Pole, victory and championship lead: Team Callaway triumphs with the BILSTEIN damper system
ADAC GT Masters Nürburgring – successful race weekend for Corvette duo
Pole position, victory and the lead in the championship: that is the impressive result of Callaway Competition’s successful weekend at the ADAC GT Masters at the Nürburgring from 14 to 16 September 2012. Daniel Keilwitz and Diego Alessi regained the lead in the championship standings with a second place finish in the first race and victory in the second. The duo secured second place on Saturday on the 5.137 kilometre-long race track in the Eifel mountains in their Corvette Z06.R GT3 fitted with the Modular Damper System (MDS) from BILSTEIN – and even came very close to winning. In the second race on Sunday, Keilwitz took the lead before the first bend and held it convincingly all the way to the end. Alessi and Keilwitz only gave up their lead for two laps during the obligatory pit stop. Alessi defended his lead in the second half of the race to bring home Callaway Competition’s third win of the season. The Corvette duo is now leading in the overall standings with 151 points before the last weekend of racing.
BILSTEIN has been a successful partner of the motorsport teams for years. With the technologies BILSTEIN can satisfy the requirements of every vehicle type and develop the optimum damper system for special racing series. The Modular Damper System from BILSTEIN, which forms the foundation for a wide range of high-performance damper applications, is used in the high-performance ADAC Masters racers. The MDS suspension settings can be adjusted quickly, precisely and independent of one another with the high-quality aluminium adjustment wheels in rebound and compression stages. In this way, the Modular Damper System was adjusted to suit the requirements of the Callaway Corvette and meet the demands of the steep uphill and downhill Nürburgring track in the ideal manner with ten clearly perceptible clicks from one (soft) to ten (hard).
BILSTEIN congratulates Team Callaway Competition on its victory, podium finish and leadership in the overall standings and wishes them every success for the season finale in Hockenheim!