Sports car pilot Stefan Mucke gains first championship points at Silverstone - Together with Christoffer Nygaard on position five in the Aston Martin DBR9 Berlin/Silverstone (rol/ot) First championship points and still a lot of misfortune:...
Sports car pilot Stefan Mucke gains first championship points at Silverstone - Together with Christoffer Nygaard on position five in the Aston Martin DBR9
Berlin/Silverstone (rol/ot) First championship points and still a lot of misfortune: The Berlin sports car pilot Stefan Mucke finished first time on a ranking in points on Sunday (2nd of May) at the second station of the FIA GT1 World Championship at Silverstone (England). The Aston Martin works driver gained position six together with his Dane team colleague Christoffer Nygaard from the Team Young Driver AMR (Paderborn/Copenhagen) at the fourth season race. Afterwards they have been put on fifth position gaining the first ten championship points. Altogether he is on position nine now.
The British Darren Turner and the Czech Thomas Enge, both as well from the Team Young Driver AMR in the DBR9, have been put out of the points ranking after winning the race. The measurement of the friction block of the flat bottom of the car #7 was found not to be in accordance with the minimum thickness. The team has appealed against the exclusion. Temporary the British Warren Hughes and Jamie Campbell-Walter are the winners in the Nissan GT-R.
Mucke/Nygaard, which decarded after a tire damage at the Qualifying Race on Saturday (1st of May), had to start from the end of the peloton the next day on the 5,9 km long track. The catch-up-race has been rewarded with the first points after finishing the 28 laps. ^AThe best thing about this weekend, where we had a lot of trouble, has been the points. We could have done better", told Stefan Mucke.
After starting the race the Berlin has been bumped already at the first lap by other drivers. ^ANevertheless I could make up a few positions up to the second lap. Another competitor drove into my car and after spinning the car had a tire damage", told Stefan Mucke, which had to drive into the pit for the tire change. ^AEven a little luck with a Safety-car-phase didn't help too much because of the limited tire sets and we had to take old tires from the training and the Qualifying Race. We could almost do nothing after that, because the tires didn't have any rubber in the end". When Christoffer Nygaard assumed the car after half an hour he could use a pretty good set of tires and could drive up to position six.
^AThat's been really good and shows us what could have been possible without misfortune at the beginning of the race. I think we could have reached the podium", told Stefan Mucke, which already comes to adoption again coming weekend (7th to 9th of May). He goes about the second race of the Le Mans Series (LMS) in the Aston Martin DBR9 together with Enge and Nygaard at the 1000 km race at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium). At the first LMS-Race the 28 year old German gained position two. At the eight hour race at Le Castellet (France/11th of April) the Berlin did a very good job in the closed LMP1-Sportscar prototype Lola-Aston Martin. ^AI will drive a GT1-Racecar at Spa though. I think this is going to be very interesting as well", tells Stefan Mucke.