ADAC GT Masters finale: Gounon wins the race and the championship
The 22-year-old Frenchman Jules Gounon is the 2017 German GT champion! A driver of the #77 Callaway Competition Corvette C7 GT3-R has won the first race of the 2017 ADAC GT Masters finale at Hockenheimring, expanding his lead over the closest rival to more than 25 points, so he can celebrate the title even before tomorrow’s last race of the season.
Gounon secured a pole position at Hockenheimring, setting a new ADAC GT Masters record for Hockenheim. It was his third pole of the season. He converted it into his third win of the season, sharing the #77 Corvette with Daniel Keilwitz. During the 7-round season, Gounon was sharing a Callaway Competition‘s car with three drivers: Daniel Keilwitz, Renger van der Zande and Albert Costa.
Philipp Eng, who is second in the championship, ended a race in the 17th place, after his teammate Nick Catsburg started 14th on the grid in the #42 Team Schnitzer’s BMW M6 GT3. Eng was 8th until the last lap but dangerous manoeuvre against Christopher Haase earned him a time penalty.
A podium for the first race at Hockenheimring was completed by Connor de Phillippi/Christopher Mies (Montaplast by Land Motorsport, #1 Audi R8 LMS) and Luca Stolz/Luca Ludwig (Team Zakspeed, #21 Mercedes-AMG GT3).