Datum: 04.07.2018 · DMV GTC
DMV GTC and DUNLOP 60 in Monza: Twice second place for Carrie Schreiner
At temperatures partially above 35 °C in the shade, the 5th event of the international DMV GTC and DUNLOP 60 series took place on the high-speed track in the Italian Monza.
On the traditional Formula 1 circuit, the one-hour race of the DUNLOP 60 series took place. Carrie Schreiner and her teammate Kevin Arnold of the HCB Rutronik racing team belonged to the top favourites as usual and for quite a while it looked like a clear victory for the two youngsters.
Carrie drove the start in her Audi R8 LMS GT3. As all other PRO drivers, such as Uwe Alzen, Kenneth Heyer or Marvin Dienst drove only the second stint, the 19-year old girl from the Saarland had to build up the best possible advantage against the AM drivers. And that she did very impressively. In the first lap already, she was leading and after 30 minutes she had an advantage of more than 20 seconds when heading to the box for the compulsory driver change. Kevin Arnold took over and was clearly heading for victory. Suddenly there was a serious misunderstanding when overtaking an Audi GT4. Due to the collision both cars were heavily damaged and hit the tyre stacks so that it wasn’t possible to continue.
“I felt very sorry for Kevin, with such a big advantage the victory would only have been a pure formality. However, such things can happen, that’s just motorsports!”, said Carrie, of course disappointed after the race.
On Saturday in the two DMV GTC races, Carrie started from the positions two and three into the 30-minute sprint races. The fast race amazon drove constantly and again faultless, finished both races on the second place. “Today nothing more was possible. The victorious Audi from the team Land Motorsport had over 5 km/h more top speed on the long straights and additionally with Ronny they had a top driver. Thus, you don’t have any chance to win in Monza! I’m very satisfied with my performance,” Carrie Schreiner summarized in the evening.
Also her HCB Rutronik team manager Fabian Plentz was very satisfied with the young pilot:” Carrie did a clear faultless job at the weekend, was constantly fast and made the best of the situation. She gets more and more experience and learns a lot of new things. Carrie is absolutely on the right way!”