Max Kruse Racing celebrates another double victory at the NLS

Max Kruse Racing celebrates another double victory at the NLS

02.05.2021: The Max Kruse Racing team celebrated another double victory in the SP3T class at the third race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) with both VW Golf GTI TCR cars. Starting from P1 and P2, the #333 driven by Frédéric Yerly, Tom Coronel and Jasmin Pr


The Max Kruse Racing team celebrated another double victory in the SP3T class at the third race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) with both VW Golf GTI TCR cars. Starting from P1 and P2, the #333 driven by Frédéric Yerly, Tom Coronel and Jasmin Preisig crossed the finish line ahead of the sister car (#10) with Benny Leuchter, Andreas Gülden and Matthias Wasel at the wheel.



As in the last race, #10 started from pole position, directly in front of the sister car. In the race, the two VW Golf GTI TCRs put up a tough fight. In the end, #333 was able to prevail once again. In the overall standings, the two Max Kruse Racing cars finished in 50th and 51st place respectively (out of 157 cars that started).
 


Team co-owner and professional footballer Max Kruse was present live at a race for the first time this season and was impressed by the performance of the drivers and the entire team: "The double pole and the subsequent double victory are the deserved reward for a hard weekend. We can happily continue like this!"




Still unbeaten at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 2021



The two performances in the NLS impressively show what Max Kruse Racing is currently capable of at the Nürburgring. The team is still undefeated at the Nordschleife this season. So the prospects for the 24-hour race, which takes place in five weeks, are excellent. This is where Max Kruse Racing will compete for the first time.
 


Next weekend, the team will be back in action: Marek Schaller and Marius Rauer will compete in the second round of the NES 500 in Oschersleben. The juniors in the team want to confirm their good result from the season opener.



Quotes on the race weekend:



Benny Leuchter
: "Another cool team result with P1 and P2. Congratulations to #333, that was really close. Andy gave everything at the end in the #10 and performed really well. We tried a few things and I had a few problems getting into the rhythm during my stint. But it was a lot of fun to fight with the guys - really cool racing. Thanks to the whole team: The mechanics crew solved a small technical problem on the #10 super fast after qualifying. A big compliment for that. Now we're looking forward to the 24-hour race. I'm looking forward to that."
 


Tom Corone
l: "Today was another great day. Two races this year - two big trophies. The start went well, we had good pace, the car was great to drive. The Falken tyres had good grip until the last lap. I had no problems at all. My teammates were in a great mood: Jasmin was really fast. At the end, it was exciting to see Frédéric doing well to withstand the pressure that Andy was putting on. Everything felt great, as always with Max Kruse Racing."
 


Jasmin Preisig:
"That was another top weekend. Everything worked: the weather, the car, the drivers, the whole team performance. We were able to maintain a good pace throughout the race and fortunately had no problems at all. Another one-two - what more could you want? Congratulations also to the #10 on P2. We're all concentrating on the 24-hour race now."
 


Andy Gülden
: "Congratulations to the #333! Once again you drove a clean race. I gave everything in the final stint and was also able to close a big gap. But in the end it wasn't enough to catch Frédéric in the sister car. But congratulations to the whole team: top crewm top preparation. Now I'm looking forward to the 24-hour race!"
 


Frédéric Yerly
: "Wow, it's incredibly great that we were able to confirm the success of NLS 2. The win wasn't a gift, Andy really pushed hard at the end. The car was perfect again and everyone did their best. Thanks to the whole team. A double victory doesn't come by itself."



Matthias Wasel
: "Even though we had to give way to the sister car again today, it was a very nice weekend for me after the last races. The car was mega prepared. Except for second place, it was a perfect race weekend."





Michaela Düngen - transl. Deepl, Gruppe C also photos

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02.05.2021 / MaP

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