At the last weekend, the British Speedline team teamed up with the China-Hong Kong drivers to compete in the fifth round of the VLN Endurance Racing Championship Nürburgring. In the end, the event was completed in the sixth place in the group. It also successfully reached the pre-match goal for the next 24 hours of endurance race. After the game, the drivers “returned to hell and returned to the world”. How do you feel?
Andy Yan said: I finally completed my first journey to reach the target. After the completion of the journey, I am very fortunate to be able to achieve the goal. This runway is long and curved, and it can basically be used as a street race. The road surface is very uneven. There is no buffer zone, and the fluctuations are very large. The more important point is that there are many high-speed blind bends. If you don’t know the road, you will lose a lot of time in these places. However, it is also very happy to be able to complete the goal with the two first-time partners. We will also participate in the next 6-hour endurance race, in order to qualify for the 24 Hours of the next year!
Ho said : The game is not stable between us and the weather is not smooth, and the electronic system is in trouble during the game. But the smooth things we all have experienced professional drivers in the endurance race, can solve the unexpected situation, and we can all achieve the goal smoothly, if there is no glitch, it is more likely to impact the podium. Both teammates have also successfully gained important experience. We have accumulated the number of entries in the competition. Thanks again to the sponsors of NewFesta and Speedline, which has greatly supported us.
VLN is an acronym for its German Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring. VLN will host several endurance races at the Nürburgring every season. There are 9 sub-stations in the 2018 season. The participating models include all kinds of GT racing cars and RVs. The participating vehicles are generally around 150, and the participating drivers reach nearly 400. people. In addition to being the resident event of the Nürburgring, this event is also the only way to the most difficult endurance race of the “Hell’s Gate” – Nürburgring.
All drivers attempting to conquer the Nürburgring 24-hour race must have run 18 laps in the VLN year-round competition or the ADAC 6-hour endurance qualifier held two months before the Nürburgring 24-hour race. At the same time, the completion of the competition must be within 75% of the competition group to qualify for the pass to the Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race. (This time, Zhai Zhuowei, He Xiaole and Wang Risheng’s three-bit CTCC champion drivers participated in the V5 group. Together, the Porsche Cayman car completed a total of 34 laps in the 6-hour race.)
The battlefield of VLN includes the famous Nürburgring GP track and the legendary “Green Hell” Nürburgring North Ring. The lap is more than 25 kilometers. The road surface is undulating, curved and complex, and the weather is complicated. The height difference is as much as 300 meters. It is the touchstone of the driver’s strength, and everyone who dreams of speed is hoping to experience the pilgrimage site.