Catalano / Rogalski win Prototype Cup Germany for the first time

News | May 29, 2023

- Fourth podium this season for Tunjo / Apothéloz and Pommer / Hauser
- Lüthen best Trophy driver at Oschersleben, Junior victory goes to Catalano and Rogalski
- Tunjo and Apothéloz lead drivers' standings after four races

Oschersleben. In the second round of the Prototype Cup Germany at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben
the duo Robin Rogalski (22/POL) / Valentino Catalano (17/Westheim, both DKR
Engineering) and triumphed for the first time in the LMP3 series jointly organized by ADAC and Creventic.
Creventic organized LMP3 series. "The whole weekend was great, the team did a super job
and our car was perfect. We are now taking the good mood and what we have learned here into the
upcoming race weekends," cheered Catalano. Oscar Tunjo (27/COL) and Julien Apothéloz
(22/CHE, both van ommen racing by DataLab) as well as Markus Pommer (32/Untereisesheim) and Gary
Hauser (31/LUX, both Racing Experience) followed in second and third place. For these two duos
it was the fourth podium finish in the fourth race of the 2023 Prototype Cup Germany season.
Tunjo / Apothéloz also left the Magdeburger Börde as championship leaders.

At the start, Xavier Lloveras (23/ESP, van ommen racing by DataLab) initially took the lead but
but the Spaniard retired on the second lap with technical problems. Valentino Catalano
ahead of Julien Apothéloz, while Lucas Mauron (25/CHE, BHK Motorsport) secured third place at the restart after the
third place on the restart after the safety car phase triggered by LLoveras. Subsequently
was chased by Danny Soufi (19/USA, Konrad Motorsport) and Gary Hauser,
but he successfully defended his position.

While Oscar Tunjo and Apothéloz as well as Markus Pommer and Hauser also remained safe in their positions behind the DKR duo.
positions behind the DKR duo, fourth-placed Martin Andersen (28/DNK,
Mühlner Motorsport) was put under pressure by Danny Soufi and Sebastian von Gartzen (30/Butzbach,
Konrad Motorsport) saw Nico Göhler (20/Grasleben, BWT Mücke Motorsport) full of format in his
rearview mirror. Andersen successfully defended his fourth place, while chaser Soufi fell by the wayside with a lost wheel on the last lap.
Soufi, on the other hand, dropped one place with a lost wheel on the last lap. Göhler managed to pass von Gartzen to
During the pit stop for the driver change, BHK Motorsport had to bury its hopes of a podium
podium, as the Ligier's engine failed to start and the Swiss duo of Mauron
/ Elia Sperandio (17/CHE, BHK Motorsport) retired. In the meantime, Constantin Schöll
(24/AUT, Aust Motosport) spun and got stuck in the gravel. At first, race control waved the yellow flags, followed by a full
followed by a Full Course Yellow (FCY) to recover the Aust Ligier. With the closing of the
Catalano and Robin Rogalski had a large lead over their pursuers and ultimately drove to a
and ultimately cruised to a secure victory. "I mainly had to manage driving through the
Manage traffic, otherwise it was a relatively smooth race for me. I could have gone faster
been able to go faster, but that risk wasn't necessary," Rogalski explained. His colleague Catalano is honest:
"For sure we were also a bit lucky with the timing of the FCY, so Robin no longer had to take full risk."

Calendar Prototype Cup Germany

(Subject to change)

22.03.23                  Pre-Season-Test Mugello
28.04.- 30.04.23     Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg (ADAC Racing Weekend)
26.05. - 28.05.23    Motorsport Arena Oschersleben (DTM)
23.06. - 25.06.23    Circuit Zandvoort/NL (DTM)
07.07. - 09.07.23    Norisring (DTM)
01.09 - 03.09.23     TT Circuit Assen/NL (ADAC Racing Weekend)
13.10. - 15.10.23    Nürburgring (ADAC Racing Weekend)

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