ADAC Procar is closing in on it’s final race weekend of the season with the series visiting the legendary Spa Franchorchamps in Belgium this weekend. 2015 crowned ADAC Procar Champion Fredrik Lestrup arrives at Spa with Besaplast Racing team in high spirits after having followed up the ADAC Procar title with two race wins at Zandvoort in Holland at the penultimate round.
“Another fantastic race weekend for us and this season just keeps delivering for us,” Fredrik says. “Zandvoort is a track I enjoy to drive at, a real old school track so to add two more wins there was perfect and the team once again delivered.”
ADAC Procar finishes the season at Spa Franchorchamps, a track Fredrik just as most racing enthusiasts knows well despite never having raced there. He looks forward to his first race weekend at Spa.
“Spa is one of those tracks you just instantly know is good and is a real challenge for drivers. I’ve always wanted to have the opportunity to race there so I am really looking forward to finally be able to do that this weekend. I think our fast MINI will be great to drive and I can’t wait to get down to business at this famous track. It is also a perfect place for me and the whole team to finish off and celebrate a fantastic season for us. With some friends and family joining us for this weekend I look forward to finish this season in style with everyone at Besaplast Racing.”
There’s been practice sessions this morning and tomorrow Saturday the action kicks off for ADAC Procar with Qualifying 1 at 9 am followed by race 1 at 13,00 and qualifying 2 at 17,20. Race 2, the final race for the season in ADAC Procar, starts on Sunday at 11,31.
More information and news at www.adac-procar.de.
With a double victory at Sachsenring Fredrik Lestrup secured the ADAC Procar Championship and was crowned the 2015 champion with two more rounds still to go.
It was a superior display by the Swedish Besaplast driver who went through the ADAC Procar weekend at Sachsenring undefeated to secure the title.
“I am obviously very happy as the German champion and winner of ADAC DTC Procar 2015,” Fredrik says. “It’s been a great year with a great team who works hard and have come so well prepared for this season despite building three new cars for Division 1. The car has worked well and any problems we have encountered they’ve tackled and solved. It feels fantastic to take the title with two more rounds still to go, and with pole in all qualifying sessions and 9 wins from 11 races we can’t be anything but proud and satisfied. Now we’re looking forward to finish off with wins at Zandvoort and Spa. A big thanks to Besaplast and Licht & Harmonie, we did this together!”
Next race is at Zandvoort September 18-20th.
ADAC Procar calendar 2015:
April 24-26, ADAC Procar, Oschersleben (ADAC GT Masters)
June 5-7, ADAC Procar, Zolder (Blancpain GT)
July 3-5, ADAC Procar, Lausitzring (ADAC GT Masters)
July 24-26, ADAC Procar, Salzburg Ring (FIA ETCC)
August 14-16, ADAC Procar, Nürburgring (ADAC GT Masters)
August 28-30, ADAC Procar, Sachsenring (ADAC GT Masters)
September 18-20, ADAC Procar, Zandvoort (ADAC GT Masters)
October 2-4, Spa Franchorchamps
ADAC Procar continues the action, this weekend at Nürburgring in Germany and the short Grand Prix circuit version.
Fredrik Lestrup heads there with the championship lead extended after the Austrian round and aims to extend it further. Initial signs are good with Fredrik Lestrup in the Besaplast-run MINI 1,8 seconds ahead if the nearest competition after todays free practice.
With points available for pole position as well it’s game on for tomorrow’s first out of two qualifying and race rounds.
“So far so good. We had a good start and I always enjoy driving at Nürburgring whether it is at Nordschleife or on the Grand Prix-circuit. We’ve had a good start and there are no other goals than pole position and race win tomorrow and Sunday. Let’s see what we can do,” Fredrik says.
Live timing and information about the weekend are as always found on http://adac-procar.de/and http://adac-procar.de/rennkalender/nuerburgring-14-16-august-2015/.
Free practice 14:40-15:05
Saturday 15 of august
Qualifying 1 09:40-10:10
Race 1 15:50-16:20
Sunday 16 of august
Qualifying 2 08:00-08:30
Race 2 12:00-12:30
Fredrik Lestrup left Salzburgring with an increased lead in the ADAC Procar Championship despite suffering a puncture in the second race of the weekend.
At the quick Salzburgring circuit Fredrik started off great with pole position for both races and added points in the championship. He duly went on to win race 1, the sixth victory of the year to add further points in the championship. In the second race Fredrik was in a fight for another victory with eventual winner Milenko Vukovic. But out on the final lap Fredrik suffered a puncture and had to coast the car to the finish line, eventually finishing fourth. Despite the puncture he increased the championship lead from 12 to 20 points with four weekends remaining.
“We came here with a 12 point lead in the championship and left with a 20 point lead so all in all another good weekend,” Fredrik said afterwards. “I had a great fight in the second race with Vukovich so it was a shame I got the puncture. Strangely enough it also cost me a fine to bring the car back over the finish line instead of pitting here in Austria but it is what it is. We collected good points and the new engine worked great so another great effort by the Besaplast Racing team. Now I’m looking forward to the next race at Nürburgring.”
ADAC Procar continues its’ season at Nürburgring August 14th – 16th.
Results at Salzburgring:
Qualifying 1: Pole position
Qualifying 2: Pole position
Race 1: P1
Race 2: P4
Full results at http://adac-procar.de/rennkalender/
Photo: Matthias Zobel
It’s time for the fourth round in ADAC Procar, this weekend at the quick Salzburgring track in Austria.
Fredrik Lestrup and Besaplast Racing heads there with a view to consolidate the championship lead after last weekend at Lausitzring. There Fredrik took his fifth straight pole position and win but the very hot summer weather made the engine overheat and the team had to sit out the second race.
Fredrik still maintains the championship lead, now with the advantage decimated to twelve points. With a new engine he now looks forward to the Austrian track.
”I know Salzburgring well from the MINI Challenge days and look forward to go there,” Fredrik says. ”We are of course looking for pole position and wins from the weekend to extend our championship lead, but we know it won’t come easy. Changing the engine can lead to all kind of challenges but in Besaplast Racing and Dombek Racing we have the team to tackle whatever comes our way. I confident we’ll have a good weekend.”
Information about the ADAC Procar weekend at Salzburgring: