Hexis AMR suffered in Portimao, but it picked up within just a week and took with brio its second world win of the season in Sachsenring.
Qualified behind the first row, Stef Dusseldorp and Clivio Piccione's Aston Martin DB9 no. 3 seemed to be off to achieving the same success as in Abu Dhabi, but that was before being pushed into the gravel trap in the first turn. It was finally the team's other car, driven by Christian Hohenadel and Andrea Piccini, which took victory after an amazing performance, from last row of the qualification to first step of the podium!
This new win allows the Aston Martin no. 4 crew to take control of the World FIA GT1 Championship and also, and above all, allows team Hexis AMR to bring to 17 points its lead in the team standings.
After their triumph in Portimao, the Nissans came home this time at the foot of the podium with an honourable fourth place of the duo Hughes – Bernoldi (Team Sumo Power). The three other representatives of the Japanese brand finished, for their part, fifth (Brabham / Campbell-Walter, Team Sumo Power), seventh (Westbrook / Dumbreck, Team JR Motorsport) and ninth (Lucas Luhr / Michael Krumm, Team JR Motorsport).
1// Piccini / Hohenadel – Aston Martin - Motul
2// Pastorelli / Schwager - Lamborghini
3// Mücke / Darren Turner – Aston Martin
1// Hexis AMR – 107 pts - Motul
2//All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport – 90 pts
3// Young Driver AMR – 87 pts
Image : © Antonin Grenier