Sascha Maassen drives for Freisinger Motorsport

Successful guest start and what comes out of it Sunny weather, and hot 34 degrees Celsius and Sascha was racing in Jarama. The first free training was set for Friday morning and Stephane drove the fastest lap in the N-GT class in 1:36.424...

Successful guest start and what comes out of it

Sunny weather, and hot 34 degrees Celsius and Sascha was racing in Jarama. The first free training was set for Friday morning and Stephane drove the fastest lap in the N-GT class in 1:36.424 minutes. Sascha drove the second free training in the afternoon and was also quickest in 1:36.472 minutes.

Stephane drove the qualifying and was fastest in his class in 1:34.736 minutes and qualified for the Superpole. Sascha drove the Superpole and was again fastest in 1:35.560 minutes, nearly half a second faster than the second fastest.

The championship leading Ferrari, and therefore the main competitor of the Freisinger Porsche, could not qualify for the Superpole and couöd therefore not qualify for a starting position in the first three rows.

Sascha: This was my first lap on new tyres, and my first time in the Superpole, so I was a bit nervous. But I know the circuit and the car, and that we had a good set-up, so I knew I could do a good time. It worked out well.

Stephane drove the start and hold the lead throughout the first half of the race. When Sascha took over the cockpit at about the middle of the race he had that much lead that it was not a big problem to even make another pit stop at the end of the race for more fuel and to win the race. Shortly before the end of the race Sascha was getting a bit nervous when he felt problems with the front right tire. But luckily it was not a flat tire.

Sascha: I was not yet on the reserve tank at the end of the race, but when the JMB Ferrari pulled into the pits, we decided not to take any risks and to stop too, so as not to risk running out of fuel. I am happy that my help worked out so well.

Race Result N-GT Class:
1. Maassen/Ortelli, Porsche 996 GT3 R, 108 laps
2. Montermini, Pescatori, Ferrari 360 Modena, 107 laps
3. Fertl, Garcia, Porsche 996 GT3 R, 107 laps
4. Garbagnati, Bertolini, Ferrari 360 Modena, 107 laps
5. Daoudi, Longin, Porsche 996 GT3 R 106 laps

And the result of this guest start...
.. Sascha will start at the 24h Le Mans for Freisinger Motorsport. The race is dated on 15./16. June. We will report in time.

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Series Le Mans , Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Sascha Maassen