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:
The weekend at Lausitzring had both highs and lows for Fredrik Lestrup as he and Besaplast Racing tackled the third weekend and round 5 and 6 of the ADAC Procar Championship at the combined oval and road course track in Germany. The very hot summer weather created its own problems during the weekend.
The weekend started great with yet another pole position for the Saturday race, Fredriks fifth straight pole position. It was duly followed by his fifth victory in as many starts as Fredrik kept the rest of the field behind him for the 20 minute race.
However the very high temperatures at Lausitz created problems and Fredrik had to nurse an overheating car over the finish line in first place. After the race the team discovered damage to the engine and set to work to try and fix the problem. No matter how hard the Besaplast and Team Dombek tried the damage to the engine was too much and a start in the second race on Sunday was unfortunately out of the question. Fredrik summarizes his thoughts and impressions from the weekend.
“The positives first. The car was once again great and I have five victories from five starts so far which is great. Unfortunately the engine went hot during the race. It was extremely warm this weekend and we knew this was a risk. I could see the temperatures rising during the race and really nursed the car home, still protecting the lead. Unfortunately the temperature was too high and the damage to the engine too much to be able to start the race on Sunday. I know the team always does absolutely everything they can and always perform miracles so it says a lot when not even they could fix this. It is what it is and unfortunately my closest rival in the championship had a good Sunday but we are still in the lead. We’ll head to Salzburgring with a new engine hungry for revenge and encouraged we still have won every race we’ve started this year,” Fredrik says.
Fredrik still tops the standings, 12 points ahead of Heiko Hammel. ADAC Procar now heads for Austria and Salzburgring for round 7 and 8 on July 24-26.
Results, standings and schedule at adac-procar.de under Termine/Ergebnisse.
It’s the third race weekend in ADAC Procar this weekend and this time the series heads to Lausitzring for two races at the combined oval track and road course. The action kicks off with free practice on this Friday followed by a qualifying and 30-minute race each on Saturday and Sunday.
Fredrik Lestrup heads to Lausitzring in good spirits after having won four out of four races so far this season with Besaplast Racing.
“I’m eager to go again and eager to win of course! Lausitzring is a special track I drove in GT Masters in 2012, a nice combination with parts of the oval track and the road course on the infield. The weather seems to be very warm this weekend so it will be hard work in the car and the car will also be pushed to the limit. Engine temperatures are critical so it will be important to get clear air in the race to cool the engine down as much as possible. Let’s go!”
Live timing and all information for the race weekend is found on the championship official site: http://adac-procar.de/rennkalender/lausitzring-03-05-juli-2015/