Datum: 18.08.2020 · ADAC GT Masters
ADAC GT Masters Nürburgring: Position 8 and Junior Podium for Carrie Schreiner
After the initial bad luck at the first event of the ADAC GT Masters 2020 at the Lausitzring two weeks ago with failures in both races, last weekend the third and fourth races at the Nürburgring were on the agenda for Carrie Schreiner and Dennis Marshall.
In the free practice sessions on Thursday and Friday, the two junior drivers of Rutronik Racing were able to prepare for the upcoming races.
Thus, Dennis drove an excellent qualifying and placed the Audi R8 LMS GT3 on the second starting row of the 35 GT3 race cars.
In the race he did not have the perfect start and lined up again on P6 after the first corner. Despite better pace he kept this position until the driver change. Carrie took over after about the first half of the one-hour race, found her rhythm immediately and was several seconds ahead of her pursuers.
But then, due to an accident further back, the Safty Car moved out and the entire field was reunited.
After the restart there were tough position fights everywhere and the 21-year-old woman from the Saarland had to give way to the reigning GT World Cup winner Raffaele Marciello in the Mercedes and Porsche factory driver Sven Müller. But the other competitors she had safely under control and was even able to gain a small gap to the competitors. At the end of the race they were very satisfied with position 8 and were also able to reach P2 in the highly competitive junior classification for drivers under 25 years.
Afterwards, Carrie Schreiner said: "After the bad weekend at the Lausitzring, we had a really good race here. We could have achieved even more with a better start and without the Safty Car. My race performance is already really strong, I still have quite a hard time in qualifying with new tyres. The ADAC GT Masters is definitely one of the strongest race series at the moment, with the best GT drivers in the world. Compared to last year, the series has again improved in quality. In the qualifying all 35 cars are within 1.5 seconds, in the race the times are even closer together. Therefore, overtaking is very difficult. I'm still one of the youngest drivers in the field and I still have plenty of time to develop. In the middle of September there will be the next race in Hockenheim. On my "home track" we will attack again!"