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ADAC Stiftung Sport-Förderpilot Tim Tramnitz gewinnt Rookietitel - Foto: ADAC
ADAC Foundation Sports Support Pilot Tim Tramnitz wins rookie title – Photo: ADAC

The French Victor Bernier (16, R-ace GP) has his second in a spectacular final race at the DEKRA Lausitzring Victory of the season in ADAC Formula 4, the Englishman Jonny Edgar (16, Van Amersfoort Racing) is making big strides towards winning the title.

Edgar finished fourth in the last run on Sunday and travels after a dramatic failure of his teammate and pursuer Jak Crawford (15, USA), who had won the second run on Sunday morning, with 20 Points ahead of the season finale in Oschersleben next weekend. Cheers meanwhile at Tim Tramnitz (15, Hamburg, US Racing): The ADAC Sports Foundation pilot secured the title of best beginner ahead of schedule with two strong races on Sunday.



“To have already won the rookie title is just wintry. Many thanks to the group, they are doing a really great job,” said Tramnitz with a beam: “It was a lot of fun. It was really tough Conditions, especially at the end, because the rain has increased significantly again. It paid off to stay on the track. “



Sunday in Lausitz began for the first time this weekend in dry conditions. The Russian Kirill Smal (15, R-ace GP) started from the pole situation in the second race of the weekend in the morning and initially kept the lead over Crawford. Championship leader Edgar had to start the race from last place on the grid after being unable to set a time in qualifying. But the Englishman literally flew through the field and made situation after situation intestine. Soon it warfare directly behind Crawford before both of them passed the leading Smal within a few corners.



Edgar then attempted an attack on Crawford, but the Englishman touched his Front wing his teammate’s car and had to turn into the field. Edgar fell far behind, a safety vehicle section after a spin by Saturday winner Vladislav Lomko (15, Russia, US Racing) brought the 16 – year olds come back to the field. The restart was decided by Crawford, who managed the final laps with ease. Behind them, Tramnitz managed a strong maneuver against Smal shortly before the end.



Joshua Dürksen from Berlin (17, ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg eV) came in fourth just behind Smal before Bernier and Oliver Bearman (14, England, US Racing). Edgar was able to make up a few places after the restart and came in seventh. The Israeli Roee Meyuhas (18, R-ace GP) took eighth place and secured the pole position for the third run. Teammate Erick Zuniga (15, Mexico) and Josef Knopp (16, Czech Republic) from ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg eV



About an hour before the third run opened the sky over southern Brandenburg regained its locks, the final race turned into another rain fight. Meyuhas lost a few places on the Commence, but Bernier, who stormed straight forward from fourth on the grid, was completely different. Bearman also improved from third to second. Edgar, who started from second place, lost two places. It was even worse for Crawford, who initially fell back from eighth starting position.



While Bernier pulled away from the front, there were many duels behind him. Crawford worked his way forward bit by bit and suddenly saw his probability when Edgar slipped off the track and initially fell back to seventh place. Crawford passed and was now fifth before his race ended through no fault of his own. After a duel between Bearman and Smal, in which both went off the track, Bearman touched Crawford while driving back, who turned into the gravel and could no longer free himself. The safety vehicle came onto the track, after the restart, Bernier brought victory to the finish in front of Tramnitz, who, as in the first run, still found its way past Smal.



Edgar worked his way up to fourth place and collected valuable points for the championship, Meyuhas was fifth ahead of Elias Seppänen (17, Finland, US Racing). The trio of ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg eV around Dürksen, Zuniga and Knopp followed in seventh to ninth place. The last point went to Lomko.



“It was a very unfortunate race for me, I had every chance of the podium, and then that happened. For the championship is of course very bitter, but you can’t change it “, annoyed Crawford, who is now dependent on the help of the shooter in the title race. “Who knows, used to be happened. This weekend all races were different. I try to give my best in all three races and then the championship will be decided by Jonny’s results”, he already looked at the final in Oschersleben next weekend ahead.



Edgar felt with his rival. “It was very unfortunate for him, but it’s intestine for the championship,” said Edgar, who doesn’t want to take any unnecessary risks in Oschersleben. “I don’t have to fight too hard. As long as I’m in front of Jak or directly behind him, everything is fine,” he said.


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