Datum: 17.09.2013 · 24h Le Mans
First class-podium for Ehret at VLN-seasonhighlight
GT-Corse – a Ferrari challenge-team run by German Danny Pfeil – had started last year to develop a special Nürburgring-suspension kit for the F458 Challenge. Ehret, also owner of such a F458 run by the squad, upgraded his car at the start of the year to the requirements of the unique 24,8 km long german track-monster. „Today the car was handling very easy despite the tricky conditions and the incredible traffic with 205 opponents. Even in the rain we could fight against some of the GT3-cars and overtake them for positions. Danny has made a fine job with his guys to give interested Ferrari-Owners a chance to compete on the legendary track. Our guys run without errors and 3rd in class was a fine result at the end.“
Pfeils team fielded 3 Ferrari F458 in the race which all finished as 3rd, 4th and 12th in class. „A good team result. More was hardly possible as Manthey was today in fact fielding a GTE-like car which our Challenge-Cars couldn´t overcome. Maybe P2 would have been possible with a sightly different Tire-Strategy during the rain.“ Pfeil stated after the race.
At the next VLN heat, the 36.RCM-Grenzlandrennen on September 14.th, Ehret plans his next appearence in the popular german endurance-series. Together with his team GT-Corse he aims for a slight surprise which may involve a class-change for the experienced Nürburgring Ferrari-Team...