Early premiere of the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO at VLN 2Actually, the GTronix360 team mcchip-dkr wanted to complete the race premiere of the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO only at the fourth VLN race to drive with a competitive car immediately for top positions and stay out of the turbulent VLN events before the 24h race. However, scheduling conflicts and the support for the Japanese KONDO Racing team prevent extensive test drives before the first scheduled race.
The first test kilometers were already done on a very wet Nürburgring-Nordschleife during the official VLN adjustment runs. A good set-up for dry track conditions is on the program at the upcoming VLN race - as long as the Eifel weather plays along. The built-in EVO package and a variety of new components must be tested and adjusted. In this case, the focus is mainly on the new KW 4-way dampers, ABS system and Dunlop tires. There are also changes at the balance of performance. The air restrictors have been changed to 38 mm, but the Lamborghini has to cope with an additional weight of 20 kilograms.
The drivers for this VLN race are Dieter Schmidtmann and Heiko Hammel, who already made a perfect job in the last years on the Renault R.S. 01. Team boss Danny Kubasik looks forward to the first race with restrained expectations: "We see the race as a pure test mission without ambition for a top position. Our attention will be on the adjustment of the Lamborghini. We have to collect as many kilometers as possible. With a steady improvement in lap times and a finish, we would be quite happy this weekend."
The Porsche Cayman 981 starts again in class V5. After a strong initial phase and an unfortunate outage at the first VLN race are the expectations here much higher. Once again, the fast junior Nick Hancke will drive the Porsche. Regular driver Thomas D. Hetzer is prevented due to professional engagements. French drivers Thierry Blaise and Olivier Baharian will celebrate their debut on the "Five Star Fitness" Cayman.