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ADAC GT Masters: Christian Engelhart continues successful streak at Hockenheimring

Hockenheim, 10-24-2021

Trend confirmed: Fourth place, 17 championship points and the fastest race lap to boot - these are the results Christian Engelhart takes home from the penultimate race weekend of this season's ADAC GT Masters at Hockenheim.

Following the podium at the Sachsenring, Christian Engelhart is continuing the successful streak together with his teammate Thomas Preining and KÜS Team 75. Last year's defending champion was also one of the strongest drivers in the field at Hockenheim. With consistently good results in one of the strongest fields of drivers in European motorsport, Christian and his team were already in the Top 5 on Friday.

With fourth place in qualifying on Saturday, Christian made a direct statement when he drove into the Top 5 again in the morning. With a strong start and deliberate driving, Christian was able to keep the pressure on the competitors constantly high on the track and drove the fastest race lap in the process.

Things got turbulent on Sunday in the ADAC GT Masters, but Christian's teammate Thomas Preining kept his overview at the start of the race and was able to come through numerous collisions unscathed and hand over the Porsche 911 GT3 R to Christian in a promising position.

Starting from fifth place, Christian launched his final offensive against three Mercedes and a Lamborghini. With all his routine, the confidence of previous race weekends and the confidence in the performance of his Porsche, last year's champion repeated almost 1:1 his overtaking maneuver from Valencia. "That was motorsport the way I love it. It was close over several corners, but absolutely fair and without any touches. The fact that I was able to make up a position in the end is of course the cherry on top of such action," says Christian, summing up the duels at Hockenheim.

With fourth place at the finish, Christian secured 13 important championship points for himself and his team after four points the day before and can now prepare intensively for the finale at the Nürburgring in early November. "I'm pleased with the development as a team in recent weeks. With this performance we are right in the thick of the battle of the championship contenders and can compete with the other top drivers and brands on an equal level. That's exactly what I'm aiming for and I'm happy that we can now travel to the finale in the Eifel with this self-confidence. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my team, Porsche and of course Thomas, as well as my partners."