The long season of the redesigned Prototype & GT Challenge Series went to an end. After 12 weeks of racing Team SimRC.de presents the overall Champion + GT1 Champion Jürgen Frank and the GT2 champion Sven Deml.
After a slow start in Imola with P8 for Jürgen and P2 (Jürgen) and P5 (Dustin) at Spa Francorchamps a dominating season begun. In Silverstone Jürgen won the G1 class the first time followed by the Nürburgring. In Sebring Jürgen couldn’t join the race, but this wasn’t a problem since Dustin this time stepped up to the podium to take the victory. In week 8 our GT1 guys finished first and second (Jürgen & Dustin) to take the first double victory for the team in the GT1 class. The hardest race for our GT1 team was in Daytona. The favourite for the victory where the Corvette C6R GT1´s who had a big top speed advantage against the Aston Martin, but Jürgen did a fantastic job and wins also the GP of Daytona Night.
Back to the strength two of three podium places went to the SimRC.de in Laguna Seca.
In week 12 and the final run of the season the crowd saw a little drama at the start of the race in Watkins Glen. Due to a driver mistake by a Corvette drivers who lost his car, all the SimRC.de Aston Martins were taken out at the biggest crash of the season. Before the field crosses the start line seven GT´s had to move back to the pits for repairs.
From the beginning on Sven Deml dominates the GT2 class with victories in Imola, Spa Francorchamps, Canadian Tire Mosport, Nürbugring, Suzuka, Sebring
Sven was mostly followed to the podium by Stefan Seitweger who won the GT2 class in Silverstone.
At the GP´s in Interlagos, Road Atlanta and Daytona the luck wasn’t on the co-seat of our GT2 guys. Due to car contacts the SimRC didn’t gained a podium place in week 7 to 10. GT2 Stand-In Maximilian Schieder started the first time this season in the Ford GT and he directly managed to finish second and be a member of the podiums’ ceremony.
The GT2 champion had a bad race as our GT1 Champion Jürgen. Due to a crash he lost many positions after Sven drove his Ford GT to the pole position. Stefan Seitweger stepped up and took the second victory this season.
With only 6 of 8 weeks counted Tim Berti finished with an excellent 6th place in the HPD Championship. He drove to P2 at Road Atlanta and dominates the field in Interlagos and took the lead with a big gap to P2.