Published on April 27th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
VLN Endurance Championship, BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS Wins 3rd Round
BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS claimed another victory as preparations continue towards the Nürburgring 24 Hours (DE). After four hours of racing, Dirk Adorf (DE) and Nick Catsburg (NL) crossed the finish line first in the number 26 BMW Z4 GT3 to win the third round of the VLN Endurance Championship.
This was the first win of the season for both drivers, with Catsburg clinching his second victory in only his third VLN race ever. Having previously won the qualifying race for the Nürburgring 24 Hours, this was win number two in the Eifel Mountains for BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS this year.
The second car, with Maxime Martin (BE), Jörg Müller (DE) and Marco Wittmann (DE) at the wheel, was also in the top five until the final round, but then an accident prevented it from finishing the race. As such, it was awarded twelfth place. Uwe Alzen (DE) and Philipp Wlazik (DE) of the Uwe Alzen Automotive team finished an impressive fourth in their BMW Z4 GT3. Ralf Oeverhaus (DE) and Henry Walkenhorst (DE) of the Walkenhorst Motorsport team were ninth.
Victory in the second race of the BMW M235i Racing Cup class went to Max Partl (DE) and Jörg Weidinger (DE) of the Scheid-Partl Motorsport team. At the end of a close race, it was the “Eifelblitz” who came home first ahead of Emin Akata (DE) and Michael Schrey (DE) of Walkenhorst Motorsport and Rent2Drive Racing’s David Ackermann (DE), David Griessner (AT) and Jörg Wiskirchen (DE).