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PROsport in GT4 European Series #3 @ Paul Ricard (France)

PROsport in GT4 European Series #3 @ Paul Ricard (France)

30.05.2019: David Griessner jumping into the cockpit of his #19 Aston Martin. After the two pole positions by Florian Thoma (Switzerland) in the ADAC GT4 Germany in Oschersleben and in the GT4 European Series in Brands Hatch, as well as the first podium by




David Griessner jumping into the cockpit of his #19 Aston Martin
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After the two pole positions by Florian Thoma (Switzerland) in the ADAC GT4 Germany in Oschersleben and in the GT4 European Series in Brands Hatch, as well as the first podium by Thoma and Akhil Rabindra (India) with second place in Brands Hatch, PROsport Performance wants the continue the trend at the third round of the GT4 European Championship in southern France.



Thoma/Rabindra in the #18 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 and David Griessner/Jérémy Sarhy (Austria/France) in the #19 maschine face a strong competition with 42 GT4 cars of 12 manufacturers on the former Formula 1 circuit "Paul Ricard" at Le Castellet. The team from Wiesemscheid, Germany, official race partner of Aston Martin Racing (AMR), was able to establish themselves in the top group with both vehicles in the previous round in England.    




Team Manager Steve Buschmann  



"After Monza and Brands Hatch, Paul Ricard is the third famous race track to feature the GT4 European Series. The track is mainly a new territory for our drivers. Nevertheless, we want to continue the positive trend of Brands Hatch."    




    FACTS ABOUT PAUL RICARD




•    Standings: Thoma/Rabindra are ranked fifth in the Silver Cup with 32 points, Griessner/Sarhy are 12th with ten points.

•    Circuit: The variant used has a lap length of 5.791 kilometers and has 15 corners.

•    Time Schedule: A four-hour test session on Thursday (13:00 to 17:00) will be followed by two 60-minutes free practice sessions on Friday (11:50, 14:50). The qualifying starts on Saturday at 09:00, the first of the two one-hour races will start on Saturday at 14:10, the second on Sunday at 11: 30.

•    Live Coverage: Qualifying and both races can be watched in the livestream - with English and German commentary - over the website, the YouTube channel and the Facebook page of the GT4 European Series.

•    Internet: gt4europeanseries.com



DRIVER QUOTES


   Florian Thoma (#18)  

"Paul Ricard is a new track for me, so I did a few hundred laps in the simulator, but driving the actual track is different. I hope that our Aston Martin is strong, but there are two long straights, and straight driving is not really our strength. In the championship we are in fifth place and we just want to get more points."



   Akhil Rabindra (#18)

 
"I'm looking forward to the third round of the GT4 European Championship. Paul Richard is another track I've never been before, so another challenge. We had a good weekend with the second round at Brands Hatch and we really want to continue this dynamic."



   Jérémy Sarhy (#19) 

 
"Paul Ricard is a beautiful track. I like to race there and have already achieved some good results there. That I know the track well is an advantage for me compared to Monza and Brands Hatch. And driving a race in my home country is of course something special. I am really looking forward to this. We already know our Vantage GT4 a lot better, we're progressing from race to race and are getting closer to the podium."



   David Griessner (#19) 

 
"Paul Ricard is a great track. Although I was not there yet, I have intensively prepared with the simulator. >From the characteristic the track is very different to Brands Hatch. But we have a lot of track time to learn the layout. PROsport Performance will, as always, provide us with a top prepared car, but how well the track fits our Aston Martin is hard to gauge."    





Uwe Baldes-  Photo: SRO / Dirk Bogaerts

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30.05.2019 / MaP

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