Author: Bradley Philpot

Bradley’s Blog: Keeping sharp during the winter

Since my last blog post, many things have happened! I finished the VLN season in 3rd position in the TCR category with the Nett Motorsport Peugeot team, narrowly missing out on second place after my team mate Jürgen was collected by a slower car whilst lapping them. To give you an idea of the extent of the damage, the car took three months to repair! As the winter months closed in, my personal focus switched to the organisation of the kart championship I founded back in 2011: The British Rental Kart Championship or ‘BRKC’. This has grown into a...

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Bradley’s Blog: The virtual path to real-world success

As I sit here in my office at my house in Bedford, UK, I am pondering tyre pressures. It’s over a week until I next turn a wheel at the Nürburgring for real, but in around twenty minutes’ time I will take to the track and begin my qualifying session for virtual VLN 6. Yes– you read that correctly. There is an online racing series, officially sanctioned by VLN itself, which runs exactly one week prior to the real-world events–and racing in it is the best possible preparation for racing in the real series that I can think of. Here’s...

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Bradley’s Blog: Developing a winner

A race car driver and instructor, Bradley Philpot knows the Nordschleife as well as anyone, having competed at the Eifel course since 2013 in cars such as the Peugeot 208 GTi and Porsche Cayman GT4. Bradley campaigns the 2017 VLN season with Nett Motorsport in the Peugeot 308 Racing Cup TCR. In his regular column for GT REPORT he writes about the world of racing as he sees it. In this edition: the process of preparing a Peugeot 308 Racing Cup TCR for the unforgiving Nordschleife race track. Over the years, Peugeot have organised a number of Cup racing series. This is...

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Bradley’s Blog: An unlikely opportunity

Starting this month, Bradley Philpot will be writing a regular blog about the world of racing as he sees it. A race car driver and instructor, he knows the Nordschleife as well as anyone, having competed at the Eifel course since 2013 in cars such as the Peugeot 208 GTi and Porsche Cayman GT4. Bradley campaigns the 2017 VLN season with Nett Motorsport in the Peugeot 308 Racing Cup TCR .  The crossing had been particularly cold. The sudden change in temperature between the car deck of the Ferry in the middle of the night and a hot motor beginning to roar...

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