Challenging ADAC GT Masters opener for Eriksson/Judek
The opening round of the ADAC GT Masters season proved a difficult affair for Jimmy Eriksson and team-mate Jonathan Judek, with the new driving duo unable to challenge for points at Oschersleben.
Sharing a Lamborghini Huracán GT3 for ADAC GT Masters newcomers Team Rosberg, Eriksson/Judek had to make do with 27th and 28th place respectively in the two one-hour races staged.
“Not the start we wanted this season, but there’s not much we can do,” says Jimmy Eriksson. “It’s still very early days for all of us, for the entire team here in GT Masters, and this weekend was basically more of a test than a race for us. We’re just not quick enough, but we’ve experimented a lot with the car and were able to see some of its potential. For example, I had a positive stint in the first race, nearly matching the pace of the frontrunners lap by lap, so there are some positives to take.”
Moving on from Oschersleben, the next round takes place at Most, Czech Republic, in two weeks’ time.
“We tested at Most some weeks ago and found it to be a lot better suited to the car than Oschersleben, where we also tested before the season,” Jimmy Eriksson continues. “Hopefully that will remain true for the race meeting. I’m not saying we’re going to win there, because we’re not, but I’m convinced that we’ll make decent progress over the rest of the season.”