Datum: 02.05.2018 · DMV GTC
DMV GTC and Dunlop 60 in Dijon: Another victory and positions on the podium for Carrie Schreiner
On the very challenging French rollercoaster, the former Formula 1 race track in Dijon-Prenois, the second event of the international GT and touring car series took place.
The young girl from the Saarland continued her outstanding performance she had shown in Hockenheim and put the Audi R8 LMS GT3 of the HCB Rutronik racing team in the qualifying on the pole position for the first race of the DMV GTC.
This time she started with Kevin Arnold as teammate in the one-hour race of the Dunlop 60. The two 19-year old presented a faultless performance and ensured the victory with a relatively big gap and were clearly the best driver’s mating in the field.
The same picture on Saturday morning in the qualifying for the second sprint race of the DMV GTC: With a time of 1.16.0 Carrie was the measure of the things in the king class of the FIA GT3. Only the ultra-light Praga sport prototype with a weight of only 700 kgs. was about 0,2 seconds faster. “Unfortunately, before the last corner a slower car was in front of her, otherwise it would have been a 1.15.6 in theory and that would have been sufficient for the overall pole”, said Carrie’s racing engineer smiling.
Incomprehensibly the fast race amazon had to start the first race on the outer lane according to the instructions of the French race organizers. As expected Uwe Alzen and Kenneth Heyer slipped past on the inner line in the first corner. As it is known, it is very difficult to pass in Dijon, the race therefore seemed to be almost over. Carrie was stuck behind Heyer and had to accept position 3 in the GT3 class.
Before the second race it started to rain as announced and the race track was very dirty and slippery due to the various historic cars of the other series. This meant difficult conditions for all pilots. During the first laps already, Carrie had to notice that the experienced “king of rain” Uwe Alzen could not be beaten under these conditions and thus accepted the secure second place after a lot of incidents and some safety car phases.
Finally, after the race she said: “If you start from the pole position, you want to win of course. However, due to the circumstances in both races it wasn’t possible. If an Uwe Alzen is faster in the rain, I certainly don’t need to be ashamed!” Her team boss Fabian Plentz added: „How much Speed Carrie already has in a challenging car with rear-wheel drive with a lot of aerodynamic and more than 500 hp, could be seen in the qualifyings again. In the race she is still missing the cleverness and routine compared to the experienced professionals. However, I am convinced that she will learn it during this season!”
At the next event of the series on the Red Bull Ring Carrie will be represented by her fast team boss. As at the same time she will take part in the 2nd round of the Super Trofeo Europe as a Lamborghini Junior driver in the “British home of motorsports” in Silverstone.