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Hockenheimring: Mucke Motorsport race 2 report

German Team RSC Mucke Motorsport had the first podium placing at the GP3 on Saturday and a total drop out on Sunday at the home race at Hockenheim Berlin/Hockenheim (rol/ot) The home race of the GP3 series at the Hockenheimring ended with mixed...

German Team RSC Mucke Motorsport had the first podium placing at the GP3 on Saturday and a total drop out on Sunday at the home race at Hockenheim

Berlin/Hockenheim (rol/ot) The home race of the GP3 series at the Hockenheimring ended with mixed feelings for the German Team RSC Mucke Motorsport from Berlin on Sunday (25th of July). For Tobias Hegewald (Waldbreitbach) and Renger van der Zande the tenth season run already ended after the first lap, Nigel Melker (both Netherlands) had to stable the Dallara Renault racer at the tenth lap. All three have been involved in collisions. And to make matters worse the two Netherlands of the racing stable from the German capital city got an additional penalty for ^Acausing a collision" and at the next race they will be starting from ten places behind at the starting lineup, which is already coming weekend (31st of July to 1st of August) at Budapest.

Although the home race started promising on Saturday (24th of July) with the first podium placing at the GP3 series for Renger van der Zande from the only German racing stable at the GP3 series that has Ralf Schumacher (the RSC in the team name stands for the former Formula1 and actual Mercedes DTM pilot) as a prominent combatant and partner in his rows. At the 9th season run Renger van der Zande has been third and was very happy: ^A This podium was so important for me and the team." Same thing underlined Peter Mucke as well: ^AThat has been a great reward for all the hard work of our whole team. Certainly our other two drivers didn't reach the finish line on Saturday". Nigel Melker as well as Tobias Hegewald have been involved in collisions by combatants and retired early - Melker at the second curve, Hegewald after the second Re-Start.

^AFor Nigel and Tobias the double drop out is very sad, especially because they have the same good speed like Renger to drive up front", tells Peter Mucke. ^AAltogether a mixed weekend for all of us. The highlight clearly has been our first podium placing", told the principal of the biggest private racing stable in Germany. Winner of the races at Hockenheim have been the Canadian Robert Wickens on Saturday and overall leader Esteban Gutierrez from Mexico on Sunday.

-source: muecke-motorsport.de

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Series GP3
Drivers Ralf Schumacher , Robert Wickens , Tobias Hegewald , Renger van der Zande , Esteban Gutierrez , Nigel Melker , Peter Mucke
Teams Mücke Motorsport