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    VLN 2012

    Less than four months to go! Smiley

    Here's the schedule:

    24.03.2012 VLN Probe- und Einstellfahrt  
    31.03.2012 59. ADAC Westfalenfahrt  
    14.04.2012 37. DMV 4-Stunden-Rennen  
    28.04.2012 54. ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup  
    23.06.2012 43. Adenauer ADAC Rundstrecken-Trophy  
    07.07.2012 52. ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen  
    21.07.2012 35. RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen  
    04.08.2012 6h ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen  
    25.08.2012 44. ADAC Barbarossapreis  
    29.09.2012 36. DMV 250-Meilen-Rennen  
    27.10.2012 37. DMV Münsterlandpokal  

     

    And the new official trailer:

     


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    Doesn't start well for Gemballa Racing and their MP4-12C:


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    Hey Pierre, do you have any times from today's test?


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    Quite some shunt...


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    Ferdie:

    Are you still driving your Clio this year?

    Well, yes. It's being slightly optimized though. No big things, but it should help me save some precious time. blush

    But due to personal reasons, I had to postpone my season's start. Will miss the first 3 races and hope to join the party for VLN #4 by end of June.

    @Spyderidol: I think there's no official timing during the Einstellfahrten, but will try to get some info...


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    Yes,

    I remember that you mentioned it last year. What modifications did you perform? Guess, in VLN´s four- and six-hour races, you won´t save much time but will travel further... [smart-ass mode off].

    So you would´ve preferred to compete in the GT86 this year? Because of being RWD?

    indecision

     


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    About the Clio, I've decided to change the gearing so that 4-5-6 are a bit longer. Last year, I was hitting the limiter just too often (before Schwedenkreuz, Fuchsröhre, Döttinger Höhe and Tiergarten). Frustrating. Besides, there will be some slight aero modifications.

    The engine will most probably follow (15-20 hp more), but I first want to test the first series of mods before doing anything more. Besides, I'll only do it when I'll actually start the season! ;-)

    About the GT86: the offer I've got for the N24 wasn't definitive anyway. And that would have been for the N24 only, not for the VLN. But yes, I would have loved to drive a RWD car. Anyway, I'll do a few VLN this year with the Clio again, and then we'll see what kind of opportunites will pop up for 2013...


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    kiss


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    After my 3rd place in the class on VLN #4, I finished VLN #5 on rank 5 (out of 18). Not too bad, especially since my car is (almost) stock. ;-)

    Two shorts vids:

    - First lap, down Fuchsröhre: 3 big shots from the top group ended their race early:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKsyBgye5Yc

    - See the future class-winner pass me like a rocket on the straight. Their car isn't exactly stock. Not even 'almost'. A bit later, a competitor heats up his tyres in front of me.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohg4e6_ir9I
     

    (sorry for not embedding the videos, it's still a pain to do here)


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    - See the future class-winner pass me like a rocket on the straight. Their car isn't exactly stock. Not even 'almost'. A bit later, a competitor heats up his tyres in front of me.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohg4e6_ir9I

     

    Wow - close call !!   Smiley

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    pierre:

    After my 3rd place in the class on VLN #4, I finished VLN #5 on rank 5 (out of 18). Not too bad, especially since my car is (almost) stock. ;-)

    Good performance, Pierre - I keep my fingers crossed for the upcoming races Smiley

    And thank you for sharing your inboard vids with us Smiley

    Mercedes Arena on cold tires is no fun at all - I can recall some embarassing moments with the GT3 Smiley

    Not sure whether you already spotted this fantastic inboard vid showing Marc Lieb in the Manthey GT3-R chasing the ROWE SLS:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkKM01rCK1o

     

     


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    Porsche-Jeck:
    pierre:

    After my 3rd place in the class on VLN #4, I finished VLN #5 on rank 5 (out of 18). Not too bad, especially since my car is (almost) stock. ;-)

    Good performance, Pierre - I keep my fingers crossed for the upcoming races Smiley

    And thank you for sharing your inboard vids with us Smiley

    Mercedes Arena on cold tires is no fun at all - I can recall some embarassing moments with the GT3 Smiley

    Not sure whether you already spotted this fantastic inboard vid showing Marc Lieb in the Manthey GT3-R chasing the ROWE SLS:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkKM01rCK1o

     

     


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    Fantastic!


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    Yeah! Teamed up with Uwe from Ring Racing for the 6h race last Saturday. We finished 3rd! blush

    As a bonus, I improved my laptimes and finally cracked the 10min barrier with a 9:57.203.

    Next race in 3 weeks. Will be a 4h race, so I'll be on my own again.


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    kiss


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    pierre:

    We finished 3rd! blush

    Congrats! Smiley


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    Congratulations Pierre! On of my dreams, racing on the Nordschleife. 

    Four hour race by yourself??? Respect!Smiley

     


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    That little car looks so right on that track, congrats Pierre! Awesome achievement and very quick lap for a Clio Cup.

    I've been looking into the option for a Clio Cup-car, even new they're not that expensive. Do you happen to know if they're eligable for RCN as well? I don't want to mix it up with the VLN-boys first time around. wink


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    Fantastic!  SmileySmiley


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    Hi Pierre

    Great result! Lapping below 10 minutes is quite an achievement, also taking into account the times of Olivo/Jurek, currently the quickest Clio drivers.

    I will be competing in the last race of the season in October, would be good to meet up!

    Clios are eligible to race in the RCN as in VLN. A friend of mine just did it at the last RCN and was very happy with the car, even in torrential rain.

    At this last RCN weekend I drove in V6 with a BMW M3 CSL at the RCN and we managed to win the class, production car trophy and for the first time in the RCN history, the overall victory with a production car.

    Cheers

    Mike


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    Thanks to all! wink

    @Futch: I've been doing the 4h races on my own for about 2 years now, and I enjoy it a lot! blush

    @Porker: Starting with RCN is indeed in very good idea. And as M3ike said, the Clio is eligible, yep. I made a few RCN races with mine some years ago in order to gain more experience.

    @M3ike: First, congrats for your results in the RCN! Excellent!
    Yeah, Olivo and Jurek are pushing it quite hard. Their (very slightly modified) Clio is working especially well, and they know how to drive it. Makes a winning combination.
    I should be there for the last 3 races, although it's not 100% sure yet. It sure would be cool to meet! What will you drive? FYI, we're at box #10. Let's keep in touch...


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    Congratulations Pierre! doing this races alone it has to be hard, i think that you have no time to relax! Respect! kiss


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