In 2017 again, Land Motorsport is on the road to success. After winning the VLN Speed Trophy (with three overall wins) and the victory of the ADAC GT Masters 2016, the team of Wolfgang Land celebrated a second place in the GT3 class last weekend at the Daytona 24h Race. The gap of Christopher Mies, Connor De Phillippi, Jeffrey Schmidt and Jules Gounon in the Audi R8 LMS to the winning Porsche after the finish was only 0.293 seconds.
“Of course, we would have preferred to win the class”, admits Wolfgang Land. “The race is nevertheless a big success for us and not a defeat.” Over long distances, the Land-Audi could be seen in the leading group of class GT3 (officially: GTD, GT Daytona) and they were also in the lead for a while. The only incidents which the team suffered during this endurance test twice around the clock were a tyre damage and a slight collision with another competitor. Not even the very bad weather during the night with torrential rain and temperatures under 10° could slow down the driver quartet. “I was fighting like hell to the very end”, says Christopher Mies about the last hour. “In the banked curve, I even managed to pass two cars at the same time but I had no chances against the strongly attacking Porsche.”
Before the German VLN season will start with its opening round end of March, Land Motorsport has another adventure in the United States on their calendar: From 15th to 18th March they will compete in the Sebring 12 Hour Race.