Matteo Cairoli clinches magnificent GT World Challenge Europe victory at the Nürburgring

Matteo Cairoli clinches magnificent GT World Challenge Europe victory at the Nürburgring
Nürburg, 6 September, 2020 GT World Challenge Europe

Matteo Cairoli took an utterly dominant first win of the GT World Challenge Europe season at the Nürburgring. The Italian racing driver, pairing with Christian Engelhart and Sven Müller in a Dinamic Motorsport's Porsche 911 Gt3 R, seized a light-to-flag magnificent victory in the second round of the Endurance Cup series, after setting the second quickest time in the Saturday's qualifying.

Starting from the front row, Engelhart survived a first lap crash to take the lead. After the first hour the German racer handed over the car to Müller, who built a 18-second advantage over the second before the pit-stop window opened under a Full Course Yellow. Cairoli drove in the third hour. The trio produced outstanging pace also in the second part of the 6-hour race and went on to claim a deserved result, despite four safety car periods. Cairoli crossed the finish line after 173 laps, having a margin of 14.849 seconds over the second placed Mercedes of Boguslavskiy/Fraga/Marciello.

"After a long time, I finally made my return to the first step of the podium", Cairoli said. "I am very happy of this victory. The team made a great job. After struggling in practice, the car was very fast and perfect. This first victory is a great way to start my preparation time for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. I am very grateful to Dinamic Motorsport and to my team-mates. That it an extra motivation to perform well in the other races of the season".