Month: October 2017

Maro Engel: “We hoped the rain would’ve come earlier”

Maro Engel has been racing all around the globe this year, competing in championships ranging from DTM to Formula E to GTs. The Nürburgring, however, hasn’t seen much of the successful racer from München in 2017. His last outing dates back to the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring last May. Coming back to the Eifel for the Münsterlandpokal, Engel came storming in and took a hard-fought second place in the VLN season finale. “It was an exciting race,” the racer of the Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 says. “We didn’t quite get a clean lap in qualifying, so we had...

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Domination, Pt.II

The 2017 VLN season ended as it began: with Manthey Racing on top of the podium. Another strategic masterpiece brought Fred Makowiecki and Lars Kern the win in the final race of the season. Photos by Miguel Bosch, Julian Schmidt, JP Wagner and Marcel...

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Lars Kern: “Porsche and Manthey had faith in me from the first minute”

Under a colourful evening sky in late September, Lars Kern shattered the Nürburgring lap record for road-legal cars in the Porsche 991 GT2 RS to claim the top of the charts with a time of 6:47.30. Unbeknownst to him at the time, along with it the Porsche test and development driver earned himself a ride in the Manthey Racing Porsche 991 GT3R semi-works car to finish the VLN season. Going up against the Ring’s greatest racers, Kern remained undaunted in search of victory and was heralded as the Man of the Race. Lars Kern has enjoyed a cult status...

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Domination

In the same fashion the 2017 VLN season started, it ended: with Manthey Racing on the top of the podium. The dominating Porsche 991 GT3R team goes into the winter as the undisputed kings of the Nürburgring, claiming their fifth victory after a four-hour-long dogfight with Mercedes-AMG’s Black Falcon squad. Truly on fire in the closing months of the racing season, Robin Frijns has established himself this year as a go-to man for Nordschleife glory. The Audi works driver won in his last outing in the Eifel and in the morning of the 42. DMV Münsterlandpokal scores pole position...

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Guanyadors, Pt.II

The 2017 Blancpain GT Series concluded at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with a hometown victory for Daniel Juncadella and his AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 crew and the first-ever championship trophy for Lamborghini’s Grasser Racing. Photos by Miguel Bosch....

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