FACH AUTO TECH proved to be a busy points scorer in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland at Circuit Zandvoort. In two close races of the national one-make series, Alexander Fach, Morris Schuring and Jasin Ferati claimed several top 10 results on the dune circuit.
“The field is very strong, the drivers are all at a high level and don’t give anything away in the races. Every little mistake is punished immediately. A result in the top 10 is definitely a good achievement,” explains team manager Alex Fach. “Nevertheless, our ambition is higher – our goal is the podium. It wasn’t enough for that in the last races, so we have to work on that.”
Alexander Fach experienced how close racing in the German Porsche one-make series is. The driver from Schwyz had secured his best grid position to date for Sunday’s race by finishing fifth in qualifying. In the early stages of the race, Fach had to prove himself in numerous duels until a contact led to the loss of several places. A collision in the field caused the race to be red-flagged a short time later. After the race resumed, the Porsche driver tried everything to make up positions. In the end, he crossed the finish line in eighth place. The 21-year-old had already shown a strong performance the day before. From ninth on the grid, he moved up to sixth place in the race.
Teammate Morris Schuring also showed a lot of fighting spirit in the races. The local hero wanted to show his best performance in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup at his home race but with twelfth and seventh places he only succeeded to a limited extent. “This was certainly not a bad weekend, but it could have been better. The penalty on Saturday was particularly bitter. To drop from fifth to twelfth is very annoying. But we won’t give up, and we’ll fight back at the next race weekend,” said the 18-year-old Dutchman.
Jasin Ferati ended the weekend on a positive note. The youngster is contesting his first season in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland in 2023 and is mainly gaining experience in the races. With a 15th-place finish at Circuit Zandvoort, the driver from Winterthur also finished in the points again. “That was definitely a step in the right direction. We want to build on this in the next races and score points consistently in the future,” said the rookie, who saw the chequered flag in 17th position in Saturday’s race.
The Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland will now take a summer break. The next race weekend is scheduled for 4 to 6 August at the Nürburgring. For FACH AUTO TECH it’s straight on: From 30 June to 2 July, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will be hosted at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.