Last Saturday, I made a trip to the world’s greatest race track, the “Green Hell” – Nürburgring Nordschleife.
In nice weather, the first race of the VLN Endurance Racing Championship Nürburgring was carried out on the “Ring”. VLN (Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring) is an organisation of motorsport clubs – each of its members hosts one of the ten races of one season.
The participants in the series range from amateurs in small road cars to high performance professional race cars from the GT3 class.
The first race of this season was especically exciting due to the debut of several new cars on the track such as the BMW M6 GT3 or the Kremer-Porsche 997 K3 – a modified Porsche 911 GT3 Cup which is an homage to the successful winner car of the Le Mans 24h in 1979.
Has been a great experience to shoot various fascinating cars during the race from different locations at the track (Pflanzgarten, Brünnchen, Eschbach)!
Pole position: Basseng/De Phillippi/Rockenfeller/Scheider (Audi R8 LMS), 8:06.097 min
Winner: Stippler/Fjordbach (Audi R8 LMS), 28 laps, 4:04:25.984 hrs
Fastest lap: Westbrook/Palttala/Graf (BMW M6 GT3), 8:09.613 = 179.098 km/h