Moritz Löhner was on the precipice of turning into a three-time ADAC GT Masters Esports champion. So as to affirm this following the occasions of Spherical 6, he would require a 38 level extension to closest rival Jakub Brzezinski. Earlier than the grid lay the Sachsenring; a rollercoaster trip of a circuit the place the Bentley expenses have been trying supreme.
The German’s Porsche was not trying too helpful on the timing sheets, so was there an opportunity for the Pole to reel within the hole?
The highest six can be locked out by the Bentley Continental GT3s although the star of the present would find yourself being Leonard Krippner who claimed his first Dash Race pole place of the season forward of the mercurial Nikodem Wisniewski.
Isaac Price was as soon as once more on music with a second row begin forward of Tim Jarschel while Jack Keithley was all the time a great wager for victory even in fifth. It was a nightmare session considerably anticipated by the championship leader because the Dörr driver might solely handle 16th. Fortunately, from his perspective, it was not too disastrous with Brzezinski a considerably restricted eighth.
GT3 SPRINT RACE
Because of the vast observe limits, Keithley was in a position to absolutely utilise his lightning begin with a daring lunge into Coca-Cola Kurve that noticed him bounce 4 positions to steer instantly. Krippner was completely offset by this and dropped behind Wisniewski additionally earlier than door banging with Jarschel led to a tragic spin. First to final within the area of thirty seconds.
An identical transfer can be carried out by Jeffrey Rietveld – who completed in second only a day earlier within the Formula Pro finale – transferring from eighth to sixth and behind Brzezinski who had gained early doorways. Löhner in the meantime had misplaced locations and was trying no nearer to scoring any factors.
For the remaining time, the entrance of the sphere noticed little deviation from the established order. Keithley breezed residence to boost the winner’s trophy as soon as extra with stablemate Wisniewski and a delighted Jarschel rounding off the rostrum. David Nagy, regardless of ending 11th, would inherit reverse grid pole place because of a penalty for Gianmarco Fiduci in 10th.
The standard culprits made their mark as soon as once more within the GT4 class as Emre Cihan continued his rout of the championship with pole place forward of Alessandro Ottaviani and Adam Pinczes.
Nonetheless, the race noticed some curiosity within the combat for third as Julian Kunze would depose Pinczes. Ottaviani wouldn’t lay a finger on Cihan who picked up one more victory so as to add to his assortment.
As soon as once more, Traxion.GG’s John Munro participated and was working as excessive as 16th earlier than sadly retiring from the race after working out of gas.
GT3 FEATURE RACE
The all-Hungarian entrance row was over earlier than it began with Martin Barna desperately unfortunate to be caught on the surface exit of Coca-Cola Kurve. Successfully pit manoeuvring himself towards Rietveld, the Dutchman had nowhere to go himself with Christopher Högfeldt’s Mercedes to his quick right-hand facet. Wisniewski was additionally caught within the Flip 1 barging.
Working solidly in third for ten minutes, the Swede’s race would flip bitter with a slow-down penalty awarded by the stewards for his half to play in Barna’s dismissal from the rostrum. This dropped Högfeldt all the way in which again to 12th. This time additionally signalled the opening of the pitlane which was seized upon by Brzezinski, Alexander Dornieden and Bence Bánki.
Nagy and Keithley, who had began brilliantly as soon as extra, would reply a lap later with good motive because the net-race chief solely emerged 1.5 seconds forward of the Williams Bentley. The domino impact continued with Rietveld the next rotation with Brzezinski simply tenth’s away from snatching second.
The BMW pilot was trying feisty and quick on this second stint however Nagy was holding agency with some glorious defending. Sadly for M1RA’s hopeful, it was to not be with a transfer on 18 minutes by means of Queckenberg. Behind, the bottleneck was creating tense and tight moments for these hoping to nick a podium. 4 minutes on from the lead change, Jarschel dived by means of the Sachsen Kurve on Keithley. Sadly, the German wouldn’t be given the chance to press on, struggling an premature disconnection.
The basic Worth long term had come to an finish with the Brit pitting close to the 12-minute mark. His technique was, on the face of it, impeccable. A recent set of trainers was certainly going to make an affect on the rostrum practice he landed in shut proximity to. It was much more troublesome with Nagy refusing to bend to the kitchen sink being thrown at him by Brzezinski although Keithley didn’t combat when he knew it was a misplaced trigger.
Dornieden wasn’t as keen to indicate such generosity and phone between the pair was inevitable. Although it could truly be contact with Keithley that may ship the ex-eWTCC champion right into a spin after Worth launched himself down the within of Flip 1. A sight for the sore eyes of Moritz Löhner who was working a outstanding race now in sixth. There can be one other place gained but as Keithley was slapped with a slow-down for his half within the incident.
But with all the thrill behind him, Jeffrey Rietveld was in a position to cruise residence to his first victory within the championship with a relieved David Nagy remaining forward of Brzezinski. The Pole, although undoubtedly spent in his effort to overhaul the Hungarian, would certainly be completely happy at taking the title combat to the ultimate spherical of the Hockenheim doubleheader.
And that’s the place Season three of the ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship will enter the ultimate stretch. Two Characteristic Races as a substitute of the one and it might probably all be discovered 19th October on the Traxion.GG YouTube channel with unique English commentary protection.
ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship, Spherical 6, GT3 Dash Race outcomes
- Jack Keithley – Williams Esports 22:53.856
- Nikodem Wisniewski +2.540
- Tim Jarschel – MRS Esports +2.963
- Isaac Worth – Privateer +three.419
- Jakub Brzezinski – Williams Esports +three.968
- Jeffrey Rietveld – Workforce Redline +four.492
- Bence Bánki – Dörr Esports +10.807
- Christopher Högfeldt – Virtualdrivers by TX3 +11.455
- Martin Barna – M1RA Esports +13.199
- Gianmarco Fiduci* – Workforce Fordzilla +13.558
*Earlier than penalty utilized
ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship, Spherical 6, GT3 Characteristic Race outcomes
- Jeffrey Rietveld – Workforce Redline 43:17.688
- David Nagy – M1RA Esports +9.076
- Jakub Brzezinski – Williams Esports +9.422
- Isaac Worth – Privateer +9.609
- Moritz Löhner – Dörr Esports +10.198
- Alexander Dornieden – MRS Esports +11.711
- Jack Keithley – Williams Esports +14.611
- Bence Bánki – Dörr Esports +16.234
- Florian Hasse – Dörr Esports +16.675
- Christopher Högfeldt – Virtualdrivers by TX3 +17.474