Brno: Muennich Motorsport event summary

ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport gains first Championship points at Brno - team manager Marc Basseng: "Setup changes paid out" Friedersdorf/Brno (rol/ot) Big happiness for the German Team ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport on Whitsunday (23rd of...

ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport gains first Championship points at Brno - team manager Marc Basseng: "Setup changes paid out"

Friedersdorf/Brno (rol/ot) Big happiness for the German Team ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport on Whitsunday (23rd of May) after the third event of the FIA GT1 World Championship at Czech Brno. The reason: The racing stable from Friedersdorf (Saxony) gained the first championship points on this traditional track. Dominik Schwager (Munich) and Nicky Pastorelli (Netherlands/Italy) have been on position 7 with their Lamborghini Murcielago LP670 RS-V (starting number 38) at the championship race and secured the first six points in the overall standings. Marc Basseng and Thomas Jager (Chemnitz) allocated position 13 in the second Muennich-Lamborghini with the starting number 37.

Already at the one hour qualifying race on Saturday (22nd of May) Pastorelli and Schwager caused furore being on position 4. Same time Basseng and Jager have been on position 14. "First we started with different setup-configurations on our cars. We could tell really fast that the changes we tried and finally made in advance have paid out", explained team manager Marc Basseng. "Of course the whole team is very happy about the first championship points". At the same time the team principal Rene Munnich has been happy as well winning the third run of the International German Rallycross Championship at Grundau (near Frankfurt on the Main) and celebrating his team colleague and companion Mandie August on position three in the Division 1 a.

At the main race of the GT1 World at Brno Nicky Pastorelli and Dominik Schwager have been on position 5 long time with the Muennich-Lamborghini #38. But about seven minutes before the end of the race Schwager has been overtaken by two Maserati. "What a pity to not secure the fifth place till the end of the race", told the Munich. "But the fact that I had to push the car a lot earlier, brings the tires to be claimed a little bit too much I think". And Nicky Pastorelli added: "The setup changes paid out and brought us the first points".

Now the whole team of ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport is optimistic to get some points again at the next event of the FIA GT1 World Championship at the high speed track Paul Ricard at Le Castellet (France) in about six weeks (2nd to 4th of July). "We are on the right way. We can build up on the results at Brno", underlined Marc Basseng. "Certainly we have to figure out how to get the tires to keep up till the end of the race".

-source: muennich-motorsport.com

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Thomas Jäger , Dominik Schwager , Nicky Pastorelli , Marc Basseng , René Münnich