Young Driver AMR: New game, new luck

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Once again, Young Driver AMR takes on a new track at this weekend’s sixth round of the ADAC GT Masters. On the Lausitzring near Dresden, Young Driver AMR and it’s pair of Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 driven by Ferdinand and Johannes Stuck and the Danish combination Kristian Poulsen and Christoffer Nygaard, will try to make forget the sobering last round at the Red Bull Ring. This weekend marks the first time, Young Driver AMR will visit Germany’s easternmost racetrack with the Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3.

Young Driver AMR team principal Hardy Fischer has some good memories to the Lausitzring, as the Young Driver AMR sister team Fischer racing scored a second place finish at its last visit to ADAC GT Masters round at the Lausitzring three years ago. “Once again, we are travelling with a new car to a circuit, which we don’t know, at least not in the track layout, on that we will race this weekend. So it’s hard to predict what the weekend will bring. But on thing is certain: It can’t get any worse then at the last round at the Red Bull Ring, so we are really looking forward to score some good points this weekend."

The view is shared by Nygaard, who has already one win under his belt this season in the Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3. “It can only get better the at the Red Bull Ring. I expected that it would be difficult in Austria, but certainly not that it would be so hard. Now its time to look forward and focus on the race at the Lausitzring. We are racing on the long track layout, which is good for us. We are also allowed to start with 20kg less, so both things will help us a bit. But that does not alter the basic stop-and-go layout of the track. Our Aston Martin loves fast and following corners and there are not so many at the Lausitzring. But I hope we can grab some points and will then attack at the last two rounds of the Championship at Nürburgring and Hockenheim, which should be really good for us.“

Johannes Stuck has a rather "special" relation to the Lausitzring. "In the 2011 season, in which we finished in runner-up position in the championship, we had a difficult weekend at the Lausitzring. It was the only weekend where we didn’t score any points. So this time, we have to set the record straight. However, we still have a top speed disadvantage, which will make things not easier for us this weekend. It will be exciting to learn where we stand at this track with our Aston Martin, but we have to wait until the end of the two free practises session Friday afternoon, to get a clear picture.”
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