EN: Championship title in the GTWC Pro-AM classification after a challenging weekend at the Nürburgring and race win in the GTC Race at Oschersleben

EN: Championship title in the GTWC Pro-AM classification after a challenging weekend at the Nürburgring and race win in the GTC Race at Oschersleben

Despite a number of challenges, the driver trio of Ivan Jacoma, Niki Leutwiler and Alex Fontana in the Centri Porsche Ticino Porsche 911 GT3 R managed to secure the title in the Pro-AM classification early at the GTWC round at the Nürburgring by finishing second. The second Porsche with the #56, which Car Collection entered for the first time in cooperation with Dinamic GT, finished seventh in the Silver Cup. But Car Collection was also at the start of the GTC Race in Oschersleben. Here, too, the team experienced a challenging weekend, which was crowned with Finn Zulauf’s first overall victory.

 Fanatec GT World Challenge Endurance Cup Nürburgring

Car Collection Motorsport competed in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Endurance Cup at the Nürburgring with two Porsche 911 GT3 R cars. The car with the #24 from Centri Porsche Ticino with the drivers Ivan Jacoma, Niki Leutwiler and Alex Fontana started as usual in the Pro-AM classification. For the crew of the #24, which was in the lead in this championship before the weekend, it was about another top result for the championship. Despite the Eifel-typical difficult weather conditions, the three drivers and the team delivered a strong performance and were able to cross the finish line in second place in class after three hours of racing. With this podium finish, the lead in the Pro-AM standings grew to such an extent that the three drivers cannot be caught up at the last race of the season in Barcelona. Thus Ivan Jacoma, Niki Leutwiler and Alex Fontana secured the Pro-AM Cup championship title early.

For the first time this season, Car Collection entered another Porsche 911 GT3 R in cooperation with Dinamic GT. The number 56 car, which competes in the Silver Cup, was driven by Daniele Di Amato, Jop Rappange and Tanart Sathienthirakul. As this project was newly set up just before the weekend, the crew faced some challenges here, which were exacerbated by the unpredictable weather in the Eifel. The first outing was initially about optimizing processes and growing together as a team. In the fiercely contested Silver Cup, the #56 started the race in the rear third of the field and thus in the middle of the turmoil. In a turbulent race with several touches, seventh place in the Silver Cup was the final result.

 GTC Race Oschersleben

At the same time the fourth round of the GTC Race took place in Oschersleben. Car Collection Motorsport is very experienced with regard to such double events and also started in the Börde in this popular race series as part of the ADAC Racing Weekend. As usual, the car with the #2 was driven by the two GTC support drivers Julian Hanses and Finn Zulauf, who have been absolutely convincing with top results in the season so far. In Oschersleben, too, Julian Hanses tackled his sprint race from pole position and crossed the finish line first, but was subsequently forced to accept a time penalty due to a misunderstanding when the race was stopped, which dropped him to eighth overall and third in class. His partner Finn Zulauf, who completed the second sprint race, fought his way to the front from third place at the start and subsequently drove home his first race win in the GTC Race. 

Both drivers completed the one-hour GT60 powered by Pirelli race together. Again, Julian Hanses and Finn Zulauf crossed the finish line first, but were again hit with a 5-second time penalty, dropping them to second place. Julian Hanses is thus in the lead in the overall GTC Race and GT60 powered by Pirelli rankings. Finn Zulauf is seventh in the GTC Race classification, while he is currently third in the GT60 overall standings.