D: GU-Racing Oschersleben race notes

GU-Racing Team International: "In Oschersleben was more reachable." GU-Racing Team International started in the Formula BMW season. Place 5 for Max Wissel as best result doesn't show the whole performance and potential. Andrei Harnagea couldn't...

GU-Racing Team International: "In Oschersleben was more reachable."

GU-Racing Team International started in the Formula BMW season. Place 5 for Max Wissel as best result doesn't show the whole performance and potential. Andrei Harnagea couldn't start in Oschersleben because of his final exams at school. So the GU-Racing pilots were Max Wissel, Jens Hoing and the Rookies Nikoley Varbitzaliev and Carlos Gaitan.

In the first race the pilots started from place 4 (Wissel), 14 (Hoing), 16 (Varbitzaliev) and 17 (Gaitan). Max Wissel was still knocked out by another driver in the first corner: He lost his front-wring and finished only at the 16.position. Better was it for Jens Hoing in the beginning. The Berlin- located showed a well performance after a bad qualifying when he improved to position 5. But shortly before the finish Jens spooned away the track, he needed to come to the box after it. So it was the two Rookies who brought home the best results for GU-Racing. Carlos and Nikoley stayed without a big mistake in the exiting race: Nikoley Varbitzaliev become 13. and Carlos Gaitan become 14. just behind him.

The Sunday-Race should be still more dramatic. Max started from position 9, Bulgarian Nikoley from position 15 and directly next to him Colombian Carlos at position 16. Jens Hoing had to start from the last position: The 20-years old got punished after his accident on Saturday when he tried to reach the box again. With it he was to fast in the box. Disqualification on Saturday, money-penalty and last starting-position on Sunday! "I did a mistake and I know it. A warning would have been enough but this is like a red-cart in football. My weekend is lost now.", said Jens disappointed. Already at the start there was a big accident again and 3 GU-Racing pilots were in it: Gaitan was pushed by another car, Hoing and Varbitzaliev had to drive through the grass. Just Max Wissel took a profit at the start. The position after 6 laps: Wissel is at P7, Hoing raced to the front at P11, Varbitzaliev fought with an injured car at P15, Gaitan was on P16. The race gets into the final period when one driver lost oil on the track. Varbitzaliev and Hoing slides out like some other drivers, too. They reached only position 15. (Varbitzaliev) and 16. (Hoing), when the race broken out still 4 laps before the finish. Best GU-Racing driver was Max Wissel at place 5 after the raced were finished by the red flag. Carlos Gaitan finished at place 9.

Team-manager Gunther Unterreitmeier the weekend: "What should I say to this chaos right now? I just hope that we will have less crash at Lausitzring or our drivers will not be in it."

-credit: www.gu-racing.com

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Series Formula BMW
Drivers Andrei Harnagea , Jens Hoing , Max Wissel