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Victory for Pfister-Racing in the 12-hour race at Slovakia Ring

Victory for Pfister-Racing in the 12-hour race at Slovakia Ring

Slovakia Ring. This year’s 12-hour endurance race started on June 20, 2019 at the Slovakia Ring. The drivers Wolfgang Kriegl (AUT) and Andreas Pfister (GER) competed in this race for the Pfister-Racing Team with the 350 hp SEAT Leon TCR racing car. The ultra modern 5.922 km long race track in Slovakia is one of Wolfgang Kriegl and Andreas Pfister’s declared favorite racing tracks, providing the ideal conditions for the endurance race.

 

The Pfister-Racing Team completed more than 263 problem-free laps and won the 12-hour race.

“A 12-hour endurance race should never be underestimated. Both the physical strain for the drivers and the strain on the racing car is very high with this huge racing distance. It’s not only the driving ability that counts, but also a perfect team performance. This is the only way to bring a win home in the end,” says Andreas Pfister when talking to the media.

The team and drivers were also put to the test with midsummer temperatures of more than 25 degrees Celsius. “In a racing car it’s at least twice the outside temperature, so it’s very challenging to keep your concentration at a high level under this physical strain,” says Pfister. “We knew that we were well prepared on the technical side with our racing car, but we’re all the more happier of course that it went so well. The key to our success was the total reliability of our racing car with more than 263 completed laps, the steady drivers and the outstanding teamwork. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our team with Alois Pfister, Alfred Hutzel, Bozo Erak and Jelena Erak for their great work!”

 

Rain shower just before the end of the race provides a scary moment

With the Pfister-Racing Team having to be satisfied with second place in the first third of the race, the team managed to work their way forward and take over the lead in the race. From the halfway point, this could then be increased even more with fast lap times. “We were really well positioned in the race and the theory was to bring the last few minutes of the race home safely without any risk. But the weather put a spoke in our wheel,” says Pfister.

Even a heavy rain shower just before the end of the race was certainly not enough to stop the Pfister-Racing Team.

 

The heavens suddenly opened at the Slovakia Ring about 20 minutes before the end of the race. Racing driver Wolfgang Kriegl was at the racing car’s wheel and reacted just right: He headed straight to the pits with the smooth tread slick tires. The team quickly managed to change to the rain tires there and Andreas Pfister was able to bring home the great race victory for Pfister-Racing under wet conditions with safety car phases. The team now also occupies the top place in the Endurance Championship and wants to build on this and maintain it in the remaining two endurance races.

 

Endurance dates 2019:

09/05/2019 – 6-hour race at Autodrom Most (CZ)

10/20/2019 – 9-hour race at Autodrom Brno (CZ)

 

Are you interested in participating in the endurance races with a Pfister-Racing Team racing car?

 

Then simply contact us without any commitment by email at kommunikation@pfister-racing.eu

 

CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup with gripping touring car action on the Formula 1- race track at the Red Bull Ring

CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup with gripping touring car action on the Formula 1-race track at the Red Bull Ring

Red Bull Ring. From May 17 – 19 2019, the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup brand cup took to the starting line, on the state of the art Formula 1 race track at the Red Bull Ring. The touring car racing drivers showed refreshing motor sport action once again, on the 4.318 km “hill and valley” in the heart of Austria, with the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup 1.8 LT V2 racing car. In doing so, the drivers had to manage the changing weather conditions, with a dry track on Friday and Saturday, and semi-wet track on Sunday. The TOYO TIRES Proxes R888R Semislick tires of the cup touring car also played a crucial role here.

Patrick Tiefenbacher from Lower Austria achieved a place on the podium on his debut in the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup in his home race

 

 

Andreas Eichhorn also continues his winning series in Austria

 

The first training runs on the race track took place on Friday, where the drivers were able to get to know the challenging course of the Red Bull Ring better. On the high-speed race track in Styria, alongside the TOYO semislick tires, the motor sport brakes from PAGID were also put through their paces when mastering the high stresses.

