Mixed weekend for Theeba Motorsport in Fanatec GT World Challenge Sprint Cup at Hockenheim

Mixed weekend for Theeba Motorsport in Fanatec GT World Challenge Sprint Cup at Hockenheim

September 3, 2023
GT World Challenge Europe

Following the team’s first Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup event of the season at Misano, the Theeba Motorsport duo visited the Hockenheim circuit in Germany.  

Fabian produced a superb lap under pressure to line-up 14th overall and second in the Bronze category for the start of Race 1. He positioned the car well in the opening sequence of corners, hustling the #81 Mercedes into 10th overall.

Fabian retained second in class until the pit stop, at which point Reema re-joined the race in 28th overall and sixth in the Bronze category. By the time the chequered flag fell, she had climbed to P22 overall and fifth in class, just 10 seconds off the Bronze lead.

Reema set the fastest Bronze lap of Sunday morning’s Race 2 qualifying session with a 1:38.699. As a result, she took the class pole starting P27 overall, and made history as the first ever female pole-sitter in Sprint Cup.

Although she safely navigated the first lap chaos, Reema fell to fifth in class as the pit stops loomed. As she prepared to pit, the Ferrari of Emil Frey Racing blocked the Theeba box meaning a lengthy delay for the driver swap.

After the pit stop issue, Fabian drove well to gain four positions and ended the day 34th overall and ninth in class.

Reema Juffali, Founder & Driver, Theeba Motorsport
“I'm very happy with pole today. It really shows we’re progressing well but unfortunately, we didn’t have much luck in the race. More than one thing didn’t go our way; for the Safety Car restart there was a slow car ahead of us, in the pit stop we were blocked, and we just lost too much time. I’ll still have good memories looking back at Hockenheim.”
Fabian Schiller, Driver, Theeba Motorsport
“Race 2 was very unfortunate for us with another issue at the pit stop. It wasn't our fault but more the fault of a competitor. The second part of the race was straightforward for me, I did my stint and it felt like we had potential for a good result.”

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