Bonaldi Motorsport celebrated their opening race of ADAC GT Masters in Oschersleben in a bad luck. However, the team showed their potential.
With 33 cars representing 8 manufacturers, the tenth edition of ADAC GT Masters has started on the German circuit in Oschersleben today. Exciting Qualifying Sessions showed the first 15 drivers held in one second. Lamborghini no. 32 driven by Florian Spengler and Emanuele Zonzini launched the Session for Bonaldi Motorsport. Few minutes after the green flag, the Lamborghini was placed ninth. Eleven minutes before the end, the Session was interrupted and the other Lamborghini car, driven by Patrick Kujala and Milos Pavlovic hadn’t obtained a substantial result. When the Session was opened again, Lamborghini was, therefore, forced to obtain a perfect lap. And this is what happened to Kujala who reached the third temporary result at the second attempt. No improvement till the end of the Qualifying Sessions which end with Kujala-Pavlovic in fifth place and Spengler-Zonzini in twenty-fifth place.
Race 1 started in a typical German weather: the speeding start is particularly suitable to Kujala who kept his initial fifth place and he rather chased the first four drivers. After fifteen minutes from the race beginning, at his speed, the first five drivers had a good margin which was cancelled by the safety car which entered the circuit due to a car exit. When the race started again, Kujala brilliantly protected his fifth place from Assenheimer. Thanks also to a double penalty to the two leaders, after the driver change, Pavlovic reached the second place and fought over and over again with the wild Ludwig, to whom he resisted for two whole laps, and then with Basseng. When the third absolute place seemed to be gained, the Serbian driver was subject to drive trough sanction for a wrong procedure at the pit stop. The penalty was served at one minute before the race end. This caused the yellow Huracàn place over the twentieth position. Also the crew composed by Spengler and Zonzini was unlucky: after a good start, the crew was forced to retire sixteen minutes before the end of the race.
In a so unlucky day, we have, however, shown that we can compete with the best drivers. This was just the beginning. I’m sure better results will come very soon!