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Hockenheim (DE), 2nd October 2016. As at the opening round of the season in Oschersleben (DE) in mid-April, #bmw Motorsport Junior Jesse Krohn (FI) and #bmw DTM driver Martin Tomczyk (DE) again shared the cockpit of the Schubert Motorsport #bmw #m6gt3 at the finale of the 2016 ADAC GT Masters in #hockenheim (DE).
Krohn had contested the entire season in the number 20 #bmw Motorsport Junior car. He received support from Tomczyk at two events, and from #bmw DTM driver António Félix da Costa (PT) at the Red Bull Ring (AT) race weekend. #bmw Motorsport Juniors Krohn and Louis Delétraz (CH) share the cockpit at the remaining four events, gaining valuable experience in the #bmw #m6gt3.
Krohn contested Saturday’s qualifying at the final race weekend of the year at the Hockenheimring, qualifying 16th. He and Tomczyk produced a flawless performance in an eventful, incident-packed race. The duo fought its way into 12th place, but narrowly missed out on the points. Tomczyk started Sunday’s race from 23rd on the grid, and was able to make up a few positions before the driver-changeover. Krohn took over the wheel after a very good pit stop and eventually crossed the finish line 15th after another eventful race.
This marks the end of the #bmw M6 GT3’ first season in the ADAC GT Masters. Fifth place at the season-opener in Oschersleben was the best result of the year. In total, Schubert Motorsport finished in the points on five occasions.
Torsten Schubert (Team Principal Schubert Motorsport): “On the whole, this season did not pan out as we had hoped. We had a few good moments and were strong on certain tracks. When this was the case, however, we were often lacking that little slice of luck you need. Looking ahead to the coming season, we still have plenty of work ahead of us if we want to compete for the title with the #bmw #m6gt3 in the future.”
Jesse Krohn: “That was the first season from me and the #bmw #m6gt3 in the ADAC GT Masters, and we learned an awful lot over the course of the year. It was not always easy, and unfortunately we did not make it onto the podium. Personally, however, I have improved considerably when it comes to GT sprint races. I feel that was very important, as I only knew the car from #endurance #racing before this year. I would like to say a big thank you to Schubert Motorsport for the hard work and good job they have done in this extremely high-class field. Congratulations to the winners of this year’s ADAC GT Masters.”
Martin Tomczyk: “We would have liked to have scored some more points for Schubert Motorsport at the end of what has been a difficult season, but unfortunately we came up just short. Jesse and I showed what fighters we are in the race, and made up a few places. However, the overall package was not strong enough to match the pace being set at the front field. Sunday’s race was very eventful and a very exciting finale for the fans. Congratulations to the winners.”
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