Best rookie: Ferati wins at the Nürburgring

A weekend of hard work at the Nürburgring was rewarded for Jasin Ferati with a maiden podium in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. In the first race of the weekend, the young driver from FACH AUTO TECH took the win in the Rookie classification, before finishing on the podium again with a third position in race two. Morris Schuring and Alexander Fach rounded out the solid weekend for the team with top 10 finishes.

“The race was simply unbelievable,” said a delighted Ferati. “I had a great start and was able to stay clear of all the on-track incidents. It’s a fantastic feeling that my first podium was a win. And to get another podium one day later was just brilliant – it couldn’t have gone any better!”

The podium finish was by no means a simple task for Ferati, who hails from Winterthur, Switzerland. Starting from 17th on the grid, Ferati firstly had to make his way past some tough competition. He finished in 13th overall, taking the win in the Rookie classification and collecting some valuable points in the overall championship. In race two on Sunday, the 20-year-old secured his second podium in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland as the third-placed rookie and finished eleventh overall.

“Jasin put together a really strong weekend,” said team principal Alex Fach. “He performed well on Saturday and was even able to up his performance on Sunday in poor weather conditions. Keeping a cool head in this heavy rain is no easy task. He really earned both of those top 3 finishes this weekend.”

Teammates Morris Schuring and Alexander Fach also gathered some important championship points at the Nürburgring. Schuring set his stall out early, qualifying second and third for the weekend’s two races. But the Dutchman just fell short in the fight for the podium positions in the race. Schuring crossed the line in fifth place in race one after a close battle for the top three and came home in the same position in the rain and chaos of race two.

Alexander Fach came away from the weekend with a top-eight finish to his name. On Saturday, the Schwyz-born racer finished just behind his teammate in seventh position. The difficult conditions on Sunday dashed any hopes of a better result, and after an on-track excursion the 21-year-old brought the car home in 24th.

The next stop on the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland calendar is the Lausitzring from 18 to 20 August, the fifth round of the Porsche one-make series.