Juncadella returns to the podium and Albon debuts at the top

The Nurburgring track witnessed the return to the podium of Dani Juncadella, the first under GT3 regulations. The Catalan pilot signed his best position this season after climbing to the second step of the last test of the weekend, only surpassed by an incontestable Alex Albon. Both of them had an advantage at the start from the front row, and survived a very eventful race that left nine drivers without crossing the finish line, including the leader Van Der Linde. The top-3 the german completed it Marco Wittman.

Both the Thai and the Spanish remained in the front line in a bumpy start that forced the safety car in the first round. The highlight was a circus. At the third turn, Götz it drove Ammermüller off the track, and Auer spun at the same point. While, Albon resisted in the head followed by Juncadella and Götz. Everything continued under the same script until lap 10, when a new safety left sold out the three above that had just gone through boxes to change tires.

Up to six non-stop drivers were ahead of the head. But after a good start, Juncadella followed the path opened by Albon’s Ferrari and placed 4th, in the wake of Klien and Müller. Both were victims of the rhythm of the Thai, who took advantage to open a gap with the Spanish and escape to the finish line. Mercedes did not have the same fate, who had to wait for the two to enter the pit lane to return to your second position. With no chance of reaching Albon, had to run pending Wittman who was thrown after beating Götz.

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Finally he resisted, and entered the goal at 4,634 of the Ferrari that debuted at the top of the podium of the German championship. There was no more joy on the podium at the Nürburgring, with the Albon and Juncadella award to a season where they have not enjoyed the best of luck. The South African leader was not so happy, whose abandonment deprived him of winning the double but not of staying at the top of the general classification.

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