Press Release: Nick Foster
Round 5 of the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany headed to the famous streets of Norisring.
Another new circuit and another new challenge, a technical bumpy street circuit with absolutely no room for error.
Over the course of the 1-hour practice session we ran through our normal testing procedure while I familiarised myself with the Norisring layout.
During the session we ran as high as P2 trading fastest sectors eventually ending the session in P7 as we elected not to run a fresh set of tyres.
Qualifying: 5th, 5th
During qualifying the fight between myself the usual challengers, was as intense as it has been all year.
Comfortably placed amongst the top three for most of the session and sitting as high as P2 I ended the session in P5.
Just one tenth would have leapfrogged me into P2!
Although not as high up the order as I have qualified in previous rounds; Norising is very technical and for my first visit to the circuit I’m happy to be competitive.
Race 1: P4
The first encounter at Norisring was to be 25 laps in beautiful 35-degree conditions. Starting out in p5 I was keen to get away well as Norisring is notoriously hard to pass on.
After a strong start I found myself in P4 and settled in to the early race applying the usual pressure to P3. I came out at half race distance in P3, with P2 in sight I pushed on to try and continue to move forward.
Unfortunately with around a third of the race remaining I began to cook my rear tyres and dropped pace. After a several lap battle to hold P3 I eventually relinquished the position and as a result came home in P4.
I was slightly disappointed with the result and how I managed the race, however picking up good points, and most importantly progressing forward.
Race 2: 4th
Starting again from P5 in the 37 lap feature race, I once again started well and as the field streamed down to the first hairpin I attempted the long way around in what the Germans call a ‘ballsy’ manoeuvre.
Having managed to make it stick once the race settle on the second lap I found myself running in P3.
For well over 30 laps I managed to comfortably hold my position in P3 until I made a small mistake a handful of laps from home. Unfortunately it cost me a position and I was forced to settle for P4.
The Team75 guys gave me a double podium car but unfortunately I couldn’t quite seal the deal on the day. Having said that, two P4 finishes and a new circuit are ticked off as well as cementing myself into p4 in a tight championship race.
I again have to thank all the KUS Team75 Bernhard and Outback Camps Australia guys for continuing our push forward and all our supporters, friends, family and fans following in Australia.
Thanks for all your support.