Stefan Mucke missed out on a ranking in points at 9th season event of the GT1 World Championship at Brazil - Aston Martin works driver on 12 and 11 at Interlagos Berlin/Sao Paulo (rol/ot) The ending of the races 17 and 18 at the 9th season event...
Stefan Mucke missed out on a ranking in points at 9th season event of the GT1 World Championship at Brazil - Aston Martin works driver on 12 and 11 at Interlagos
Berlin/Sao Paulo (rol/ot) The ending of the races 17 and 18 at the 9th season event of the FIA GT1 World Championship at Interlagos (Brazil) hasn't been like the German sports car pilot Stefan Mucke hoped for. Instead of the hoped points and podium places the Aston Martin works driver from Berlin, that was sharing the cockpit of the DBR9 with his Dane team colleague Christopher Nygaard for the Team Young Driver AMR (Paderborn/Copenhagen), has been on the positions eleven and twelve on Saturday and Sunday (27th/28th of November).
"In fact I had a few great overtaking maneuvres that I really enjoyed on both days but from the starting positions at the end of the field there's not very much to catch", tells Stefan Mucke. "The placings are disappointing, because under other circumstances there would have been more options." Especially because the sister car of the team with Tomas Enge/Darren Turner (Czech/Great Britain) have been winning the race on Saturday and on Sunday they have been on position two behind the winners from Brazil called Enrique Bernoldi/Xandi Negrao (Maserati MC12).
At the one hour Qualifying Race German Stefan Mucke had to start from position 20 on Saturday and made his way up to position seven after half an hour already right before the pit stop. But at the drivers change they lost precious seconds, because Mucke's team colleague stalled the engine and after that he finished the second half of the race on position 12. The next day Nygaard started from position twelve and assigned the car to Mucke after the first half of the also one hour Championship Race on position 18.
The 29 year old Berlin had a few nice overtaking maneuvres already in the first laps of his race-half and made up 5 positions and then he finished the race in the Aston Martin DBR9 on position eleven. "That was all I could do, because the distance to the next group has just been too big", explains Stefan Mucke. "I had the same lap times like the drivers at the front of the field and in the end I even have been the fastest".
The Berlin will already be on his way to Argentina on Monday (29th of November), because the coming weekend (3rd to 5th of December) the season finale of the GT1 World is scheduled with the races 19 and 20 on the very hard track of San Luis. "I will give everything I can again to end this season with a nice result", underlines the Berlin.