Marc Basseng (Neusalza Spremberg/ Germany) has scored his 23rd overall victory at the fourth round of the VLN endurance racing championship Nürburgring. Nobody could stop him and his team mate Frank Stippler (Bad Münstereifel/ Germany) in their Audi R8 ultra. Concerning statistics, Basseng has now overtaken Peter Zakowski (22 victories) and, with his next triumph, he will match the score of VLN legend Edgar Dören (24 victories), who unfortunately has already passed away. Basseng who made his debut in the endurance racing championship in the year 1999 and is one of the regular participants since 2004 is shown into fourth place in the statistics of overall wins, behind Jürgen Alzen (Betzdorf/ Germany), Olaf Manthey (Bonn/ Germany) and Ulli Richter (Essen/ Germany) with 28 victories respectively, Arno Klasen (26 victories) and Dören.
Regarding class statistics, Basseng has furthermore scored his 30th victory at the fourth round of the season. Ulrich Andree, too, is celebrating a small jubilee. Together with Christian Krognes (Norway) and Dominik Brinkmann (Dortmund/ Germany), the race driver from Cologne won class SP3T in their Volkswagen Scirocco and thus scored his 25th class win.
The top group in the statistics of class wins also shows Andreas and Ralf Schall (both from Dornstadt/ Germany). Father and son won class H3 with their rather old, former DTM race car Mercedes Benz 190 at the 43rd Adenauer ADAC Rundstrecken-Trophy. For Ralf Schall – the junior – this was the 70th class win whilst the senior has scored only 69 victories. In the lead of this statistic is Heinz-Otto Fritzsche (Hückeswagen/ Germany) who finished first in his class 75 times during his long VLN racing career. All of the three drivers are active in the endurance racing championship and will be ready to fight for victories in the coming races. The protagonists in racing definitely have already made history in the VLN.
The first half of the endurance racing championship will be terminated with the 52nd ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen to take place on 7th July. The race over four hours will start at 12 o’clock, the positions on the starting grid will be decided in the qualifying scheduled for Saturday morning between 08:30 and 10:00hrs. The entrance all around the Nordschleife is free. Access to the open grandstands at the Grand Prix Circuit, the paddocks as well as to the starting grid will be available for the family friendly price of 15 euro per person. Entrance for children up to 14 years is free. Tickets will be available on-site at the cash boxes.