Every small step counts

In order to recognise the FACH AUTO TECH success at the Lausitzring, a closer look is needed: from a results point of view, the yield fell short of the Sattel team’s expectations. Morris Schuring’s fourth place in the Sunday race marked the best placement in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland’s fifth race weekend.

“After a successful pre-test, we were feeling quite confident we could drive for the win,” said Alex Fach. “We were all the more disappointed after qualifying, which didn’t run well. Despite a difficult starting position, our drivers got as much as out of it as they could and delivered several highlights.”

Above all, it was Morris Schuring who wasn’t disheartened by the qualifying setback. Right from the very first lap, the 18-year-old put pressure on his competitors and gained one position after another. After 22 rounds and five overtaken opponents, the Dutchman ultimately crossed the finish line in fourth place. “That went well and at least I scored a few points,” the racing driver summed up.

Jasin Ferati (CH), Fach Auto Tech, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Lausitzring 2023

Meanwhile, Jasin Ferati reached his next Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland milestone. He’d recently clinched his debut victory in the rookie classification at the Nürburgring and now he achieved his best result overall. Thanks to his plucky driving on Saturday, the youngster finished in ninth place.

And Alexander Fach too found a few positive words after the poor results at the Lausitz weekend. “We didn’t give up and put everything into addressing our difficulties,” he said. We could solve the drive shaft drive shaft problems that arose during qualifying. We also found one or two further things on the car. Well, twelfth place wasn’t my goal, but in view of the initial position, it’s ok.” The next Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland event is scheduled for 8 to 10 September at the Sachsenring. Before that, the next Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup round (25 to 27 August) will take place in Zandvoort.