ADAC GT Master - T3 Motorsport back from its summer break
At the beginning of August, the time had finally come: After two months, the "League of Super Sports Cars" returned from its summer break. The third race weekend of the ADAC GT Masters took place in Zandvoort, the Netherlands, from August 9th to 11th. The 4.307-kilometre-long dune course on the North Sea is a real challenge for the drivers. Typical coastal weather was added on the race weekend. Due to the changing weather conditions, the two T3 motorsport drivers Maximilian Paul and William Tregurtha initially found it difficult. Paul reached 24th place in his qualifying on a wet track, but was able to work his way up to 18th place in the race before the driver change. Tregurtha also had a good run in the second half of the race in dry but stormy weather. In the penultimate lap and after he had already worked his way up to position 12, the Audi R8 LMS GT3 was hit by an opponent. It was impossible to continue. After a long night full of work and thanks to outstanding team spirit, the Audi was ready for action again on Sunday. Highly motivated, Tregurtha went into the second race of the weekend, but already had slight contact with a competitor on the first kilometres. The resulting vibrations threw the team back in the race. Both drivers gave their all until the finish, but were unable to catch up. In the end it was enough for the junior team to finish 27th: "It was a weekend with ups and downs. What I'm most happy about is that we worked very well as a team despite the setbacks and held together very well," says Jens Feucht, Team Principal of T3 Motorsport, summarising the weekend.
After only a few days of breather, the ADAC GT Masters was a guest at Germany's most popular racetrack, the Nürburgring, from 16 to 18 August. Despite promising results in qualifying, luck was not on the side of T3 Motorsport in the Eifel either. In the qualifying sessions Tregurtha and Paul both finished 17th. In the first run Tregurtha lost valuable time already in the first corner. "These lost positions can hardly be made up in the strong field of the GT Masters", he declared his 24th place at the end of the race. Paul didn't get any better on the second day of the race either: Already on the first lap, a competitor turned around, Paul couldn't avoid his opponent in the narrow midfield and had to park his Audi R8 LMS GT3. "Everyone in the team is fully committed and gives more than one hundred percent even in difficult situations. But unfortunately, luck isn't always on our side, which is of course frustrating. On the other hand, it's very nice that our achievements are recognised by sponsors and partners. This shows us that our concept is not wrong and that as a young team we are on the right track, which we will consistently continue", says Feucht. DOWNLOAD press picture