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Norisring

Round 4

Race Recap

Race results

Qualifying

Position Pos. Driver Number Driver Country Laps Best Time
1 19 M . arta Garcia
27 50.712
2 55 J . amie Chadwick
26 50.793
3 5 F . abienne Wohlwend
26 50.921
4 3 G . osia Rdest
23 50.924
5 95 B . eitske Visser
22 50.935
6 21 J . essica Hawkins
25 50.945
7 11 V . icky Piria
28 51.024
8 7 E . mma Kimilainen
23 51.144
9 54 M . iki Koyama
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23 51.500
10 37 S . abré Cook
28 51.203
11 31 T . asmin Pepper
21 51.449
12 26 S . arah Moore
26 51.489
13 20 C . aitlin Wood
26 51.500
14 67 S . hea Holbrook
22 51.516
15 2 E . smee Hawkey
23 51.538
16 99 N . aomi Schiff
23 51.590
17 77 V . ivien Keszthelyi
25 51.654
18 27 A . lice Powell
6 55.067

Race

Position Pos. Driver Number Driver Country Laps Time Points
1 19 M . arta Garcia
36 30:59.755 25
2 95 B . eitske Visser
36 31:03.374 18
3 55 J . amie Chadwick
36 31:03.796 15
4 5 F . abienne Wohlwend
36 31:05.931 12
5 7 E . mma Kimilainen
36 31:06.347 10
6 54 M . iki Koyama
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36 31:18.055 8
7 37 S . abré Cook
36 31:19.784 6
8 31 T . asmin Pepper
36 31:25.490 4
9 2 E . smee Hawkey
36 31:38.036 2
10 99 N . aomi Schiff
36 31:41.221 1
11 20 C . aitlin Wood
36 31:42.198 0
12 11 V . icky Piria
36 31:44.293 0
13 77 V . ivien Keszthelyi
35 31:01.332 0
14 3 G . osia Rdest
35 31:32.354 0
15 67 S . hea Holbrook
35 31:22.930 0
DNF 21 J . essica Hawkins
31 0
DNF 27 A . lice Powell
31 0
DNF 26 S . arah Moore
4 0

The weekend as Norisring

Maiden W Series victory for Marta Garcia at Norisring 

Eighteen-year-old Marta Garcia (ESP) was crowned champion of the fourth W Series race at the iconic Norisring near Nuremberg (Bavaria) this afternoon, 3.619sec ahead of Beitske Visser (NDL), who finished P2 for the second race in a row. Bagging pole position in qualifying and clocking the second-fastest lap of the race (51.049sec), the Spanish teenager drove superbly to earn 25 points, elevating herself to third position in the title chase.

Beitske made a stunning start, climbing from P5 to P2 by Turn One, forcing championship leader Jamie Chadwick (GBR) into third place. That formation (Garcia-Visser-Chadwick) endured for the duration of the race, Jamie putting intense pressure on Beitske at the end. However, it was Beitske who came out on top, finishing just under half a second ahead of her main championship rival.

In fourth position was Fabienne Wohlwend (LIE) who, after another strong drive, finished 2.135sec behind Jamie. But hot on her heels was Emma Kimilainen (FIN), who made an outstanding comeback after being forced to miss the past two races through injury. Qualifying in P8, Emma fought her way through the field, gaining three places and ultimately finishing in P5, clocking the fastest lap of the race on her way.

Sadly, it was a race weekend to forget for Alice Powell (GBR) who, after being T-boned during FP1 yesterday, was forced to start today’s race from P18 following a gearbox problem during qualifying. They say that bad luck comes in threes and that was certainly the case for Alice who, despite putting in an extraordinary race drive, climbing from P18 to P8, had to retire early for the third time this weekend, blighted by a fuel pump issue with less than five minutes to go.

Falling victim to the challenge of the notorious Turn One was Sarah Moore (GBR), who collided with Shea Holbrook (USA), causing damage to the front of her car. Although she managed to get going again, her suspension eventually gave way, causing her to pull over and retire.

Completing a sad trio of British DNFs was Jessica Hawkins (GBR) who, despite qualifying and therefore starting from P6, a position she retained for almost the entirety of the race, suffered a terminal power loss minutes before the end, which caused a premature finish to what had been a very impressive weekend for the 24-year-old from Hampshire.

Circuit Details

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Norisring

The Norisring has been an annual highlight of the German motor sport calendar since the first event was held in 1947. The temporary track is laid out on public roads in a southern suburb of the historic city of Nuremburg and features a layout that hasn’t changed in decades.

  • First Grand Prix

    1947

  • Circuit Length

    2.300km