Next stop - Czech Republic for PROsport Performance in ADAC GT Masters

Thursday, May 16, 2019

After something close to a total disaster for them at the opening meeting of the ADAC GT Masters Series at Oschersleben circuit at the end of April, German based PROsport Performance (running their Aston Martin Racing based programmes under the PROpeak Performance banner) will be looking to improve their 'game' as the next round of the series from Most in the Czech Republic this weekend.

In the German national GT3 only series, the team did managed to take the chequered flag in both races with the Maxime Martin/Daniel Kielwitz #99 AMR Vantage GT3 only to have the car later removed from the official results on the grounds of individual technical infringements after each race. Race 1 was with a non connected fire extinguisher and race 2 was with being found to have over boosted the engine beyond that of it homologation at some point during the race.

The sister #98 car of Hugo de Sadeleer and Valentin Hasse Clot faired no better really, stopping on the start/finish line with a technical issue in race 1 (and being declared as finishing 1 lap down to the race winners) before also being non classified in race 2 for the same reason above.

During the running of each race, it was clear that their two new Vantage GT3's were struggling with pace compared to their more established rivals and the team will be hoping that their tireless work behind the scenes both at base and at Prodrive, together with some testing at the circuit two weeks ago will help them make up for this performance shortfall.

Team Principle Christoph Esser said ""We turned over every stone, so to speak. Several points were already good, but there was also a lot to improve. We have tackled this together, and as a result, we have grown together better as a team. We want to benefit from that in Most."

Still relatively fresh from his share of winning the last round of the World Endurance Championship race from a snow hit Spa Francorchamps circuit two weeks ago, AMR factory driver Martin will arrive in the Czech Republic having spent two days testing his GTE car at Monza ahead of this event. 

"The track at Most is quite interesting, it is very technical. There are some really nice and above all fast corners. However, as in Oschersleben on this track it will be very difficult to overtake. The Vantage GT3 has a lot of potential, but we need to work it out step by step. It's a new car, the team is new to the championship, so we have to work and make steady progress. The test went well. We've learned a few things, so I think we can take a step forward on race weekend" he said.

Free Practice starts the proceedings again on Friday before Qualifying and each race on both Saturday and Sunday.

Photo credits - PROsport Performance

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