ADAC GT Masters on the Nürburgring-HARD TASK IN THE EIFEL
Following the double victory at Spielberg's Red Bull Ring, Callaway Competition returns from the summer break as the leader of the ADAC GT Masters points race. This weekend (Aug 3-5), the Team's two Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R drivers, Marvin Kirchhöfer (24/Markkleeberg) and Daniel Keilwitz (28/Villingen), are faced with the tough challenge of the Nürburgring for the fourth of seven rounds of the ADAC GT Masters season.
Despite Callaway's unfortunate season opener in Oschersleben, yielding no points, the Corvette team, led by team boss Mike Gramke, is currently at the top of the "League of Super Sports Cars" following successful outings at Most in the Czech Republic and at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
From the Hunter to the Hunted: With a narrow lead of 24 points over the closest pursuers, Porsche drivers, Robert Renauer and Mathieu Jaminet of Precote Herberth Motorsport, it is now up to Callaway to gain as many points as possible in defense of the series' points lead on the 3.629-km (2.25 mi.) course in the Eifel.
"I think we've done a very good job so far. However, a result like Most or Spielberg is very unlikely for the Nürburgring as it's one of the tracks that are the least suitable for our Corvette. We now have to work hard and pick up as many points as possible." - Daniel Keilwitz
"Everyone is talking about the "half-time championship", but we don't want to hear about that. We're currently the series leader, but there are tough tasks ahead of us. The field is very close and the Nürburgring was not so easy for the Corvette last year. This year, it won't be easy either. A place in the top eight is a realistic goal." - Marvin Kirchhofer
"Given the current situation, we have a very difficult task ahead of us at the Nürburgring. As always, we will try to make the most of the opportunities. I'm personally looking forward to the performance, after the 24h Spa in the ADAC GT Masters" - Callaway Team Boss, Mike Gramke.
The two races at the Nürburgring start on Saturday at 1:15 PM (live on Sport1) and on Sunday at 1:08 PM (live on Sport1). In addition, they can be viewed online in the livestream on sport1.de, adac.de/motorsport and youtube.com/adac.
Text: A.Dannenberg / Motorsport-Karriere.de
Foto: Burkhard Kasan