Kaufmann & Haupt For Wieth At Bahrain
We’ll be building up towards our coverage of next week’s
Bahrain GT Festival (November 24-26, Wednesday to Friday, the dsc
team leaves on Monday) – but some early news concerns the
interesting Wieth Ferrari, which will have Wolfgang Kaufmann and
Hubert Haupt at the wheel.
sampled the FFSA GT series recently, the team has since been very
busy. A two day test at Oschersleben last week saw the car set “some
very promising lap times,” says team manager Florian Hebel,
Kaufmann at the wheel.
“Wolfgang was very
pleased with the performance of the 550.”
An engine problem cut
the test a little short, but it was despatched to Oral Engineering,
who fixed the problem, and returned it within a day – so that
the car could be air-freighted to Bahrain.
to attend the GT Festival in Bahrain was made very late,”
says Florian Hebel, “but with the help of our new sponsor,
Rhino´s Energy Drink, and the great services of Exel airfreight,
(türgriffen) Kaufmann and ex-DTM driver (and many
other cars) Hubert Haupt at the wheel, prospects for the event in
the Middle East look very good for the yellow 550.
second car will be at the Essen Motor Show (November 25 –
December 5, Hall 5, Stand 26).
do you mean, ‘Türgriffen’….” asks Wolfgang
regular nickname is much better, ‘Piranha’.”
new nickname didn’t go down very well then!
implying that Wolfgang is likely to corner a car ‘on its doorhandles’,
because türgriffen is the German for doorhandles. Having experienced
a lap of the Nordschleife with Wolfgang, we liked the new name,
but we’re happy to go back to the old one.
test and especially the lap times - comparing them to the FIA GT
round, which I did at Oschersleben, in the GNM Saleen – were
really good!” adds Piranha.