Before starting the 2017 winter break, priconracing finished the season end of 2016 with a class win, the first one in the still young history of the team. The private team from Hamburg will start the new year in the VLN endurance championship Nürburgring with full speed: They will compete with two BMW 325i in class V4.
“After our success in the last year, we received a lot of enquiries from drivers”, says Frank Unverhau, team principle of priconracing and Managing Director of FUNmotorsport which is behind the activities of the team from Hamburg. “This is why we finally decided to enter two BMW in the VLN 2017. With this decision, we also wish to promote class V4 in which motorsport is on a top level. So we can present ourselves in a strong environment.”
Both cars underwent a comprehensive revision during the winter and have completed the test and set-up sessions in Zolder and at the Nürburgring successfully. The driver squads, too, are very promising: In addition to Christian Andreas Franz, who celebrated a class win already in January at the Dubai 24h Race, the team features Cedrik and Kevin Totz, Joe Moore, Mark Benz and Oliver Frisse. Later on, Günther Hartwig, who has already scored five class wins in the VLN, will complete the team.
“We will have two very well-balanced driver trio”, informs Unverhau. “As all of our drivers show similar performances, we will be able to apply pressure on our competitors with speed and constancy. We wish to collect a lot of points after all.“
A start at the Nürburgring 24h Race is also fixed on their calendar. There are still free driver places in one of the cars.