The second round of the TMG GT86 Cup as part of the VLN Endurance Championship takes place on 25. April at the Nürburgring, but with some changes: The DMSB has taken measures for safety reasons on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring, among other things, speed limits were introduced at a maximum 200 km / h in some sections. The reason for this is an accident that happened during the first run in the VLN.
This will also affect the starters in the TMG GT86 Cup. "When driving to the area Schwedenkreuz we drive around 220 km / h. Depending on where the speed limit starts there, it may be that we also have to go from the gas. Of course we have to adapt to that, "explains Wolfgang Hönscheid, driver and team manager at WH Motorsport.
In the second round of the TMG GT86 Cup, as already twice in the past year, the Toyota Team Thailand is back in the race. Once again, the cup car for the Asian racers will be prepared and used by Team Leipert Motorsport. Team boss Ingo Leipert is already looking forward to "his" protégés from Southeast Asia. "The guys can definitely go racing, they're not beginners anymore. With the requirements of the Nordschleife, they are now doing very well, "praises the experienced team boss. Above all, the good communication with his protégés Leipert. "Everyone speaks perfect English, so working together at the racetrack is not a problem at all." Leipert Motorsport is using two more Toyota Corolla vehicles in addition to the brisk sports coupe TMG GT86 CS-V3, which will start in the VLN class V3. A total of eight drivers are making their way from Thailand to the long road to the Eifel. "The exact occupation of the three cockpits, we determine only at short notice," explains Leipert. Two drivers competed in the TMG GT86 Cup last year and it would be a cup debut for their colleagues.
Nico Ehlert, Principal Engineer Customer Motorsport: "We are very pleased that our Thai guests have found so much fun in our series and are back with us. After the accident at the start of the season at the end of March, I hope for a regular race for all the starters and thus for the motorsport we all wish for. "[= ””] Interested teams and drivers can find detailed information about the TMG GT86 Cup, including the current regulations for 2015, on the racing series' homepage at www.gt86-cup.com, You can get high-resolution pictures about the TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH and the TMG GT86 Cup under the following link:www.toyota-motorsport-photos.com