Audi Sport TT Cup
28. April 2016

Sachsenring to bring better luck to Yannik Brandt

In view of first points at the ADAC Formula 4

The start into the ADAC Formula 4 didn’t go as planned for Yannik Brandt. The German was involved in a collision and had to end the kick-off weekend in Oschersleben prematurely. Everything is supposed to go better on the Sachsenring now. Brandt starts highly motivated and is aiming for his first championship points.

The high speed school of the ADAC belongs to the most challenging junior races of the world. More than 35 drivers start there and provide thrilling fights throughout the eight racing weekends. Two weeks ago, Yannik Brandt celebrated his premiere in the young series in Oschersleben. After a strong qualifying he unfortunately was stopped due to an accident. “I got hit by an opponent during a safety car phase. The damage to the car was so severe that I couldn’t drive any further”, remembers Yannik the racing day.

After his early out in the Magdeburger Boerde, the rookie now wants to cross the finish line in all three races on the Sachsenring. Yannik only knows the rangy track from test drives so far. “The track is not completely new to me. During several test days I’ve already had the opportunity to get used to the 3.645m long track. I like the layout and am really excited about the start”, said Yannik before the weekend.

Just like at the kick-off, the most difficult task awaits the Lechner Racing Team driver on Friday. After qualifying, the eleven best drivers of each group are going to enter the three ranked races. Everyone else has to drive an additional qualification race, which will lead to the final starting lineup for the first race. “My paramount goal is to qualify directly. I immediately managed to do this in Oschersleben and it shouldn’t be too big of a challenge this time as well”, the 15-year-old explained confidently.

The biggest German sports channels Sport 1 and Sport 1+ are going to follow the ADAC Formula 4 again and are going to broadcast the races live or re-live on TV.