 

In the qualifying session on Saturday, to establish the starting positions for the first race, Andreas Eichhorn (GER) achieved the fastest lap for his team magnet-shop.net, and therefore pole position in front of Patrick Tiefenbacher (AUT, Pfister-Racing by BRIEFLOGISTIK OBERFRANKEN), Christoph Pflügler (GER, Mainfranken Motodrom Racing Team) and Dennis Bröker (RAVENOL-Racing). The following position was taken by Nico Schönberg from Chemnitz (GER, TOYO TIRES MOTORSPORT) who made his debut on this racing weekend, both in the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup racing car, and in the Red Bull Ring. This mixture promised an exciting first race for the spectators at the race track.

After the start of the first race, Andreas Eichhorn was able to convert his pole position into the leading position. Local matador Patrick Tiefenbacher was snapping at Eichhorn’s heels and gave everything to use his slipstream for fast lap times.

There was a close two-way competition between Christoph Pflügler and Dennis Bröker, for the remaining position on the podium. Bröker succeeded in beating Pflügler to the 3rd position on the podium, with a clever maneuver in the last lap of the race after the Remus bend, and so celebrated his first podium placement in the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup.

close, closer, CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup!

 – l to r Patrick Tiefenbacher (Langenlois), Andreas Eichhorn (Rimpar) and Dennis Bröker (Bad Salzuflen)

Slippy “mixed conditions” in the second race could not stop Eichhorn

In the course of the race day on Sunday, the weather played an increasingly important role in the fight for points and positions. Rain made the asphalt in the Austrian mountains a slippy business for the racing drivers.

However, Andreas Eichhorn managed to take the leading position once more. On the strength of this, as in the starting race at the Motorsportarena Oschersleben, he once again showed his skill in rainy conditions, and dashed to the top with excellent lap times.

Christoph Pflügler from Munich also seemed to be on excellent form in these semi-wet conditions, and prevailed to reach second position, in some wheel-on-wheel duels against Patrick Tiefenbacher and Dennis Bröker.

Behind him, Bröker achieved his second podium placement of the weekend, getting over the finish line ahead of Tiefenbacher and Schönberg.

 

Provisional race calendar 2019

 

 

July 26-28, 2019                    Automotodrom Grobnik**                                                 (CRO)

 

August 23-25, 2019              Slovakia-Ring**                                                                   (SK)

 

September 23, 2019             Official test day at Salzburgring                                       (AUT)

 

October 12-13, 2019             Motorsportarena Oschersleben*                                      (GER)

 

October 27 2019                   Official test day Wachauring                                             (AUT)

 

*As part of the NATC (North German ADAC Touring Car Cup)

**As part of the FIA CEZ (Central European Zone)

 

 

 

Rookie Nico Schönberg from Chemnitz achieved two top 5 placements for his team

TOYO TIRES MOTORSPORT

 

You can find more information about the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup on the homepage

www.chevrolet-cup.eu and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChevroletCruzeEurocup

O V E R A L L  R A N K I N G after 4 out of 10 competitive races:

 

  1. Andreas Eichhorn GER 40 pts.
  2. Christoph Pflügler GER 23 pts
  3. Dennis Bröker GER 18 pts.
  4. Sven Grossmann GER 14 pts.
  5. Patrick Tiefenbacher AUT 13 pts.
  6. Nicolas Hillebrand GER 10 pts
  7. Thies Ahrens GER 8 pts.
  8. Nico Schönberg GER 8 pts.
  9. Matthias Gorzellik GER 6 pts.
  10. Claus Gramlich GER 3 pts.

