Datum: 06.10.2020 · ADAC GT Masters
Hockenheim and Sachsenring: Twice Top-Ten and two junior podiums for Carrie Schreiner
Within only two weeks, the races three and four of the ADAC GT Masters, currently the world's strongest league in GT sports cars, took place. Carrie's team partner, Dennis Marshall, was again in top form and put the Audi R8 LMS GT3 from Rutronik Racing twice in the first starting row.
In Hockenheim, the young woman from the Saarland, who had just turned 22 years old, was able to hold position three for a long time. Towards the end of the race, her tires went completely down, and her car became more and more undriveable. Almost defenseless, Carrie had to let the bunch of factory drivers pass behind her and more than P10 was not possible. Nevertheless, they still made it to the podium in the highly competitive junior classification for drivers up to 25 years of age.
At the Sachsenring, Dennis Marshall steered his car into the pit stop to the driver change, lying on P3. Due to a misunderstanding the team lost a lot of time and dropped back to the seventh position after the outlap. However, after a short safty car phase due to an accident, Carrie drove a very strong race and had brilliant fights with her competitors. Only championship candidate Michael Ammermüller in the fastest Porsche and the best BMW in the field were able to pass. In the end they were very satisfied with P8 in the overall classification and another junior podium.
"First of all, thanks to my fantastic teammate Dennis. To be honest, I was a bit disappointed in Hockenheim. The result was okay, but it could have been much better. Especially on my home track! You cannot see from the outside when the tires are that worn out and you have no grip anymore. In such situations, however, I still miss a bit of experience.
On the Sachsenring I had a good pace until the end and was able to keep many strong drivers at a distance. On the probably most difficult track on the calendar, not everyone had expected that. My qualifying was a step forward, too and one should never forget the fact that in the GT Masters I am competing against the best GT drivers in the world! I've just turned 22 years old and I'm learning from race to race", said a realistic, but also optimistic Carrie Schreiner.
Currently, the duo from Rutronik Racing is on a promising fourth position in the junior classification.
In nearly two weeks’ time already, the fast female racing driver will face the next challenge at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.