first time under its own steam before a seven-minute time penalty caused the car to slip in the final results. Christoph Esser: “We’re still nowhere near where we want to be, but we’ve made a big step in the right direction. Top 10 sounds good, but one lap behind the top at the end is too much. By the end of the year, we’ll shorten the gap to three to four minutes, but will also run an additional car in the Pro class at the end of the season.”
After the car was slowed down by the BoP before the race, PROsport Racing is working together constructively on the car classification to find a fair solution by the end of the season.
In the SP10 class, youngster Emil Heyerdahl joined Guido Dumarey on the grid and finished third in class. “He can match the pace at the front straight away and makes no mistake. Together with the Gentleman driver, no better placing was expected. Everyone was very happy with the race weekend; we want to build on that,” Esser concluded.
PROsport Racing’s next race weekend is the GT4 European Series in Misano, Italy. From July 1-3, the two races will take place on the Adriatic Riviera in the province of Rimini.