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A return to the top – Andreas Wirth on GT Masters success

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Andreas Wirth celebrates his win with Daniel Keilwitz at the Nurburgring (photo: Johannes Brock)
Andreas Wirth celebrates his win with Daniel Keilwitz at the Nurburgring (photo: Johannes Brock)

It was a long time between drinks.  But Callaway Corvette’s Andreas Wirth return to the top of the podium on his return to the ADAC GT Masters. Hear all about it in the audio interview further down in this post.

In a car that he describes as a ‘beast – you really have to drive it’, Wirth tamed the Corvette that he shares with Daniel Keilwitz.  Wirth is only competing in a half-season this year with Oli Gavin keeping his seat warm while business commitments kept With away from the track.

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But two great race weekends saw Wirth return to his best.  He held his nerve in a last lap dash at Slovakia and a changeable conditions at the Nurbrugring.  It was not all plain sailing for Wirth after a first lap incident put him into retirement at the Nurburgring.  This resulted in a 17th grid spot for race two.  But great strategy and driving from Wirth and Keilwitz put them in the box seat for the race.

In fact when Wirth returned to the cockpit for the Slovakia round he was immediately quick, putting his car in position five.

The season has two rounds remaining, one at the tight Sachsenring and the other at Hockenheim.  This is in between all the work Callaway are doing in developing the new Corvette GT3.

In this interview we talk about the races to date, his time out of the seat, the remainder of the season and the new Callaway Corvette.

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By Sam Tickell,  September 2014

Photos courtesy of Johannes Brock

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