Gelungener Auftritt von PROsport Performance bei den 24h Dubai

Gelungener Auftritt von PROsport Performance bei den 24h Dubai

16.01.2017: Pech verhinderte Traumstart in die Saison 15 Minuten fehlten PROsport Performance beim

Pech verhinderte Traumstart in die Saison




15 Minuten fehlten PROsport Performance beim 24-Stunden-Rennen in Dubai, um mit einem optimalen Ergebnis in das Motorsportjahr 2017 zu starten.



Der Porsche Cayman PRO4 mit Viebahn, Arno Klasen, Jan Kasperlik (alle Deutschland) und Nico Verdonck (Belgien) lag nach 23 Stunden und 45 Minuten auf Platz zwei in der hart umkämpften Klasse SP3 (GT4) sowie auf Rang 27 in der Gesamtwertung.



Dann geschah das Unglaubliche, in der 520. Runde brach am Ende der Start-und Zielgeraden die vordere linke Bremsscheibe. Viebahn, der zu dieser Zeit hinter dem Steuer saß, überstand den Einschlag in die Reifenstapel unverletzt.



Doch die Topplatzierung war dahin. Teamchef Chris Esser: „Das war schon ärgerlich, denn bis dahin hatte das gesamte Team eine starke Vorstellung gezeigt. Glücklicherweise ist nichts Schlimmeres passiert.“



Die gute Leistung von PROsport Perfromance hatte auch das zweite Team untermauert. Der Porsche 991 GT3 Cup der US-Amerikaner Charles Putman, Charles Espenlaub, Joe Foster und Andy Pilgrim kam nach einer problemlosen und fehlerfreien Fahrt auf Platz 16 im Gesamtklassement ins Ziel und belegte in der Porsche-Cup-Klasse einen exzellenten zweiten Rang.



 „Beim ersten gemeinsamen Auftritt hat das Team auf Anhieb perfekt funktioniert. Das Quartett hat sich durch konstant schnelle Rundenzeiten kontinuierlich nach vorn gearbeitet“, freute sich Teammanager Steve Buschmann am Ende.




Hasso Jacoby und Martin Brock-Konzen

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