BMW Motorsport Junior Jesse Krohn (DE) and BMW DTM driver Martin Tomczyk (DE) scored their first points at the ADAC GT Masters season-opener in Oschersleben (DE). The 60-minute race on Saturday saw them finish fifth in the BMW M6 GT3 run by Schubert Motorsport. That result earned them ten points in the standings.
Krohn had qualified ninth in the morning and handed the car over to Tomczyk in P11 after a faultless drive in the first part of the race. Thanks to an excellent pit stop by the Schubert crew Tomczyk returned to the track in P6. He managed to hold this position and finished fifth due to a drive-trough penalty given to one of the drivers ahead of him. Victory in the first race of the weekend went to Sebastian Asch and Luca Ludwig (both DE, Mercedes).
Race 2 starts at 1.15 p.m. on Sunday. Then Tomczyk will do qualifying and the opening stint of the race.
Jesse Krohn: “In the end the race worked well for us. I think P5 was the best result we could achieve today. I had a solid start and was able to follow the cars ahead of me. A very good pit stop earned us a lot of positions. I’m happy with the good result. The car was great.”
Martin Tomczyk: “P5 is a good start for the BMW M6 GT3 in the ADAC GT Masters. Jesse did a good job in the first part of the race, and showed that he can keep up with the best drivers in the field. Let’s praise Team Schubert for an amazing pit stop. Unfortunately I was only able to hold my position during my stint. I couldn’t keep up with the pace of the front-runners. We are going to work hard to catch up with them in tomorrow’s race and over the course of the season. One thing is always clear at BMW: We want to be on the podium.”