Rags to riches for the reigning Champions in race 2 of the ADAC GT4 Germany Series opener

Monday, May 29, 2023


After the trials and tribulations for the five Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4 crews at the opening round of the ADAC Gt4 Germany Series from Oschersleben on Saturday, Sunday’s second race unfortunately saw much of the same.

Having suffered from technical gremlins for much of the Free Practice, Q1 and race 1, the #48 car of Yevgen Sokolovskiy and Damon Surzyshyn got swapped out to one of the teams cars that had just competed within the ADAC TotalEnergies 24H event the week before.

Having started last for race 1 and then retired before the pit window, at least newcomer to the team Surzyshyn was able to Qualify and this time race a car for Sunday’s second hour long affair although their outcome may not have felt worth the cost with a P24 finish.

It was a similar vein of disappointment for the Bachmann’s aboard their #19 car after having ran so well within the first half of race 1 only to be forced out with technical issues of their own at the end and that sadly continued into race 2 with another DNF for their efforts.

The sole Doer Motorsport Vantage GT4 crew of Ben Dorr and Theo Nouet who were also changed back into ‘civies’ before they should have after technical issues during Sunday’s Q2 session forced them to stop with little time remaining to fix that issue in time to take the start.

The sole item of good news came from the Prosport Racing #1 car of Hugo Sasse and Mike David-Ortmann who took their own disappointment of a lap 1 exit in race 1 to claim their first win of the season having started from third on the grid.

With the first round now securely under their belts, hopefully the second round from Zandvoort at the end of June will run more beneficially for the five crews – fingers crossed.

Photo credits - ADAC
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