It was a tough weekend at the track, but the 2015 VLN championship finally got underway. Here are my photos from the paddock, and a few shots from frozenspeed on the track.
For this race I was joined by my friend Jens and some bloke called Bellof. Georg Bellof (yes, the brother!).
(For a complete report and overview of the results, click here!)
Friday night prep:
We were sharing with Subaru!
Serious guys are serious.
Friday night radio check
Quick diff rebuild
What a name to have on your race car!
Saturday (race day), from the pits.
On the grid, ready to go at VLN2
Jens prepares to make the start
I do love this Lexus Coupe, which will be racing the N24 next month
Factory Lexus SP3T RC Turbo
Eventual SP6 class winner, Manheller M3
Georg Bellof steps in for the second (and final) stint of the 4-hour race
Jens in his favourite seat
Slicks off, wets on. Or should that be the other way around?
New team sponsor. Club Pearl, Trier.
Another Nürburgring pitstop finished
Georg exits the pits into dry weather – this wouldn’t last long.
Jens on his post-race high!
Now that’s a soaking wet pitlane
Eventual class winner, the Schirmer 325i. It’s a bit quick.
Another pitstop finished
Rent4Ring 435i taking on more fuel
Grid formation please…
Oh Fredy, what a big stick you have!
Steve Rogers, allegedly!
Pitlane, soaked, just 60 minutes before the start.
Getspeed Porsche exits a sodden pitlane
And some shots from Jochen, of frozenspeed.com:
The one time I drove, I did at least set a decent laptime (on slicks, on a wet track!)
Jens and me! 🙂