Month: October 2015

Sean Walkinshaw: Home

For most people, the Walkinshaw name will always have a special ring to it. Tom Walkinshaw was one of the most remarkable figures in motorsports, and his achievements are still cherished by many. His sons share the same untameable hunger for racing and followed in their old man’s footsteps, racing themselves and running several racing teams. One of them, Sean Walkinshaw, raced the Blancpain GT circuit for the first time in 2015. Here, the Belgian-Scot has found a place in motorsports where he wants to be. It hasn’t been the greatest season: hampered by bad luck, the young Walkinshaw...

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Liam Talbot: Year three

It’s been just three years since Liam Talbot made his debut in racing, any racing. Finishing what he started last year, the Australian competed in his first full season of international competition in 2015, taking third place in the Blancpain Endurance Series Am Cup with a win and pole position in Monza and third place in the 24 hours of Spa, earning the praise of his co-drivers in the Kessel Racing triple one Ferrari. “The season has been amazing,” the surfer turned racer says. “The Blancpain Endurance Series is so hard. The depth of talent is unbelievable, you gotta...

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The winter race, Pt.II

In a cold and wet Eifel, Black Falcon took their second win of the season. Rowe Racing brought the fight right to their brand compatriots, but had to retire shortly before the end of the race. Photos by Miguel Bosch, JP Wagner and Niels...

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The winter race

On a cold Nürburgring, Black Falcon was victorious in the penultimate race of the season. In VLN’s Rowe DMV 250-Meilen-Rennen, the Meuspather squad fought hard with the team of the title sponsor of the race, Rowe Racing, until the Rowe SLS had to retire in the final stage of the four hour race, handing the win to the Black Falcon Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 of Yelmer Buurman, Adam Christodoulou, Manuel Metzger and Hubert Haupt. As the end of the season is approaching, the first snow storm already hit the Nürburgring this week, leaving behind a thin white film and...

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Indy Dontje: Changing lanes

Last weekend the Blancpain GT Series finished the season with a thrilling battle through the Zandvoort dunes. While the field was small, it wasn’t devoid of talented racers. Amongst them was young gun Indy Dontje. The Dutchman turned his back to open-wheel racing last winter to become a regular in the Endurance Series, and got the opportunity to make a start in the Sprint Series with GT Russian Team’s Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 at his home track. Helping Aleksey Karachev win both races and the Pro-Am Cup, it was a successful weekend. “I can look back on a good...

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