Sometimes we tend to forget: racing can be a deadly sport. The wake-up call came last Saturday at the Nürburgring, when the RJN Racing Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 got airborne and landed in a crowd of people. What should’ve been a joyful and exciting start of the new VLN season, ended in terror. The day […]
While the drivers in the Pirelli World Challenge drove their races at the streets of St. Petersburg, the first VLN race was already suspended, following a horrific accident. One spectator died, two others were injured. A round-up of a weekend that will be talked about for a long time. VLN – 61. ADAC Westfalenfahrt After […]
The countdown has begun: in two weeks time the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship will kick-off in Silverstone. In preparation of the new season, teams and drivers have gathered in the south of France for the Prologue at Paul Ricard. Porsche 919’s were the class of the field this weekend and showed an incredible pace […]
A new season, a new challenge: Jaap van Lagen starts this Saturday in the VLN season-opener with a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 from team Black Falcon. In an unexpected move, the Dutchman has decided to switch from racing Porsches to a new adventure with Mercedes-AMG, who asked him to race one of their cars in […]
Two years ago, one of the Netherlands’s most talented race car drivers added victory in the 24 hours of the Nürburgring to his already impressive résumé. Now, Jeroen Bleekemolen has found a new challenge on the Nordschleife: bringing home the win in the twice-around-the-clock challenge for Bentley. It all starts this coming Saturday, in the […]
Another big endurance race in the States last weekend: nearly two months after the 24 hours of Daytona, the IMSA United Sports Car Championship moved down south to Sebring for the 12 hours of Sebring. IMSA United Sports Car Championship: Sebring 12h With eight minutes to go, Jeroen Bleekemolen took the lead in the GTD class. […]
Marred by reliability issues, McLaren and the Nürburgring has not been a happy marriage. In spite of its handsome looks and outright speed, the McLaren MP4-12C never lived up to its potential, reaching the finish line in only seven of its nineteen appearances over the past three seasons. While the reliability of the MP4-12C had […]
If you haven’t read it yet, find the full report of the VLN Test- und Einstellfahrt here. Be sure to wear some gloves and a scarf when you do, because it was c-c-c-cold. Photos by JP Wagner and Miguel Bosch.