GTronix360° Team mcchip-dkr - New addition for class VT2 in VLN season 2020
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The GTronix360° team mcchip-dkr is building a Mercedes-Benz C300 W205 according to VT2 regulations for the VLN season 2020. Thanks to partner Automobile Markus Kleinz from Bad Kreuznach, a bright white C300 from the current model was received in mid-November. The team see great potential for the future in the VT2 class. The VT2 class for turbocharged production cars with up to 2.0 liters displacement was dominated by various Renault Mégane R.S in the last season. In addition to the GTronix360° Team mcchip-dkr, other teams will also venture into the VT2 for the 2020 season. In contrast to the popular production car class V4, modern cars are used in the VT2. The complex technology means new challenges for the teams. The Mercedes-Benz C300 W205 has various assistance systems such as a distance control that would not be conducive in racing. Comprehensive coding work will therefore take a lot of time. The first steps of the conversion have already been done. After the vehicle was completely emptied, it went to the Dutch company KMP, which developed a racing steering wheel with shift paddles and a device for ESP shutdown. The car is currently receiving a Raceparts.cc roll cage. Since this is certainly the first cell in a Mercedes-Benz C300 W205, this step also means more effort. A suitable suspension for the mid-range car from Stuttgart will be developed in close cooperation with the long-term partner KW Suspensions. The same applies to the limited slip differential from Drexler Automotive. In the coming weeks there is still enough work waiting for the GTronix360 ° team mcchip-dkr - boredom is out of the question. Team principal Danny Kubasik is looking forward to the new project: „For a long time, my team and I have been considering which class has great chances to establish itself in the VLN in the long term. The class VT2 has developed significantly in the last year. New vehicles have been added and more teams have announced themselves for the coming season. So everything indicates that there will be an exciting fight for the championship title in this class. The choice fell on the Mercedes-Benz C300 W205 because the car offers a good basis and is probably unique in the class. We’ve a strong driver line-up that we’ll announce soon. There were a lot of interested drivers, so we are currently considering to build a second Mercedes-Benz C300 W205. It is not yet clear whether we'll race again with the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO in the 2020 VLN season.”