Rowe Racing resumes its motorsports activities on Monday 15 June with the VLN test day at the Nürburgring. The team prepares with BMW works drivers Philipp Eng and Lucas Auer for the Nürburgring 24 Hours in September and five VLN Nürburgring Endurance Series races.
With new health and hygiene measures in place and racing back after a three-month long pause, Rowe Racing has signed up for five VLN Nürburgring Endurance Series races running up to the Nürburgring 24 Hours. Philipp Eng and Lucas Auer share the cockpit of the #99 Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3. Eng, who has raced with the team from St. Ingbert since 2016 and together won the Spa 24 Hours, is joined by his fellow Austrian and new BMW works driver Lucas Auer for the first time. The BMW M6 GT3 will also sport a new look with the Rowe brand’s new logo decorating the Bayern machine.
After the season opener on 27 June, a doubleheader weekend for VLN2 and VLN3 will be held on 11 and 12 July, followed by the fourth race of the season on 1 August. Rowe will enter the #99 BMW in these events. A second car will be fielded in the Rowe 6 Stunden ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen on 29 August – the six-hour race serving as the general repetition for the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring on 26-27 September.
“We’re very glad for the racing season to finally get underway after the long Corona break,” says Rowe Racing team director Hans-Peter Naundorf. “A big thank you goes out to the VLN organisation who together with all the partners and with a lot of work have developed a great hygiene plan that enables us all to return to racing. These new conditions are a great challenge for all teams, but we are happy to face them. It will be exciting to see who gets used to these conditions fastest and in the best way.
“The test day is the perfect opportunity to not only set-up the car but also familiarise us as a team with the new measures and procedures. I am also looking forward to the first outing of Lucas Auer with our team and I’m sure that with his experience in DTM and other series he will quickly adjust.”