At the fourth round of the VLN endurance championship Nürburgring, Nils Jung and Florian Wolf (Ring Racing) have extended their lead in the TMG GT86 Cup. They repeated their success of the third round of the season and won again this fourth race which took place in adverse weather conditions with fog and lots of rain. Into second place finished Manuel Amweg and Thomas Lampert of the Toyota Swiss Racing Team and the top three were completed by “Brody“ who starts under pseudonym, Bruno Barbaro and Olivier Muytjens (Pitlane – AMC Sankt Vith).
“A strong race performed by our drivers in terrible conditions,” Ring Racing team manager Meino Kleen praised his drivers. “We went into the lead right after the start and lost it only temporarily after our first pit stop. In the final part of the race, the car of Swiss Racing then completed excellent lap times and there was a risk that they would be able to catch us, but finally we defended our first position.”
The drivers were full of praise for the upgraded car, the GT86 CS-Cup, which made its racing debut in the one-make cup. “The aero kit has definitely proved successful The performance of V3 had already been excellent, but the upgrade kit puts us in a completely different league. Even in these difficult conditions, we had no problem going to the limits as we had full confidence in the car from the very first moment,” the winner Florian Wolf said. And his team mate Nils Jung added: “You clearly feel the higher downforce in particular in fast corner which we now mostly take one gear higher than before.” Thomas Lampert (Swiss Racing) even had “the feeling that I was racing in a completely different car in some sections. The CS Cup is a real step forward.” Olivier Muytjens, Pitlane – AMC Sankt Vith driver and team principal, joined the enthusiasm about the new Cup race car “A better torque, better transmission, better brakes, clearly higher speeds in the corners – it is really great fun to drive this car”,.