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VLN: Stippler/“Schmidtmann” on P5
07.10.2017
Phoenix Racing took fifth place in the eighth and penultimate race of the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring.

In qualifying for the 49. ADAC Barbarossapreis, Frank Stippler and “Dieter Schmidtmann” in the Audi R8 LMS of Phoenix Racing on being clocked at 8m 04.614s achieved position five on the grid.

During the race, the number 15 Audi R8 LMS defended its position at the front of the field, but in the prevailing difficult conditions was not able to overtake the vehicles in front. After four hours, Frank Stippler and his teammate “Dieter Schmidtmann” finished the race in fifth place.

“More was not possible in these extremely difficult weather conditions. On a wet track, we used various tires. It was almost like a tire test. But we’re happy,” said Phoenix Team Manager Dirk Theimann. “We properly finished all races this season. And at the season finale two weeks from now, we’re going to attack again.”

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