Yesterday was the 3rd round of the GT Pro Series 2017 and it took place on the Miami Speedway in Florida. It's a short track, with some tricky corners especially turn 1.
First of all we want to congratulate Oliver Ernst for his first win. Furthermore Marco Dohmen from Team Kappeler Simracing and Markus Frühauf from Green Flashes for their podium finishes.
Now let's move to the race from our drivers:
Due to the results of the last race, Mike Horn and Sascha Glatter started the race without any success ballast. Therefore they had good chances to win and confirmed this in the qualifying session with P1 for Mike and P2 for Sascha.
There was a big tension before the start, but for the 3rd time in a row the start was clear and Mike could hold his lead in front of Sascha. In the first lap, Sascha immediately put Mike under pressure and they had a lot of contacts. After completing the first lap, both of them were running side by side down to turn 1 and then the worst case scenario happened. They made contact, lost the control and smashed into the wall which resulted in a double DNF! A very disappointing and unnecessary moment for our team!
Let's get back to the positive things of our race. Alex Bräutigam and Patrick Baaden had a tough race. Both of them carried success ballast which had a big impact on their performances. Their target was just to finish in the top 10 and they achieved this by their controlled, almost error-free drive and good strategy. Alex finished on 5th and Patrick on 7th place. Great job under these circumstances.
James Duku did also a great job, because he gained 9 positions and finished the race on a strong 11th place, his best result of the season.
We wish our drivers good luck for the next race on the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, USA.
Black Hawk Racing