Oosten made a perfect start to Saturday’s race to set himself up for a shot at the podium. The 17-year-old promptly upped the tempo in the first half of the race and almost got the edge on Theo Oeverhaus at the chequered flag, who, as a guest starter, did not score any points. “I made a great start to the race, moving up to first from fourth on the grid,” Oosten said. “Unfortunately, I made an error later in the race, which cost me the lead. I tried everything to recover first place, but it wasn’t enough. Nevertheless, I am still delighted with the points.”
Salman Owega’s first season in the BMW M2 Cup ended on a high. At just 16 the youngest driver in the field, Owega recovered from a number of setbacks over the past few weekends to finish on the podium in third. In a hard-fought battle with Nick Hancke and Theo Oeverhaus, Owega clearly demonstrated what he has learned in his first year racing the BMW M2 CS Racing to grab the final spot on the rostrum.
Despite not taking a race victory, one of the big winners of the weekend was Nick Hancke. The 21-year-old began the race from pole but finished the 30-minute race in seventh, collecting enough points to secure third place in the drivers’ championship. “I am happy with the final result,” Hancke said. “But obviously you don’t want to finish seventh after starting from pole, so I have to say I was expecting more.”
Finishing behind fourth-placed man Colin Caresani was the newly crowned series champion Louis Henkefend and runner-up Fabian Kreim after a season-long championship battle. Tom Nittel, Davit Kajaia and Robert Hefler rounded off the top ten in eighth, ninth and tenth.