Great AMR customer racing success from the Nordschleife at the weekend

Monday, May 30, 2022

Congratulations and commiserations to the seven Aston Martin Racing powered teams who took part in last weekend’s ADAC Total 24H Rennen from the infamous and notorious Nurburgring Nordschleife.

Six AMR Vantage GT4’s fielded by the PROsport Racing and Doer Motorsport teams came away with podium success in both the SP10 (for GT4) and SP8T (for enhanced GT4 based cars) classes by the end of another punishing twenty-four-hour race where again, the circuit proved to be a cruel mistress.

On the positive note, the #95 Doer Motorsport crew of Phil Dorr, Nick Hancke, Moritz Wiskirohen and Indy Dontjie came away with a class win in the SP8T class with the team’s sister #150 car of Michael Funke, Rolf Scheibner, Peter Posavao and Christian Gebhardt finishing close behind on track and in class to make for a team 1-2 in class.

Then in the GT4 class of SP10, the locally based PROsport Racing team and their #82 car of Christoph Breuer, Alex Mies, Mike David Ortmann and Miklas Born secured an overall class P2 finish despite having led the class for much of the race. They in turn were supported with a P3 in class finish by the #69 Doer Motorsport car of Dierk Moller, Frank Wiesner, Stefan Kenntemich and Finn Albig to round off that podium for the Aston Martin Racing runners.

With the #81 PROsport AMR Vantage GT4 of Guido Dumarey, Alex Walker, Yevgen Sokolovskiy and Michael Hess finishing the race but down in P100 overall and sixth in class, the only non-finishes were the #80 PROsport Racing AMR Vantage GT8R crew of Maxime Dumarey, Guillaume Dumarey, Jean Glorieux and Simon Balcaen who suffered terminal technical issues within their car during the early hours of Sunday morning that that of the #90 TF Sport AMR Vantage GT3 of Nicki Thiim, Marco Sorenson, David Pittard and Maxime Martin

There, the team and car took many by surprise, converting their P25 starting position and the misfortune of others into an early overall race lead, well within the first hour and to hold onto that lead until just before midnight. There, Thiim sadly had no chance in avoiding oil and debris left on track by a car ahead and exited both the track and the race with a heavy side on impact with the armco barrier. Fortunately, Thiim was shaken up, extremely disappointed but otherwise OK but their race was run.

Either way, these results again show that the Aston Martin Racing Vantage race platform is still one to be reckoned with as many of these teams and drivers will be in action again this weekend as the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup and GT4 European Series visit Paul Ricard.

Photo credits – AMR / Frozenspeed / Teams
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