The GTC Race season ended in Hockenheim under the most difficult weather conditions. With two Mercedes-AMG GT4 the CV Performance Group from Niederzissen started at the fifth race weekend in the national GT race series. As usual, Julian Hanses and Phillippe Denes shared one car. The Austrian Nico Gruber and Matias Salonen from Finland started in the sister car.
As usual, the one-hour GT60 powered by Pirelli took place on Saturday, a one-hour race with driver changes at half-time. Hanses and Denes were able to win this race superiorly with their AMG GT4 in the GT4 class. The sister car of Gruber and Salonen reached the chequered flag in second place – a perfect result for Christian Voß’ team!
Success was to continue on Sunday. In the first race, which was stopped after only four laps following a serious aquaplaning accident involving a GT3 car, Julian Hanses took another class win. In addition, the former Porsche Carrera Cup driver finished the race in second position overall, keeping many GT3 drivers behind him. Matias Salonen finished the race in second place in class. There was another class win for the Mercedes team in the second race, Nico Gruber, who also competes for the team in the ADAC GT4 Germany, celebrated his first victory in GT4 racing. Denes was classified 12th in class after a time penalty.
Thus ends a successful season for the Mercedes team in the GTC Race. The racing team can be happy about no less than three title wins on the platform of the GT racing series. Julian Hanses won the GT4 championship in both the sprint races of the GTC Race and in the GT60 powered by Pirelli. In addition, CV Performance Group won the GT4 team championship in the sprint races.
“It was a successful end to a great season in GTC Race for us. We were able to collect our first titles in GT racing, which makes me very happy! In the races the whole team showed a strong performance – we could learn a lot in the five events and I would like to thank the whole team of the GTC Race for the professional platform” said a happy Christian Voß after the ADAC Racing Weekend event in Hockenheim.
But there was also a sad veil over the successful weekend. A few days before the event, junior driver Maximilian Bösing had a fatal accident in traffic. The 16-year-old took the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG GT4 of the CV Performance Group at the GTC Race at the Nürburgring and at the GT4 rookie test of the racing series – the racing team would therefore like to dedicate the titles to him.
Lucas Mauron from Switzerland and the US-American Phillippe Denes will pilot the two cars at the race weekend at the Hockenheimring.
The 24-year-old Swiss Mauron already competed in the racing series in 2020 and 2021. For various Audi teams.