Two podiums in the Nurburgring week-end for Kessel Racing.
This season’s second round in the International Open GT Championship, held on the German Nürburgring track, held several surprises, but also two places on the podium for Kessel Racing. After Friday’s free practice sessions, the two qualifyings as well as race 1 were held on Saturday over the traditional length of 70 minutes. In the qualifying’s first session Peter, with the third fastest time in the SGT category, and Zampieri, first in the GTS class with the 458 GT3, stood in the limelight. Sixth position in the GTS went to Mantovani, right ahead of Calari, while Earle drove the eleventh fastest time. In the qualifying’s second session Broniszewski crossed the line eighth for a position in the fourth row on the starting grid with the Ferrari 458 G.T.2. Amongst the GTS cars Michael dalle Stelle was on sixth position ahead of Mantovani (eighth) and Kremer (tenth). Saturday afternoon race 1 was held, where Kessel Racing gained a great place on the podium in the GTS class with the two young Italian drivers Zampieri/Dalle Stelle. Cecchellero/Mantovani came in seventh in their class, ninth place went to Alexander/Calari, tenth to Kremer/Earle. In the SGT class Peter/Broniszewski weren’t very lucky. Due to a collision right at the start they had to come back to the box to change a flat rear tyre and later on went into the gravel, this time without any damage to the car.Race 2 brought a smile to the faces of Broniszewski/Peter, who crossed the line second in the class for GT2 cars at the end of an extremely contested race. The best result in the GTS class was gained by Dalle Stelle/Zampieri with a sixth position. Ninth place went to Kremer/Earle, ahead of Alexander/Calari, while Mantovani/Cecchellero ended the race in 12th position in their class.Next weekend Kessel Racing will be busy in two motorsport events: at the Mugello track in the Ferrari Challenge and in the International GT Sprint Series in Silverstone for the Blancpain GT Championship.Download the article