At the 4 Hours of Nürburgring Michele stood out in a spectacular challenge that kept him busy in the final. After the race on 1st May, is already time to think about next Sunday’s Six Hours (8 and 9 May), again on the legendary German track.

Michele and his team-mates, Vincent Kolb Frank Stippler, were penalized during qualifying due to a double interruption, that occurred when they were making their best laps. Despite this, they qualified the Phoenix Racing’s Audi R8 LMS GT3 in the fifth row.
The four hours of competition were characterized by several incidents that didn’t allowed Michele and his team-mates to close the gap with the leaders, crossing the finishing line twelfth.

Michele drove in the second and final stint and distinguished himself in the end of the race when he was protagonist of a strong contest with Dusseldorf’s BMW M6 and the two Mercdes AMG driven by Juncadella and Stolz. The fight was very tight and attracted much of the Tv direction, which for a long time followed the four driver and some Michele’s challenging duels.
“It was a positive engagement because I had the chance to drive the car and, as I already said, and work on the setups with different tyres. In the qualifying were penalized by a double red flag, otherwise we would have been further ahead on the starting grid, during the race there were many accidents and this made us lose ground, making us difficult recovering.”
Michele sees this events in perspective, focusing on the goal.
“After this race I will busy again next weekend at the Nürburgring, but everything aims to obtain the best setup for the ADAC TOTAL 24 Hours. Thank to what we’ve seen today, I think that we are ok with the BOP (balance of performance), although the Porsches today have monopolized the top positions”.
Photo: Phoenix