Paderborn, 12th September / ADAC GT Masters
The end of the ADAC GT Masters season is approaching quickly, but this is no reason to rest for Young Driver AMR. In recent weeks, Young Driver AMR prepared with extensive testing for the remaining two rounds of the championship. At this weekend’s penultimate round of the 2012 season at the Nürburgring, the two Danes Kristian Poulsen/Christoffer Nygaard and the Stuck brothers Ferdinand and Johannes will attack again in their pair of Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3.
Young Driver AMR will race this weekend for first time since 2010 on the long Grand-Prix track version of the Nürburgring. The ADAC GT Masters visited the Nürburgring already earlier this season, but used the short sprint layout. Young Driver AMR has some great memories to the long track. In 2010, the Aston Martin team had a clean sweep there in the GT1 World Championship and won two races from the Pole Position. The first rounds of the ADAC GT Masters in the Eifel mountains some eight weeks ago was also a weekend to remember, but only because it was completely rained off and didn’t brought any countable results for Young Driver AMR.
This season, we are somewhat locals at the Nürburgring, as we race there in the ADAC GT Masters, the 24h race and some VLN rounds“, Young Driver AMR team principal Hardy Fischer says. “We have some good memories to the track and the fast and flowing corners should suit our Aston Martin. After the recent two rounds didn’t go as expected, we worked really hard and aiming for some good result this weekend.”
For Kristian Poulsen, the penultimate round of the season is also crucial in his bid for the amateur championship. The Dane is currently second and has a good chance to re-take the amateur championship lead at the Nürburgring.
Driver quotes before the race:
Johannes Stuck: “We worked very hard since the last race and I really hope this will pay off. At the first ADAC GT Masters round at the Nürburgring this season we had to sit out qualifying and thus had to start from the back. In both races we were able to make it into the Top-20 out of 40 cars, so our car should be good there. The fun factor at the Nürburgring is always great and racing on the Grand-Prix layout should really suit our Aston Martin.”
Ferdinand Stuck: “I’m really looking forward to race at the Nürburgring again. Last time we used the long Grand-Prix-version was during the 24h race with Young Driver AMR. I’m optimistic for this weekend, but after luck wasn’t on our side in the last rounds, I don’t have any high expectations and only hope for two good and trouble free races.”
Christoffer Nygaard: “It’s great to return to the Nürburgring and I expect that we will do very well there. The track should suit our car and I have high hopes for this weekend. Before the two last rounds, we were already afraid that it would be difficult. But this time, I’m really optimistic that we can archive a good result. In the fast corners at the Nürburgring, we should be able to exploit the strengths of our Aston Martin. Now we only have to hope that in contrast to the round eight weeks ago, the weather will be good.”