 

 

Double podium for Dennis Bröker and RAVENOL-Racing

You can find more information about the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup on the homepage

www.chevrolet-cup.eu and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChevroletCruzeEurocup

North German “slippery challenge” in the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup is won by Andreas Eichhorn

Motorsportarena Oschersleben. The NATC (North German ADAC Touring Car Cup) started as usual at Motorsportarena Oschersleben on April 13/14, 2019. The CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup, which started the season with 8 touring cars in two sprint races, also celebrated its season opener. The demanding 3.696 km long race track in the Magdeburg Börde turned into a real “slippery challenge” for all drivers. With outside temperatures around the freezing point and sleet occasionally falling, it wasn’t just the drivers’ skills that were put to the test but also the Cup touring cars’ TOYO TIRES Proxes R888R Semislick tires.

Andreas Eichhorn (right) from Lower Franconia in a battle with Thies Ahrens (center) from Bremen and Sven Grossmann (left)

 

 

Three-way battle in the first race provides a photo finish

 

After the first training runs and the time training to establish the starting positions, it became apparent that Andreas Eichhorn (GER, Pfister-Racing by BRIEFLOGISTIK OBERFRANKEN) should have a knack for the slippery track conditions. He secured pole position and went into the race from leading position after the standing “Grand Prix start.” But then he had to fend off tough attacks by his two opponents in pursuit Thies Ahrens (GER, Mainfranken Motodrom Racing Team) and Sven Grossmann (GER, magnet-shop.net). The three racers delivered a great show and fought for victory in this first race right up to the last few meters.

 

In the midfield Christoph Pflügler (GER, U4 AUTOMOTIVE RACING) managed to gain a bit of ground on his pursuers in 4th place but Nicolas Hillebrand (GER, RAVENOL Racing) made a sensational debut and remained in the top 5 until the end of the race just behind Pflügler. Dennis Bröker (GER, Pfister-Racing by MAIN-POSTLOGISTIK) and rookie Matthias Gorzellik (GER, Pfister-Racing by TOP-EXPRESS) dueled for the other positions, ahead of Claus Gramlich (GER, TOYO TIRES MOTORSPORT).

 

Sensational podium placing for rookie Nicolas Hillebrand in the second race

The weather conditions were also not expected to improve for the second race day on Saturday but become even more slippery than before. This time Thies Ahrens (GER) secured pole position ahead of Sven Grossmann (GER) and Andreas Eichhorn (GER). The young man from Bremen started this second race with ambitions to win but was already braked by bad luck with the technology on his CHEVROLET Cruze 1.8 LT V2 racing car at the start of the race, and had to stop at the edge of the track.

 

Close, closer, CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup!

During the course of the race, a close duel broke out between Grossmann and Eichhorn, which Eichhorn was just able to win by a whisker. At the same time, Grossmann was only beaten by a few tenths of a second and moved up to be a candidate for the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup championship with his second podium finish of the weekend.

After the top duo, the rookie Nicolas Hillebrand (GER) sensationally managed a podium position in 3rd place for his team RAVENOL Racing. He won the race against Christoph Pflügler (GER, U4 Automotive Racing Team) in the last second after some remarkable duels. Christoph Pflügler was able to score another 5 points for fourth place.

Behind him, Matthias Gorzellik (GER, Pfister-Racing by TOP-EXPRESS) was able to improve his lap times considerably and made the remarkable jump into the top 5. After a short excursion into the gravel bed Dennis Bröker finished in 6th place for his team Pfister-Racing by MAIN-POSTLOGISTIK. “It wasn’t my race weekend but I learned a lot,” he said with a fighting spirit afterwards.

Claus Gramlich (GER, TOYO TIRES MOTORSPORT) managed to add two more points to his points account in 7th place.

