ADAC GT Masters: Misfortune at the Red Bull Ring
2016-07-24

Due to an issue with top speed, Markus Pommer and Markus Winkelhock in the Audi R8 LMS of Phoenix Racing started from the far rear in race one. “Markus Pommer wasn’t able to overtake any other vehicles in the first part of the race either. To make matters worse, there was contact with another car when he was coming in to pit. We had to change a tire at the right rear which, according to the regulations, means another ten seconds of pitting time. Markus Winkelhock resumed the race after the stop but was complaining about such poor handling that we called him back into the pits and ended our race,” said Team Manager Dirk Theimann. “We’re going to change a few things on the car for tomorrow and hope to be able to reduce our gap to the front that way.”

In race two of the ADAC GT Masters at the Red Bull Ring, Markus Pommer and Markus Winkelhock were unfortunate again. Following a solid performance in qualifying amidst the Audi competition, start driver Markus Winkelhock was touched by a Lamborghini in the starting phase and lost a lot of ground. By the end of the race, Pommer and Winkelhock had recovered to 18th place overall. Team Manager Dirk Theimann: “We were happy with our speed in qualifying. We were in the middle of the other top Audi drivers.”

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