Lexus competes in the 41st DMV 4-hour race, the second championship run of the VLN 2016, for the first time this season with two RC F GT3s. In addition to Farnbacher Racing, who showed a good performance at VLN 1, the Swiss Emil Frey Racing team intervenes.
“It's nice to be back on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife,” says a delighted driver Lorenz Frey (CH), who will share the cockpit of the Emil Frey Racing Lexus RC F GT3 with Stéphane Ortelli from Monegas. “The Nordschleife is always a great challenge. We are well prepared and are looking forward to the four-hour race. "
All races of the ten-round VLN long-distance championship will be held on the 24,358-kilometer route. Even today, 89 years after the first event, the “Green Hell” has lost none of its fascination. The special requirements for people and materials therefore provide an ideal basis for the extensive development program of the GT3 racing car.
An important building block for success is the right tire partner. The Emil Frey Racing team, who only completed a shakedown at VLN 1, are now working closely with Dunlop. “We are very much looking forward to working together and believe in Dunlop's products and technical support,” says Lorenz Frey. "An experienced and committed tire partner is extremely important, especially on the demanding Nordschleife."
The second Lexus RC F GT3 is driven as usual by Dominik and Mario Farnbacher, who convinced at the start with a remarkable race to catch up and promising lap times. The goal for both teams is a new arrival and the best possible placement.
The race starts on Saturday, April 30th at 12:00 p.m. Before that, the timed practice takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., which decides on the starting positions.
Cover photo: SB-Medien, Stefan Baldauf, Guido ten Brink