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ADAC FORMEL MASTERS NÜRBURGRING II RACE REPORT

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 18:30
Kirchhöfer wins again at Nürburgring

The battle at the top in the Formel ADAC championship could hardly get more exciting: Marvin Kirchhöfer (18, Leipzig, Lotus) shortened the deficit on overall leader Gustav Malja (16, Sweden, Neuhauser Racing) even further with a victory in the second race at the Nürburgring. The ADAC Sports foundation protégé secured his second success this weekend and is now only eight points behind Malja in the standings. The Swedish driver came home in second place and after 20 races out of 24 still leads the championship by a narrow margin; his points total is 262.

"What a great weekend. It could hardly have turned out better - I'm almost a little lost for words. I'm very happy with the team's performance and my own here at the Nürburgring, enabling me to gradually creep up on Gustav Malja in the championship. Now I want to secure as many points as possible in the final race."  said Kirchhöfer after his sixth win in his debut year in the Formel ADAC. The 18-year old was on pole for the fifth time this season and has secured a race win some four times now from pole position.