Best time for Rinaldi Racing in first practice at the Lausitzring

News | August 19, 2022

Oscar Tunjo was at the front of the field in the first free practice session of the Prototype Cup Germany at the Lausitzring. All three brands are running in the top three of the session. This promises to be highly exciting for the two races.


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The Prototype Cup Germany has started into the second half of the 2022 season at the Lausitzring. The first free practice session took place on the 3.478-kilometre track in Brandenburg on Friday afternoon. In the 45-minute session, Oscar Tunjo (26/COL, Rinaldi Racing) in the Duqueine D08 was unbeatable with a time of 1:20.901 minutes. "It's very nice to start the race weekend with a best time right away. My lap was very good and also free of traffic," said Tunjo, who shares the wheel with Mateo Villagomez (20/ECU). "This is my first time driving at the Lausitzring. It's a great track, I especially like the first sector."


The two South Americans Tunjo and Villagomez were new to the series at the last event of the Prototype Cup Germany at the Nürburgring and were able to establish themselves in the top group straight away. The next step is now planned for the Lausitzring. "We want to improve further on this race weekend compared to the Nürburgring. Back then, we already finished on the podium. Maybe now we can also fight for the wins," Tunjo is highly motivated.


With a gap of only 0.033 seconds, championship leaders Berkay Besler (23/TUR) and Marvin Dienst (25/Lampertheim, both Toksport WRT) in the Ligier JS P320 finished second in the first practice session. There is plenty of driving time for Dienst this weekend, as he is also competing in the ADAC GT Masters in addition to the Prototype Cup Germany.


Third place went to Axcil Jefferies (28/ZWE) and Maximilian Hackländer (32/Rüthen, both Konrad Motorsport). The Ginetta G61-LT-P3 duo finished 0.498 seconds behind the leaders. Thus, cars of all three brands were in the first three positions. The balance in the field means that exciting races can be expected on Saturday and Sunday. The two Duqueins of Leonard Weiss (24/Monschau) and Torsten Kratz (51/Mönchengladbach, both WTM Racing) as well as Matthias Lüthen (41/Hamburg) and Donar Munding (20/Stuttgart, both Mühlner Motorsport) completed the top five of the session.

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