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Bullitt Racing takes race win at Nürburgring, Silver Cup title fight intensifies

Bullitt Racing takes race win at Nürburgring, Silver Cup title fight intensifies

31.08.2019: GT4 European Series Nürburgring Saturday, August 31st 2019 Pole-sitter Euan McKay dropped some places after a slow getaway off the line, but into the first corner he was back behind the #66 Bullitt Racing Mercedes again. Behind him Simon Knap

GT4 European Series
Nürburgring
Saturday, August 31st 2019




Pole-sitter Euan McKay dropped some places after a slow getaway off the line, but into the first corner he was back behind the #66 Bullitt Racing Mercedes again. Behind him Simon Knap was third in the MDM Motorsport BMW and Equipe Verschuur’s Daniel McKay was in fourth, while the Silver Cup-leading Leipert Motorsport Mercedes was down in ninth.



Max Koebolt tried to push forward, but on the fifth lap he ran wide after passing the #16 True Racing KTM. As a result, Koebolt dropped down to 12th place, behind the KTM drivers and the two PROsport Performance Aston Martins. At the front, Monti pulled out a gap of almost two seconds over Euan McKay, while Knap was able to shake off Daniel McKay’s McLaren.



The Ekris Motorsport team opted to bring Euan McKay in soon after the pit window had opened. Two laps later Bullitt Racing’s Monti came in to hand over the #66 Mercedes to Alex Lambertz, with the German rejoining right in front of the Ekris M4 GT4, now driven by Ricardo van der Ende.



After all stops had been completed, they were fighting for the lead again with, Alec Udell in the #25 MDM Motorsport BMW in third place. Benjamin Lessennes in the Equipe Verschuur McLaren rejoined in seventh place overall, with Jan Kisiel in ninth position.



Lambertz managed to keep Van der Ende behind and slowly began to pull from the Dutchman, while also trying to look after his tires. With 15 minutes left on the clock, Udell was still third, but on lap 21 the American was passed by Reinhard Kofler in the True Racing KTM and Nicolaj Møller-Madsen in the Phoenix Racing Audi.



The overall top 10 remained unchanged in the remaining laps and after 28 laps around the 5.1 km German circuit it was Lambertz who crossed the line to take his and Romain Monti’s second win of the season for Bullitt Racing. Ekris Motorsport’s Ricardo van der Ende and Euan McKay took second place, followed by True Racing’s Reinhard Kofler and Patric Niederhauser and Phoenix Racing pairing Nicolaj Møller-Madsen and Cedric Freiburghaus.



With MDM Motorsport drivers Alec Udell and Simon Knap taking fifth place and Leipert Motorsport pairing Max Koebolt and Jan Kisiel finishing in eighth place, the title fight is wide open. Both crews will start the final race of the 2019 campaign on 146 points and under normal circumstances, the best placed pairing at the finish will win the GT4 European Series Silver Cup. Daniel McKay and Benjamin Lessennes stay in third, now 18 points behind the leaders, with 25 points to play for.




Nina Pfiffner,Marcel ten Caat- photo SRO


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31.08.2019 / MaP

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