Stefan Mücke at second station of the Long Distance World Championship WEC eliminated after gearbox problems - "Now focus on Laguna Seca"
Berlin / Spa-Francorchamps (rol) That was a short "fun", which sports car driver Stefan Mücke was in the second season of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the 6-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps. The Berliner, who had together with his works driver colleagues Darren Turner (Great Britain) and Adrian Fernandez (Mexico) confessed to the World Cup season opener in mid-March at the 12 Hours of Sebring (USA) in third place on the podium in the GTE-Pro class , piloted in Belgium the GTE Vantage in qualifying on Friday (May 4) Start position three of his class.
The prospects for a renewed podium were at Spa very well, because at the start of the race on Saturday (May 5) had Turner accepted the Vantage classroom management before moving to around 30 minutes with gearbox problems in the box and then had to give the team without the Stefan Mücke had gone even a meter in the race. "This is obviously very sad and disappointing. But a gearbox change during the race is not allowed in the WEC," says Berlin. "We have made since the barrel and the testing at Sebring and Spa in training in good progress with the car and despite the failure to highlight the season with the 24 Hours of Le Mans to look forward with optimism."
But now the focus is directed to the Berliner, who was last year, along with Darren Turner GT1 World Championship runner already on the next weekend (11th/12th. May), where he and Turner and Fernandez in the GTE Vantage at the 6 hours of Laguna Seca (USA), a race in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) contests. "I'm looking forward already huge. For a wonderful account of the route, partly because of the large positive memories from the previous year," says Stefan Mucke. Since he had won with Fernandez and Harold Primat (Switzerland) won the race in the LMP1 sports car prototype. And a week later it goes to Berlin for the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (19-20. May), then the Aston Martin Vantage GT3.