Success for some whilst championship dreams evaporate in New Zealand

Saturday, April 15, 2023


There was a differing sets of results today as two sets of Aston Martin Racing powered teams chased both race and championship results earlier today.

In Europe, we had three AMR Vantage crews set out on the third round of the Nurburgring Langstrecken Serie whilst down in New Zealand, we had another chasing championship ambition within their domestic GT New Zealand Series.

Closer to home, the locally based Prosport Racing team fielded two crews, one within the SP9 Pro-Am Class with drivers Christoph Breuer, Maxime Dumarey and Mike David-Ortmann and the being their #175 SP10 entry for Guido Dumarey and Hugo Sasse. The third was the #150 Doer Motorsport SP8T entry with a revised driver line up of Ben Dorr, Stefan Kenntemich and Rudi Adams.

At the end of another gruelling four-hour race, the #17 came home second in class out of an entry of five cars, the #175 finishing eighth in class one lap down alongside others in their eleven strong class and a successful solo SP8T run for the #150 car.

Whilst these were three good results for three crews preparing for the twenty-four-hour race later this year, the same could not be said for the #78 RaceLab AMR Vantage GT8R entry of Stephen Harrison competing in the final round of the GT New Zealand Series.

Positioned third in class going into this final triple header this weekend, Harrison needed a faultless display and rely upon misfortune for his two Championship rivals ahead of him if he were to stand any chance by the end of Sundays final race.

Unfortunately for him, a DNF in race 1 for himself and another race win for the championship leader finally removed any chance of him being in further contention.

Photo credits – Teams / GT NZ
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