FIRST VICTORIES FOR BULLITT RACING AND MUEHLNER MOTORSPORT
Following a great qualifying run Bullitt Racing secured its first ever win, merely 18 months after the foundation of the team. Andy Meyrick battled with the frontrunners, before handing over to teammate and Bullitt Racing team owner Stephen Pattrick. Pattrick made no mistakes at all and took the #33 Mercedes-AMG GT4 to eighth overall.
The #18 V8 Racing Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R of Wolf Nathan and Nicky Pastorelli took second place, the best result of the season for the Dutch team and the first ever podium for the American muscle car in the GT4 European Series. Nathan finished just four seconds behind the class winning Mercedes. Schwede Motorsport claimed another podium, with Rudolf Schulte and Dominik Schraml taking third in the #15 Porsche Cayman GT4 CS MR.
The #38 3Y Technology BMW M4 GT4, the #13 Schwede Motorsport Porsche and the #97 Lestrup Racing Team BMW M4 GT4 completed the top six in Pro-Am.
Muehlner Motorsport’s Moritz Kranz took his first class win in only his second race in the GT4 European Series. The Muehlner Motorsport driver started the race almost from the back of the grid and eventually finished in seventh place overall. Niki Leutwiler took second place and with the #76 Autorlando Sport Porsche 911 GT4 not scoring any points he has now taken a solid lead in the Am points standings. The #39 3Y Technology BMW M4 GT4 of Gwenael Delomier and Sylvain Debs completed the podium.
Stephen Pattrick, #33 Bullitt Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4: “Andy did a fantastic job in qualifying. He set the car up. The team really worked well today and this season. We worked really hard and I hopefully this is how we’re going to end up in every race.”
Andy Meyrick, #33 Bullitt Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4: “Really good. I’m really over the moon. The team didn’t exist 18 months ago, and it started from scratch. Stephen put a lot of time and effort in it. To win races in this championship within 18 months of starting his racing career is just amazing. This means more to me than some of the big races I’ve won in my career.”