Nurburgring: Series race report

Dominant weekend for Aston Martin \ Darren Turner and Tomas Enge won the Championship Race in Nurburgring to round out a dominant weekend for the Young Driver Aston Martin pair. Having taken pole in Qualifying then victory in the Qualifying ...

Dominant weekend for Aston Martin \

Darren Turner and Tomas Enge won the Championship Race in Nurburgring to round out a dominant weekend for the Young Driver Aston Martin pair.

Having taken pole in Qualifying then victory in the Qualifying Race, the Aston Martin No.7 combination completed the set with victory today to take a big points haul away from the sixth round.

Second place went to the Reiter Lamborghini No.24 of Peter Kox and Christopher Haase with the Phoenix Racing/Carsport No.13 Corvette of Marc Hennerici and Alexander Margaritis third.

Nurburgring Championship Race: What the drivers say...

Darren Turner, Young Driver Aston Martin No.7

"I wanted to get away from the start in one piece, whatever happened after that was another part of the race. That was the main objective. I was happy with the gap I made over the Corvette.

"I tried to get my head down and not make any mistakes. I tried to push a few times throughout the race to get a bit more of a gap in case we had any trouble at the pit stop. We waited for the Corvette to box and we boxed the following lap. It was nice to get out and do some solid laps."

Tomas Enge, Young Driver Aston Martin No.7

"I think that we had the fastest car of the weekend but not as fast as it appeared at the end of the race.

"We were very concentratred and we didn't put a foot wrong, we had a fabulous pit stop as well. It was the perfect weekend for us. I'm very happy that we have closed the gap at the top of the table of the championship standings."

Peter Kox, Reiter Lamborghini No.24

"We had a fantastic pit stop so we owe it all to the team which helped us to overtake the Corvette. The car is not quite there yet but we are working on it and improving it and at least we can now compete at the front.

"Christopher did a fantastic stint under a lot of pressure from four cars."

Christopher Haase, Reiter Lamborghini No.24

"Our team did a great job at the pit stop. This was the key to taking the second place. It was a difficult race as I was very close with the Corvette. I am really delighted to be on the podium at my home race. Our whole team did a great job."

Marc Hennerici, Phoenix Racing/Carsport Corvette No.13

"We have done a very consistent job during the whole weekend. To find a good set-up with a new team-mate is sometimes difficult but with Alex (Margaritas) it was really perfect from the first moment.

"The car was much better than we expected because of the latest Balance of Performance decision. Third place is really great for us."

Alexander Margaritis, Phoenix Racing/Carsport Corvette No.13

"Coming back with Phoenix, we have a long relationship since the DTM times. It was a great moment on Wednesday when I got the phone call 'Alex can you be there on Thursday?'. I said for sure it would be a pleasure to drive for you. The atmosphere from the first moment was very good.

"I hope we can find a solution so I can continue driving. I have to speak to my manager and make the decision in the next few days."

-source: gt1world

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Tomas Enge , Darren Turner , Peter Kox , Marc Hennerici , Christopher Haase
Teams Phoenix Racing