Portimao: Stefan Mucke preview

German sports car pilot Stefan Mucke optimistic before 7th season event of the GT1 World Championship - At the Algarve track at Portugal in the Aston Martin DBR9 together with Pedro Lamy Berlin/Portimão (rol/ot) German sports car pilot Stefan...

German sports car pilot Stefan Mucke optimistic before 7th season event of the GT1 World Championship - At the Algarve track at Portugal in the Aston Martin DBR9 together with Pedro Lamy

Berlin/Portimão (rol/ot) German sports car pilot Stefan Mucke heads off to the 7th season event of the FIA GT1 World Championship with big optimism. Coming weekend there will be the races 13 and 14 at the Algarve track at Portugal. The Aston Martin works driver from Berlin that is behind the wheel of the DBR9 for the Team Young Driver AMR (Paderborn/Copenhagen), has a new driver colleague at the piste near Portimão. Because of familial reasons the Dane Christoffer Nygaard can't drive this time and Mucke will share cockpits with the former Formula 1 driver Pedro Lamy (Portugal) in the one hour races on Saturday and Sunday.

^AIf everything works out well there should be some points again this time. Maybe even a place on the podium", tells the Berlin that got points being on position five two times already at a Sunday race and he has been on position three at a Saturday race. ^ACertainly the track at the Algarve is rich of turns. It is important to manage all the tyres you have for the race quite well", explains Stefan Mucke. He had a good start into the second season half of the GT1 Championship with a fifth place at end of August at the home race on the Nurburgring.

^AI am really looking forward to the races on the Algarve track, which I already know from the Le Mans Series in the open sports car prototype. But we will see if this track fits the DBR9. Anyway this will be a new experience for me again", tells Stefan Mucke that has been the Champion of the Le Mans Series (LMS) last year in the Lola-Aston Martin. Last weekend (11th / 12th of September) the 28 year old Berlin drove the fastest petrol car being on position four at the season finale of the LMS at Silverstone (England). With that he secured a placing in between the top ten in the overall rankings, even with just two adoptions in five races of the LMS.

-source: stefan-muecke.de

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Pedro Lamy , Stefan Mücke , Christoffer Nygaard