German sports car pilot Stefan Mucke hopes for points and podium at the season finale of the GT1 World Championship in South America - Both tracks are virgin soil for the Berlin Berlin (rol/ot) The big season finale of the FIA GT1 World ...
German sports car pilot Stefan Mucke hopes for points and podium at the season finale of the GT1 World Championship in South America - Both tracks are virgin soil for the Berlin
Berlin (rol/ot) The big season finale of the FIA GT1 World Championship in South America is scheduled at the next two weekends for the German sports car pilot Stefan Mucke. At Interlagos (Brazil) near Sao Paulo (26th to 28th of November) and at San Luis (Argentina) from 3rd to 5th of December the Aston Martin works driver starts at the season events nine and ten with the races 16 to 20. The Berlin, that celebrated his 29th birthday on Monday (22nd of November), will be on track in South America with his Dane team colleague Christoffer Nygaard in the Aston Martin DBR9 for the Team Young Driver AMR (Paderborn/Copenhagen).
"I am really looking forward to my racing premier at South America, because both tracks are virgin soil for me", tells Stefan Mucke, that has been the champion of the Le Mans Series (LMS) in the closed sports car prototype last year. Now he wants to make a present to himself for his birthday. "I hope for a good season finish and for places on the podium or in between the points ranking", underlines the Berlin. Even if he has never been driving on the tracks at Interlagos (4,309 km) and San Luis (6,270 km), he could already gather some first impressions of them. "Thanks to Darren Turner, my British team colleague of the sister car, who invited all the Young Driver pilots to a professional simulator test. That has been very interesting and important for me", tells Stefan Mucke, that has been on track at the GT2 tests at Nogaro for Aston Martin furthermore last week.
In the present season the former DTM pilot from Berlin has already been on position three at a Qualifying Race and at the also one hour Championship Race two times on position five at the GT1 World. Certainly at last on 23rd/24th of October at Navarra (Northern Spain) there was only a viewers place for Stefan Mucke in both races. His team colleague Nygaard crashed into the guard rails after a spin at the free training at which the rear part of the DBR9 has been strongly damaged. The repair couldn't take place in time because the needed parts arrived too late at the race track.