ADAC GT Masters: Double victory for BMW Team Schubert at Sachsenring
Dominik Baumann and Jens Klingmann were the winners of the ADAC GT Masters sixth round race 1 at Sachsenring. BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert’s pair clinched their third victory in the season in front of their teammates Claudia Hurtgen and Uwe Alzen, while Andreas Wirth and Daniel Keilwitz were third in Callaway Competition’s Corvette.
Claudia Hurtgen was the first woman to win pole position in ADAC GT Masters. Local crowd favorite Philip Geipel was second in starting grid, but he quickly lost position as Dominik Baumann moved up to second. After 10 minutes of racing top three standings were unchanged, while kfzteile24 MS Racing’s were chasing them. Florian Stoll was fourth and Daniel Dobitsch fifth, 6.9s behind the leader.
After 15 minutes and seven laps, Jordan Lee Pepper was forced to retire as he made a mistake going off track, and soon he was followed by his teammate Stefan Wackerbauer. Those were really bad moments for C.Abt Racing as Andreas Weishaupt was in the last place in that moment. When pit window was opened, Florian Stoll had to retire due to a failure of his car, so Luca Stolz in Bentley moved up to fifth place.
After driver change something went wrong with HTP Bentley #7 and Maximilian Buhk soon had to park it on the side of the track, while YACO Racing’s Rahel Frey spun on the other part of the track and went into the barriers, causing deployment of the safety car.
When the drivers change was completed, Uwe Alzen continued where Claudia Hurtgen stopped retaining first position. Another Schubert Motorsport’s BMW with Jens Klingmann was still second, while Edward Sandstrom in kfzteile24 MS Racing’s Audi was now third. Patrick Assenheimer (Callaway Competition) progressed to fourth and Fabian Hamprecht (Bentley Team HTP) was fifth.
But, things started changing rapidly. Daniel Keilwitz moved up to third, championship leader Luca Ludwig jumped to fifth, and Christer Jons n C.Abt Racing’s Audi somehow moved up to seventh place, straight from the back of the grid. Edward Sandstrom lost his position as he had to serve a drive-through penalty because of exceeding pit-stop speed limit.
Jens Klingmann managed to overtake Alzen three minutes before the end, and passed frst through the finish line, 0.129s ahead of his teammate. Keilwitz retained third place in front of Assenheimer and Ludwig at fourth and fifth respectively.