- Parent Category: BMW Racing News
- Category: 2014 ADAC-GT MASTERS
- Published on Sunday, 08 June 2014 00:00
- Written by Jeff Seabrook
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“PIXUM Team Schubert” powered by Jochen Schweizer scored valuable points on the fourth race weekend of the ADAC GT Masters in Spielberg (AT), and is well-placed in both the Drivers’ and Teams’ competitions at the halfway point of the season.
After a difficult race on Saturday, when they took to the track carrying an extra 30 kilograms and subsequently failed to finish in the points for the first time this season, Dominik Baumann (AT) and Claudia Hürtgen (DE) raced from eighth on the grid to finish fourth on Sunday. This result ensured they remained third in the Drivers’ Championship with 94 points.
Jens Klingmann (DE) and Max Sandritter (DE) produced consistently strong displays in both races at the Red Bull Ring, which does not actually suit the strengths of the BMW Z4 GT3 as much as other circuits. The duo came home fifth on Saturday and Sunday to pick up valuable points. With 42 points to their name, they have now climbed into the top-ten in the Drivers’ Championship, where they currently lie ninth. “PIXUM Team Schubert” powered by Jochen Schweizer goes into the summer break second in the Teams’ competition.
Stefan Wendl (Team Manager Schubert Motorsport): “This weekend has been running better than expected. Besides Oschersleben, the Red Bull Ring was the circuit that gave us the worst headaches before the season. Especially in qualifying all our drivers did perfect jobs. The races also went very well, except for Saturday’s race for our number 19 car. Unfortunately it has been pushed off the track twice on the first lap. All in all we can very pleased with the first half of the season, as we are right in the mix in both the Drivers’ and Teams’ competitions.”
Dominik Baumann (BMW Z4 GT3, car number 19): “All in all we can be happy with our points haul this weekend. We were fourth on Sunday and hardly lost any ground in the championship – and that on a circuit that, on paper, does not actually suit us and which we left empty-handed last year. Unfortunately we lost too much ground at the start on Saturday. With the extra weight on board, we could not make up what we lost.”
Max Sandritter (BMW Z4 GT3, car number 20): “After three difficult race weekends, it was nice to get back to successful ways with these two fifth places. The team’s decision to change the engine in our BMW Z4 GT3 after the race at the Lausitzring paid off. We had far more performance at our disposal and were able to compete on a par with the team’s other car. The two fifth places felt like podiums to me. I now go into the summer break in a positive frame of mind and am looking forward to racing at the Nürburgring 24 Hours in a BMW Z4 GT3 – something I have dreamt of for a long time – and to the second half of the ADAC GT Masters.”