Two more podiums for Carrie Schreiner in GTC at Lausitzring
After a great Goodyear 60 race, Carrie Schreiner was on the podium in both the GTC sprint races - as she carries momentum in the series.
The second day at Lausitzring for Carrie Schreiner and her Audi R8 LMS GT3 - which she shares with teammate Stefan Mücke - was all about the GTC sprint races.
After Saturday's 4th place in the Goodyear 60, now the podium finishes were her target. After P4 and P3 in the qualifying sessions on Friday, the fight was on for the Sunday's sprint races.
Salman Owega started from pole position, ahead of Tim Heinemann and Kim Berwanger. Carrie Schreiner followed in fourth place, behind the wheel of the only Space Drive Audi on the grid. Heinemann had the better start and passed Owega for the lead; behind them Schreiner put pressure on Berwanger for third.
In the back of the field, the GT4 cars of Markus Lungstrass and Denis Bulatov battled for the second place in class throughout the whole race, with lots of contact and wheel to wheel racing - ultimately with the better end for Bulatov.
After 20 minutes spent in the clutches of Bewanger, Carrie Schreiner was able to take the inside line and made the move stick for the last poidum spot with a clean move. Now it was Bewanger who hunted the #99 Audi driven by Schreiner, but he didn't find a gap to hit back.
Untroubled during the whole race, Heinemann won ahead of Owega and Schreiner - as the young German lady added yet another podium to her successful GTC-Race campaign.
"P3 in the first race of the GTC. Proud to be part of the development of the Space Drive System from Schaeffler-Paravan. This weekend we took another step in the right direction."
In the second sprint race, Owega started from pole position once again - this time ahead of Carrie Schreiner and Heyer. Owega pulled away from the rest of the pack quickly, in front of teammate Schreiner with her Space Drive-equipped Audi.
Schreiner in second was under attack from Heyer and needed to drive more defensively - which gave Kirchhöfer the chance to attack Heyer as well. Kirchhöfer, though, was a bit too aggressive as he tried to pass Heyer on the inside and spun the latter around. Heyer rejoined the race in fifth position, behind Bewenga. Later in the race, Kirchhöfer was handed a drive through penalty because of the incident, dropping him down the order.
Berwanger and Heyer battled closely for the last podium spot, giving Schreiner some room to pull away from the fighting duo. Owega took the chequered flag in first place with a 27 second gap ahead of Schreiner, who finished with her best result in this GTC season so far - and Bewanger in third.
"P2 in race 2! Good weekend at the Lausitzring."
Carrie Schreiner - whose 2021 season is among the busiest for any racing driver - will be back on track this weekend for the Italian GT Championship round at Vallelunga, where she competes in a AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo.