Last Tuesday was the 4th round of the GT Pro Series powered by Racegitter.de and it took place in Birmingham on the Barber Motorsports Park. It's a short track with a lot of tricky up- and downhill sections, so a tough challenge for all the drivers.
After a disappointing race in Miami with an unfortunate incident between two of our drivers, the team has tried to sort out the problems and to concentrate on this race. Mike Horn was able to repeat his Pole
Position with a small margin in front of Felix Heinen and his teammate Alex Bräutigam.
Mike knew that the start was really important, because it's really hard to overtake on this track. He managed to stay in front and was able to build a big gap during the first part of the race. In contrast, Alex lost a position a fell back to P4. He had quite intense first laps, with close but fair racing until the 11th lap of the race. He made a stupid mistake and touched the curb of the last corner, which resulted in a spin. He lost a lot of positions and continued on P10, just in front of our three Porsche drivers Marius Nicolae, James Duku and Patrick Baaden. It was a group of 7 to 8 cars who were fighting quite hard and fair. Alex lost a lot of time and therefore he decided to make a undercut and pit earlier than planned.
In the meantime, Mike continued his incredible performance, had a stunning pace and nobody could follow him. His gap was nearly half a minute to the 2nd placed car, when he made his mandatory pitstop.
Mike was untouchable and won his first race of the season in a really dominant way with 50 seconds in front of the rest. Congratulations and massive respect for this performance.
Despite his mistake, Alex finished on a satisfying 5th place due to a good strategy. This good team result was rounded up by Marius and Patrick who also finished in the top 10, congratulations guys!
James who was on a good way to finish in the top 10, unfortunately lost the car in 46th lap and had to retire. Harald Bachmann had a frustrating race and retired just after 34 laps.
We wish our drivers good luck for the next race on the heavily demanding street circuit in Macau!
Black Hawk Racing