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Satisfaction for Rahel Frey in the pre-season tests at Oschersleben

_D1O9053The ADAC GT Masters is primed for action. The official pre-season tests for the Super Sports Cars League took place on Wednesday and Thursday of this week at the etropolis Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, the same venue that will host the first two races of the new campaign on the weekend of 24th to 26th April. The star turn during the two-day warm-up was new exclusive tyre partner Pirelli. In all, 18 of the 25 cars that have registered for the 2015 ADAC GT Masters took advantage of the six pre-season test sessions to familiarise themselves with the Italian-made tyres.

The most impressive performance in the dress rehearsal for the 2015 campaign came from Andreas Wirth (30) and Daniel Keilwitz (25) who set a time of 1:26.936 minutes on Thursday in their Callaway Competition Corvette – the fastest lap of the week – and who topped the timesheets in two of the six sessions.

The fastest laps in each of the six sessions were set by four different marques. The Corvette was best twice, as were the Audis of C.Abt Racing driven by defending champion Kelvin van der Linde (18) and Stefan Wackerbauer (19) in one session and by Andreas Weishaupt (42) and Christer Jöns (27) in the other. Also taking the honours were the new Mercedes-Benz specialists of HP Racing led by Hari Proczyk (39) and, in the final session, the MRS GT-Racing Nissan GT-R driven by Dominic Jöst (36) and Florian Scholze (41).

Also expressing satisfaction was Rahel Frey (29) who will be sharing a YACO Racing Audi R8 with Philip Geipel (28) for the second year in succession:

_T8R1621Rahel Frey : « We’ve spent two days working very constructively and have made good progress. Of course, the main priority was getting to know the new Pirellis. The tyre seems to be very sensitive and gives the driver excellent feedback. That’s not only good for us professionals but should also be to the liking of the gentlemen drivers. There wasn’t a great deal of difference between the lap times during the test, so that bodes well for some exciting racing this year. »

Combined best times from the ADAC GT Masters test at Oschersleben 1. Wirth/Keilwitz (Callaway Competition, Corvette Z06.R GT3), 1:26.936 mins (Session 4) 2. Van der Linde/Wackerbauer (C.Abt Racing, Audi R8 LMS ultra), 1:27.096 mins (Session 3) 3. Lee Pepper/Thiim (C.Abt Racing, Audi R8 LMS ultra), 1:27.388 mins (Session 4) 4. Klingmann/Alzen (Schubert Motorsport, BMW Z4 GT3), 1:27.460 mins (Session 3) 5. Weishaupt/Jöns (C.Abt Racing, Audi R8 LMS ultra), 1:27.535 mins (Session 3) 6. Sandström (kfzteile24 MS RACING, Audi R8 LMS ultra), 1:27.535 mins (Session 3) 7. Proczyk/Simonsen (HP Racing, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3), 1:27.537 mins (Session 4) 8. Jöst/Scholze (MRS GT-Racing, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3), 1:27.654 mins (Session 1) 9. Assenheimer/Alessi (Callaway Competition, Corvette Z06.R GT3), 1:27.738 mins (Session 4) 10. Hürtgen/Baumann (Schubert-Motorsport, BMW Z4 GT3), 1:27.844 mins (Session 4)

All results

Press release ADAC GT Masters

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