Several other drivers provided surprises in Nuremberg as well. Fabian Vettel delivered his best qualifying performance of the season so far with fourth on the grid on Sunday. The 18-year-old from Heppenheim was on course for a podium until the 23rd of 26 laps, when he touched the wall and fell back down the field. Keagan Masters from South Africa took his best Audi Sport TT Cup result so far with fourth place on Sunday. For the first time, the youngest driver finished the race as the best woman: the 17-year-old Hungarian Vivien Keszthelyi finished eighth place on Sunday, after Gosia Rdest from Poland, who had previously been second on the table, was involved in an accident and had to retire early on.
Ski-ace Linus Straßer also celebrated a result in the top ten. The 24-year-old from World Cup race winner from Munich drove to ninth place in his second ever motor race on the 2.3-kilometer city circuit in his home-state of Bavaria. “The city race has brought a breath of fresh air,” says Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. “In Mikel Azcona, we have seen a new, well-deserved winner, whilst several other competitors have delivered their best performances in qualifying or in the races. Congratulations as well to our guest starter Linus Straßer on his ninth-place finish.”
The next races on the agenda will be held in Zandvoort in seven weeks’ time, on August 19 and 20. The circuit on the Dutch coast of the North Sea demands a lot from the drivers, with fast sections, diverse corner radii and often changeable levels of grip.
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