Month: November 2015

Dominion

With the racing season coming to an end, so did the year for the International GT Open championship. The Iberian series went back home for its final race of the season, at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in the small Catalan town of Montmeló. Going into the weekend it’s fairly certain that McLaren’s Teo Martin Motorsport drviers Álvaro Parente and Miguel Ramos will take the title. Leading the championship by 192 over AF Corse’s 157 points, it is the Portuguese drivers to lose. Still in the hunt for the title when the weekend starts, AF Corse drivers Pasin Lathouras and Michele...

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Killing giants, Pt.III

In a great upset, Black Falcon’s Porsche 991 GT3 Cup BF took the win in the foggy and cold VLN season finale. Winners Gerwin Schuring, Manuel Metzger and Philipp Eng put themselves in the right position at the right time to score an unexpected victory in the beautiful autumn Eifel. Photos by JP Wagner and Miguel...

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Killing giants, Pt.II

Black Falcon caused an upset last weekend at the VLN season finale at the Nürburgring by beating the faster SP9/GT3 cars with their small Porsche 991 GT3 Cup BF. Regular drivers Gerwin Schuring and Manuel Metzger and occasional team mate Philipp Eng saw a season of hard work and success climax with an outright win that was thought impossible. Although the win came unexpected, in hindsight, the writing had been on the wall for some time. In the run-up to finale the white Porsche had already taken to the outright podium once before and won the 24 hours of...

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Killing giants

Autumn in the Eifel is always a special time of the year. The colourful leafs, mist and a low autumn sun come straight out of a fairy tale. Like in fairy tales, magic sometimes seems to happen at the Nürburgring. Today is such a day, when out of the fog appears a winner no one saw coming. Each year when the end of October comes around and the last scheduled race of the VLN season is supposed to take place, teams, drivers and fans alike can only hope that the weather will play along. After races under a nice...

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