Sandro Zeller is crowned champion prematurely in Brno

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Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup

10. 09 . 2019

has prematurely won the championship at the sixth round of the Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup and can no longer be reached for the final at the Hungaroring. Victory on Sunday and third place the day before sufficed for the Swiss Formula 3 veteran to expand his points cushion unassailable.

At first, Mas Beck at the Masaryk Racing Days in Brno Tom Beckhäuser had trumpeted in the first run. The Czech succeeded on the 5 th, After the pole position (1: First, the formula field started behind the safety car.

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After the flying start, Beckhäuser took the lead ahead of Paolo Brajnik, who hit the guardrails in lap three. In addition, Florian Münger (Jo Zeller Racing) parked his F3-Dallara one lap later after a fight with Vaclav Safar (GT2 Motorsport) on the curb. The external conditions on the track in particular the limited visibility to the vehicle in front and the vehicles located next to the track again called the safety car mandatory. In the meantime, rain specialist Kurt Böhlen (Franz Wöss Racing) had advanced from second on the grid in front of the safety car stage to sixth.

In the sixth round, the race director decided on race cancellation with the red flag. The winner was Tom Beckhäuser in front of Kurt Böhlen and Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing). Antonie Bottiroli (GFORCE Racing) finished fourth ahead of Marcel Tobler (Jo Zeller Racing), who took Andrea Cola (Monolite Racing) to sixth. In Formula Renault the victory went to title aspirant Nico Gruber (Team Hoffmann). Robert Hefler (F-Racing

KFT.) Finished second to Dr. Norbert Groer (Team Hoffmann Racing).

After a rainy second qualifying session on Sunday morning, Tom Beckhäuser put his Dallara F 403 Opel on the Pole position. With 0 (********************************************************************) Seconds ahead, the Czech relegated his teammate Kurt Böhlen to second place. Sandro Zeller had unexpected problems and did not get past the eighth place. At lunchtime the sky was clear and the track dried up more and more.

Beckhäuser won the second race against Böhlen, who then lost a few places and put Marcel Tobler in the pursuit position. Sandro Zeller got a dream start and did well in the first two laps. At first Zeller overtook his competitors Andrea Cola and Antonie Bottiroli. Then his compatriot Marcel Tobler had to believe in it. While Tom Beckhäuser was still in front, Zeller drove closer to the driver of Franz Wöss Racing to overtake him in the last third of the race. Beckhäuser made no resistance and had to be defeated with decreasing tires in the finish at 1, 454 seconds) , Marcel Tobler defended third place and was able to beat Antonie Bottiroli and Andrea Cola.

As in the first race, Nico Gruber dominated the Formula Renault category and again defeated Robert Hefler and dr. Norbert Groer through. Manfred Lang (LS Performance) won the Formula 3 Trophy in the first race, ahead of Urs Rüttimann (Jo Zeller Racing) and Dr. Ing. Ralf Puetz (Franz Wöss Racing). Rüttimann turned the tables in the second run and was able to prevail against Manfred Lang and Florian Münger. Stefan Fürtbauer (Franz Wöss Racing) beat both races in the Formula 4 category ahead of Patrick Schober (PROCAR Motorsport), while in the classification for the Ravenol Formula 3 Cup Dr. Ing. Ralf Pütz (Franz Wöss Racing) could celebrate a one-two victory.