Provisional race calendar 2019

 

 

May 17-19, 2019                    Red Bull Ring**                                                                   (AUT)

July 26-28, 2019                    Automotodrom Grobnik**                                                 (CRO)

 

August 23-25, 2019              Slovakia-Ring**                                                                   (SK)

 

September 23, 2019             Official test day at Salzburgring                                       (AUT)

 

October 11-12, 2019             Motorsportarena Oschersleben*                                      (GER)

 

*As part of the NATC (North German ADAC Touring Car Cup)

**As part of the FIA CEZ (Central European Zone)

 

 

 

 

Further information on the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup is available on the homepage

www.chevrolet-cup.eu as well as on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChevroletCruzeEurocup

 

 

Current standing of the OVERALL RANKING after 2 of 10 competitive races:

 

  1. Andreas Eichhorn GER 20 pts.
  2. Sven Grossmann GER 14 pts.
  3. Nicolas Hillebrand GER 10 pts.
  4. Christoph Pflügler GER 10 pts.
  5. Thies Ahrens GER 8 pts.
  6. Matthias Gorzellik GER 6 pts.
  7. Dennis Bröker GER 6 pts.
  8. Claus Gramlich GER 3 pts.

 

 

 

Further information on the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup is available on the homepage

www.chevrolet-cup.eu as well as on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChevroletCruzeEurocup

 

Pfister-Racing Team with a successful debut in the 2019 endurance racing season

Pfister-Racing Team with a successful debut in the 2019 endurance racing season

Autodrom Most. The first long-distance race of the 2019 season for the Pfister-Racing Team took place on 03/31/2019 at Autodrom Most (CZ). The team used the 350 hp SEAT Leon TCR racing car in the 6-hour endurance race there. More than 34 touring cars in various performance classes entered the race on the 4.2 kilometer racing track.

 

The Pfister-Racing Team starts the new racing season with a podium finish.

“In the 2019 season we are going to participate in some endurance races again, and the season kick-off here at Autodrom Most has already gone very successfully for us. Our two drivers Wolfgang Kriegl (AUT) and Björn Dietrich (GER) were able to efficiently complete more than 171 laps in the 6-hour race without any problems and therefore took 3rd place in their racing class. Our TCR racing car is fast with great durability, and we can make the most of our long distance experience here. The teamwork with the pit stops also ran smoothly. We are already looking forward to the season’s other races,” said team manager Andreas Pfister after the finish.

The drivers’ ability to concentrate was also put to the test during the course of the race: Björn Dietrich and Wolfgang Kriegl were each at the racing car’s wheel for more than 2 hours and managed to maneuver the racing car over the racing track without any mistakes and stay well away from any incidents.

 

The right pit stop strategy is the key to success

Starting from 6th position, the Pfister-Racing Team was able to gradually work its way forward bit by bit during the race. The good teamwork between the drivers and the pit stop strategy were crucial. “Our TCR racing car is equipped with a 120 liter FIA tank. This allows us to stay on the track for a very long time and make as few pit stops as possible. We gain vital time on the track as a result,” says Andreas Pfister.

Wolfgang Kriegl (l.) and Björn Dietrich (r.) are delighted with their success at the podium ceremony!

 

Endurance dates 2019:

06/20/2019 – 12-hour race at Slovakia Ring (SK)

09/05/2019 – 6-hour race at Autodrom Most (CZ)

10/20/2019 – 9-hour race at Autodrom Brno (CZ)

 

Are you interested in participating in the endurance races with a Pfister-Racing Team racing car?

 

Then simply contact us without any commitment by email at kommunikation@pfister-racing.eu

Pfister-Racing Team extends RCN commitment into 2019 – Nordschleife rookies get a chance!

Pfister-Racing Team extends RCN commitment into 2019

– Nordschleife rookies get a chance!

Nürburgring Nordschleife. The successful Pfister Racing team has also dedicated itself to mass sport in the 2019 season: the racing team’s area of activity will also include the RCN (Nürburgring circuit challenge), besides the north German ADAC Bördesprint Cup and ADAC Börde 2H Cup.

