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Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid claims historic win

The innovative Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid won the fourth round of the VLN championship at the Ring on the weekend. In doing so it becomes the first hybrid powered vehicle to claim victory on the Nordschleife. The slender winning margin of just over seven seconds can be put down to the GT3 R Hybrid’s […]

Lowndes-Luff pairing fail to start VLN race

Unfortunately the trip to Germany for Craig Lowndes and Warren Luff to race in a VLN endurance round at the Nürburgring turned out to be little more than a tourist visit to the Audi factory in Neckarsulm. According to a short paragraph in the latest Audi Motorsport newsletter Lowndes binned his R8 LMS in practice. […]

VLN race 14 May: Porsche v Renault

There was a six-hour VLN race at the Ring over the weekend, eventually won by the Farnbacher Ferrari. Here’s some footage showing the exit to Pflantzgarten I. All looks good, the lead cars are carrying some great speed through the turn. Off-camera a Porsche and Renault collide and we see the aftermath, luckily avoided by […]

1973 German Grand Prix

Our daily twitter rounds landed us this cracking link to a YouTube video of the entire 1973 German Grand Prix. That’s right, all two hours and seven minutes of footage. So far we’ve only watched the first half hour or so and it’s an astonishing piece of film that is worth checking out. The race […]

A day at the races

Here is a short film compilation bringing you highlights from the last VLN race of 2010. It focuses on Chris Harris and his mates, Chris Cooper and Guy Spurr, who were guest drivers for Porsche at the four hour mini-enduro. They did alright, too, coming home fifth in class and fifteenth outright. Filmmaker Tim Hahne […]

VLN magic captured on film

Here is a fantastic highlights package of the final VLN race for 2010. The race was won by Arno Klasen, Marc Lieb and Lucas Luhr driving a Porsche 911 GTR for the always competitive Manthey-Racing team. This well produced footage really captures the magic of the Nordschleife. The beauty and awe of the track is […]

Raeder Motorsport Audi TT RS makes winning debut

Last weekend this radical looking Audi TT RS, prepared by Raeder Motorsport, made its race debut during the VLN round held at the Nürburgring. It was entered in the SP 4T class and a trouble-free run saw it win the class, while achieving eighth place outright. A brief statement has been released bu Audi Motorsport: […]