Audi - Double victory at Hockenheim

Audi - Double victory at Hockenheim

05.09.2022: The Saintéloc Junior Team won the fourth round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge powered by AWS Endurance Cup at Hockenheim. The two Audi Sport drivers Christopher Mies and Patric Niederhauser shared the victorious number 25 Audi R8 LMS with Swiss private


The Saintéloc Junior Team won the fourth round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge powered by AWS Endurance Cup at Hockenheim. The two Audi Sport drivers Christopher Mies and Patric Niederhauser shared the victorious number 25 Audi R8 LMS with Swiss privateer Lucas Légeret.

 

After Légeret had started the race from sixth place on the grid, Mies took over the cockpit in the second part of the competition. He quickly improved to third place. When he put pressure on the man in front of him, Steijn Schothorst, in a Mercedes-AMG, the Dutchman made a mistake and Mies took over second position.


Just two seconds behind the leader, the German handed the car over to Patric Niederhauser for the final sprint of the three-hour race. The Swiss returned to the track in first place and ultimately won by 2.6 seconds. For Audi Sport customer racing, it was the second endurance season victory after Team WRT’s opening success at Imola.



Second place at Hockenheim went to the driver trio of Dennis Marschall/Kim-Luis Schramm/Markus Winkelhock from Attempto Racing. Marschall had secured second place 13 minutes before the end when he overtook his Audi Sport driver colleague Christopher Haase.




Team WRT also had reason to celebrate at the fourth of five rounds of the season: Benjamin Goethe/Thomas Neubauer/Jean-Baptiste Simmenauer won the Fanatec Endurance Silver Cup early while WRT secured the team classification in this category.




Eva-Maria Becker - photo  SRO / TWENTY-ONE CREATION - Jules Benichou




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05.09.2022 / MaP

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