28 May 2019
6th place in Race 2 by Pohler and De Marco sets a difficult weekend straight
This was not one of the calmer weekends for Daiko Lazarus Racing, busy at the German race track of Hockenheim for the second of seven rounds in the International GT Open Championship. Things got tricky straight away on Saturday in qualifying, when Fabio Onidi got involved in an accident, which put an end to the race weekend of the driver from Milan and his teammate Eliseo Martinez.
“What a pity indeed,” Team Principal Tancredi Pagiaro said, “we were extremely competitive and the potential was absolutely there!”
As of that point all eyes were on the other Lamborghini HuracЗn GT3, driven by Nicola De Marco and Nicolas Pohler. After the fourth fastest time in Free Practice, hopes were high for a good result. The difficult task finding the perfect set up for the demanding Hockenheimring enabled De Marco only to put the car in P18 during the first qualifying on Saturday. In Race1, together with Pohler, De Marco and his teammate drove a challenging pursuit race, gaining four positions regarding their starting position.
Things went much better in the second qualifying on Sunday, when the Team had changed some little details regarding the set up. The result, thanks to Pohler, was a sixth position on the overall starting grid, a fifth position in the PRO Class. The 23-year old Bavarian concluded his stint in Race2 in seventh position, handing the car over to De Marco. During his stint the Italian gained another position, crossing the line sixth, thus gaining some important points for the Championship.
The next race for Daiko Lazarus Racing will be at Le Castellet at the Paul Ricard track the upcoming weekend of 1 June, the 3rd round in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup.
Team Lazarus Press Office