“I myself have already been very familiar with the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife for several years and was also able to successfully take part in the RCN with our team in the 2018 season. The surrounding area is very pleasant and the Nürburgring Nordschleife’s “green hell” is a really major attraction for racers, sponsors and fans from all over the world. As we have always been dedicated to affordable mass sports series in motor sports, the RCN is predestined for our team to give talented racing drivers the chance to gain a foothold on the Nordschleife.

We are going to form a team of Nordschleife rookies at low costs using one of our CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup racing cars. Our SEAT Leon Copa (MKII / DSG) and SEAT Leon TCR (MKIII / DSG) racing cars are going to be used for the more experienced drivers,” says team coordinator Andreas Pfister

 

Marvin Tamburrino is the first definite driver in the rookie team

22-year-old Marvin Tamburrino can already look forward to a first cockpit in this regard. The racing driver from Enger (North Rhine-Westphalia) successfully passed the ADAC touring car driver evaluation in 2018 and can hardly wait to fulfill his dream of racing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Tamburrino on the upcoming RCN racing season:

The Nordschleife is a unique challenge for the driver and car. There is not a comparable racing track, which is what makes the green hell” so fascinating for me.

I am delighted to be facing this challenge and gaining valuable experiences in the oldest German touring car series,” says the touring car racing driver.

 

CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup announces the race calendar and news for the 2019 season!

CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup announces the race calendar and news for the 2019 season!

Essen Motor Show. The current race car from the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup was presented in hall 5.0 at the Essen Motor Show, the great motor racing and tuning trade fair. The series organizer used this publicity opportunity to present the race calendar for 2019 as well as other news regarding the cup. To make the upcoming season of the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup 2019 even more exciting, the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup touring car can now fall back on some new technical updates which make the race car even more attractive for the drivers:

  • Performance increased by 10 hp – PAGID brake linings
  • Modified exhaust system – New air filter
  • Improved “racing sound” – New air intake

 

 

“Rotating system” & tire partner will be kept the same

In other areas, the series organizer Andreas Pfister relies on continuity “We are looking forward to working with our tire partner TOYO TIRES again in the 2019 season. We have developed a strong partnership with TOYO TIRES and the TOYO Proxes R888 Semi-Slick is perfect for the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup race cars. We also count on continuity when it comes to the rules, and we are keeping the “rotating system” between the drivers. Each racing weekend, each driver drives a different CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup race car. This ensures that everybody has the most equal opportunity possible. Together with the technical modifications, which make the race cars significantly more attractive, we are now looking forwards to a great 2019 season!”.

 

Close, closer, CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup!

 

Free TCR test drive for the 2019 overall winner

The CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup is not just considered a low-cost opportunity for newcomers from karting and lateral entrants from other race classes to enter the touring car motor-sport, but also a springboard into higher motor-sport classes. The 2019 overall winner receives a free test drive in a TCR race car to put their skills to the test. Furthermore, the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup races are becoming increasingly popular in the German and European motor-sport news.

 

 

Provisional race calendar 2019

 

 

February 16-17, 2019           Young Talent Contest in ASCARI                                    (ESP)

 

March 2019                           Official test day at Motorsportarena Oschersleben       (GER)

 

March 17, 2019                     Official test day at Autodrom Most                                  (CZ)

 

April 12-13, 2019                  Motorsportarena Oschersleben*                                      (GER)

 

May 17-19, 2019                    Red Bull Ring**                                                                   (AUT)

July 26-28, 2019                    Automotodrom Grobnik**                                                 (CRO)

 

August 23-25, 2019              Slovakia-Ring**                                                                   (SK)

 

September 23, 2019             Official test day at Salzburgring                                       (AUT)

 

October 11-12, 2019             Motorsportarena Oschersleben*                                      (GER)

 

*As part of the ADAC Bördesprint Cup

**As part of the FIA CEZ (Central-European-Zone)

 

 

 

 

 

You can find more information about the Chevrolet Cruze Eurocup on the homepage

www.chevrolet-cup.com as well as on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChevroletCruzeEurocup

Successful world premiere for Andreas Pfister at the first 24-hour race for electric vehicles at Motorsportarena Oschersleben

Successful world premiere for Andreas Pfister at the first 24-hour race for electric vehicles  at Motorsportarena Oschersleben

Oschersleben. Racing driver Andreas Pfister had an extraordinary race meeting on the program on December 1/2, 2018: The world’s first 24-hour race for electric vehicles was held at Motorsportarena Oschersleben.

