After a bit more than a month of stop, ADAC GT Masters is going to start again at the circuit owned by the well-known Austrian company. This is the right occasion for Bonaldi Motorsport to restart from the position the team last obtained.
Three weeks after the Austrian Gran Prix of Formula 1, the Red Bull Ring is hosting the fourth round of ADAC GT Masters this weekend. The circuit, based in Styria, had been unused for several years after an expensive renovation in the 90s. It was later renovated again and it started his motorsport activities in 2011. It was reopened on May, 15th 2011 and it has the same track as the one introduced in 1996 when the circuit was named A1-Ring. Compared to the legendary Osterreichring, this racetrack is considerably shorter: the rise to the Hella-Licht chicane was eliminated because considered too dangerous, the first curve was moved up of tens of metres, a new straight, which was parallel to the Flatschach one, was built and the track was then rejoined to the old track by a sharp turn in steep rise called Remus Kurve. Other major changes concern the Bosch curve, which is now much slower, and the Rindt curve, which was changed into a double sharp bend from a long turn in order to obtain huge escape routes.
For Bonaldi Motorsport this race is the right occasion to restart from the positions the team last obtained, which is to say the eighth position gained by Kujala and Pavlovic in Race 2 at the Lausitzring circuit. This was an eight position which, at a certain point of the race, resembled to a podium one. The other crew, composed by Spengler and Zonzini, in Race 2 at Lausitzring as well, lost for an irrelevance the opportunity to gain important scores for the standings but showed their skills to join the leading positions.
I have nothing to complain about performances during the past races. We did what we could do, maybe with some mistakes. But we need to improve in the qualifying sessions where we couldn’t reach the suitable positions.
The weekend timetable starts with Free Practice on Friday, July, 22nd at 12.35 p.m. and at 16.35 p.m.; Race 1 Qualifying Practice is at 9.40 a.m. and Race 1 is at 1.15 p.m. on Saturday, July 23rd. Race 2 Qualifying Practice is at 8.30 a.m. while Race 2 is at 12.15 p.m. on Sunday, 24th July. The two races can be watched live thanks to the streaming service on both ADAC GT Masters and Bonaldi Motorsport official websites.