Bentley Team HTP wins in ADAC GT Masters
Bentley Team HTP made an impressive start in the series, taking pole position in its debut round of ADAC GT Masters.
In Sunday’s race, HTP Drivers, Luca Stolz and Jeroen Bleekemolen, scored a victory. Stolz and Bleekemolen had already claimed pole position for both season opening races, before building on their qualifying performance to take their maiden win.
Jeroen Bleekemolen commented, “It was the best way to start the season, I can’t get any better. We had a very good strategy and a perfectly timed pit stop. That enabled us to chase the leader until the end and keep him under pressure. Luca drove a brilliant stint and attacked, while he had also pressure from behind.”
Luca Stolz said, “Jeroen was great during his stint and then the team performed an excellent pit stop that kept us in the fight for the lead. I was quicker than the leading Corvette, but not quick enough to pass it. It wasn’t easy to attack and also defend my position, but I guess I did this quite well. I didn’t want to risk so much while being second and in the end it was enough to win.”
“I’m speechless”, said Bentley Team HTP Team principal Norbert Brückner after the success at Oschersleben. “We can’t have a better start into the ADAC GT Masters as with two Pole Positions and a first win for Bentley. Jeroen and Luca showed exceptional performance. They had to attack, but also resisted a lot of pressure from behind. Fabian and Clemens were also very quick, but were unlucky at the end. The team did a very impressive job this weekend, as we achieved great results with four cars at two different venues at the same time.”
At the same time, Bentley Team HTP continued preparations for the Nürburgring 24-hour race. In the last test race before the 24-hour in mid-May, Lance David Arnold, Christian Menzel and Guy Smith finished fourth in the second round of the VLN championship.