What ADAC GT Masters Round 3 Report
Where Nürburgring, Germany
When 15-16 July 2023
Mokoena relishing rookie ADAC GT Masters season
Kyalami youngster Kwanda Mokoena continued his rookie German ADAC GT Masters season with another strong showing aboard the Liqui Moly Team Engstler Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II he shared with Dylan Yip at the Nürburgring Truck Prix third round over the weekend.
Yip qualified 14th in the wet session for Saturday’s opening race and then drove the first stint of the opening race on the dry track before Kwanda took the wheel at mid distance to bring it home thirteenth. It was much the same in race 2 as Mokoena qualified and drove first, albeit that the duo had to fight hard for position in a grandstand race to the finish.
“Another race weekend, another new racetrack,” Kwanda beamed after his rookie visit to the Nürburgring. “The learning curve is steep, but I’m loving it! Dylan and I had another solid weekend and we had to work hard this time. “The ADAC GT Masters field is growing and full of seasoned GT3 and DTM veterans, so we are proud to achieve what we have as two young rookies in the hornet’s nest!
“We however have a great team behind us in Engstler and we are learning so much as we go. It’s our rookie season and so far, everything is going to plan. So I must extend my special thanks to my backers for making this incredible racing dream come true, to my family and friends for always having my back, and to my fans back home for all the support. You just cannot imagine how great that is for us!”
The ADAC GT Masters now takes a summer break before returning for round 4 at the Sachsenring on the weekend of 9 and 10 September. “I’m looking forward to the break and to getting back home,” Kwanda concluded. “But I am even more looking forward to getting back to Germany for the rest of the season. Can’t wait!”
Issued on behalf of Kwanda Mokoena
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