With last weekend’s spectacular racing at the Le Mans 24 hours still ringing in our ears, we’ve been asking ourselves “is there a better…
With Audi, BMW, Lexus and Aston Martin competing for the limelight, you’d be forgiven for not realising that another premium brand – Jaguar, has a story to tell about last weekend’s Nurburgring 24 Hour race.
The 40th running of the Nürburgring 24 Hour race is well underway, with the BMW Z4 GT3 of Team Schubert currently in the lead after 23 laps. But just a few hours earlier, the front row was dominated by no less than six Bentleys.
GT Academy – it’s the automotive equivalent of X Factor or Britain’s Got Talent, but is proving rather more successful at finding ‘real’ talent. Inaugural champ, Lucas Ordoñez will drive for Nissan at Le Mans this year, whilst last year’s academy winner will start today’s British GT race from Nürburgring on pole position.
At 16:00 hours this Saturday (19th May), the most arduous endurance race of all will make its 40th start, and for seventh successive year Aston Martin will join the ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours grid with no less than four factory and four customer team cars.
When the starting flag is lowered for the 40th running of the Nürburgring 24H next weekend, seven Audi R8 LMS ultra’s run by five teams will start their campaign to win Germany’s toughest endurance race.
MINI has thrown its newest offspring into the toughest endurance race in the world, giving it a baptism of fire which should prove its sporting credentials. MINI used its experience gained over many years of MINI Challenge sprint racing, in the development of its new racing car for this unique event and this will be the first time the new MINI Coupe has been seen in public. No pressure then..
Peugeot’s RCZ is a real ‘grower’, so much so that I’m trying to influence Mrs D to consider changing her Audi TT for one later this year, and whilst it’s not a hardcore sports car it’s still good to see one being campaigned in the most competitive of road-car championships, namely the German VLN series.
Audi dominates in Nürburgring qualifying in a manner reminiscent of Le Mans.
Gladiators ready?! It’s that time of the year again when more than 200 cars race around the Nürburgring.
The 62-year old motorsport veteran sets out to prove that a standard GT3 RS can handle a 24 hour race.
Aston Martin have just made the DBS and V12 Vantage even more desirable.