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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

Pirmin Weixler is crowned champion of the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup 2017 after a four-way battle – Björn Dietrich claimed the runner-up spot ahead of Wolfgang Kriegl

Pirmin Weixler is crowned champion of the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup 2017 after a four-way battle –

Björn Dietrich claimed the runner-up spot ahead of Wolfgang Kriegl

Automotodrom Brno. Following what has been an excellent and really exciting touring car season on four renowned racing circuits, the final racing weekend of this year’s CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup took place from the 7th to the 10th of September 2017 at the Automotodrom Brno (CZ). The traditional racing circuit located in the heart of the Czech Republic is known for its exciting layout with “motorcycle characteristics” on an “uphill and downhill” course. On a circuit length of 5.403 kilometers, the touring car drivers were to offer the spectators two exciting races.

“All four contenders for the title had done enough to deserve to win the Championship, but in the end, there could only be one champion. The level of competition during this CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup season was very high, with talented drivers from the carting world regularly battling it out with ambitious “gentleman drivers”. This has been the recipe for success for the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup with excellent touring car motor racing on internationally renowned circuits, and all that at an affordable price. After a successful season in 2017, with more than ten drivers scoring points, we are going to keep campaigning for cost-effective touring car motor racing in the future.” series organizer Andreas Pfister stated.

Gerald Heigis (GER, Pfister-Racing by BRIEFLOGISTIK OBERFRANKEN) stirred

things up well as a successful guest starter in the field of drivers!

 

David Wassermann nabs the pole position for race 1

 

After the first test races, 30-minute qualifying training to determine positioning took place. The youngster David Wassermann (GER, magnet-shop.net Racing) showed a great performance and nabbed the pole position off Pirmin Weixler (GER, U4 Automotive Racing Team) and Björn Dietrich (GER, TOYO TIRES MOTORSPORT).

 

With first and third place, Pirmin Weixler gains his desired championship victory

  – Björn Dietrich wins himself second place in the championship with a great final win!

 

The tension was palpable before the important first race, because this race could already produce a preliminary decision in the championship battle. In this race a „rolling start“ was used for the first time, which meant that there was extra tension: The man in pole position, David Wasserman, was only able to enjoy his shining moment for a short while and had to move aside for Pirmin Weixler. Behind him, Björn Dietrich put good pressure on him and Dietrich was able to leave Wassermann behind in a difficult but fair competition.

However, both of them now had a fight on their hands with a quickly approaching Gerald Heigis (GER, Pfister-Racing by BRIEFLOGISTIK-OBERFRANKEN) who drove towards the finish line with very fast lap times. Neither David Wassermann nor Björn Dietrich were able to fight off the challenger effectively and Heigis took over second place behind Weixler.

David Wassermann (l.) fought hard against Björn Dietrich (r.) for the remaining place on the podium

For last year’s champion, Wolfgang Kriegl (AUT, Pfister-Racing by TOP-EXPRESS), it was a difficult racing weekend. The likeable Austrian wrestled with the technology of his Chevrolet Cruze Cup race car all weekend and was not able to exploit his talent. As a result, he placed only fifth in the first race, just ahead of Uwe Welzenbach (GER, magnet-shop.net Racing). Welzenbach felt right at home in the Automotodrom Brno and got himself noticed with strong lap times.

Fabian Piwetz (AUT, Mainfranken Motodrom Racing Team) was forced into the pit lane prematurely. After a problem with the gearbox, the mechanics of the Pfister-Racing Team immediately set about finding a solution to the problem, so that Piwetz was able to begin the second race without a problem.

 

A fantastic final race keeps the many spectators on their toes!

The many fans that traveled to watch in the stands gave the championship battle extra flavor and provided a real ‘race feeling’. After his victory in the first race, Pirmin Weixler needed to collect only a minimum of three more important points to ensure his championship victory.

With a determined ride, Björn Dietrich made a big splash in the second race. Starting from the third position, he fought his way forward and left the competition behind him. After having secured the leading position, he did not give it up again and, as a result, celebrated a great victory at the end of the racing season.

