ADAC GT Masters: First win of the season for Engelhart and Ineichen

  • GRT Grasser Racing Lamborghini #63, 2017 ADAC GT Masters

The GRT Grasser Racing Lamborghini no.63 of Christian Engelhart and Rolf Ineichen won the ADAC GT Masters race 2 at Red Bull Ring. It was an easy victory for the car which led from start to finish.

The pole-sitter Engelhart started the race well and kept his lead while three Mercedes cars were behind – the #84 of HTP Motorsport with Maximilian Gotz behind the wheel, #26 of Mucke Motorsport driven by Sebastian Asch, and Zakspeed’s #21 of Luca Ludwig.

When the pit window was opened, the top 4 standings were unchanged even after Philipp Eng in #42 BMW of Team Schnitzer and Daniel Keilwitz in #77 Corvette of Callaway Competition were very aggressive and had several attempts to separate a group of Mercedes cars.

Corvette Callaway Competition 2017 ADAC GT Masters

Callaway Competition #77 Corvette of Keilwitz and Gounon had an excellenet weekend in Austria

After the driver change, GRT #63 Lamborghini of Rolf Ineichen still had a comfortable 10-second lead to #84 Mercedes and #26 Mercedes while #77 Corvette, the winner of Saturday’s race, moved up to the 4th place, just in front of Ricky Collard in #42 BMW.

It was pretty quiet second half of the race after the gaps between the leading cars were big. Jules Gounon pushed hard to move #77 Corvette up to the third but Patrick Assenheimer defended well until the penultimate lap. Gounon then did a fine maneuver and secured not only the podium finish but also the championship lead. Ineichen secured a maiden win for him and Engelhart finishing 3.5s ahead of #26 Mercedes driven by Asch and DTM championship leader Lucas Auer.

Check the full results at SnapLap results page

The fourth round of the ADAC GT Masters will be held at Circuit Park Zandvoort, July 22-23.


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