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Grapp takes first win of the season in race one at the Sachsenring

by Stephen Goddard

Photo: ADAC

M?cke Motorsport driver Hendrik Grapp took his first win of the season in race one of the ADAC Formel Masters at the Sachsenring.

Poleman Alessio Picariello made a strong start with Grapp, Maximilian G?nther and Marvin Dienst giving chase. However, on the twelfth lap Picariello and Dienst were both handed drive-through penalties for failing to slow under yellow flags. This promoted Grapp into the lead with G?nther giving chase, but it was to no avail as the man from Berlin took his first win of the season with G?nther having to settle for second.

Lotus driver Indy Dontje came home in third place ahead of Jason Kremer in fourth. Danish driver Nicolas Beer finished in fifth position just ahead of the recovering Picariello in sixth.

Local boy Florian Herzog came home in seventh, with Fabian Schiller, Dienst and Kim-Alexander Giersepen rounding out the final points scoring positions.

Race results
Pos Driver? Team Time/Gap
1 Hendrik Grapp Mucke Motorsport 18 laps in 25:05.932
2 Maximilian G?nther Mucke Motorsport +0.516
3 Indy Dontje Lotus +5.419
4 Jason Kremer Schiller Motorsport +5.998
5 Nicolas Beer Neuhauser Racing +6.839
6 Alessio Picariello Mucke Motorsport +14.697
7 Florian Herzog Team KUG Motorsport +20.447
8 Fabian Schiller Schiller Motorsport +21.222
9 Marvin Dienst Neuhauser Racing +23.962
10 Kim Giersiepen KSW Motorsport +34.824
11 Mikkel Jensen Lotus +35.069
12 Stephane Kox Team KUG Motorsport +36.983
13 Kim-Luis Schramm Mucke Motorsport +38.631
14 Beitske Visser Lotus +47.312
15 Benedikt Gentgen JBR Motorsport & Engineering +48.872
16 Callan O’Keeffe Lotus +50.324
17 Giorgio Maggi Mucke Motorsport +57.770
18 Martin Gatz KSW Motorsport +2 laps
Not classified
  Stefan Riener Neuhauser Racing 3 laps
  Ralph Boschung Team KUG Motorsport 1 lap