Hayek wins Blancpain-sponsored GT Masters title

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Driver scoops prize in Lamborghini at the Hockenheimring in Germany.

More than 33,000 spectators witnessed Swiss pilot Marc A. Hayek win the 2011 Amateur Championship title at the GT Masters last week, scooping the prize in a Lamborghini.

The Swiss has been sharing a Team Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ with Dutch Peter Kox since the beginning of the season and was able to win several places on the podium with his excellent performance. The cars and race gear have been sponsored by luxury Swiss brand Blancpain.

Having driven at the Hockenheimring before, Marc A. Hayek is said to have had a “phenomenal performance” in the warm ups, setting the best time in the amateur class and leaving several professional drivers behind him.

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After a good start in the second race on Sunday, Hayek’s fellow driver Kox reached the third place in the fourth lap and defended it until the driver change. Hayek took over and controlled his stint well enough to finish the race as the 2011 ADAC GT Masters Amateur Class Champion.

Speaking of his win, Hayek said: “I realised in the free practice sessions that the car was working fine which was confirmed in my qualifying session. Both races went well and in the crucial second race on Sunday I did not risk anything in order to be able to win the championship.

“I am very happy that I won and want to thank Peter. Without him it would not have been possible for me. I would also like to thank Hans Reiter’s team. They did a phenomenal job throughout the season.”

Hayek said he will compete in the ADAC GT Masters with Reiter Engineering with Kox again next year.
 

 

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