Abu Dhabi: Stefan Mucke race report

Sports car pilot Stefan Mucke gained position four and had a breakdown with his Aston Martin at the prelude of the FIA GT1 World Championship in Abu Dhabi - Furious catch-up race at first run Berlin/Abu Dhabi (rol/ot) Aston Martin works driver...

Sports car pilot Stefan Mucke gained position four and had a breakdown with his Aston Martin at the prelude of the FIA GT1 World Championship in Abu Dhabi - Furious catch-up race at first run

Berlin/Abu Dhabi (rol/ot) Aston Martin works driver Stefan Mucke succeeded a very good start at the FIA GT1 World Championship on Saturday (17th of April) at the United Arab Emirates. Together with his Dane team colleague Christoffer Nygaard from the Team Young Driver AMR (Paderborn/Copenhagen) he gained position four in his Aston Martin DBR9 at the so called one hour qualifying race. But at the second one hour so called championship race the duo was in misfortune. Already at the first lap Nygaard dropped out after a collision. He had to stable the car and Mucke didn't come to adoption anymore. ^AThat's been the expected hot season opening", told Stefan Mucke. ^AIt's a pity, that we missed out on the ranking in points the second run."

Nygaard gained position 20 at the Qualifying on Friday (16th of April) on the 5,518 km long course Yas Marina. Starting from this position Stefan Mucke showed a furious catch-up race at the first run on Saturday. The 28-year old made up unbelievable 12 positions at the first five bends - without any scratches on the Aston Martin DBR9. ^AI never made up so many positions in a race before. It was great fun.". After that the Berlin made up another two positions and handed the car over on position six after about half an hour. Christoffer Nygaard could make up another two positions as well.

The victories at the United Arab Emirates gained German-Austrian Duo Marc Hennerici/Andreas Zuber in a Corvette Z06 and the German-Swiss Duo Thomas Mutsch/Romain Grosjean in the Ford GT.

-source: stefan muecke

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Stefan Mücke , Andreas Zuber , Romain Grosjean , Christoffer Nygaard