World finale in Sakhir – GT4 circus guest at Bahrain
2018-11-29

The last race of the year awaits the Phoenix Racing team on 1 December, when the GT4 squad will be at the start in Bahrain. European champions Nicolaj Møller Madsen and Milan Dontje have now set their sights on a further victory at the big GT4 world finale.

What’s special about the so-called GT4 International Cup? Teams from all SRO GT4 series throughout the world will be taking part in the event. A total of 21 cars are ready for the race at the Bahrain International Circuit and Phoenix Racing will be competing with two Audi R8 LMS. Silver Cup champions Dontje and Møller Madsen will as usual be at the wheel of the #5, after an almost seamless follow-up to Bahrain from the SRO awards in London UK, where the duo was honoured once more for its GT4 European championship title win. Now the two drivers travel to Bahrain with an extra portion of motivation and a clear focus on winning in the Sakhir desert.

GT4 regular driver Gosia Rdest and Phoenix Junior Max Hesse will be in car #3. It’s the 17-year-old’s first GT4 race with the Meuspath team, after having driven in the 2018 ADAC TCR Germany season and being crowned as Rookie champion. In the upcoming finale of the season the promising youngster will share the wheel with Gosia Rdest, who has already climbed the podium in the 2018 GT4 European Series.

The Bahrain GT Festival’s schedule – the FIA GT Nations Cup is also part of the programme – has two free practice sessions and qualifying on Friday 30 November lined up for the Phoenix Racing quartet. The one-hour race takes place under floodlights on Saturday at 17:45 local time (15:45 CET) – a fitting stage for the grand world finale! The sessions can be followed online via the official GT4 European Series Youtube Channel.

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