 

More than 30 international teams were registered for this 24-hour race, the ultimate challenge which featured electric vehicles from a variety of car manufacturers. TESLA was represented with several vehicles on the starting grid. Klaus Schäfer’s “E-Motion” team, which Andreas Pfister and his team were behind the wheel for, was also relying on a TESLA Model S saloon.

“The ride quality of the TESLA is quite remarkable and the electric four-wheel drive also ensures great handling on corners. It will be particularly exciting to keep an eye on the vehicles’ ranges during the race and to complete as many laps as possible here in Oschersleben,” said Pfister after doing the first electric training laps.

 

 

 

The world’s first 24-hour race for electric vehicles received a great deal of media coverage!

 

After the race started at 2 p.m. on December 1st 2018, it was up to the teams and driver to get round the track quickly but also efficiently to plan the tactics and charging times in the pits in the best way possible.

 

More than 385 smooth laps and a finish in 6th place is a great success!

The first part of the race was still in dry conditions but the rain that set in overnight in particular was to provide an additional thrill.

“I had got off to a good start and managed to drive our TESLA on the racing track in the cockpit for more than 3 hours and 45 minutes until the first pit stop for charging. As I turned into the pits we were in 1st place and I steered towards the charging station.”

The “E-Motion” team was delighted with the great result at the first 24 hour race for electric vehicles

“After the first charging break, my team colleagues took the wheel during the night and I was able to get back behind the wheel again for the race’s home stretch. After a challenging 24 hours we were then able to cross the finish line with 385 completed laps and not one single technical problem in 6th place, which is a great success. At this point I would like to thank “E-Motion” for the trust placed in us and the great teamwork, I’m already looking forward to the next electric race meeting, it was great fun!” says racing driver Andreas Pfister at the end of the 24 hour race.

Champion and Vice Champion for Pfister-Racing in the ADAC Bördesprint Cup & ADAC Börde 2H Cup

Champion and Vice Champion for Pfister-Racing in the ADAC Bördesprint Cup & ADAC Börde 2H Cup

Oschersleben. The Pfister Racing team was able to achieve the title of Champion in the ADAC Bördesprint Cup (class 11) with its driver Christian Meurer (GER) and the Vice Champion title in the ADAC Börde 2H Cup and ADAC Logan Cup with the talented drivers Lucian Aron (GER) and Dennis Bröker (GER) with a successful finale on Germany’s northernmost racing track on November 17, 2018.

 

The youngster David Serban (RO) and Sergiu Nicolae (RO), who had traveled to Germany especially from Bucharest (Romania), were behind the wheel with start number 210 in the ADAC Logan Cup on the final race day in Oschersleben. The famously fast duo Lucian Aron (GER) and Dennis Bröker (GER) drove the racing car with start number 211 in the ADAC Logan Cup.

Team leader Andreas Pfister commented as follows: “We would like to sincerely congratulate our drivers on second place in the ADAC Logan Cup and the ADAC Börde 2H Cup as well as first place in the ADAC Bördesprint Cup, as they turned in a fantastic performance. We were able to increase our speed from race to race and also battle for race victories more often. The ADAC Logan Cup is and remains a good and cost-effective opportunity to take part in thrilling touring car motor sport. Special thanks also go to our operations team on site with Bozo Erak as technical manager, along with Jelena Erak and Christian Kolb.”

