Marcus Winkelhock probably couldn’t ask for more right now. With a great start and avoiding the chaos, Winkelhock was able to weave his way from 12th to 3rd within lap one. With the Lamborghini losing out to a bit of oversteer at the end of his stint, he handed over a clean car to Basseng. Gallery after the jump!
Unfortunately, the no37 All-Inkl Lamborghini was haunted by the same bad luck at Abu Dhabi. Coming together with the no8 Young Driver Aston Martin at the start, sent both to the pits.
With lead changes coming from Ford, Hexis and Aston Martin the race was heating up and exciting. The no41 Ford would eventually fall back to 7th after an issue with a wheelsocket.
With about 20 minutes left, it was an Aston Martin, Corvette, Lamborghini battle at the front.
Marc Basseng would move past the no11 Corvette with ease through turns two and three, eventually locking on to the rear of the no4 Hexis DB9.
With mere minutes to go, Marc Basseng would make his move on Christian Hohenadel. Christians, tires were on the way out as he tried to defend, coming in contact and breaking his suspension. Retired.
Marc Basseng in his All-Inkl Lamborghini would go on to win the qualifying race at Zolder. This was the teams maiden GT1 victory.
Karl Wendlinger and Peter Kox would finish 4th in the no5 Swiss Racing Team Lamborghini.
Marc Basseng, All-Inkl.com Munnich Motorsport Lamborghini No.38
“It’s just amazing, I can’t believe it. Thank you to the mechanics who did a great job. I have great memories here at Zolder, but I think this is the best yet – the first win in GT1 for All-Inkl.
“After I got Mike (Hezemans), which was a nice move, I caught up the gap to the front really quickly. I had a good exit on the back straight, he defended a little so I went on the outside and then he turned into me. I’m sorry for that because his car was damaged but it was not my fault. It’s a shame for the other All-Inkl as well – pole position again and another first corner incident, but now its in our hands to take it a little bit better. The race was great and it’s really nice to win – and hopefully we can have another good result tomorrow!”
Markus Winkelhock, All-Inkl.com Munnich Motorsport Lamborghini No.38
“I think I was quite lucky to come through from 12th to third in the first corner – I almost couldn’t believe it! The car was pretty good in the beginning, but just before I came into the pit stop I got a bit of oversteer and I almost spun, so I was a bit more careful. It’s a great result for us, thank you to my team and my team-mate – Marc made a great move and that’s the reason we won actually. Two podiums in three races – it’s not a bad start, and I hope it continues like that!”
Karl Wendlinger, Swiss Racing Lamborghini No. 5
“I’m really pleased with the result. We struggled a little at the beginning of my stint with the low tyre pressure but the car was consistent. May one lap more I could have got one place more but we have to focus on the main race tomorrow. The boys were very fast in the pit stop so I’m looking forward to tomorrow as we now have a good starting position.