Datum: 26.07.2022 · GTC Race
Overall podium in the GT60 on the Eurospeedway Lausitz for Carrie Schreiner
At the second event of the 2022 GTC Race, including the GT Sprints and the GT60 powered by Pirelli, the 23-year-old from the Saarland teamed up with reigning DTM champion Maxi Goetz in the Mercedes AMG GT3 from Team Space Drive with the revolutionary "stear by wire" system.
In the one-hour GT60 race, both of them only narrowly missed the victory. At the finish, final driver Goetz was less than a second behind the first-placed Red Bull driver Thierry Vermeulen and they had to settle for P2.
"At the end I had much more reserves, one or two more laps, then it would have been enough for us to win. But even so, it's a good result!" said the experienced pro after the race.
For the first sprint race over 30 minutes, Carrie unfortunately had an unlucky qualifying and didn't really get a clear lap. In the race, she improved considerably and was able to keep up with the leading group. Towards the middle of the race, she was even in a position to overtake the third-placed driver. However, due to an unfortunate overtaking by several drivers the fast female racer had to let go again. In the end, she remained on the fourth place overall.
Carrie Schreiner's summary of the weekend was positive: "I’ve had problems in the qualies. It was my first time with the Mercedes in the rain and there was a lot of traffic, which is also a matter of luck in such a relatively large mixed field with GT3 and GT4 cars. But my race pace was very good. In the sprint race, my fastest lap of 1.23.0 was only about four-tenths of a second off the fastest time in both races. Many thanks to Maxi Goetz, who helped me a lot the whole weekend with his huge experience.
I feel more and more at home in the AMG GT3 and I'm not even at the halfway point of the season yet. My goal is to keep improving from race to race and then we'll see what comes out in the end!"