Perfection Racing enter Danish Endurance Championship with an Aston Martin Vantage

Friday, May 11, 2012

Perfection Racing will enter the Danish Endurance Championship this season with an Aston Martin Vantage GT4.

"Endurance racing is known to every Dane after the success of Tom Kristensen, John Nielsen, Jan Magnussen and several others who year after year have put Denmark on the racing map with their participation in the legendary Le Mans 24 hours. There is a special challenge associated with running for many hours - especially for drivers, but certainly also for the team behind it. So when the DTC series ended in 2011, it was natural to explore possibilities to try out this kind of racing," says Perfection Racing's Kent Bo Steffensen

"It will be a completely different to how we prepared for the DTC’s (Danish Touring Car Championship) short sprint races of 15-20 minute. Drivers will need to sit for hours behind the wheel, while the team constantly follow the entire race and be ready to change tactics if things are not progressing quite as expected - here we have more ready to intervene during the entire race and adapt to the immediate situation. It will be really exciting to try.”

The team will run three drivers during the season, two of them, Kim Holmgaard and Michael Klostermann, have raced long distance before, but it is a whole new discipline for 24-year-old Mikkel C. Johansen. "It’s a big change, I have had the opportunity to run  15-20 laps at full speed on Padborg Park. The car is much larger and heavier than my little Legend racer from last year. But it runs great and even though it’s very different, it was actually relatively easy to learn. Of course it will take a few laps before I can push 100%, but we'll be working on it - and the advantage of long distance running is precisely that we all get a lot of driving time in the car," explained Mikkel C. Johansen.

The team will debut their new car at the 6-hour race at Padborg Park May 12th

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