Last saturday was the 5th round of the season with the 6 hours of Sepang. It was great to see, that all this drivers could it handle in a decent way and we doesn’t have had huge crashes. Congratulation to Racing Mood Sim for winning the LM-P2 class, this was an absulte great perfomance of you guys, and also congratulations to Pulse Motorsport for winning the GT class, this was an perfect drive of you guys. Also a big thanks goes out to Joshua Anderson who have done again a very great job with his commentating and dont forget Jimmi Allison for making all this possible. Now let's move on and have a look what happens during this 6 hours with our three cars, starting with the #6 LM-P1:
#6 LM-P1 was driven by Sascha Glatter and Patrick Baaden. Sascha Glatter has driven the qualifying and he was able to get P2. His start was still fine for us without any troublel. After his first two stints, he set the car in the leadand now it was time for Patrick Baaden to take over the wheel. Also his pace was very consistance and stable, he did a very great job and keep the car in the lead. After great stints without any trouble it was agin time for Sascha Glatter to get back in the car and he brings it on the next level and get the fastest lap of the race in lap 196. After this excellent job of both drivers, we’ve finished the race on P1. This is our first victory in this season with the LM-P1 car and we’re very very happy about it. Thanks to Patrick Baaden and Sascha Glatter, you’ve done an absolutly amazing and excellent job out there.
#81 GT-LM was driven this time by Alex Bräutigam, who did the qualifying and David Jundt, who made his debut for our team. Alex qualified the car on a satisfying 2nd place.
The race start went well and after the leader has taken his penalty from last race, Alex took over the lead. He was able to hold this position till the first pitstop. Now it was time for David.
Due to the fact that some teams double stinted the tyres, our car fell back to P4. But David did a great job, had good pace and from this he was able to get 3rd place. In his 2nd stint he closed also the gap to P2, but couldn't overtake the opponent, despite the fact he did everything what he could. Shortly before the 3rd pitstop and driver swap to Alex, a shock moment occurred. A LM-P2 turned without any reason into David's car and forced him to spin. Thankfully nobody hit him, but the car was slightly damaged.
Alex took the car over and was able to overtake the 2nd placed car. He tried to close the gap to the leader, but due to the fact that the car was a little bit harder to drive and due to the slight wheel issues of Alex, the team decided to take no risks and to secure 2nd place. David drove the last 40 mins and brought the car home! Congratulations to you guys. 4th podium finish of 5 races, well done!
#82 GT-LM was driven by James Duku, Andreas Schröder and Fatih Demirci. James did the qualifying and put the car on P14.
James drove for the first 2 hours and did a great job. Due to some opponents penalties and his consistent pace, he gained some positions and handed the car over to Andreas on P10. Andreas struggled a little bit with his tyre wear, but he’ve had really good pace and fought his way up to P6. With 2 hours left, Fatih stepped into the car. He was not so confident with the car, but did a good job to bring the car home on P7. It was not the perfect run, but they were only 50 seconds behind P3, so still a good result. Congratulations for this result! The trend goes into the right direction and its only a matter of time till the first podium finish!
Good luck for our drivers during the next race at Sebring, for the traditionally 12 hours of Sebring.
Black Hawk Racing