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Tag Archives: VLN Endurance Racing Series

– TCR International: Vernay top of the table again
– TCR Asia: Kusiri and Engstler team win championship
– VLN: Title for the Golf GTI TCR on the Nordschleife

TCR International Series – Victory for Huff, championship lead for Vernay
Volkswagen driver Rob Huff (GB) claimed a victory at the penultimate race weekend of the TCR International series in Zhejiang (CHN). Driving a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR for the Leopard Racing team, the Briton came home ahead of fellow Volkswagen driver Gianni Morbidelli (I) and Seat driver James Nash (GB) to win race two. Read More »

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Johan Kristoffersson (S) has won the seventh race of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Lohéac (F), securing his fifth victory of the season. It was also his fourth win in a row, making the Swedish driver the first to record such an achievement in the World Rallycross Championship. In rainy conditions on a very slippery circuit, the world championship leader from the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team put on a commanding display to claim the win in the final, well ahead of local hero Sébastien Loeb (F/Peugeot), who led the event on Saturday evening, and Mattias Ekström (S/Audi). “I have never been so comfortable in a car in rainy conditions before,” said Kristoffersson after his win. “While it was dry yesterday, Sébastien Loeb put us under quite a bit of pressure but the team did a great job today and put out a superb car.” Read More »

FIA Formula 3 European Championship

Volkswagen Power drives Norris and Eriksson to victory

Lando Norris (GB, Team Carlin) and Joel Eriksson (S, Team Motopark) presented Volkswagen with two victories at the opening round of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at Silverstone (GB). Norris claimed his maiden win in the most prestigious junior racing series in Europe with victory in race one. Read More »

– Close to production i30 N competed in the race ahead of global launch later this year
– Hyundai Motor will participate with two cars in the infamous ADAC Zurich 24-hour race at the Nürburgring in May
– Engineers from Hyundai Motor honed the performance capabilities of i30 N

Hyundai Motor’s close to production, i30 N, the first model from Hyundai’s high-performance sub-brand N, entered the VLN (Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring) endurance race on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The race is used as preparation for the infamous ADAC Zurich 24-hour race at the Nüburgring end of May where Hyundai Motor will participate with two cars. Hyundai Motor engineers from Namyang, South Korea, and European R&D centers will help hone the car’s performance characteristics ahead of its global launch later this year. Read More »

– One-two finish at the Nürburgring: Mies/Müller from Kaffer/Vanthoor
– Successful test under race conditions
– Next outing at 24-hour race on May 16-17Audi R8 1st victory B Read More »

– First fielding of GT3 race car in VLN opener
– Phoenix Racing and Belgian Audi Club Team WRT are race teams
– Strong driver line-up for the 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and at Spa

On March 28, the new Audi R8 LMS will be facing its baptism of fire in the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring. Seven weeks later, one of Germany’s major races will follow, with four new R8 LMS cars battling for success in the Nürburgring 24 Hours on May 16 and 17. Read More »

Having dominated the diesel class of the Nürburgring-based VLN racing championship all season, the Kumho-shod Peugeot RCZ Team Nokia’s white-coloured car No.545 driven by Michael Bohrer, Stéphane Caillet and Jürgen Nett has clinched overall class victory in the series, with two races still to run. Read More »

‘Team Peugeot RCZ Nokia’ that has dominated the diesel class of the four and six-hour races of the Nürburgring–based VLN series, proved it has staying power as well as speed by achieving a dominant class victory in last weekend’s 24 hour event at the incomparable German circuit. Read More »

Aston Martin’s new V12 Zagato endurance race car concept will return to the Nürburgring this weekend for final preparations ahead of the 24-hour race hosted at the famous German circuit at the end of the month. Read More »

‘Team Peugeot RCZ Nokia’ continued their winning ways with a third successive podium in last weekend’s (May 15) VLN race at the Nürburgring, making the Peugeot RCZ 2.0 HDi FAP the most successful diesel-powered model currently running in the championship. After six demanding hours at the wheel, the Kumho-shod entry of Bohrer, Caillet and Nett finished second in class and the similarly slick-tyred car of Cochet, Premat, Perez and Ayari came home a fighting fourth – only narrowly missing joining their team-mates on the rostrum. Read More »