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VLN 34th DMV 4-Stunden-Rennen – Race Report
Mamerow Domination

Pole Position – Fastest Lap – Win, that’s what Mamerow Racing accomplished at the second round of the BFGoodrich Langstreckenmeisterschaft. The Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S driven by the former Porsche Junior squad drivers Lance-David Arnold and Chris Mamerow dominated the wet qualifying in a manner that only the 4wd Porsche of the Alzen brothers would have been able to; but the Turbo Porsche isn’t racing in the VLN anymore. The duo had a gap of more than 13 seconds to the second placed Alpina B6.

What do you do after such a dominant qualifying? Of course you dominate the race as well; and that’s what the Mamerow car did. It only once surrendered its lead, for three laps, when it had to pit a little bit early.

Second place went to the Audi R8 LMS, driven this time by Marc Basseng, Frank Stippler and Christian Abt.

The trio had an intense battle with the Manthey Porsche 997 GT3 RSR of Marcel Tiemann and Romain Dumas, who hadn’t been able to get a timed lap in qualifying because of a technical failure on their Porsche and had to start from the back of the first starting group.

The race was marked by numerous incidents and accidents due to the ever-changing weather, going from dry to heavy rain back to light rain in the end.

The VLN will hold its last race before the 24 Hours Nürburgring in a couple of weeks. Unlike in previous years, it is expected that most of the top teams are going to field their cars in order to gain more experience with the new regulations. It is widely expected that Audi will field all four R8 LMS which are going to take part in the marathon race.

Full results here.

Sören Herweg