Podium finish for our #71 Mclaren in round 5 of the Blancpain GT Series @Imola
Finally our team made it! After bad luck at Monza where our team had to give up the 1st Place due to hardware problems, Jonas and Patrick did a great job at Imola again and drove a perfect race! Altough Patrick Pichler wasn´t able to show his full pace in qualification, he and Jonas Wallmeier made their way through the field, starting in 11th position!
Unfortunately both other teams driving the Audi R8 LMS and the BMW Z4 GT3 had to retire mid race. While the #73 car, driven by Maximilian Benecke and Marc Elkemann, was on 5th position when issues with the internet connection appeared, Florian Woithe did a little mistake in the Audi and crashed right into the wall.
It still was a great event and the Pure Racing Team showed again that they can compete on the top level of simracing! We are looking forward to the last race @Nürburgring and also to the upcoming season in 2017.