On April 27th, the 22nd Porsche Carrera Cup will start with a new regulation at the legendary Hockenheimring. In the course of the DTM, the teams of the fastest one-make-championship will race twice this weekend. The first race takes place on Saturday afternoon, the second on Sunday morning.
tolimit motorsport has some changes in 2012 as well. Next to the runner up Sean Edwards, the Porsche-Junior Klaus Bachler will commence his first season in a Porsche. The third driver is René Rast, the twofold champion of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.
René Rast is full of expectation for the new season: “I’m really happy to be in the Porsche Carrera Cup with tolimit motorsport this year. In my opinion, tolimit is one of the best and most professional teams of German motorsports. Even back in my time as a Speed Academy candidate, I felt taken care of and in good hands. I’m confidently looking at the first weekend, because at the test in Hockenheim I realized that everyone is truly motivated and they can’t wait to start the season. I’m glad to drive a “Deutsche Post car” for the first time this Friday.”
Sean Edwards affiliates: “It’s great to be back with ‘Team Deutsche Post by tolimit’ again this season. Our goal is clear, to win the teams championship again and to be one place higher in the drivers. We were very unlucky not to win it last year, but I am confident we can fight for it this year. It will be a tougher season, with more competition and two races a weekend, so I am looking forward to the challenge.”
Klaus Bachler is prepared: „I can’t wait for the weekend to begin. At the moment I have no idea where I’m standing and how far away I am from the top. But it’s obvious, that I got better from test to test with my ‘Team Deutsche Post by tolimit’. The performance density at the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany is really high, and for a young driver this is a unique chance to compete with such established drivers on a race track.”
Paul Schlotmann has clear goals: „We start with a high motivated team and three drivers this year. The goals are seeded: Defending the team-championship, achieving the drivers-championship and Klaus as the best Rookie. But let’s start with the first grid on Saturday and Sunday.”
There’s more information and photos on www.facebook.com/tolimit and on www.tolimit-motorsport.de.
There will be a live broadcast of the races on Saturday and Sunday on www.porsche.com as well. The news channel N24 televises a 30-minute Porsche Carrera Cup magazine at 6.30 pm every Monday after the races. It includes reports of the race series, the members, highlights and stories about the people of the Carrera Cup.
06th May 2012: DTM Eurospeedway Lausitzring
18th May 2012: ADAC Zurich 24h Rennen Nürburgring
03rd June 2012: DTM Re-Bull-Ring Spielberg, Austria
01st July 2012: DTM Norisring
19th August 2012: DTM Nürburgring
26nd August 2012: DTM Circuit Park Zandvoort, Netherlands
16th September 2012: DTM Oschersleben
21st October 2012: DTM Hockenheimring
The MOMO NGT Motorsport Porsche co-driven by Sean Edwards, Henrique Cisneros and Carlos Kauffmann led the GTC class of the 60th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for a very extensive period and it was looking like the MOMO Porsche was the car to beat at the end. Unfortunately the gods of racing were not with the #30 NGT Motorsport team and its drivers tonight and at 7:00 PM, three and a half hours before the end of the race, the MOMO car was involved in an accident that ended its chance of winning this historic event.
Henrique Cisneros was driving the car at the time in second place in the GTC class and was well on his way to another great stint until he approached turn 13. Suddenly the throttle cable got stuck and Henrique went straight into the tire wall.
It was a very violent impact but luckily Henrique Cisneros was unhurt and came out of the car on his own. The #30 MOMO NGT Motorsport Porsche car was brought back to the garage on the flat bed and the crew started to work on the very badly broken car. Ten minutes after starting the repair, the decision was made to retire the car since the damage was too extensive to return to the race.
Henrique Cisneros came back to the team transporter and explained to his crew the real cause of the accident. He was of course very disappointed since he knew he had a potential winning car. He also explained that there was nothing he could have done to avoid the accident.
Henrique Cisneros, Carlos Kauffmann and Sean Edwards raced together here at Sebring last year and finished third in the GTC class. This year they all wanted to win this 60th anniversary race and their MOMO NGT Motorsport team led by Ramez Wahab really prepared a great car for this unique endurance event. The crew was also disappointed especially after leading the race for so long.
Carlos Kauffmann was ready for his last stint of the day when the accident happened. Kaufmann, like Cisneros, did a great job today and Carlos was also disappointed but knew that his teammate could not avoid that crash.
Sean Edwards did a fabulous job today proving once again that he is one of the top drivers of his generation. After scoring the GTC pole position yesterday, the driver from England had a very good first stint and led the race multiple times. Each time he was in the car he was showing his determination and ambition to win that race. Edwards was scheduled to drive the last stint of the day and he, like his two teammates, wanted to spray the Champagne at the end of the day on top of the podium like the MOMO car did 14 years ago at Sebring.
The #30 MOMO NGT Porsche finished 9th in the GTC class today. The other NGT Motorsport Porsche had a shot at a GTC podium finish tonight but an accident also ended its chance. The #031 NGT Porsche finished 8th.