A Corvette painted in football colours can only bring luck these days for a German driver. Christian Hohenadel (33, Quierschied/Germany) experienced a perfect weekend with his world cup painted Callaway Competition Corvette Z06.R GT3 along with ...
A Corvette painted in football colours can only bring luck these days for a German driver. Christian Hohenadel (33, Quierschied/Germany) experienced a perfect weekend with his world cup painted Callaway Competition Corvette Z06.R GT3 along with teammate Daniel Keilwitz at the fourth round of the FIA GT3 European Championship at the circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet/France. Hohenadel/Keilwitz scored a perfect double victory in the two races in the south of France. After taking his second and third win of the season in the European Championship, Hohenadel made a big step towards the title.
In the first race on Saturday, Hohenadel and Keilwitz performed a brilliant start-finish-victory. Keilwitz started from the pole position and gave Hohenadel the Corvette for the second half of the race in leading position. Hohenadel had a trouble free race until the end and drove to his second win of the season.
Sunday it was on Hohenadel to drive the start. Directly after the start, Hohenadel was seventh, but stuck behind another car. The Corvette was much faster, but Hohenadel couldn't overtake, so the Callaway pit crew reacted quickly and made an early call for Hohenadel. That enabled Keilwitz to take a free run during the first laps of his stints without traffic, after the pit stops he was fourth and chasing the leading three cars. He finally overtook all competitors and secured the second victory of the weekend, a perfect 2:0 for Hohenadel and Keilwitz in France.
"A fantastic weekend for us", Hohenadel was happy. "After the start, I stuck behind another car. I did not want to take too much risk or ruin the tires, as I wanted to give Daniel a good car for the end of the race. The team made a perfect call and with two victories here we made a huge step in the title chase."
Christian Hohenadel extended his point advantage in the Championship to 51 points and has already the theoretical chance to secure the European GT3 crown in the next race in Portugal in the mid of September.