Best Junior 2019: Max Hofer Photo: ADAC GT Masters
Best Junior 2019: Max Hofer Photo: ADAC GT Masters

Max Hofer is best Junior

Audi driver wins Junior classification

Austrian Max Hofer clinches victory in the 2019 Pirelli Junior classification after wrapping things up in the final race at the Sachsenring.

Hofer drove to his fourth victory in class of the season in the Audi R8 LMS with team-mate Christopher Mies - top score! In the race, they were in second place overall for quite a time but fell back one position in the closing stages. "Christopher [Mies] definitely laid the foundations for today's success with a superb qualifying session. Things then looked quite good for us in the Pirelli Junior class - all I had to do was secure our position at the chequered flag, and fortunately, I was successful. Having won the Junior championship, I'm now looking forward to finding some promising openings in motorsport for next season. It's a well-known fact that it's not always easy in motorsport, so I'm grateful for all the chances I've been given in this year's ADAC GT Masters and want to say a big thank you to my team, Montaplast by Land-Motorsport, to my sponsors, and of course, to Christopher." For Hofer's team, this is their third Junior title since 2016.

Mike David Ortmann in the Audi prepared by BWT Mücke Motorsport was second-best Junior in Sunday's race. Third place went to Nicolai Sylvest in the BMW M6 GT3 from MRS-GT Racing.

Corvette driver Sven Barth was the man to beat again in the Pirelli Trophy classification. Having already emerged winner of the championship for amateur drivers, the German drove to his ninth class victory of the year, finishing tenth together with RWT team-mate David Jahn. "Moving up from 19th to 10th was really great, of course. Yesterday's race showed that our car can perform well. Ultimately, we're delighted to have finished in the Top Ten twice - we would never have expected that at the Sachsenring before today. Of course, things could even have gone a bit better, but the season is now over. We've won the 2019 Trophy championship and finished twice in the Top Ten during this final weekend, plus, we finished seventh overall, which is absolutely outstanding for us."

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