News > 2018

Another podium for Andrea Caldarelli in GT Masters at Nurburgring

Another podium for Andrea Caldarelli in GT Masters at Nurburgring

08-08-2018

Andrea Caldarelli scored another podium in the last ADAC GT Masters race held at Nurburgring, fourth seasonal round of the 2018 German campaign. The Lamborghini Factory Driver at the wheel of car #63 for Orange 1 GRT, shared the seat with regular teammate Mirko Bortolotti, scoring a podium’s slot in the first race of the weekend. Andrea drove the second part of Race 1 after the driving change, and being aware of dangerous contact, which involved other drivers, they have been able to cross the finish line third. Thanks to a further penalty to the Audi classified second due a jump-start, Andrea and Mirko have been promoted second in the final classification. Sunday, with Andrea at the wheel in the qualifying, an unexpected cold and cloudy session coasted to the Italian a difficult lap. A red flag compromised the first push lap, while the progressive increasing of tyres pressure, vanished the chance to qualifying in top-10. 19th at the start, Andrea drove le longest stint in the race, giving Bortolotti the car for the final part, until final P15.

Andrea Caldarelli
“Race 1 was quite good. We started from P9, which was the best we could have done, and scored P2. We lost a little bit of time during the pitstop but in the end we were able to score good points for the championship. Today was tougher. Qualy 2 was quite difficult for us. The car felt good, but we couldn’t do better than P20. Race 2 was quite good with no mistakes and I think today we did the maximum we could. We are really looking forward to the next race in Zandvoort and I am sure we will back on the podium again”.

Andrea Caldarelli background