Thrilling duel in the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup finale at Automotodrom Brno
with David Wassermann as the new champion!
Automotodrom Brno. The famous MotoGP racing track at Automotodrom Brno in the Czech Republic was the venue for this year’s CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup finale from September 7 to 9, 2018. The drivers were put to the test with a challenging “hill and valley” section on the 5.4 km course in Brno. The second section of the course in particular with several challenging curves demands the drivers’ full concentration to achieve a fast lap time. Thanks to the famous “BOSS GP” racking series with former Formula 1 racing cars, the spectator stands were also well filled and fans enjoyed exciting touring car motor sports in the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup.
The CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup is an affordable way of enjoying touring car motor sport, and thrills drivers and fans alike with close wheel-on-wheel duels. In particular, the appealing look of the racing cars, and the prize for the overall winner, a free test drive in a TCR racing car, all add to the excitement.
Martin Rennhofer (AUT, Mainfranken Motodrom Racing Team) was David Wassermann’s (GER) toughest rival in the battle for race victories over this racing weekend!
After the first practice runs, the first time training to establish the starting grid for race 1 was held on Friday. David Wassermann (GER, Pfister-Racing by BRIEFLOGISTIK OBERFRANKEN) once again showed off his skills and warmed up the TOYO Semi-Slicks R888R best, thus securing pole position ahead of Martin Rennhofer (AUT).
Thies Ahrens (GER, magnet-shop.net Racing) also delivered a great performance and was able to secure the third starting position in his CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup debut. At the same time it was extremely important for the young drive from Bremen to use every minute on the track to get to know the racing car better.
David Wassermann was crowned the new 2018 champion with another double victory
It was already revealed in the first few racing weekends of the season that David Wassermann (GER) knew how to mercilessly use his experience against the competition. With another two victories at the Autodrom Brno (CZ), he not only managed to win all the 2018 season’s races, which no other driver has accomplished before him in the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup, but also of course to win the title of Champion. This is endowed with a free test drive for the aspiring young racing driver in the 350 HP powerful TCR racing car.
True to the motto “close, closer, CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup!”, there were plenty of close duels to see.
“Real pressure from Martin Rennhofer, especially in the second race
Wassermann definitely did not have an easy ride in adding two more winner’s cups to his collection. As Martin Rennhofer in paticular put Wassermann under pressure in the races. Rennhofer did in fact achieve the fastest lap in the second race and attacked the leader several times in the battle for victory.
There were constant gripping duels in the challenging hill section of the course, which David Wassermann was able to brilliantly fend off though.
As a result, Wassermann achieved two more victories ahead of Martin Rennhofer and Thies Ahrens. Ahrens was able to impress during his cup debut and will be among the favorites for next season.
2019 race calendar (provisional)
2019.02.16-17 Endless Summer® Ascari & CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup Young Talent CONTEST
2019.04.26-28 Hungaroring (HUN) as part of the FIA CEZ
2019.05.17-19 – Red Bull Ring (AUT) as part of the FIA CEZ
2019.06.21-23 Oschersleben / Eurospeedway Lausitz (GER)
2019.07.26-28 Automotodrom Grobnik (CRO) as part of the FIA CEZ
2019.08.16-18 Slovakia-Ring (SK) as part of the FIA CEZ
2019.09.06-08 Automotodrom Brno (CZ) as part of the FIA CEZ
Delight among the Top 3 at the end of both races!
(from left to right: Martin Rennhofer / AUT, David Wassermann / GER and Thies Ahrens / GER)
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