Luca Stolz and Maro Engel won a crazy opening race for Mercedes at the Lausitzring.
The Toksport WRT team won the first race of the season in the super sports car league ahead of the Porsche duo Michael Ammermüller and Christian Engelhart (SSR Performance).
The last podium was secured by the Audi duo Max Hofer and Christopher Haase (Montaplast by Land Motorsport) in a turbulent race.
Porsche debutante de Silvestro unlucky
Porsche debutant Simona de Silvestro (KÜS TEAM75 Bernhard), who was sent into the race by teammate Klaus Bachler, was very unlucky.
However, on leaving the pit lane, the Swiss lost the fight for the lead against Engel, who had already proudly changed places a few laps earlier.
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A little later it was worse for the 31-year-old lying in third place. In the fight for the last podium, Christopher Mies’ competitor De Silvestro caught whose Porsche was turned over.
In the end, it was only enough for her and Bachler to be 20th.
No fans were allowed on the track at the opening weekend at the Lausitzring, and spectators could possibly be admitted later in the season. The second of a total of 14 races will take place on Sunday (from 13.05 LIVE on TV on SPORT1 and in the stream).