24 Apr 2022
Punch Racing can look back on a satisfying race weekend.
PROsport Racing entered a GT3 and GT4 Aston Martin there, as well as two Porsche Cayman “permit driving school vehicles”.
The use of the Aston Martin Vantage GT3, which is very popular with the fans around the Nordschleife, had already ended prematurely. The vehicle of Nico Verdonck, Maxime Dumarey and Jean Glorieux had an accident on the second lap. The water cooler was damaged, which led to the failure. Guido Dumarey and the Swiss Alexander Walker finished the race with the Vantage GT4 in fourth position in the SP10 classification.
The use of the two “permit driving school vehicles” was again successful. Reema Juffali from Saudi Arabia and Emil Heyerdahl from Norway finished the V5 class in second position. It is the first podium result in the Nürburgring Endurance Series for the first female racing driver from Saudi Arabia and the Norwegian. Simon Balcaen and Didier Glorieux won the VT3 class.
“So far the GT3 program on the Nordschleife has been less than ideal for us,” said Esser about the race on the Nordschleife. “But we said from the start that 2022 would be a year of learning with the GT3 on the Nordschleife. On the other hand, I am very satisfied with the results of the other vehicles and drivers!”
The Nürburgring endurance series will be continued on June 25th, before that the 24-hour race and the qualifying race will take place on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. The ADAC GT4 Germany will continue in four weeks at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.