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ADAC FORMEL MASTERS NÜRBURGRING REPORT

Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 18:00
Malja wins very last race at Nürburgring

Gustav Malja wins third race in the Eifel. Jason Kremer finishes on podium for third time at his home race. Marvin Kirchhöfer leads championship.

Marvin Kirchhöfer (18, Leipzig, Lotus), starting from seventh position, went on a charge to secure second place on the podium. The young ADAC Sports Foundation protégée finished in the Top Three for the eighth time in his debut year in open-wheel racing and leads the championship with 162 points after 12 out of 24 races. Malja is in second place overall in the standings, 20 points behind Kirchhöfer, who has won three races so far. Jeffrey Schmidt (18, SUI, Lotus) was ranked fourth.

Marvin Kirchhöfer, Second: "My start was very good and I moved up from seventh place to third. Two cars in front of me made contact and I could not avoid one of them. My steering wheel was bent as a result and the front wing worked loose. I tried to ignore the problems and focus on the race, which worked out very well, and I clawed my way back into second place by the end of the race."