Reviews heartbeat finals! Audi celebrates surprise victory

19:30  31 october  2020
19:30  31 october  2020 Source:   sport1.de

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The Audi duo Haase and Hofer won the first race in the ADAC GT Masters at the Lausitzring. Another Audi duo is expanding the overall lead.

Herzschlagfinale! Audi jubelt über Überraschungssieg © Provided by sport1.de heartbeat finals! Audi celebrates surprise victory

Double cheers at Audi after the first ADAC GT Masters race at the Lausitzring.

The Audi duo Christopher Haase and Max Hofer surprisingly won ahead of the Mercedes pairing Indy Dontje and Maximilian Götz, who were only a tenth behind at the finish.

"I was under extreme pressure from Maxi Götz, he was clearly faster. But the Audi ran great and I'm now looking forward to tomorrow," said Haase after the race at SPORT1 .

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Both teams have no chance in the race for the championship.

The final podium in the turbulent race with three safety car phases went to Porsche. Robert Renauer and Klaus Bachler, who started from pole position, had to be satisfied with third place in the end.

defending champions build advantage

For Audi there was not only victory to celebrate, because the defending champions Kelvin van der Linde and Patric Niederhauser were also able to fight their way up from 14th on the grid to fifth.

The duo, which was the first team in GT Masters history to be able to defend its title, increased its minimal lead over Michael Ammermüller and Christian Engelhart, who finished sixth, to two points.

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Bitter was the race for the third hot title contenders Maro Engel and Luca Stolz, who just before the start of the race six points behind van der Linde / Niederhauser.

After Stolz was hit on the side and his Mercedes turned, he had to park his car. A major setback in the championship fight, although three races are still open.

The second race in the ADAC GT Masters at the Lausitzring will take place on Sunday ( from 2:55 p.m. LIVE on TV on SPORT1 ). The final will take place in Oschersleben next weekend.

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