Audi Sport TT Cup
18. October 2017

Exciting season finale in Hockenheim

Finale makes things exciting one more time

Last weekend Yannik Brandt travelled to the finale of the Audi Sport TT Cup in Hockenheim. The German-Swiss wanted to impress on his home track one more time. Despite difficult races he was able to impress with an outstanding performance and finished a successful season in front of a great setting.

The Audi Sport TT Cup ended last weekend where it had started in May – on the Hockenheimring. Rookie Yannik Brandt had the best memories of his premiere at the brand cup. Right away he had gained pole position and finished the first race on the third place of the podium. He now wanted to tie in with this: “I really like driving on this track. This is like a home match for me. After the great kick-off I now want to show a good performance again at the finale.”

He highlighted his ambitions again with the best time of free trainings and started into qualifying with high motivation. The field was really closely together again, which is why it was only enough for seventh starting position for the first race in the end. The starting position for the second race was considerably better. From third position Yannik had the best chances of ending up on the podium.

The first race already started turbulently. Yannik achieved a good start and held his ground among the field of participants. But a damaged tire forced him to end the race prematurely. “There was a collision in front of me and I tried to avoid it. Due to the debris on the track I must have damaged my left front tire and unfortunately had to give up. I’ve now lost important championship points”, Yannik explained at the finish line.

He wanted to fully attack again in the last race of the year from the second starting row then. But a small collision during the first bend destroyed the 17-year-old’s dream. Yannik got pushed onto the meadow and fell back to the end of the field. Due to a considerable catching-up race and fast lap times he raced forward again until crossing the finish line and ended the race on the impressive eighth place.

Despite the small setback, the mood was positive in the end: “My times were good enough to achieve the victory this weekend, but unfortunately it didn’t suffice. It was still a good conclusion for me. The season was a lot of fun and I’ve gained lots of experiences.”