2019 GT Open – Hockenheim peview
International GT Open back to business this weekend at Hockenheimring for the first time in championship’s history and Teo Martín Motorsport is ready to fight!
The team has worked against the clock since Paul Ricard to repair the damaged cars in the second race of the weekend and now, with all set, the McLaren 720S GT3 will be able to show their full potential again on a track with fast and technical zones in which the possibilities of overtaking are multiple.
The weekend program kicks off with two free practice sessions of 1 hour each on Friday plus a 40 mins extra in a third session for bronze drivers.
On Saturday and Sunday, as usual, the teams and drivers will fight in a 30-minute morning qualifying session that will decide the grid positions for the afternoon race on each day.
All qualifying sessions and races will be broadcast live on the International GT Open official Youtube channel in a weekend with free access to the stands and in which they will share schedule with the Euroformula Open, TCR Europe, Alpine ELF Europe Cup and Peugeot Racing Cup.
ALLAM KHODAIR – “The first race weekend at Paul Ricard was bittersweet for us because the accident during second race deprived us of achieving another great result. The team has done a great job to get the car ready so we’re ready to fight fo big things at Hockenheim, where I’ll be back 14 years after my last race there!“.
MARCELO HAHN – “The opening round of the season showed that we have a great car at our disposal to fight for the title in our class so we hope to perform well again at Hockenheim this weekend. Let’s go!””.
ANDRÉS SARAVIA: “I’m very excited about this second date! It’s the first time I race at Hockenheim and I really want to get the most out of our McLaren in this legendary circuit. After a complicated weekend in France, we go with everything to add many points“.
FRAN RUEDA: “I trained a lot these weeks to be fully prepared for Hockenheim round. After our retirement in second race at Paul Ricard I seek to redeem myself in this race, and achieve the best possible result. I fully trust my team and the 720S GT3 is competitive so I hope to close the gap with the leader!“.
HENRIQUE CHAVES: “Very happy to come to hockenheim. It’s the 2nd round and is here that we will show we are going for the long run. I’m very motivated to score more podiums!“.
MARTIN KODRIC: “I believe that we have showed our potentional in France and all I can say is that I am really looking forward to Round 2 at Hockenheim and I hope that we could sneak our first win of the season there and leave the weekend with good points in the bag“.