The second race weekend of the ADAC GT4 Germany took place at the picturesquely located Red Bull Ring in Styria. CV Performance Group once again fielded two Mercedes-AMG GT4s in the ADAC racing series. Last year’s runner-up and rookie champion Théo Nouet contested his first race weekend for Christian Voß’ team. Noet replaced Theo Oeverhaus alongside Julian Hanses, who was unable to compete due to a clash of dates with the DTM Trophy. Nouet will also start at the Sachsenring in place of Oeverhaus. Ferdinand Winter and Ricardo Dort started in the second car.
Nouet was already able to convince in the second practice session on Friday when he set the best time. A result which spread optimism in the team from Niederzissen.
Hanses and Winter took up the first race on Saturday afternoon from positions eight and 22. In a hard-fought race, both CV Performance Group Mercedes-AMG GT4s were able to make up places. Théo Nouet finished the run in fourth position in the #85 car. Ricardo Dort finished the race in 14th position in the sister car, enabling the driver duo to finish in the points.
The Frenchman Théo Nouet was able to start the second run in Styria from second place, so that the team could certainly hope for an overall victory. But after only a few minutes the race, which was characterized by five safety car phases, came to an end. A part of a competitor damaged the V-belt of the Mercedes-AMG GT4, so that Nouet had to park the car.
“We would like to strongly contradict the rumors from the live commentary that we had not filled up the car before the race! Théo had to park the car with a damaged fan belt!” said team owner Christian Voß.
Ricardo Dort and Ferdinand Winter started the race from 24th position. The driver duo stayed out of the countless collisions and skirmishes in the race and thus drove to seventh position. In the Junior classification, the two karting newcomers were even able to climb the podium in third place.
“I am satisfied with our performance and speed in Austria. Of course, the retirement of Théo and Julian on Sunday was unfortunate, but we have shown what potential is in our package and that makes us very confident!” Voß sums up.
The next race weekend of the ADAC GT4 Germany will take place from June 24 to 26. Zandvoort on the Dutch North Sea coast will then host the beach party of the ADAC GT4 Championship.