From left to right: Gerald Heigis, Pirmin Weixler and Björn Dietrich are the victors of the first race

 

Fabian Piwetz also delivered a great race to catch up and, in the end, crossed the finish line in second place. For Pirmin Weixler, third place was enough to guarantee him the well-deserved title in the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup 2017. Fourth place was taken by Gerald Heigis, where he took more championship points, coming in before David Wassermann, Wolfgang Kriegl and Uwe Welzenbach.

 

After a great racing season in 2017, the signs are pointing towards the 2018 CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup, which will bring new features which will shortly be revealed. One is for definite: In 2018, fans and drivers will be glad to know that it will still be “close, closer, CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup!”

Photos: Pfister-Racing GmbH / Petr Fryba

 

O V E R A L L  R A N K I N G S after 10 out of 10 championship races

 

 

  1. Pirmin Weixler GER U4 AUTOMOTIVE RACING TEAM                                    72 pts.

 

  1. Björn Dietrich GER TOYO TIRES MOTORSPORT                                           66 pts.

 

  1. Wolfgang Kriegl AUT Pfister-Racing by BRIEFLOGISTIK OBERFRANKEN       62 pts.

 

 

  1. David Wassermann GER Magnet-Shop.net Racing                                                      60 pts.

 

  1. Fabian Piwetz AUT MAINFRANKEN MOTODROM Racing Team                   44 pts.

 

 

  1. Uwe Welzenbach GER Magnet-Shop.net Racing                                                      21 pts.

 

  1. Leon Weitmann GER Mainfranken Motodrom Racing Team                                 14 pts.

 

  1. Gerald Heigis GER Pfister-Racing by BRIEFLOGISTIK OBERFRANKEN       13 pts.

 

  1. Dennis Wunderl AUT U4 AUTOMOTIVE RACING TEAM                                    5 pts.

 

  1. Marius Erasme GER Pfister-Racing by BRIEFLOGISTIK OBERFRANKEN       3 pts.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

Wolfgang Kriegl remains unbeaten at the Automotodróm Slovakia Ring – Pirmin Weixler takes over the lead in CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup 2017!

Wolfgang Kriegl remains unbeaten at the Automotodróm Slovakia Ring –

Pirmin Weixler takes over the lead in CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup 2017!

 

Automotodróm Slovakia Ring The very modern and challenging racing circuit on the outskirts of Bratislava welcomed the drivers of the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup brand trophy from 18th to the 20th of August 2017 for races 7 and 8 of the current racing season. Following what has been a turbulent season up to now, the Automotodróm Slovakia Ring represented yet another opportunity to experience more highlights in this captivating title race. The Slovakian circuit really puts it up to the driver with dangerous high-speed curves and a technically challenging “in-field” in sector two. The 5.922-km circuit offers the drivers the perfect stage to see who can perform the best to get their “Chevy” around the track the fastest.

“The season is now entering its most critical phase and we are very much looking forward to putting on a show of the very best touring car motor racing for our series sponsors, as well as for our fans. The CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup stands for exciting and affordable touring car motor racing on internationally renowned and iconic circuits with a lot of public relations work. The winner of the series will receive a free test drive in a TCR racing car, and that is a further reason to be excited about who will take the title in the finish!, said series organizer Andreas Pfister.

The 3rd place on the starting grid achieved by Leon Weitmann was the best starting position of his still young touring car career.

 

The minimum differences between the times during qualifying are a sure indicator that it will be an exciting race

 

In qualifying to determine who will start from what position on the grid for the first race, Wolfgang Kriegl (AUT, Pfister-Racing by BRIEFLOGISTIK OBERFRANKEN) burned it up out on the circuit to record the fastest time. Hot on his wheels was Pirmin Weixler (GER, Magnet-Shop.net Racing), something which was not to change over the course of the race weekend. The youngster Leon Weitmann (GER, Mainfranken Motodrom Racing Team) secured a highly impressive third place on the starting grid, and sent out a strong message that he was also to be reckoned with.

Wolfgang Kriegl and Pirmin Weixler showed themselves to be Gladiators behind the wheel, with both not giving the other an inch in the quest for victory.

 

 – David Wassermann and Fabian Piwetz both put in great drives to get themselves on the podium!

