Month: July 2015

Weather the storm

For years Marc VDS Racing has been battling for the victory in the big races, missing out on the win every time. Last weekend they finally did it. At the 24 hours of Spa, the popular Belgian team defeated their long-time rivals of WRT to bring the BMW Z4 GT3 its only 24 hours win to date. Never before was the rivalry between Audi’s WRT squad and BMW’s Marc VDS so strong. Unlike last year, Marc VDS is well prepared to take on the crown jewel of the Blancpain GT Series, having taken part in the previous round at...

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Countdown to 24

The countdown has begun: at 16:30 this afternoon, the 67th edition of the 24 hours of Spa will see the green light. With an already soaking wet warming up behind us this morning, the race promises to be marked by attrition and excitement. Pole position was decided on Friday. Superpole was taken by Frank Stippler in the brand new Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3. While the car is still in the final stages of its development program, with already a VLN and a Nürburgring 24 hours win in the pocket, a third win might be forthcoming tomorrow. “The...

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Weekend round-up: VLN, Blancpain GT, GT Open, ADAC GT

A full racing schedule last weekend at the European circuits. The VLN had their fourth round of the championship, while the Blancpain GT Sprint Series went to Moscow. The International GT Open was at the Red Bull Ring, while the ADAC GT Masters raced at the Lausitzring. VLN – 46. Adenauer ADAC Worldpeace Trophy It was very hot at the Nurburgring, with temperatures rising above 30 degrees. It became a special day for Team Walkenhorst Motorsport, taking their first victory in the VLN championship. The win of the Team Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW Z4 GT3, driven by Felipe Fernandes Laser,...

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Green heat, Pt.II

Walkenhorst took their maiden VLN win last weekend. In the heatwave that terrorized Europe for almost a week, the German team was victorious in a highly competitive race. Here are the pictures. Photos by JP Wagner and Miguel...

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Green heat

It may very well have been the hottest race ever at the Nürburgring. With temperatures reaching 38 degrees Celsius, the Ring offered, once again, a race in extreme weather. The fans that dared to defy the scorching heat did not go home disappointed, as the fourth VLN race of the season saw an intense battle for the win that went the way of first-time winners Walkenhorst Motorsport. Anticipation in the run-up to the 46. Adenauer ADAC Worldpeace Trophy is high: Mercedes-AMG recently announced they would debut the brand-new Mercedes-AMG GT3 to test the car under racing conditions. In the...

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