07 Feb Pointless round at the Nürburgring for Giermaziak and Szczerbinski
Kuba Giermaziak and Patryk Szczerbinski had no luck during the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup’s fourth run of the season and had to finish their races early. But the weekend had started promising for Giermaziak – the Pole had claimed the third starting position. Despite the DNF the VERVA-Driver still covers a respectable fifth position in the overall standings of the world’s hardest and most competitive one-make-cup.
With great ambitions Kuba Giermaziak travelled to the Nürburgring in the Eifel. “The car is great and already in Silverstone we have shown, how good our performance is,” the 22-year-old said happily after the qualifying, which he finished on a strong third place. “With a bit more luck even the pole-position would have been possible. I am sure that we can fight for the victory in the race.
But a huge set-back for the ambitious Pole came already in the third lap: Under bright sunshine and in front of numerous spectators Giermaziak started an attack against Sean Edwards. During the fight the cars of the two Porsche professionals collided. Only a few kilometres later Giermaziak slipped into the gravel of the “Dunlop Kehre” – and the race for the VERVA-Pilot was finally over.
“Of course this is a disappointing end,” Kuba Giermaziak said afterwards. “As always the team has done an awesome job. Therefore the early DNF is really bitter.” Nevertheless Giermaziak is still on the fifth position in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup’s overall standings. “The season is very long and I am confident that we will able to achieve a lot.”
Patryk Szczerbinski experienced a similar up and down on the Nürburgring’s 5,148 kilometre long Grand-Prix-Track. From position 16 the just 19-year-old had a great start and was right behind the top-10 already after a few metres. “It was my best start of the year,” Szczerbinski looks back. But already in the first corner a competitor threw the rookie out of the race: “Christian Engelhart hit me, but I guess he was pushed by someone else as well,” Szczerbinski summarized, disappointed. “Of course I expected a little bit more. ohnerezeptpotenzmittel But now we look forward to Budapest, where we should be really competitive.”
The fifth race of the year, which will be the start of the second half of the season, will be held in front of the Hungarian capital on July 28. Kuba Giermaziak and Patryk Szczerbinski will use the remaining time to optimally prepare themselves and fight back with new energy.
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