EU-GT3: Jarama: Kenneth Heyer event summary
Victory for Kenneth Heyer at the FIA GT3 European Championship race in Jarama With a great victory Kenneth Heyer (Wegberg) came back from the FIA GT Championship race in Jarama (Spain) last weekend. The Team Rosberg, Kenneth Heyer and his ...
Victory for Kenneth Heyer at the FIA GT3 European Championship race in Jarama
With a great victory Kenneth Heyer (Wegberg) came back from the FIA GT Championship race in Jarama (Spain) last weekend. The Team Rosberg, Kenneth Heyer and his team-mate Bernd Herndlhofer (A) celebrated in their Interwetten Audi R8 LMS the first victory in the European Championship 2010. It was not from the start after a victory. Starting 15th Herndlhofer made good positions in the first rounds doing well and after half distance, the young Austrians handed lying in 7th place - after a perfect pit stop of team Rosberg - to Kenneth Heyer. He came back at 6th place and was fighting with Diego Alessi (Ferrari) in front of him and Christer Jöns (Audi) directly after him a few rounds. The three go for the fastest times in the race and so they gap the distance to the Lambo very with Giorgio Sanna at the wheel very fast. The Ferrari and the Lambo touched each other and Kenneth could go trough. Now laying on 2nd position everything seems to be fixed and he expected to be 2nd at the end. Now the Team Rosberg Audi had a little bit more luck as in the beginning of the season because Hohenadel in the leading Corvette seems to have a problem in the last round. Heyer could overtake him and so Heyer and Herndlhofer finished the race as winners. The Team Rosberg, was delighted after the difficult start to the season, the first major success of the year and so on the podium and later on the party was going on.
Kenneth Heyer: "After the new Balance of Performance decision we are able to fight in the races for the podium even when it is still not possible to qualify the cars in the top 5. If it fits, we can fight from now on for more podiums. Thanks to my mechanic, that was a great success and for all the support at the difficult season start"!
So much luck in the first race, then so much bad luck in the second race. After four rounds the Audi R8 had to finish with technical problems. Kenneth Heyer: "The defect came without warning! Too bad, but after the victory in race one can endure such a thing even easier. I am looking forward to the next races in Paul Ricard (F) and Spa (B)."
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