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Brutal end in ADAC GT Masters, Hockenheim (GER)

What meant to be a promising weekend for Nico and Lambda Performance at the final round of ADAC GT Masters in Hockenheim, finished early due to a heavy crash of his teammate in Q1.

As Lambda Performance decided, not to race at the 2nd last round in Nurburgring, the team did a superb job, to prepare the FordGT in best possible condition, which Nico Verdonck proved immediately by setting the pace, 8th in 1st practice and a strong 2nd place in 2nd practice.

“Straight away we showed we were competitive, during both practices we were amongst the fastest, also in Qualifying P6 with only 1 flying lap of my teammate –best Qualy of this season!-, proved we had a role to play in the highly competitive ADAC GT Masters field. What happened with Jesse could happen to everyone; in his 2nd flying lap he came out of T11 “Mercedes arena, exited wide, touched the low, round metal kerbs and was kicked up in the air, lost control and was fired into the inside wall, luckily he was ok, but the impact on the car was too big to continue, a hard lesson which he will not forget.

Obviously it was very dissapointingfor all of us  to finish our First ADAC GT Masters Championship by this way, however we must remember the positive side, which is 2 podiums;  2nd & 3th place,by missing 4 race’s still finished 12th in the Championship. I hereby want to thank the entire Lambda Performance team for all their efforts during the season, which started to pay off throughout the season, which is positive for the future. ”

Before heading to Navarra for the final round of Blancpain Endurance Series with McLaren, in 2 weeks, Nico has been asked to strengthen up Mathol-Racing  at the last Dutch GT4 race this weekend at Zandvoort with Aston-MartinGT4.