Mühlner Motorsport is ready for the ADAC 24-hour race at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. A strong performance throughout the whole weekend displayed the dedication and the professionalism by everyone involved.
SP7 class: #62 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (991.2 / 4.0) by H&R special springs
From Free Practice onwards the H&R 911 driven by Mark J. Thomas, Sebastian von Gartzen and Moritz Kranz, was on top of the ranking. Moritz Kranz managed to qualify the car for the Top30 shootout on which they came out on P2 after an unnecessary spin in the last chicane on the flying lap.
“Moritz was so fast on the wet track, that he was not only first in our category, but also much faster than a lot of SP9 / GT3 cars. We should have informed him on the radio that there was no need to push that hard in the last chicane. But since he often feels disturbed by the radio, we have not done this…”, analysed Bernhard Mühlner after the Top30 shootout.
But right at the start of the race Kranz moved up to P1 and started to run away from the competitors in the SP7 class. Mark J. Thomas took over for a faultless stint bevor Sebastian von Gartzen climbed behind the wheel of the Nagarro / H&R supported 911.
Unfortunately with 1 hour and 40 minutes to go, a stone went through the left radiator and Sebastian von Gartzen had to park the car while he was leading the race by two laps. The repair set the car back in fourth position. Von Gartzen put down some impressive laps and was able to come back to P3 and secured the team a podium spot despite the bad luck with the stone which damaged the radiator.
CUP3 class: #303 Porsche Cayman GT4 by H&R special springs
Much like as in SP7, the crew of the #303 dominated throughout the whole weekend. Pole, fastest lap and leading the race from start to finish was the result of a faultless performance by the mechanics and the drivers Torsten Jung, Alex Schula and Moritz Kranz.
Bernhard Mühlner: “I am very happy with the outcome of the weekend. The whole team, mechanics, orga and drivers, did an absolutely perfect job and we should have won both classes. But in racing you also need some luck, so I guess we had our fair share of misfortune already and we will be ready for the “BIG ONE”, the ADAC 24-hour race in four weeks time!”
The final driver lineups will be decided and announced shortly.
Source. Mühlner Motorsport