After taking up their places at the end of the warm-up lap on the start-finish straight, the red lights went one at a time to mark the countdown to the start, which is then indicated when all the red lights go out. Kriegl showed excellent reactions and made sure that his pole position meant that he would also be the race leader off the grid. Pirmin Weixler on the other hand did not start well at all, losing a number of positions right from the outset. Leon Weitmann had a strong opening phase to the race: The youngster was able to secure second position and was even able to get himself close enough to attack the leader Wolfgang Kriegl.

Following the first few laps Kriegl was able to put some distance between himself and the chasing pack, while Pirmin Weixler drove furiously to close the gap and take over the lead. In the battle for positions, it was then 5 CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup racing cars that wanted to take the corner all at the same time. This wasn’t going to end well and the Championship leader up to that point Björn Dietrich (GER, U4 Automotive Racing) ended up in the gravel trap.  This was a significant setback to his title ambitions, although he still remains very much in the running. This incident resulted in a safety car phase that neutralized the race.

Pirmin Weixler vs.  Wolfgang Kriegl was the head-to-head battle of the race weekend!

Following the re-start, Pirmin Weixler went on the attack once again and put Wolfgang Kriegl under massive pressure. While the fight for first place raged on, Fabian Piwetz (AUT, Magnet-Shop.net Racing) was able to cement his place in third despite being handed a “drive-through” time penalty by the race commission. As the black-white chequered flag was waved, Kriegl crossed the finish line just ahead of Pirmin Weixler and David Wassermann (GER, TOYO TIRES MOTORSPORT). Leon Weitmann, Fabian Piwetz and Uwe Welzenbach (Pfister-Racing by TOP-EXPRESS) were then the next to cross the finishing line.

 

The toughly fought title battle reached a new climax following the second race, which saw a lot of “paint being shared” between the drivers

The qualifying for the second race took place in wet conditions. Björn Dietrich wasn’t perturbed by the wet conditions, instead using it as a stage to really showcase his class behind the wheel of a racing car and secured a dominant pole position.

However, things would get tougher for Dietrich in the second race because the rain cleared and a number of his rivals were able to drive clearly faster lap times in the now dry conditions. Kriegl immediately took over the lead once the lights went out, with Pirmin Weixler not needing to be asked twice to bustle his way into second place.  This was the spark that saw a top-class head-to-head battle explode between Wolfgang Kriegl and Pirmin Weixler to see who would be the first to take the chequered flag. The track battle between the two was full of numerous overtaking manoeuvres and exchanges of paint.

From left to right: Pirmin Weixler, Wolfgang Kriegl and Fabian Piwetz were the winners of the second race

 

Fabian Piwetz put in an absolutely fantastic drive and secured third place behind Kriegl and Weixler, which was also his second podium finish of the season.  Leon Weitmann crossed the finish line in fourth ahead of Björn Dietrich, David Wassermann and Uwe Welzenbach.

 

The grand final of the CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup, which will see four drivers fighting for the much coveted title, will take place from the 8th to the 10th of September 2017 at the Masaryk Circuit (CZ). The fans can certainly look forward to further exciting duels when the motto will once again be: “close, closer, CHEVROLET Cruze Eurocup!”

 

Photos: Pfister-Racing GmbH / Petr Fryba / Nadine Schreiner

 

O V E R A L L  R A N K I N G after 8 out of 10 competitive races

 

 

  1. Pirmin Weixler GER Magnet-Shop.net Racing                                                      56 pts.

 

  1. Wolfgang Kriegl AUT Pfister-Racing by BRIEFLOGISTIK OBERFRANKEN       55 pts.

 

 

  1. David Wassermann GER TOYO TIRES MOTORSPORT                                           51 pts.

 

  1. Björn Dietrich GER U4 AUTOMOTIVE RACING TEAM                                    50 pts.

 

 

  1. Fabian Piwetz AUT Magnet-Shop.net Racing                                                      36 pts.

 

 

  1. Uwe Welzenbach GER Pfister-Racing by TOP-EXPRESS                                      16 pts.

 

  1. Leon Weitmann GER Mainfranken Motodrom Racing Team                                 14 pts.

 

  1. Dennis Wunderl AUT U4 AUTOMOTIVE RACING TEAM                                    5 pts.

 

  1. Marius Erasme GER Pfister-Racing by BRIEFLOGISTIK OBERFRANKEN       3 pts.

 

 

 

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

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