Month: September 2015

Yelmer Buurman: Season without luck

As the Blancpain Endurance Series has come to an end, Yelmer Buurman can look back on a season with more downs than ups. Although the Dutchman and his Black Falcon Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 teammates Hubert Haupt and Abdulaziz Al Faisal at times showed great potential, it was bad luck that kept them from achieving the results they wanted. It’s the end of the Nürburgring 3 hours. As the celebrations on the podium are ongoing, Buurman is on the other end of pit lane talking with his crew. It’s another day where he has nothing to show for a...

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Zero to hero, Pt.II

The 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series came to a conclusion at the Nürburgring. In a thrilling finale the Nissan GT Academy Team RJN outfit took the title as the Von Ryan Racing McLaren 650S GT3 made a superb strategic decision that brought them the win. Here’s the race in pictures. Photos by Daniele Paglino, JP Wagner, Miguel Bosch and Niels...

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Zero to hero

After a journey through four countries, the Blancpain Endurance Series comes to a close at the historic Nürburgring race track. In the Eifel everything is still to win and lose, as in the short time between April’s Monza season opening race and today, no titles in the Pro and Am Cup have been given away. It’s up to the staggering field of 55 cars to divide the spoils. Race day is opened by the early morning qualifying session, taking place under the typical Eifel fog and cold temperatures. During qualifying title contenders Nissan and Bentley show great speed, outing...

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Raptors, Pt.II

After three years, Rowe Racing’s dominance in VLN’s six hour race was finally broken after the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 had to retire from the lead. Black Falcon picked up the lead to still give Mercedes-Benz a fourth consecutive win in the VLN season high light. Photos by JP Wagner and Miguel...

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Raptors

The hot summer days are gone. Last weekend’s VLN Opel 6h ADAC Ruhr-Pokal at the Nürburgring was cold and wet. In spite of the autumn weather, 167 cars were brought to the 24.358 kilometre long circuit in search of glory in the championship’s season high light. As the defending winners of three consecutive six hour races in a row and with the latest VLN race win under their belt, Rowe Racing was the ultimate favourite for victory. But just like the weather in the Eifel, nothing is ever certain at the Nürburgring. Under a dark grey sky, practice starts...

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