 

 

 

The Aron / Bröker duo achieved the Vice Champion title in the ADAC Logan Cup and ADAC Börde 2H Cup

 

The final took place under difficult conditions for the teams and drivers. The drivers headed onto the 3,699 km long racing track for the first time in free training, driving in motorcycle style this time, with an outside temperature of just 2 degrees Celsius.

The training was also particularly important for David Serban (RO) and Sergiu Nicolae (RO) as they were both lining up on the starting line in the ADAC Logan Cup for the first time this year.

 

Smooth race with another podium place for Aron / Bröker

After the standing “Grand Prix start” to the two-hour long distance race, it was also start number 210 with Sergiu Nicolae (RO) behind the wheel that managed to really excel first. He managed to take over the lead with one best time after another.

Dennis Bröker and Lucian Aron were in a rather more conservative position at the start of the race but were able to make up good ground during the race and with a very good pit stop strategy finally achieved a strong second place just behind the leader.

After Nicolae had headed into the pits, the youngster David Serban (RO) took over the wheel and used every racing lap to gain valuable experience in his still very young touring car career.

Sergiu Nicolae (RO) drove very fast lap times and led the race from the start.

Christian Meurer with another class victory to win the title

Christian Meurer (GER) was also able to gain his third class victory in the ADAC Bördesprint Cup and was crowned this year’s Champion in class 11.

As a result, Meurer can not just be delighted about winning more cups but his racing driver license being upgraded to International C class too.

 

From left to right: Racing driver Christian Meurer, Bozo Erak and Christian Kolb from the Pfister Racing team

“We would like to thank our drivers for their loyalty and the great results. We were able to achieve outstanding racing results thanks to our good teamwork. Thanks also go to all the committed team members in the workshop at home and on the racing track as well as our team partners & sponsors. We are now looking forward to a fun winter break and of course the 2019 season!” said Andreas Pfister.

 

ADAC Bördesprint Cup 2019 racing dates

folgen / to be confirmed

 

 

Further information on the ADAC Bördesprint Cup, as well as the up-to-date race results of the Pfister Racing team can be found on the homepage www.pfister-racing.eu and on the official Pfister-Racing GmbH Facebook page.

Photos: Jegasoft / David Nowakowski

Challenging racing weekend with a double commitment for the Pfister Racing team in the OCTAVIA Cup and ADAC Bördesprint Cup

Challenging racing weekend with a double commitment for the Pfister Racing team in the

 

OCTAVIA Cup and ADAC Bördesprint Cup

Motorsportarena Oschersleben / Nürburgring. The racing weekend from October 12 to 14, 2018 was all about the double commitment for the Pfister Racing team: the team from Franconia were on the starting grid at both the Motorsportarena Oschersleben (GER) in the ADAC Bördesprint Cup, and at the Nürburgring (GER) in the Skoda OCTAVIA Cup.

 

5 touring cars in total were used:

 

The famously fast duo Lucian Aron (GER) and Dennis Bröker (GER) drove the ADAC Logan Cup racing car with start number 211 in the in Oschersleben and Claus Gramlich (GER) and Christian Meurer (GER) drove the CHEVROLET Cruze Cup and ADAC Logan Cup racing car in the ADAC Bördesprint Cup.

 

Wolfgang Kriegl (AUT) started the final race of the season in the Skoda OCTAVIA Cup with start number 3, he was supported by his team colleague Andreas Pfister (GER) as a guest starter with start number 77.

 

Andreas Pfister (GER) completed a guest start in the Skoda OCTAVIA Cup

 

Team leader Andreas Pfister commented as follows: “We’re thrilled about the use of 5 touring cars in total and the huge interest in our team associated with this. At the same time, the ADAC Logan Cup is still an affordable great opportunity for newcomers to touring car motor racing. Drivers can gain a wealth of experience in the 2-hour race at low cost. We have two hot irons in the fire in our racing class with our ADAC Logan Cup racing car and the CHEVROLET Cruze Cup racing car in the ADAC Bördesprint Cup.

