Guest starter Johnny Cecotto delivered an eye-catching performance in the Eifel. The 61-year-old former motorcycle world champion, who still has many fans in Germany and has signed many autograph cards, reached seventh place. Behind him, Mike Beckhusen crossed the line after a strong fight-back. The 17-year-old German had started from 14th and fought his way through to eighth.
“We have just witnessed a very competitive race at the Nürburgring with many overtaking maneuvers,” said Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. “The variety on the podium shows that we have a wealth of talent on the grid. This is how it should be – long may it continue.”
The round on Friday was not classified. After an accident involving Tommaso Mosca, race control brought the proceedings to a halt, as the track barriers were too badly damaged. By this point, only five laps had been completed, and therefore less than half of the designated distance.
After a break of five weeks, the races at the Norisring on July 1 and 2 are next on the agenda. The track in Nuremberg is the only street circuit on the calendar, and at 2.3 kilometers, it is the shortest as well.