Month: October 2016

Matias Henkola: “One of the hardest stints I’ve ever done”

A solid top 10 result for Matias Henkola in the VLN season finale at the Nürburgring. The pilot of the number 35 Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 and teammates Michele Di Martino and Henry Walkenhorst brought home a ninth place finish in the changing weather conditions of the 41. DMV Münsterlandpokal. Hampered by a disappointing qualifying session where the tyres didn’t get up to temperature in the cold and wet conditions, Henkola took charge of the start, lining up 19th on the grid. From there the racer from the Finnish town of Porvoo maintained a steady pace throughout the...

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Finals, Pt.II

Enzo Ide went on to win his very first Blancpain GT Sprint Cup title after a strong season. The Belgian showed with a win and another podium finish that he was the deserving champion. Meanwhile, AKKA ASP drivers Felix Rosenqvist and Tristan Vautier established themselves as top contenders by winning the final race of the year. Photos by Sebastià...

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Finals

Forget about the first races of the season in Misano and no one can dispute that WRT’s Christopher Mies and Enzo Ide were on the top of their game all year long. Together the Audi R8 LMS GT3 racers amassed top three results in all but one of the eight races after the season opener. Finishing off his Blancpain GT Sprint Cup campaign at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with a win and third place, it’s hard to argue that anyone but Ide deserved the championship title any more. Anyone but Christopher Mies perhaps, who had to forfeit his claim...

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The new cup

The UK’s second Prototype championship launched last weekend with a convincing win for the Tockwith Motorsports pairing of Nigel Moore and Phil Hanson. With just a single round to debut the championship but with the promise of a full season in 2017, a field of eight Ligier JS P3s took to the track at Snetterton in the east of England. The series will go under the name of the Prototype Cup and will be organised by Bute Motorsport who already run the highly successful GT Cup Championship and with backing from Ligier’s UK agents, United Autosports, the omens are...

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Rising sons, Pt.II

A weekend of firsts in VLN9: A first win in the first race for the Lexus RC-F GT Prototype, and the first time father Horst Farnbacher collected the winners’s trophy together with sons Mario and Dominik Farnbacher. Photos by Miguel Bosch and Julian...

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