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Marschall outpaces Gunther to take victory in race one

by Stephen Goddard
Photo: ADAC Formel Masters

Photo: ADAC Formel Masters

Dennis Marschall?was triumphant in ADAC Formel Masters race one this morning at Hockenheim.

The German timed his run to perfection, passing fellow ADAC Stiftung Sport driver Maximilian Gunther for the lead on the final lap to take his second victory of the season.

Gunther, who started the race from pole, built up an early lead, while Marschall battled with champion?Mikkel Jensen, eventually passing the Dane on lap two.

The Lotus driver then set off after Gunther, gradually taking time out of his three-second advantage. He finally caught up on the last lap of the race and found his way past the Mucke racer.

Gunther tried to retaliate, but couldn’t depose Marschall and would have to settle for second place ahead of Jensen.

Lotus’?Joel Eriksson came home in fourth ahead of Neuhauser Tim Zimmermann, with?Ralph Boschung fifth.

Igor Walilko,?Fabian Schiller,?Marvin Dienst and?Nico Menzel made up the rest of the top ten.

Gunther’s second place ensured that he will finish runner-up in the ADAC Formel Masters standings for a second year in a row. Meanwhile, Neuhauser Racing have been crowned teams’ champions with two races to spare.

Race two of the weekend at Hockenheim takes place this afternoon at 16:00 GMT, with Gunther getting another shot at victory as he starts from pole.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Dennis Marschall Lotus 15 laps in 26:35.734
2 Maximilian Gunther Mucke Motorsport +1.302
3 Mikkel Jensen Neuhauser Racing +2.625
4 Joel Eriksson Lotus +5.399
5 Tim Zimmermann Neuhauser Racing +13.483
6 Ralph Boschung Lotus +16.936
7 Igor Walilko JBR Motorsport & Engineering +19.005
8 Fabian Schiller Schiller Motorsport +24.335
9 Marvin Dienst Mucke Motorsport +31.352
10 Nico Menzel Schiller Motorsport +33.261
11 David Kolkmann JBR Motorsport & Engineering +33.863
12 Luis-Enrique Breuer Lotus +34.941
13 Giorgio Maggi Mucke Motorsport +46.313
14 Kim-Luis Schramm Mucke Motorsport +4 laps