ADAC-GT at Sachsenring Sept 28-29, 2019

# 13 RWT C7 GT3-R rises up at Sachsenring ADAC-GT finale

The Sachsenring motorsport racing circuit is located in Hohenstein Ernstthal near Chemnitz in Saxony Germany
The Sachsenring motorsport racing circuit is located in Hohenstein Ernstthal near Chemnitz in Saxony Germany
The duo of Sven BarthDavid Jahn finished 7th and 10th on SatSun as Gerd Beisels RWT team locked up 7th place in the 2019 ACAC GT championship standings
The duo of Sven BarthDavid Jahn finished 7th and 10th on SatSun as Gerd Beisels RWT team locked up 7th place in the 2019 ACAC GT championship standings
RWT is a stalwart Callaway customer that started with a C6 ZO6R GT3 and currently races C7 GT3 R chassis 004
RWT is a stalwart Callaway customer that started with a C6 ZO6R GT3 and currently races C7 GT3 R chassis 004
It was rewarding for an American marque customer car to rank 7th amongst 34 entries predominately Audi R8 LMS AMG GT3 Porsche 911 GT3 R and BMW M6 GT3
It was rewarding for an American marque customer car to rank 7th amongst 34 entries predominately Audi R8 LMS AMG GT3 Porsche 911 GT3 R and BMW M6 GT3
ADAC GT RWT Racing Team Sven Barth David Jahn
ADAC GT RWT Racing Team Sven Barth David Jahn
Looking back at that fateful Hockenheim weekend two weeks ago here is the 77 C7 GT3 R 003 after the second of two crashes each caused by others Damage beyond repair put an end to 188 consecutive races for Team Callaway Marcus Pommer escaped unhurt
Looking back at that fateful Hockenheim weekend two weeks ago here is the 77 C7 GT3 R 003 after the second of two crashes each caused by others Damage beyond repair put an end to 188 consecutive races for Team Callaway Marcus Pommer escaped unhurt
No 77 at 2019 ADAC GT wreck
No 77 at 2019 ADAC GT wreck
A spare front was mated to a Callaway street version as a tribute to the fans at Sachsenring
A spare front was mated to a Callaway street version as a tribute to the fans at Sachsenring
Destruction like this is truly rare in 12 years of the ADAC GT Masters More remarkable given the repairability of the tube frame Corvette vs monocoque
Destruction like this is truly rare in 12 years of the ADAC GT Masters More remarkable given the repairability of the tube frame Corvette vs monocoque
A spare was not an option like in 2015 for the Corvette Racing Team at Le Mans With the Watkins Glen 6 hour race just 2 weeks ahead they borrowed the 50 French Team Larbre C7R customer car to replace the 63 that Jan Magnussen crashed heavily in practice
A spare was not an option like in 2015 for the Corvette Racing Team at Le Mans With the Watkins Glen 6 hour race just 2 weeks ahead they borrowed the 50 French Team Larbre C7R customer car to replace the 63 that Jan Magnussen crashed heavily in practice
Auction 3 4 at Road America 2011
Auction 3 4 at Road America 2011
Auction No 77 2019 ADAC GT wrecked pieces
Auction No 77 2019 ADAC GT wrecked pieces

Following a cool precedent of the Corvette Racing Team, auctioning parts and donating proceeds can help salvage the day.

The # 77 started 14th on Sunday thanks to repairs by Callaway’s heroic crew working through the night. 

Another pileup stopped Sunday’s race to clear the track from YES, another wreck.  In addition to man-hours, it can’t be overstated how today’s high-tech race cars require special expertise to get them right.  Serious damage to the frame and various systems will require a spare chassis and a lot more work for the final race at Sachsenring on Sept 28-29.

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Coming close for several years, Corvette driver Sven Barth secured his first Pirelli Trophy by finishing second in class to Lamborghini driver Rolf Ineichen in Sunday’s race.

The 2019 ADAC-GT Masters Championship was clinched by # 31 Audi R8 drivers Kelvin van der Linde (South Africa) and Patric Niederhauser (Swiss) in the HCB-Rutronik Team’s first year and also a first by the penultimate race of the season.

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