We are competing against strong competition with two racing cars for the first time in the OCTAVIA Cup and looking forward to being able to enrich the cup with this. The double commitment on two racing tracks are a huge logistical challenge for us but we have a strong team with totally motivated team members and can also manage this successfully!”

 

A few cups but hard work too at the Motorsportarena Oschersleben

The race day at the Motorsportarena Oschersleben started with a moment of shock for the team: after just a few laps in the open training, the drive Lucian Aron with start number 211 had to head into the pits with engine problems. The mechanics on site, Bozo Erak and Heiko Kraft immediately started searching for the fault and replaced possible sources of the fault. Despite great commitment, only mechanical damage could be diagnosed on the engine in the end, which led to a loss in performance. Despite this, the Aron / Bröker duo were able to gain an important 4th place in the first race of the day with a “wounded” ADAC Logan Cup racing car.

The mechanics then replaced the engine in the pits overnight from Saturday into Sunday, which had been brought especially to Oschersleben by the team. These outstanding efforts were rewarded with fast lap times and a great 2nd place in the ADAC Logan Cup race on Sunday. Claus Gramlich and Christian Meurer also certainly put a smile on everyone’s faces at the track with their class victories in the ADAC Bördesprint Cup.

The blue ADAC Logan Cup racing car with start number 211 was in the thick of the action

at Motorsportarena Oschersleben.

Bad luck with the technology and a challenging catch-up battle in the SKODA OCTAVIA CUP

The Pfister Racing team was also put to the test in the OCTAVIA Cup. Everything was still going to plan after the open training, but then the Andreas Pfister’s racing car (#77) ran into problems in the time training: “We had to battle with a loss in boost which reduced the engine’s performance. We even had to head to the pits in the first race for this reason. Our mechanics, Mirek Göbel and Alois Pfister, were able to replace the right component for the second race, despite the time pressure, and I managed to move forwards into 6th place from the last starting position with a catch-up battle,” said Andreas Pfister.

Wolfgang Kriegl managed to join the middle field during his debut at the Nürburgring. He also experienced an action-packed racing weekend and was able to cross the finish line in 12th place in his 280 HP powerful OCTAVIA Cup racing car in both races.

Wolfgang Kriegl (AUT) drove on the GP course at the Nürburgring for the first time

“We would like to thank our drivers for their loyalty and the great results in the end. Special thanks go to our mechanics who had to work really hard at both racing track. These kinds of unforeseen problems can only be solved by superb team work at the racing track, and we proved that. We are convinced that our commitment will also pay off for future races!”, commented Andreas Pfister in an interview the media.

 

More dates for the Pfister Racing team:

2018.10.20                 ADAC touring car driver evaluation  – Schlüsselfeld (GER)
2018.10.21                 ADAC Bördesprint Cup                                 – Motorsportarena Oschersleben (GER)

2018.10.26/27             Sports driver training & license course         – Wachauring (AUT)

2018.11.03/04             Sports driver training & license course         – Racepark Meppen (GER)

2018.11.10                 ADAC Bördesprint Cup                                 – Motorsportarena Oschersleben (GER)

2018.11.17                 ADAC Bördesprint Cup                                 – Motorsportarena Oschersleben (GER)

 

Further information on the ADAC Bördesprint Cup and Skoda OCTAVIA Cup, as well as the up-to-date race results of the Pfister Racing team can be found on the homepage www.pfister-racing.eu and on the official Pfister-Racing GmbH Facebook page.

Photos: Pfister-Racing GmbH

Thrilling duel in the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup finale at Automotodrom Brno with David Wassermann as the new champion!

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)

 

You can find more information about the Chevrolet Cruze Eurocup on the homepage

www.chevrolet-cup.com as well as on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChevroletCruzeEurocup