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 Barth/David Jahn finished 7th and 10th on Sat/Sun as Gerd Beisel’s RWT team locked up 7th place in the 2019 ACAC-GT championship standings.
The duo of Sven Barth/David Jahn finished 7th and 10th on Sat/Sun as Gerd Beisel’s 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 C7.R 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 C7.R 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.

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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