In just a handful of races at the Nordschleife, Mathieu Jaminet has already turned heads. After taking pole position for VLN2 with a lap time that touched the 8-minute mark, the youngster and Manthey Racing teammates Lars Kern and Otto Klohs raced the Porsche 991 GT3R to second place on the podium of VLN’s 59. ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup.
“It’s amazing to race here in a GT3,” Jaminet says. “This was my second VLN race in GT3. Last time I was on pole, this morning we were P3, and this afternoon we made it to the podium. It’s a pretty good season so far and hopefully we can take some more [podium results] in the next few races.”
After seasons in French championships, the Frenchman came to the Nürburgring in 2016 for his first races in the VLN championship. Yet to complete a full season in the Eifel, Jaminet revels in the challenges that the Nordschleife throws at him.
“I think this is the best track in the world, especially in the GT3. It’s so quick and sometimes also dangerous. I like the track a lot, I don’t think there’s anything better in the world.”