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Preining Tops ADAC GT Masters Pre-Season Test

Last week saw a two-day ADAC GT Masters pre-season test at Oschersleben on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A total of five sessions with more than six hours of driving time were on the programme for the 24 cars present from 18 teams.

Thomas Preining, who shares the Küs Team75 Bernhard Porsche with last year’s champion Christian Engelhart, set the fastest time, 1:23.779  in the last session of the test. “It went very well,” said the Austrian. “I have settled in well in the new team and I have also coordinated better and better with Christian. We used the test perfectly to find a set-up that suits both of us. The car is running great, now I’m looking forward to the race weekend. ”

Team WRT and Rutronik Racing by Tece only tested on Wednesday. The WRT team had competed in races in Monza and Barcelona last weekend but the Belgians were soon up to speed: Audi Sport driver Dries Vanthoor set the fastest time straight away on Wednesday morning and finished the test in third overall and best-placed driver of an R8 LMS.

Team Joos Sportwagentechnik had to end their test early because Marco Holzer’s and Johannes Stengel’s Porsche 911 GT3 R had an accident on Tuesday. The damage could not be repaired on site.

T3 Motorsport had to skip the  test – the team is still waiting for the delivery of their new Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo – but have tests planned pre-season at  Hockenheim and Oschersleben.

Yaco Racing unveiled their drivers and the livery that the team’s Audi will carry in 2020 – a champagne-coloured base with a “retro element that includes pin-up girls in the style of the 1960s”.

Session 1
1st: Luca Stolz / Maro Engel, Toksport WRT, Mercedes-AMG, 1:24.696
2nd: Michael Ammermüller / Mathieu Jaminet, SSR Performance, Porsche, 1:24.814
3rd: Jules Gounon / Constantin Schöll, Team Zakspeed Mobil Krankenkasse Racing, Mercedes-AMG, 1:24.885
4th: Mirko Bortolotti / Albert Costa Balboa, GRT Grasser Racing Team, Lamborghini, 1:24.929
5th: Rolf Ineichen / Franck Perera, GRT Grasser Racing Team, Lamborghini, 1:24.988

Session 2
1st: Michael Ammermüller / Mathieu Jaminet, SSR Performance, Porsche, 1:24.342
2nd: Maximilian Hackländer / Mick Wishofer, MRS GT-Racing, Porsche, 1:24.489
3rd: Christian Engelhart / Thomas Preining, Küs Team Bernhard, Porsche, 1:24.609
4th: Jules Gounon / Constantin Schöll, Team Zakspeed Mobil Krankenkasse Racing, Mercedes-AMG, 1:24.674
5th: Rolf Ineichen / Franck Perera, GRT Grasser Racing Team, Lamborghini, 1:24.738

Session 3
1st: Charles Weerts / Dries Vanthoor, Team WRT, Audi, 1:23.983
2nd: Luca Stolz / Maro Engel, Toksport WRT, Mercedes-AMG, 1:24.012
3rd: Maximilian Hackländer / Mick Wishofer, MRS GT-Racing, Porsche, 1:24.204
4th: Michael Ammermüller / Mathieu Jaminet, SSR Performance, Porsche, 1:24.318
5th: Christian Engelhart / Thomas Preining, Küs Team Bernhard, Porsche, 1:24.322

Session 4
1st: Robert Renauer / Sven Müller, Precote Herberth Motorsport, Porsche, 1:24.064
2nd: Michael Ammermüller / Mathieu Jaminet, SSR Performance, Porsche, 1:24.145
3rd: Luca Stolz / Maro Engel, Toksport WRT, Mercedes-AMG, 1:24.213
4th: Maximilian Buhk / Raffaele Marciello, Mann-Filter Team Landgraf – HTP / WWR, Mercedes-AMG, 1:24.256
5th: Simona De Silvestro / Klaus Bachler, Precote Herberth Motorsport, Porsche, 1:24.260

Session 5
1st: Christian Engelhart / Thomas Preining, Küs Team Bernhard, Porsche, 1.23.779
2nd: Jules Gounon / Constantin Schöll, Team Zakspeed Mobil Krankenkasse Racing, Mercedes-AMG, 1:23,790
3rd: Jannes Fittje / Dylan Pereira, Küs Team Bernhard, Porsche, 1:24.026
4th: Jusuf Owega / Patric Niederhauser, Phoenix Racing, Audi, 1:24.410 min.
5th: Maximilian Hackländer / Mick Wishofer, MRS GT-Racing, Porsche, 1:24.436

Combined Result
1st: Christian Engelhart / Thomas Preining, Küs Team Bernhard, Porsche, 1:23.779
2nd: Jules Gounon / Constantin Schöll, Team Zakspeed Mobil Krankenkasse Racing, Mercedes-AMG, 1:23,790
3rd: Charles Weerts / Dries Vanthoor, Team WRT, Audi, 1:23.983
4th: Luca Stolz / Maro Engel, Toksport WRT, Mercedes-AMG, 1:24.012
5th: Jannes Fittje / Dylan Pereira, Küs Team Bernhard, Porsche, 1:24.026