Round five of the 2016 ADAC GT Masters took the Schubert Motorsport team to the Nürburgring (DE). Jesse Krohn and Louis Delétraz were once again at the wheel of the BMW M6 GT3. It proved to be an eventful weekend for the team from Oschersleben (DE).
In Saturday’s opening race, a puncture caused start driver Krohn to come in for an unscheduled pit stop after 12 minutes. He rejoined the field in 27th. Krohn and Delétraz then launched an impressive fightback, which saw them climb back into 12th. However, Delétraz suffered another puncture in the closing stages and, after contact with another car, skidded off the track and was forced to retire.
The BMW Motorsport Juniors produced another spirited fightback in Sunday’s race. Starting from 23rd, Delétraz immediately made up five positions at the start. Over the rest of the race, he and Krohn fought their way into 12th. Krohn had his sights set on a points finish, but was then forced off the track and was subsequently unable to gain any more positions. The duo ultimately came home 12th.
The sixth race weekend of the 2016 ADAC GT Masters takes place in Zandvoort (NL) from 19th to 21st August.
Torsten Schubert (Team Principal): “The two punctures on Saturday were unlucky, otherwise Jesse and Louis would have scored some good points. The grid position could have been better for Sunday’s race, but the two drivers produced another impressive fightback. Unfortunately, Jesse was forced off the track in the latter stages, otherwise we could have finished even higher up the field. All in all, we continued to work hard on the settings and are confident that we will be able to exhaust the potential of the new BMW M6 GT3 even better in the coming races.”
Jesse Krohn: “It wasn’t the best weekend for us. On Saturday, we had nothing but bad luck. We had two punctures and at the end we had to retire. It was a really unlucky day but we came back on Sunday. Both the team and Louis did a really good job to bring the car in a good position to the pits and I was able gain more places.”
Louis Delétraz: “I think we have been a bit unlucky this weekend. Performance wise we are getting better and better, both the car and us as drivers. In Saturday’s race, we had two punctures, but we were still running for the points until we unfortunately had to retire. In Sunday’s race, we got the maximum possible result. Without Jesse being pushed off track points would have been possible again. So we are getting there and will keep working hard.”
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