Maranello, 27 June 2017 – Two days after his 58th anniversary, Georg Weiss probably made himself the most beautiful gift: Together with Oliver Kainz and Jochen Krumbach, he celebrated the first VLN victory for the Ferrari 488 GT3 of the Wochenspiegel Team Monschau at the 59th ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup.
Huge margin. After the race duration of 4:07:19,670 hours, team manager Weiss took the chequered flag as winner. The advance to the second-placed crew of Otto Klohs, Mathieu Jaminet and Lars Kern in the Porsche of Manthey-Racing was 52.755 seconds. Into third place finished Michael Ammermüller and Jeffrey Schmidt in the Audi of Montaplast by Land-Motorsport.
Second win. The victory of the WTM-Ferrari was the second victory of a Ferrari in the history of the VLN endurance championship at the Nürburgring. The first one dates back to the 14th of May 2011 when the driver duo Marco Seefried and Jamie Melo Junior won the race in a Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 entered by Farnbacher-Racing. The other Ferrari on track, the 458 Italia GT3 of NGK Spark Plug Racing Team of Mike Jäger, Stephan Köhler and Christian Kohlhaas was forced to retire shortly before the third hour mark.