Two well-known drivers scored an unchallenged victory at the opening round of the Seat Endurance Racing Challenge: The twins Dennis and Marc Busch – current vice-champions – won the race which took place during the BFGoodrich Langstreckenmeisterschaft Nürburgring. After four hours racing time, the brothers finished with a superior advance of four laps ahead of the second-placed Seat Leon Supercopa driven by Mike Jäger, Christian Bollrath and Johann Wanger
With 9:18.560 minutes the twins also set the fastest lap time in the Seat class. The red-white race car made it through the endurance race at the Nordschleife without any problems and dominated the competitors as much as they liked. The second-placed team around Mike Jäger, though, had to fight with some technical problems. The biggest rivals of the Busch twins – the fast trio made up of Mario Koch, Thomas Gerling and Harald Hennes – were finally not classified. After a longer repair due to an accident, they could however resume the race but with eleven laps behind they were finally not shown in the classification.
It will be exciting to see if the Busch brother will further be able to dominate the race at the second round on 18th of April, in particular as the current Champion Bernd Schneider has announced to join the Seat Endurance Racing Challenge then. A fascinating battle can be expected should Koch/ Gerling/ Hennes have no problems during the race and Mike Jäger encounter no technical failure.