Walkenhorst Motorsport’s Ben Tuck looks back on the race in the #74 BMW M4 GT4. Ben, who shared the car with Jörg Breuer, Dirk-Tobias Wahl and Sami-Matti Trogen, felt happy with what the team accomplished in the difficult driving conditions on his way to 35th place overall and fourth in the SP8T class.
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Ben Tuck: “The red flag definitely hindered our race plan. Sami and I were going to take most of the night stints and that’s what got taken away from us. That was going to be our main advantage, to claw some time back and allow Sami and me to show what we can do. But it’s the same for everyone, other cars are Pro-Am as well so we’re not too disheartened about it.
“I’m really happy that my two stints were at the start because that’s the most interesting and the most fun so I definitely got the best of the stints depending on what you like about the race, but I like the starts.
“Our main objective for all four drivers was to finish the race and that’s exactly what we did. I’m really happy for the team that both cars finished the race and the other car, the BMW Juniors, won in our class as well. For Walkenhorst, that is perfect.
“For our drivers and our car, especially the two Am drivers, I’m really really happy that they finished the race, they dealt with the conditions really well. The BMW is not the best car when it was absolutely chucking it down and I think both times that the Ams were out on Saturday was the worst conditions just as it was going into darkness. The next day they both enjoyed some stints on slicks as well, so it worked out perfectly for them, so we’re really happy that we finished the race.
“I’ll definitely be looking to be here again next year.”
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